Cloud Hosting Unmasked
In general, the actual cloud hosting platform serves separate web hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, CP, backup, etc., on autonomous hosts of cutting-edge servers. Each particular service set produces a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the specific service and nothing else. They will all function as one server, sharing out the service's load in approximately identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will create the so-called cloud web hosting system.
The big cloud web hosting fraud. Quite popular now.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but in fact it is extremely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting companies" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! A great disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no ordinances at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative organization. This is why the web hosting merchants speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud hosting they actually can provide.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting traders
If a cPanel-based website hosting merchant has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unbelievable, a lot of web servers have to be bought. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel web hosting distributor to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, because devising one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a professional team are not a problem, loads of cash must be spent as well. Stacks of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge problem.
The lack of open source cloud hosting environments
There are no open source cloud website hosting platforms. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel interfaces (running with the cloud website hosting system) either. So, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, in the first place you must construct one. In-house. In the second place, you must fabricate the web hosting Control Panel as well.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Popular website hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to run on one single web server exclusively. All website hosting services (storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on a single web server where these particular single-server website hosting systems and website hosting CPs are installed.
The lack of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to create a custom website hosting CP that will operate perfectly and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent part of it. Appropriate instances of custom built cloud website hosting systems with custom manufactured web hosting CPs besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment prices
The smallest investment required, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting systems can be discovered out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so blue... and virtually unclouded!