EN | FR | CN
HomeHosting ArticlesWhat Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$4.99 / month

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$6.99 / month

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$12.99 / month

What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?

Essentially, the actual cloud website hosting solution serves individual website hosting services such as disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on separate groups of high-end servers. Each particular service pack generates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all operate as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there would be: a disk space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will construct the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The mammoth cloud website hosting fraud. Very popular nowadays.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in fact it is highly perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting traders" speculate feverishly, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! A huge disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the hosting industry niche there are no principles at all. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such regulative institution. That is why the web hosting firms speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud web hosting they in reality can furnish.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting distributors

If a cPanel-based website hosting merchant has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite unbelievable, numerous servers must be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this review. First off, let's examine what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting distributor to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, owing to the fact that fabricating one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not an issue, lots of cash has to be invested as well. Stacks of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a big inconvenience.

The absence of open source cloud website hosting environments

There are no open source cloud website hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting CP interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting platform) either. Hence, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to create one. In-house. Second of all, you must set up the CP as well.

Single server-based website hosting Control Panels

Famous website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to function on one server only. All hosting services (disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one server where these particular single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.

The lack of open source hosting CPs

So, you must establish an in-house built hosting Control Panel that will operate unproblematically and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent part of it. Suitable examples of in-house made cloud web hosting solutions with in-house created web hosting CPs besides us, at Pace Work Technologies, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware provision fees

The minimal contribution required, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting systems can be discovered out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly cloudless!