How Cloud Website Hosting Works
Actually, the real cloud website hosting platform serves individual web hosting services like web space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on individual bunches of top-quality servers. Each different service set generates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all perform as one web server, sharing out the service's load in almost equipollent proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will create the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
The huge cloud website hosting fraud. Very popular nowadays.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only appear perplexing, but actually it is excessively complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this common unawareness, the "cloud website hosting merchandisers" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a disgrace! An enormous disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-regulative body. That is why the hosting retailers speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud hosting they actually can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting providers
If a cPanel-based web hosting retailer has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very improbable, a lot of hosting servers have to be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this review. First off, let's examine what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting firm to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, in that creating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of professional personnel are not a problem, loads of money must be spent as well. Mountains of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a big drawback.
The deficiency of open source cloud website hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source web hosting CP tools (functioning with the cloud website hosting system) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to make one. In-house. In the second place, you must make the website hosting CP as well.
Single server-based hosting Control Panels
Modern website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to perform on one server only. All hosting services (disk space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these specific one-server hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The shortage of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to establish a custom hosting CP that will function faultlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained component of it. Good examples of custom set up cloud web hosting systems with in-house created hosting CPs besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware equipment fares
The minimum investment needed, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting solutions can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and nearly unclouded!