Cloud Website Hosting Explained
Actually, the actual cloud hosting platform serves various hosting services like disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent stacks of leading edge web servers. Each single service group constitutes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the given service and nothing beside it. They will all operate as one web server, sharing the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there should be: a data storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will form the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The massive cloud website hosting fraud. Quite common today.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound complicated, but actually it is very complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. Based on this common ignorance, the "cloud website hosting distributors" speculate eagerly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is owing to the fact that in the hosting industry niche there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative organization. This is the reason why the hosting merchandisers speculate and lie openly (very bluntly, actually) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud hosting they actually can distribute.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting providers
If a cPanel-based website hosting merchant has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is very unbelievable, a lot of web servers have to be ensured. 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 troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting merchant to have the cloud hosting platform at hand, owing to the fact that establishing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not a problem, lots of cash has to be spent too. Piles of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a big problem.
The deficiency of open source cloud hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting systems. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel tools (working with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first of all you have to create one. In-house. In the second place, you must construct the web hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Popular web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to work on one web server exclusively. All web hosting services (storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on a single web server where these given one-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The deficiency of open source hosting Control Panels
So, you must develop a custom Control Panel that will operate unproblematically and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural constituent of it. Proper examples of in-house constructed cloud web hosting platforms with in-house built website hosting Control Panels besides us, at Speedi Hosts, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision fares
The minimal contribution demanded, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting systems can be stumbled upon out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and virtually cloudless!