What Does Cloud Hosting Mean?
Essentially, the real cloud website hosting platform serves various web hosting services such as disk space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on independent groups of cutting-edge web servers. Each particular service pack generates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in practically equipollent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there would be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The immense cloud website hosting swindle. Very popular at the moment.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is extremely perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this popular unawareness, the "cloud web hosting merchandisers" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! A big shame. This is owing to the fact that in the hosting business niche there are no stipulations whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such administrative organization. This is the reason why the hosting merchandisers speculate and lie blatantly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud web hosting they indeed can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting distributors
If a cPanel-based website hosting distributor has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite unlikely, many web hosting servers must be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this article. First, let's see what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting merchant to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, because of the fact that constructing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient staff are not an issue, plenty of money has to be invested as well. Heaps of cash. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense predicament.
The deficiency of open source cloud website hosting systems
There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel GUIs (working with the cloud web hosting system) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting platform at hand, first of all you must devise one. In-house. Secondly, you have to devise the website hosting CP too.
Single server-based website hosting Control Panels
Famous web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to perform on a single server only. All website hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one single web server where these specific one-server web hosting systems and website hosting CPs are set up.
The deficiency of open source hosting Control Panels
So, you have to make an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will perform faultlessly and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained constituent of it. Suitable examples of custom constructed cloud hosting solutions with custom made web hosting CPs besides us, at Hunza Web, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware equipment prices
The minimal contribution required, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud website hosting solutions can be detected out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and nearly cloudless!