What Does Cloud Web Hosting Mean?
Essentially, the authentic cloud website hosting solution serves individual web hosting services like storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on individual groups of leading edge web servers. Each individual service set forms a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all perform as one web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equal proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there would be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will generate the so-called cloud hosting platform.
The mammoth cloud website hosting trick. Quite modern at present.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is supremely perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud hosting distributors" speculate fervently, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a disgrace! A vast disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no enactments whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such legislative organization. That is the reason why the web hosting vendors speculate and lie blatantly (quite bluntly, actually) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they indeed can furnish.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting wholesalers
If a cPanel-based web hosting firm has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite unlikely, numerous web hosting servers have to be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this review. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting retailer to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, as making one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced staff are not a problem, loads of cash must be spent as well. Heaps of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast downside.
The lack of open source cloud website hosting environments
There are no open source cloud hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting CP instruments (operating with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting platform at hand, first you must create one. In-house. In the second place, you must create the website hosting Control Panel too.
Single server-based website hosting CPs
Famous website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to run on a single web server only. All hosting services (data storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on a single web server where these specific one-server web hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The absence of open source Control Panels
So, you have to fabricate a custom web hosting Control Panel that will operate faultlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt part of it. Proper instances of in-house manufactured cloud web hosting platforms with custom devised Control Panels besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision charges
The smallest contribution wanted, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud website hosting platforms can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and virtually cloudless!