What In Fact is Cloud Hosting?
Actually, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves different website hosting services like data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on individual groups of top-notch servers. Each individual service group constitutes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the specific service and nothing else. They will all operate as one single server, sharing the service's load in practically equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there should be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will produce the so-called cloud web hosting system.
The massive cloud web hosting trick. Very popular at the moment.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in reality it is very complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widespread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting companies" speculate feverishly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is because in the web hosting business niche there are no decrees whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such supervisory organization. This is the reason why the hosting distributors speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, in fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they indeed can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting firms
If a cPanel-based hosting company has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is very improbable, plenty of web servers have to be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this review. First, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting supplier to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, in that fabricating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a professional team are not an issue, plenty of money has to be spent as well. Heaps of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast drawback.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting environments. There are no open source hosting CP user interfaces (functioning with the cloud website hosting platform) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, in the first place you must establish one. In-house. Second of all, you must build the web hosting Control Panel as well.
One server-based website hosting CPs
Famous website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to run on one server solely. All web hosting services (web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one web server where these given single-server website hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are set up.
The absence of open source hosting CPs
So, you have to create an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will function uncomplicatedly and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent component of it. Good instances of custom developed cloud web hosting solutions with custom made web hosting CPs besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision prices
The minimum investment demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000. Now you do know how many cloud hosting systems can be stumbled upon out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and almost unclouded!