What is Cloud Website Hosting?
Actually, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves individual web hosting services like disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent hosts of high-end web servers. Each individual service group generates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all operate as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in practically identical proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there would be: a data storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will construct the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The great cloud web hosting fraud. Very widespread these days.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is highly complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. Based on this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting firms" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! A vast shame. This is because in the website hosting business niche there are no stipulations whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such regulative body. This is the reason why the hosting vendors speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite directly, in fact) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in reality can provide.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting retailers
If a cPanel-based website hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite improbable, plenty of web servers must be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. First off, let's see what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting trader to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, as making one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified team are not an issue, a lot of cash must be spent too. Heaps of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous obstacle.
The deficiency of open source cloud hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting environments. There aren't any open source web hosting CP interfaces (running with the cloud web hosting system) as well. Hence, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to create one. In-house. In the second place, you must set up the web hosting Control Panel too.
Single server-based web hosting Control Panels
Famous website hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to work on one server solely. All web hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on one web server where these specific single-server web hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are installed.
The absence of open source hosting Control Panels
So, you must establish a custom hosting CP that will work unproblematically and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Suitable instances of custom constructed cloud website hosting systems with custom developed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at InfiniTech, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment costs
The minimal contribution demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 USD and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting systems can be found out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically unclouded!