Description of Cloud Hosting
In general, the authentic cloud web hosting solution serves individual hosting services such as web space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on individual groups of high-end web servers. Each single service pack creates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the given service and nothing else. They will all work as one single server, sharing the service's load in approximately identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
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The big cloud website hosting swindle. Very popular now.
There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud web hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in reality it is extremely complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. Based on this widespread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting merchants" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! A huge shame. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business niche there are no rules at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such administrative institution. This is the reason why the web hosting firms speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, actually) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they in fact can provide.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting distributors
If a cPanel-based website hosting corporation has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, a lot of web servers must be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First off, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting merchandiser to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, due to the fact that establishing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced staff are not a predicament, loads of cash must be invested too. Tons of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge obstacle.
The deficiency of open source cloud web hosting systems
There are no open source cloud hosting solutions. There aren't any open source web hosting CP GUIs (working with the cloud website hosting solution) either. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first of all you must make one. In-house. Secondly, you must establish the website hosting CP as well.
Single server-based web hosting CPs
Today's popular web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to run on one web server solely. All web hosting services (data storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one single server where these respective single-server web hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.
The lack of open source hosting Control Panels
So, you must devise a custom website hosting Control Panel that will operate uncomplicatedly and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Suitable examples of custom developed cloud hosting solutions with in-house invented hosting CPs besides us, at Sulana Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision expenses
The minimum investment wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS device, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting platforms can be discovered out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so blue... and practically cloudless!