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What In Fact is Cloud Web Hosting?
Essentially, the actual cloud hosting platform serves distinct web hosting services such as disk space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on independent packs of very advanced web servers. Each particular service group generates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the particular service and nothing aside from it. They will all work as one server, sharing the service's load in almost equal proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will form the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
The colossal cloud web hosting hoax. Quite popular at present.
There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in reality it is supremely perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud hosting firms" speculate strongly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! A vast shame. This is due to the fact that in the hosting industry niche there are no statutes whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such legislative institution. This is the reason why the web hosting traders speculate and lie openly (quite bluntly, actually) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud web hosting they actually can distribute.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting suppliers
If a cPanel-based web hosting provider has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is very unlikely, many web hosting servers must be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. First, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting trader to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, because making one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not an issue, lots of money has to be invested as well. Tons of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a big inconvenience.
The lack of open source cloud hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting CP devices (operating with the cloud hosting system) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you have to develop one. In-house. Second of all, you have to make the web hosting Control Panel as well.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Today's popular Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to work on one single server exclusively. All web hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one server where these specific single-server hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.
The shortage of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you have to develop an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will run impeccably and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Good examples of custom developed cloud web hosting solutions with in-house created website hosting Control Panels besides us, at BitsHost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment fees
The minimal contribution demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud hosting systems can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually unclouded!