Cloud Website Hosting Definition
In general, the authentic cloud website hosting solution serves different web hosting services like data storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on autonomous bunches of very powerful servers. Each separate service pack produces a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one single web server, sharing the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there would be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these autonomous service clusters will make the so-called cloud web hosting system.
The mammoth cloud website hosting fraud. Quite modern at the moment.
There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only sound complicated, but actually it is greatly perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. Based on this popular ignorance, the "cloud website hosting distributors" speculate feverishly, 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 website hosting business there are no regulations at all. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such legislative organization. That is the reason why the web hosting firms speculate and lie openly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they indeed can distribute.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting merchandisers
If a cPanel-based website hosting merchant has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, loads of web servers must be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting retailer to have the cloud hosting system at hand, since creating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of expert personnel are not an issue, a lot of cash has to be invested as well. Mountains of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast obstacle.
The shortage of open source cloud website hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting platforms. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel user interfaces (running with the cloud hosting system) either. So, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first you have to construct one. In-house. Secondly, you have to create the website hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based web hosting Control Panels
Contemporary Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are developed to run on one single web server solely. All website hosting services (disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on one server where these particular one-server website hosting systems and web hosting CPs are installed.
The shortage of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you have to create a custom hosting CP that will operate flawlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent part of it. Proper instances of in-house devised cloud website hosting systems with custom invented Control Panels besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware equipment fares
The minimum contribution demanded, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting systems can be stumbled upon out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and almost unclouded!