How Cloud Hosting Works
Actually, the genuine cloud web hosting solution serves different web hosting services such as web space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on individual sets of avant-garde web servers. Each single service group generates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will produce the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
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The great cloud web hosting scam. Quite widespread at present.
There is so much speculation going around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in reality it is highly complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting suppliers" speculate fiercely, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! An immense disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no statutes whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such regulatory institution. That is why the hosting vendors speculate and lie overtly (very bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud hosting they in fact can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting vendors
If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unbelievable, many hosting servers must be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting distributor to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, due to the fact that establishing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not a problem, lots of cash has to be invested as well. Piles of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a great drawback.
The lack of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud website hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting CP interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting system) either. So, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first of all you have to build one. In-house. Second of all, you must construct the CP as well.
Single server-based web hosting Control Panels
Popular website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to operate on one server solely. All web hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on a single server where these particular one-server hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are installed.
The shortage of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you must construct an in-house built hosting CP that will work impeccably and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt part of it. Proper examples of in-house built cloud website hosting platforms with in-house developed web hosting CPs besides us, at Darkforged Services, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment fares
The smallest investment wanted, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting systems can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so azure... and practically cloudless!