What is Cloud Web Hosting?
Essentially, the actual cloud website hosting platform serves distinct web hosting services such as storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on separate stacks of very advanced servers. Each single service group produces a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all perform as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in almost equipollent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there has to be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The great cloud website hosting fraud. Very modern these days.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting at present. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in reality it is highly perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud hosting retailers" speculate fervently, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a disgrace! A huge disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the hosting industry there are no tenets whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such regulatory body. That is the reason why the web hosting traders speculate and tell lies blatantly (very directly, in fact) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud hosting they actually can furnish.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting retailers
If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unbelievable, lots of servers must be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this review. First, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting firm to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because inventing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not an issue, a lot of money has to be spent too. Heaps of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a big downside.
The deficiency of open source cloud website hosting systems
There are no open source cloud website hosting systems. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel devices (functioning with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. Hence, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to invent one. In-house. Second of all, you must make the hosting Control Panel too.
Single server-based web hosting CPs
Famous website hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to function on one single web server exclusively. All web hosting services (storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on one single web server where these given one-server hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The shortage of open source web hosting CPs
So, you must devise an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will operate perfectly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Good examples of custom constructed cloud website hosting platforms with in-house constructed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Althanium MM, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision fees
The minimal contribution needed, just for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS device, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually unclouded!