What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?
Actually, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves individual web hosting services like disk space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, CP, backup, etc., on independent sets of high-end servers. Each single service pack generates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all run as one web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there must be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will construct the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The great cloud web hosting fraud. Very modern at the moment.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in reality it is excessively complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this universal ignorance, the "cloud web hosting merchants" speculate eagerly, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars a month. What a shame! A great shame. This is because in the web hosting industry niche there are no bylaws at all. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such regulative institution. This is the reason why the website hosting distributors speculate and lie openly (quite directly, actually) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they actually can provide.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting vendors
If a cPanel-based web hosting trader has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, lots of web servers must be purchased. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's see what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting company to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, since devising one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient staff are not a problem, lots of money must be invested too. Heaps of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a great drawback.
The deficiency of open source cloud hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel GUIs (running with the cloud website hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first you have to establish one. In-house. Secondly, you have to devise the website hosting CP as well.
Single server-based website hosting Control Panels
Popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to work on a single server exclusively. All hosting services (data storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on one server where these specific one-server website hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are set up.
The lack of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you must devise a custom web hosting Control Panel that will run unproblematically and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained part of it. Good instances of custom devised cloud web hosting platforms with in-house invented web hosting CPs besides us, at The Blog Host, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment prices
The minimal contribution demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and $80,000. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000. Now you realize how many cloud hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly cloudless!