What is Cloud Hosting?
In general, the real cloud hosting solution serves separate website hosting services such as disk space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on separate bunches of leading edge web servers. Each separate service set generates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing else. They will all run as one single server, sharing the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there must be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting system.
The huge cloud hosting swindle. Quite popular at the moment.
There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in fact it is extremely perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this common unawareness, the "cloud website hosting vendors" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! A vast disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry niche there are no enactments at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such regulative body. That is why the web hosting corporations speculate and lie openly (very bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud hosting they in fact can provide.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting distributors
If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, loads of servers have to be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First off, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel web hosting retailer to keep the cloud hosting platform at hand, because of the fact that establishing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a professional team are not a predicament, plenty of money must be invested as well. Heaps of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous downside.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting solutions. There aren't any open source hosting CP devices (working with the cloud web hosting solution) either. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first of all you have to construct one. In-house. Secondly, you have to develop the web hosting CP as well.
One server-based website hosting CPs
Today's popular web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to run on one server exclusively. All web hosting services (web space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one single server where these given single-server web hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are set up.
The absence of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you must make an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will work flawlessly and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained part of it. Good instances of custom built cloud hosting platforms with custom set up web hosting CPs besides us, at AllMyHosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision charges
The smallest investment demanded, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 and eighty thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting solutions can be found out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so blue... and practically unclouded!
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