What Precisely is Cloud Website Hosting?
In general, the authentic cloud website hosting solution serves individual website hosting services such as data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on different sets of very powerful servers. Each individual service group constitutes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one single server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there has to be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will build the so-called cloud hosting platform.
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The great cloud hosting hoax. Quite common these days.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in reality it is excessively complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting firms" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is because in the website hosting industry niche there are no principles whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-regulative body. This is why the website hosting providers speculate and tell lies overtly (very bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they indeed can deliver.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting merchants
If a cPanel-based website hosting wholesaler has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unbelievable, plenty of web hosting servers must be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this article. First, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting retailer to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, for establishing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not a predicament, plenty of cash has to be invested too. Heaps of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous downside.
The deficiency of open source cloud website hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud website hosting platforms. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel user interfaces (running with the cloud website hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, first of all you have to devise one. In-house. Secondly, you must develop the website hosting CP as well.
Single server-based hosting CPs
Famous web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to function on one web server only. All web hosting services (disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on a single server where these particular single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.
The shortage of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you must fabricate an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will run uncomplicatedly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained constituent of it. Good instances of in-house manufactured cloud web hosting systems with in-house created website hosting CPs besides us, at Hostomedia, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision fares
The minimum contribution required, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud website hosting systems can be discovered out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and virtually cloudless!