What Does Cloud Website Hosting Stand for?
Actually, the genuine cloud website hosting solution serves separate web hosting services such as data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on different bunches of very advanced web servers. Each different service set constitutes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all run as one web server, sharing out the service's load in almost equipollent proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol 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 create the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
The colossal cloud web hosting hoax. Very popular nowadays.
There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud web hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only sound complicated, but actually it is very perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her five bucks per month. What a disgrace! An enormous shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no statutes whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such administrative institution. That is why the web hosting merchandisers speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud web hosting they indeed can provide.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting wholesalers
If a cPanel-based web hosting corporation has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, plenty of web hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting firm to keep the cloud hosting system at hand, due to the fact that making one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a predicament, lots of cash has to be spent as well. Heaps of money. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a big downside.
The shortage of open source cloud website hosting systems
There are no open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source hosting Control Panel user interfaces (running with the cloud website hosting platform) either. So, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, first of all you have to fabricate one. In-house. Secondly, you have to construct the web hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based hosting CPs
Popular web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to run on a single web server only. All website hosting services (storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one web server where these particular single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.
The deficiency of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to build a custom web hosting Control Panel that will perform impeccably and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural constituent of it. Suitable instances of custom developed cloud website hosting solutions with in-house devised website hosting CPs besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision fees
The smallest investment needed, just for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and 80,000 dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting platforms can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically cloudless!