What In Fact is Cloud Web Hosting?
In general, the genuine cloud website hosting platform serves various hosting services like disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on individual hosts of high-end web servers. Each particular service group constitutes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all perform as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud website hosting service, there must be: a data storage cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will build the so-called cloud hosting platform.
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The mammoth cloud web hosting fraud. Quite modern today.
There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is supremely perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting distributors" speculate strongly, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! A huge shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no norms at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-governing institution. This is the reason why the web hosting merchandisers speculate and tell lies openly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud web hosting they indeed can supply.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting providers
If a cPanel-based web hosting company has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very improbable, loads of web servers have to be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting merchandiser to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, for making one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not a predicament, lots of cash must be spent too. Piles of cash. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a big problem.
The absence of open source cloud website hosting platforms
There are no open source cloud hosting platforms. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel user interfaces (operating with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. So, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first you have to build one. In-house. In the second place, you have to make the Control Panel as well.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Popular website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to function on a single server exclusively. All hosting services (disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on one single web server where these given single-server website hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are set up.
The lack of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to make an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will work flawlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible part of it. Good instances of in-house built cloud website hosting platforms with custom set up website hosting CPs besides us, at Wantok Web Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware equipment fares
The smallest contribution required, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 USD and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud website hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and practically cloudless!