What Actually is Cloud Web Hosting?
In general, the real cloud hosting platform serves individual web hosting services such as web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on different groups of leading edge servers. Each separate service pack constitutes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing else. They will all perform as one single server, sharing the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there has to be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will render the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The huge cloud web hosting deceit. Quite widespread nowadays.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in fact it is very complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting merchandisers" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! A huge shame. This is because in the web hosting business there are no bylaws whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-governing institution. This is why the hosting companies speculate and tell lies openly (very directly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud web hosting they actually can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting companies
If a cPanel-based web hosting merchant has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite improbable, numerous servers have to be paid for. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting merchant to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, since fabricating one takes years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not an issue, plenty of cash has to be invested as well. Heaps of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge defect.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting CP tools (operating with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first of all you must make one. In-house. In the second place, you have to make the website hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based hosting Control Panels
Famous web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to work on a single web server solely. All web hosting services (disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on one single web server where these respective one-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are installed.
The shortage of open source web hosting CPs
So, you have to construct an in-house built website hosting CP that will work impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible component of it. Good examples of in-house devised cloud website hosting solutions with custom developed CPs besides us, at Real Biz Host, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision costs
The minimum contribution needed, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and practically unclouded!