What Actually is Cloud Web Hosting?
Actually, the genuine cloud web hosting solution serves individual web hosting services such as disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on autonomous hosts of very powerful servers. Each different service group constitutes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all operate as one single web server, sharing the service's load in almost the same proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there would be: a web space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will generate the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The mammoth cloud web hosting scam. Quite modern at present.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is extremely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this popular unawareness, the "cloud web hosting merchants" speculate eagerly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! A huge disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no statutes at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such regulatory body. This is the reason why the hosting traders speculate and lie overtly (very directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud web hosting they in fact can provide.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting vendors
If a cPanel-based website hosting retailer has a cloud hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, a lot of servers must be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this article. First, let's examine what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting wholesaler to keep the cloud hosting platform at hand, since fabricating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified team are not an issue, plenty of money has to be spent too. Heaps of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a big disadvantage.
The absence of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source Control Panel interfaces (working with the cloud website hosting solution) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, in the first place you must make one. In-house. In the second place, you must create the website hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based web hosting Control Panels
Today's popular web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to operate on one single server solely. All website hosting services (disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on a single server where these specific single-server website hosting systems and web hosting CPs are set up.
The lack of open source web hosting CPs
So, you have to construct an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will perform unproblematically and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt constituent of it. Good instances of in-house set up cloud web hosting platforms with in-house manufactured hosting Control Panels besides us, at Applied Technologies, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision costs
The smallest contribution demanded, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting platforms can be found out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly cloudless!