How Does Cloud Web Hosting Work?
Essentially, the real cloud hosting platform serves separate web hosting services such as storage space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on independent stacks of top-quality web servers. Each particular service group forms a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all work as one single web server, sharing the service's load in almost equipollent 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 statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will generate the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
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The colossal cloud website hosting scam. Very common now.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in fact it is supremely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this common ignorance, the "cloud website hosting traders" speculate fervently, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a disgrace! A big disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no regulations at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such legislative body. That is why the hosting firms speculate and lie openly (very directly, actually) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud hosting they in reality can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting vendors
If a cPanel-based website hosting merchant has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite improbable, plenty of servers must be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. First, let's see what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting merchandiser to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, because of the fact that creating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient team are not a problem, lots of money must be invested as well. Piles of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous problem.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source web hosting CP devices (operating with the cloud web hosting platform) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to create one. In-house. Second of all, you have to devise the web hosting Control Panel as well.
One server-based website hosting Control Panels
Contemporary web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to function on a single server only. All website hosting services (disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on one server where these given one-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The deficiency of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to devise an in-house built website hosting CP that will run uncomplicatedly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained constituent of it. Suitable examples of in-house set up cloud web hosting platforms with custom made web hosting CPs besides us, at SWH - Sierra Web Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision costs
The smallest contribution demanded, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 USD and eighty thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically unclouded!