What In Fact is Cloud Hosting?
Actually, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves different hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate packs of top-quality servers. Each separate service group forms a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the given service and nothing else. They will all run as one single server, sharing the service's load in nearly identical proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these autonomous service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The big cloud website hosting scam. Very common nowadays.
There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in reality it is intensely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is because in the website hosting industry niche there are no stipulations whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such administrative organization. This is the reason why the web hosting merchandisers speculate and lie openly (quite bluntly, actually) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud hosting they in reality can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting retailers
If a cPanel-based web hosting retailer has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, a lot of hosting servers have to be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First off, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting distributor to have the cloud hosting platform at hand, because of the fact that developing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not a predicament, lots of cash has to be invested as well. Tons of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous obstacle.
The lack of open source cloud hosting environments
There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel interfaces (working with the cloud hosting solution) as well. Hence, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first you have to develop one. In-house. Second of all, you have to establish the Control Panel too.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Modern hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to work on one single web server exclusively. All web hosting services (web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on a single server where these given single-server web hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.
The lack of open source CPs
So, you must develop a custom web hosting Control Panel that will operate unproblematically and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Appropriate instances of custom built cloud web hosting systems with in-house made web hosting CPs besides us, at DomainPiggy, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision fares
The smallest contribution required, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly cloudless!