Cloud Web Hosting Description
Essentially, the real cloud hosting platform serves various web hosting services like disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate stacks of high-end web servers. Each single service group forms a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in practically the same proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there would be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will beget the so-called cloud hosting platform.
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The mammoth cloud website hosting hoax. Quite modern at present.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in reality it is very perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this popular ignorance, the "cloud website hosting distributors" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is because in the web hosting industry niche there are no statutes whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such regulative body. This is why the website hosting companies speculate and tell lies openly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they in fact can provide.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting retailers
If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, many hosting servers have to be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this review. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel hosting retailer to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, in that setting up one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient team are not a problem, plenty of cash must be invested as well. Tons of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast problem.
The absence of open source cloud hosting systems
There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There aren't any open source web hosting CP interfaces (functioning with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first of all you must develop one. In-house. Second of all, you have to make the website hosting Control Panel too.
Single server-based hosting Control Panels
Today's popular website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to work on a single web server solely. All web hosting services (storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on one server where these respective one-server web hosting platforms and hosting CPs are set up.
The absence of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you must devise a custom web hosting CP that will perform faultlessly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent component of it. Appropriate instances of custom made cloud web hosting systems with in-house constructed web hosting CPs besides us, at TriQul, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision prices
The smallest investment needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud hosting solutions can be found out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and virtually unclouded!