What Indeed is Cloud Website Hosting?
Actually, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves distinct website hosting services such as storage space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting CP, backup, and so on, on separate groups of high-end web servers. Each separate service set constitutes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all run as one server, sharing the service's load in nearly equipollent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there would be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will construct the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The mammoth cloud web hosting deceit. Very common nowadays.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is highly complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this universal unawareness, the "cloud hosting retailers" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! A big shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no principles at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative body. That is the reason why the web hosting distributors speculate and tell lies overtly (very directly, actually) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud hosting they actually can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting traders
If a cPanel-based website hosting merchant has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, multiple hosting servers have to be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First, let's find out what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting vendor to keep the cloud hosting platform at hand, as inventing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced staff are not a predicament, a lot of money has to be spent as well. Heaps of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense downside.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source web hosting CP user interfaces (running with the cloud website hosting solution) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to build one. In-house. In the second place, you must set up the website hosting CP too.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Popular website hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to run on a single web server only. All web hosting services (web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on a single web server where these specific single-server web hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are set up.
The deficiency of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to develop a custom website hosting Control Panel that will run uncomplicatedly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt constituent of it. Good instances of in-house set up cloud web hosting solutions with in-house developed web hosting CPs besides us, at RisesWebs, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision prices
The smallest contribution demanded, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting platforms can be found out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!