What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?
In general, the genuine cloud website hosting platform serves separate hosting services like web space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on different bunches of very advanced web servers. Each individual service group creates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there should be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will compose the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
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The mammoth cloud website hosting fraud. Quite widespread these days.
There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only seem perplexing, but actually it is intensely perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting companies" speculate eagerly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a disgrace! A big disgrace. This is because in the website hosting business niche there are no stipulations at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such legislative institution. That is why the website hosting providers speculate and tell lies blatantly (very bluntly, actually) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud web hosting they actually can furnish.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting companies
If a cPanel-based hosting corporation has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, plenty of web hosting servers have to be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this story. First off, let's examine what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting merchant to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, in that making one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not a predicament, lots of money must be spent as well. Mountains of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast obstacle.
The deficiency of open source cloud website hosting environments
There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel tools (functioning with the cloud website hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, first of all you must set up one. In-house. Secondly, you must build the web hosting Control Panel as well.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Famous Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to work on a single server only. All web hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on one single server where these particular one-server web hosting systems and website hosting CPs are set up.
The absence of open source hosting Control Panels
So, you must set up an in-house built Control Panel that will operate uncomplicatedly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt constituent of it. Good examples of in-house set up cloud web hosting systems with in-house invented hosting CPs besides us, at Plinghost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision charges
The smallest investment wanted, just for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting platforms can be detected out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly unclouded!