What Indeed is Cloud Hosting?
In general, the authentic cloud web hosting solution serves individual website hosting services such as web space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on different packs of very advanced web servers. Each particular service pack creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all perform as one server, sharing the service's load in nearly the same proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a data storage cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will compose the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The huge cloud web hosting deceit. Quite common now.
There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting today. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is very perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. Based on this widespread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting suppliers" speculate intensely, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars a month. What a shame! An enormous disgrace. This is because in the hosting business there are no rules at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such regulatory organization. This is the reason why the web hosting distributors speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite bluntly, actually) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud hosting they in reality can furnish.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting corporations
If a cPanel-based web hosting company has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is very unbelievable, lots of 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 examine what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting company to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, since inventing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not a problem, plenty of cash has to be invested as well. Piles of money. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense drawback.
The deficiency of open source cloud web hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting systems. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel tools (working with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, first you must make one. In-house. In the second place, you must construct the website hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based website hosting Control Panels
Modern web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to operate on a single server only. All website hosting services (web space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on one server where these specific single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are set up.
The lack of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to establish an in-house built website hosting CP that will perform perfectly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt part of it. Appropriate examples of in-house manufactured cloud website hosting platforms with custom built hosting CPs besides us, at 5datahost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment fares
The minimal contribution wanted, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting systems can be detected out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!