What Does Cloud Web Hosting Denote?
Essentially, the real cloud hosting solution serves separate website hosting services like storage space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on different stacks of deluxe web servers. Each separate service group generates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the given service and nothing beside it. They will all function as one single web server, sharing the service's load in almost equal proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there has to be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will beget the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The immense cloud web hosting hoax. Quite popular nowadays.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is very perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this widespread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting retailers" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! An enormous shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no stipulations at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such regulatory body. That is why the website hosting merchandisers speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they in fact can distribute.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting companies
If a cPanel-based web hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite unlikely, loads of hosting servers have to be bought. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting wholesaler to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, because developing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a competent staff are not an issue, loads of money has to be invested as well. Tons of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big inconvenience.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud hosting environments. There aren't any open source hosting Control Panel GUIs (operating with the cloud web hosting system) either. So, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to make one. In-house. Secondly, you must devise the website hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based web hosting Control Panels
Contemporary web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to operate on one web server exclusively. All website hosting services (storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these specific one-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The deficiency of open source website hosting CPs
So, you must set up an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will run faultlessly and to include it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Proper examples of in-house devised cloud website hosting solutions with custom developed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Simmetry Communications, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment rates
The minimal investment required, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be discovered out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly unclouded!