What Actually is Cloud Web Hosting?
Essentially, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves separate hosting services like data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on individual stacks of avant-garde web servers. Each particular service set makes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing else. They will all work as one single server, sharing the service's load in almost equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will make the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
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The mammoth cloud website hosting swindle. Quite common these days.
There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud web hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound complicated, but in reality it is supremely complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this popular ignorance, the "cloud website hosting wholesalers" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! A great shame. This is because in the website hosting industry there are no bylaws at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such regulatory organization. That is why the hosting distributors speculate and tell lies blatantly (very bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they actually can furnish.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting distributors
If a cPanel-based web hosting supplier has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is very unbelievable, plenty of servers have to be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this story. First, let's see what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting firm to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, as establishing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a competent staff are not a problem, a lot of cash must be invested as well. Stacks of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a big problem.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud hosting solutions. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel interfaces (operating with the cloud website hosting platform) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you have to build one. In-house. Second of all, you have to build the hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based website hosting Control Panels
Contemporary web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to run on one single server only. All hosting services (disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on a single server where these given single-server web hosting systems and website hosting CPs are installed.
The shortage of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you must build a custom website hosting Control Panel that will operate impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent component of it. Good instances of in-house manufactured cloud web hosting platforms with in-house devised website hosting CPs besides us, at Mercury Media Services, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision fees
The minimal contribution wanted, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting systems can be found out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and almost cloudless!