How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?
In general, the genuine cloud hosting platform serves separate hosting services such as disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on separate packs of deluxe web servers. Each different service pack creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one single server, sharing out the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there has to be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these autonomous service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The great cloud web hosting deceit. Very popular these days.
There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in fact it is highly perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this universal ignorance, the "cloud website hosting vendors" speculate fiercely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a shame! A huge shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no stipulations whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such regulatory body. This is why the hosting corporations speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they in fact can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting firms
If a cPanel-based website hosting corporation has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite improbable, lots of web hosting servers have to be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this article. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting firm to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, because of the fact that inventing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced staff are not a predicament, lots of cash must be invested too. Mountains of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous problem.
The lack of open source cloud hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source hosting CP GUIs (operating with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to devise one. In-house. Second of all, you must construct the website hosting Control Panel too.
Single server-based web hosting Control Panels
Famous web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to function on a single web server only. All web hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one server where these given single-server hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are set up.
The lack of open source CPs
So, you have to create a custom web hosting CP that will work unproblematically and to include it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained constituent of it. Suitable examples of in-house invented cloud hosting solutions with in-house set up CPs besides us, at smak4www, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision fares
The smallest contribution demanded, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be encountered out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and practically unclouded!