What Precisely is Cloud Hosting?
Essentially, the real cloud hosting platform serves different website hosting services such as disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate stacks of deluxe servers. Each separate service pack generates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all run as one server, sharing the service's load in practically identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there should be: a data storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will produce the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The substantial cloud website hosting fraud. Quite popular these days.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound complicated, but actually it is intensely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. Based on this universal ignorance, the "cloud web hosting companies" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five bucks a month. What a disgrace! An immense disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no rules whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-regulative institution. This is why the web hosting vendors speculate and tell lies overtly (very bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud web hosting they in fact can distribute.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting suppliers
If a cPanel-based hosting company has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unbelievable, loads of web hosting servers must be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this article. But before we do, let's see what the cloud complications are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel web hosting firm to have the cloud hosting platform at hand, because fabricating one takes years. Even when time and the provision of professional personnel are not a predicament, lots of money has to be invested too. Piles of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big problem.
The lack of open source cloud hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting solutions. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel user interfaces (operating with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. Hence, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you have to fabricate one. In-house. Second of all, you must establish the web hosting CP as well.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Famous Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to perform on a single server only. All website hosting services (storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on a single web server where these respective one-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The deficiency of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you must make an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will function unproblematically and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent part of it. Appropriate examples of custom developed cloud web hosting systems with in-house manufactured website hosting Control Panels besides us, at Rick Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision prices
The minimal contribution needed, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting systems can be detected out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and almost unclouded!