Cloud Website Hosting Explanation
Essentially, the real cloud website hosting platform serves individual web hosting services such as storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on individual stacks of high-end servers. Each particular service group constitutes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the particular service and nothing else. They will all work as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there has to be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The gigantic cloud web hosting hoax. Quite modern these days.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is excessively complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this universal unawareness, the "cloud hosting merchandisers" speculate fiercely, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! An enormous shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting business niche there are no stipulations at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such regulatory body. That is the reason why the website hosting distributors speculate and tell lies openly (very directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in fact can furnish.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting firms
If a cPanel-based web hosting firm has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unlikely, lots of web hosting servers have to be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting company to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, owing to the fact that building one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified team are not an issue, plenty of cash has to be invested as well. Tons of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous downside.
The shortage of open source cloud website hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting systems. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting system) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to construct one. In-house. In the second place, you have to establish the hosting CP as well.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Contemporary website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to function on one server exclusively. All website hosting services (data storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on a single server where these specific one-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are installed.
The deficiency of open source hosting CPs
So, you have to devise a custom web hosting CP that will operate perfectly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt part of it. Proper examples of custom created cloud web hosting solutions with custom built Control Panels besides us, at PC Helper, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision rates
The minimal investment needed, only for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and practically unclouded!