Cloud Hosting Definition
Essentially, the real cloud hosting solution serves various web hosting services such as data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on autonomous hosts of very powerful web servers. Each individual service group generates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one single web server, sharing the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there would be: a disk space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will produce the so-called cloud hosting platform.
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The mammoth cloud web hosting swindle. Very widespread today.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud hosting these days. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is greatly complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this common unawareness, the "cloud website hosting retailers" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five dollars a month. What a shame! A big disgrace. This is because in the web hosting industry there are no tenets whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative body. That is the reason why the web hosting traders speculate and tell lies blatantly (very directly, actually) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud hosting they in reality can provide.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting vendors
If a cPanel-based hosting vendor has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is quite unlikely, a lot of hosting servers must be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. First off, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel hosting vendor to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because developing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent staff are not an issue, a lot of cash has to be spent too. Stacks of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense defect.
The lack of open source cloud hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source website hosting CP interfaces (running with the cloud web hosting solution) either. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you must develop one. In-house. In the second place, you have to invent the web hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based website hosting CPs
Contemporary website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to perform on one server exclusively. All web hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on a single web server where these specific one-server web hosting systems and website hosting CPs are set up.
The absence of open source website hosting CPs
So, you must invent an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will function impeccably and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained component of it. Good examples of custom set up cloud web hosting systems with custom devised web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Host 23, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment expenses
The smallest contribution demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically unclouded!