Cloud Web Hosting Explanation
Actually, the genuine cloud web hosting platform serves distinct web hosting services like disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, CP, backup, etc., on autonomous bunches of avant-garde web servers. Each single service group constitutes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all perform as one web server, sharing out the service's load in practically equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a disk storage cluster, a 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 compose the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The substantial cloud hosting hoax. Very common today.
There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud hosting today. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is extremely complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this widespread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting corporations" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a disgrace! An immense shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no enactments whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-governing institution. This is the reason why the web hosting vendors speculate and lie overtly (very directly, in fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they in reality can supply.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting corporations
If a cPanel-based website hosting corporation has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unbelievable, multiple web servers have to be purchased. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting merchandiser to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, owing to the fact that establishing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of competent personnel are not a problem, loads of cash has to be invested too. Piles of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous problem.
The absence of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel user interfaces (working with the cloud website hosting solution) either. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, in the first place you must create one. In-house. Secondly, you have to create the web hosting CP too.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Today's popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to function on one web server only. All website hosting services (storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one web server where these given single-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are installed.
The deficiency of open source hosting Control Panels
So, you must develop a custom web hosting CP that will operate flawlessly and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural component of it. Proper examples of custom developed cloud web hosting solutions with in-house built web hosting Control Panels besides us, at WebConfig, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision costs
The smallest contribution required, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting solutions can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly cloudless!