Description of Cloud Hosting
In general, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves separate web hosting services like storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on autonomous bunches of very advanced servers. Each separate service set creates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing else. They will all work as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in practically the same proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there would be: a storage space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
The mammoth cloud web hosting scam. Quite common nowadays.
There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem perplexing, but actually it is supremely perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this common unawareness, the "cloud web hosting vendors" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five bucks a month. What a disgrace! An immense disgrace. This is because in the website hosting business there are no laws at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling organization. This is the reason why the hosting firms speculate and lie overtly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in reality can provide.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting merchants
If a cPanel-based web hosting merchant has a cloud hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, loads of web servers must be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this article. First, let's examine what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting trader to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, because building one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not a problem, plenty of money must be spent as well. Piles of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast disadvantage.
The deficiency of open source cloud hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting CP devices (running with the cloud website hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, in the first place you must invent one. In-house. Second of all, you must set up the website hosting CP too.
One server-based Control Panels
Famous CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to run on a single web server solely. All website hosting services (web space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one web server where these particular one-server website hosting platforms and Control Panels are installed.
The lack of open source web hosting CPs
So, you have to build an in-house built web hosting CP that will perform unproblematically and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural component of it. Good instances of in-house manufactured cloud website hosting solutions with in-house devised web hosting Control Panels besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment expenses
The smallest investment required, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80,000 dollars. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting solutions can be stumbled upon out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and almost cloudless!