Cloud Hosting Exposed
Essentially, the real cloud website hosting solution serves various web hosting services like web space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, CP, backup, etc., on different groups of high-end web servers. Each individual service pack constitutes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all work as one single web server, sharing the service's load in approximately the same proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there should be: a web space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will compose the so-called cloud webspace hosting platform.
The great cloud website hosting scam. Very popular at the moment.
There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is excessively complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. Based on this widespread ignorance, the "cloud webspace hosting traders" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a disgrace! An enormous disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the hosting industry niche there are no ordinances at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such supervisory body. This is the reason why the web hosting retailers speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, in fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud web hosting they indeed can deliver.
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The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting vendors
If a cPanel-based web site hosting firm has a cloud web site hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, plenty of web hosting servers must be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this story. First, let's see what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting corporation to keep the cloud hosting system at hand, due to the fact that making one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a predicament, loads of cash must be invested as well. Mountains of money. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge downside.
The shortage of open source cloud webspace hosting platforms
There are no open source cloud web space hosting systems. There are no open source Control Panel interfaces (running with the cloud webspace hosting platform) either. So, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to create one. In-house. Second of all, you must make the webspace hosting Control Panel too.
Single server-based Control Panels
Popular web page hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to operate on one server exclusively. All web page hosting services (disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these specific single-server site hosting systems and webspace hosting Control Panels are set up.
The shortage of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you must establish a custom hosting CP that will function impeccably and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Proper examples of in-house developed cloud hosting systems with in-house created CPs are: SupremeServer Hosting, InnHosts and MarbleHost.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment prices
The minimum contribution demanded, just for the cloud web page hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting solutions can be stumbled upon out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!