What Does Cloud Web Hosting Stand for?
In general, the actual cloud hosting solution serves distinct website hosting services such as storage space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on autonomous stacks of deluxe web servers. Each individual service group makes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing else. They will all operate as one server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there must 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 individual service clusters will render the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
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The big cloud web hosting fraud. Very widespread now.
There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in reality it is highly complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this widespread ignorance, the "cloud hosting wholesalers" speculate eagerly, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! A big disgrace. This is because in the website hosting industry niche there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such supervising institution. This is why the web hosting companies speculate and lie overtly (very directly, in fact) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud hosting they in reality can deliver.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting merchandisers
If a cPanel-based website hosting firm has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, a lot of servers have to be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this article. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting distributor to keep the cloud website hosting platform at hand, since setting up one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not a predicament, loads of cash must be invested as well. Heaps of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a big problem.
The absence of open source cloud hosting systems
There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting CP devices (working with the cloud website hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to devise one. In-house. Second of all, you must fabricate the website hosting Control Panel as well.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Contemporary website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are developed to work on one web server only. All website hosting services (web space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one web server where these respective single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are set up.
The shortage of open source Control Panels
So, you have to make a custom web hosting CP that will function unproblematically and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural component of it. Good instances of custom made cloud hosting systems with in-house devised web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Downy, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment prices
The smallest contribution wanted, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting platforms can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and almost unclouded!