What Does Cloud Web Hosting Mean?
Essentially, the real cloud web hosting platform serves various hosting services such as data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on independent groups of very powerful web servers. Each specific service set constitutes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the given service and nothing beside it. They will all perform as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud web hosting system.
The enormous cloud web hosting fraud. Quite common today.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is extremely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud hosting suppliers" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! A big shame. This is due to the fact that in the hosting industry niche there are no principles whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such self-governing institution. That is the reason why the web hosting vendors speculate and tell lies openly (very directly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud hosting they in fact can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting distributors
If a cPanel-based web hosting supplier has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite improbable, lots of web hosting servers must be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting retailer to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, as building one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient staff are not a predicament, lots of money has to be spent too. Piles of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense obstacle.
The absence of open source cloud web hosting environments
There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There aren't any open source Control Panel instruments (operating with the cloud website hosting platform) as well. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to build one. In-house. In the second place, you have to devise the CP too.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Contemporary web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to run on one single web server exclusively. All web hosting services (storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these particular single-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The lack of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to develop an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will operate faultlessly and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Suitable instances of custom constructed cloud hosting solutions with custom created web hosting Control Panels besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment rates
The smallest contribution required, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 USD and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and almost cloudless!