Cloud Hosting Defined
Essentially, the authentic cloud hosting platform serves individual website hosting services such as disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on separate groups of top-notch web servers. Each individual service group creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one single server, sharing the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there would be: a disk space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will make the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The great cloud website hosting swindle. Quite widespread now.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is highly perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this universal unawareness, the "cloud hosting wholesalers" speculate strongly, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! An immense disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no rules whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-regulative organization. That is the reason why the web hosting providers speculate and tell lies openly (quite bluntly, actually) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud hosting they in fact can distribute.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting distributors
If a cPanel-based web hosting merchandiser has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, plenty of web servers must be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First off, let's examine what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel web hosting vendor to have the cloud hosting platform at hand, due to the fact that creating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a predicament, a lot of money has to be spent as well. Mountains of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a great predicament.
The deficiency of open source cloud hosting platforms
There are no open source cloud web hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel instruments (running with the cloud website hosting platform) either. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first of all you must build one. In-house. In the second place, you must make the website hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Modern website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to work on a single web server exclusively. All web hosting services (web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on a single server where these specific one-server website hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The absence of open source website hosting CPs
So, you must devise an in-house built website hosting CP that will perform flawlessly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained part of it. Good examples of custom built cloud website hosting systems with custom manufactured web hosting CPs besides us, at CGP Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision costs
The minimal investment wanted, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting solutions can be detected out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and almost cloudless!