How Cloud Hosting Operates
Actually, the real cloud hosting solution serves various hosting services like storage space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on autonomous bunches of cutting-edge web servers. Each separate service set forms a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one single web server, sharing the service's load in practically identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there would be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will render the so-called cloud website hosting system.
The immense cloud web hosting hoax. Quite common these days.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in reality it is highly complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this universal ignorance, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! An enormous shame. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no tenets whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such supervising organization. That is why the website hosting retailers speculate and lie blatantly (quite directly, in fact) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud web hosting they actually can provide.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting vendors
If a cPanel-based website hosting corporation has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unbelievable, numerous web hosting servers have to be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this article. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting vendor to keep the cloud website hosting platform at hand, as constructing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of competent personnel are not an issue, loads of cash must be invested too. Piles of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a big drawback.
The deficiency of open source cloud hosting systems
There are no open source cloud website hosting systems. There are no open source hosting Control Panel devices (running with the cloud website hosting solution) either. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first of all you must create one. In-house. Secondly, you have to build the hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Famous web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to run on a single web server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on one web server where these respective one-server website hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The absence of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to invent a custom web hosting CP that will run uncomplicatedly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible part of it. Appropriate instances of in-house devised cloud website hosting platforms with in-house made hosting CPs besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment rates
The smallest contribution wanted, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting systems can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and nearly cloudless!