What is Cloud Web Hosting?
In general, the actual cloud website hosting platform serves various hosting services such as storage space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on separate sets of cutting-edge web servers. Each single service set forms a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all perform as one server, sharing the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is a genuine cloud website hosting service, there must be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these autonomous service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The great cloud website hosting scam. Very modern today.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in reality it is excessively perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. Based on this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting retailers" speculate fiercely, just to secure the customer and his/her five bucks a month. What a disgrace! A big disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no rules at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such administrative body. That is why the web hosting providers speculate and tell lies openly (very directly, in fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud hosting they indeed can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting merchants
If a cPanel-based web hosting trader has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unbelievable, multiple web servers must be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. First off, let's find out what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting company to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, for devising one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not a problem, lots of cash must be spent as well. Piles of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous inconvenience.
The absence of open source cloud website hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel devices (operating with the cloud web hosting system) either. Hence, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, first you must build one. In-house. Second of all, you must create the CP as well.
One server-based hosting CPs
Today's popular website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to function on one web server exclusively. All hosting services (web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one web server where these respective single-server website hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are set up.
The lack of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you must construct an in-house built web hosting CP that will run uncomplicatedly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural component of it. Good examples of in-house manufactured cloud web hosting solutions with custom developed website hosting CPs besides us, at GoHosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision charges
The minimum contribution needed, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting solutions can be detected out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically cloudless!