What Indeed is Cloud Web Hosting?
Essentially, the actual cloud hosting solution serves different hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on different sets of top-notch web servers. Each individual service group constitutes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the given service and nothing beside it. They will all operate as one single web server, sharing the service's load in practically the same proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will construct the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The massive cloud website hosting scam. Very widespread at present.
There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud web hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is highly perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this common ignorance, the "cloud web hosting firms" speculate strongly, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 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 bylaws at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such legislative body. This is why the hosting corporations speculate and lie blatantly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud hosting they in reality can supply.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting corporations
If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very improbable, plenty of web servers have to be secured. 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 complications are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting firm to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, because of the fact that setting up one demands years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not a problem, a lot of cash must be invested as well. Tons of money. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a big drawback.
The absence of open source cloud hosting systems
There are no open source cloud website hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel interfaces (functioning with the cloud hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first of all you have to fabricate one. In-house. Second of all, you must establish the web hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Famous hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to perform on one web server solely. All web hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on one single server where these specific single-server website hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are set up.
The absence of open source web hosting CPs
So, you must construct an in-house built web hosting CP that will operate uncomplicatedly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained component of it. Suitable instances of in-house developed cloud web hosting platforms with custom built website hosting Control Panels besides us, at MicrosolutionsConsulting.com, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment expenses
The minimal contribution needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another $15-20,000. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically cloudless!