Cloud Hosting Definition
Essentially, the genuine cloud hosting platform serves separate website hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on different groups of cutting-edge servers. Each different service group forms a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all perform as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in practically equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will generate the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The enormous cloud website hosting swindle. Quite modern today.
There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound complicated, but actually it is excessively perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this popular unawareness, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate feverishly, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! A great disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no rules whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-regulative organization. This is why the web hosting traders speculate and tell lies overtly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud hosting they actually can provide.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting providers
If a cPanel-based hosting company has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite unbelievable, multiple web hosting servers must be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting retailer to have the cloud hosting platform at hand, for building one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified team are not an issue, a lot of cash has to be spent too. Heaps of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big downside.
The absence of open source cloud hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel tools (functioning with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to set up one. In-house. Secondly, you have to devise the Control Panel too.
Single server-based web hosting CPs
Contemporary Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to perform on one web server solely. All hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on a single web server where these respective one-server hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The lack of open source hosting Control Panels
So, you must construct a custom website hosting Control Panel that will run impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt constituent of it. Proper instances of in-house developed cloud website hosting systems with custom constructed website hosting CPs besides us, at SupernovaHost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision fees
The smallest investment required, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between $60,000 and eighty thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so blue... and nearly unclouded!