How Cloud Web Hosting Functions
Essentially, the authentic cloud web hosting solution serves individual web hosting services such as disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on individual stacks of top-notch servers. Each individual service pack makes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one single server, sharing the service's load in practically equal proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there must be: a data storage cluster, an electronic mail 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 different service clusters will create the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The great cloud web hosting scam. Quite popular at the moment.
There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is highly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this universal ignorance, the "cloud website hosting traders" speculate eagerly, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! An immense disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such supervisory organization. This is the reason why the web hosting merchandisers speculate and tell lies blatantly (very directly, in fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud web hosting they in fact can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting suppliers
If a cPanel-based web hosting supplier has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, plenty of hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this article. First off, let's examine what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting firm to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, because of the fact that setting up one takes years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not a predicament, a lot of cash has to be spent as well. Stacks of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge problem.
The deficiency of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source website hosting CP tools (working with the cloud website hosting platform) either. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first you have to devise one. In-house. In the second place, you must invent the website hosting CP too.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Popular web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to run on one web server only. All website hosting services (data storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on a single server where these given one-server web hosting systems and website hosting CPs are installed.
The absence of open source hosting Control Panels
So, you have to make a custom hosting Control Panel that will run impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural constituent of it. Appropriate examples of in-house developed cloud web hosting platforms with in-house constructed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at WebSensePro, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment fares
The minimum contribution wanted, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80 thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and almost unclouded!