What Precisely is Cloud Hosting?
Essentially, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves distinct hosting services like disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent groups of top-notch web servers. Each single service pack constitutes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing else. They will all function as one single server, sharing out the service's load in practically the same proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol 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 separate service clusters will create the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The enormous cloud web hosting deceit. Quite modern today.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in fact it is supremely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this common ignorance, the "cloud web hosting distributors" speculate fervently, just to secure the client and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a disgrace! A vast shame. This is because in the hosting industry niche there are no rules whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such self-governing organization. This is why the website hosting vendors speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they in fact can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting distributors
If a cPanel-based web hosting firm has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite improbable, a lot of web hosting servers have to be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting company to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, in that developing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a professional team are not an issue, loads of cash has to be spent too. Piles of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge inconvenience.
The deficiency of open source cloud hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel devices (running with the cloud web hosting platform) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first of all you have to set up one. In-house. Secondly, you have to devise the web hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based web hosting CPs
Famous web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to operate on one web server solely. All website hosting services (web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on a single web server where these particular single-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The deficiency of open source hosting CPs
So, you must construct an in-house built hosting Control Panel that will operate faultlessly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent component of it. Proper examples of custom created cloud web hosting solutions with in-house created website hosting Control Panels besides us, at dagar Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment costs
The minimal contribution demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting solutions can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically unclouded!