What is Cloud Web Hosting?
In general, the genuine cloud website hosting platform serves individual web hosting services like disk space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on autonomous bunches of very advanced web servers. Each separate service pack makes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all work as one web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there would be: a web space cluster, an electronic 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 separate service clusters will build the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The gigantic cloud website hosting scam. Quite common today.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is excessively perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. Based on this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting traders" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a shame! A vast disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry niche there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such regulatory body. This is the reason why the web hosting firms speculate and lie openly (very bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they in fact can supply.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting corporations
If a cPanel-based web hosting distributor has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, plenty of web hosting servers have to be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting retailer to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, since establishing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not an issue, lots of money has to be spent too. Mountains of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast obstacle.
The lack of open source cloud website hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting environments. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel GUIs (operating with the cloud website hosting system) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to create one. In-house. Second of all, you must create the CP too.
Single server-based Control Panels
Famous web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to function on one single server only. All website hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on a single server where these given one-server web hosting systems and hosting CPs are set up.
The deficiency of open source hosting CPs
So, you have to devise a custom website hosting Control Panel that will run uncomplicatedly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt part of it. Appropriate examples of in-house built cloud web hosting solutions with in-house created CPs besides us, at Plenty-Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware equipment costs
The minimal contribution needed, only for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically cloudless!