Definition of Cloud Website Hosting
In general, the genuine cloud web hosting platform serves distinct website hosting services like disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on different hosts of high-end web servers. Each particular service set produces a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing else. They will all function as one web server, sharing the service's load in practically equipollent proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will build the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The substantial cloud web hosting fraud. Quite modern today.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in reality it is excessively complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. Based on this common unawareness, the "cloud website hosting firms" speculate eagerly, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! A vast shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no principles at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-governing institution. That is why the web hosting providers speculate and lie blatantly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud web hosting they actually can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting companies
If a cPanel-based website hosting trader has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unbelievable, many web servers must be bought. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this review. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting trader to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, owing to the fact that creating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not an issue, loads of money must be spent as well. Tons of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a great obstacle.
The lack of open source cloud web hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting environments. There aren't any open source website hosting CP interfaces (functioning with the cloud website hosting system) either. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, in the first place you must establish one. In-house. In the second place, you must create the website hosting CP too.
Single server-based web hosting Control Panels
Today's popular web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to work on a single server exclusively. All website hosting services (disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on a single server where these given single-server website hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are installed.
The lack of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to make a custom website hosting CP that will work uncomplicatedly and to include it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible component of it. Suitable examples of custom manufactured cloud website hosting solutions with in-house built web hosting CPs besides us, at 123WebPlan, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision expenses
The minimal investment demanded, just for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting systems can be stumbled upon out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!