What Actually is Cloud Hosting?
Essentially, the real cloud hosting platform serves different website hosting services like disk space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on autonomous sets of very powerful web servers. Each single service pack forms a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the particular service and nothing aside from it. They will all function as one server, sharing out the service's load in almost the same proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there should be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will generate the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The immense cloud website hosting fraud. Quite modern at the moment.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud hosting at present. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is excessively complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this universal ignorance, the "cloud hosting firms" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a disgrace! A big shame. This is because in the web hosting business there are no stipulations whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-governing body. That is why the hosting vendors speculate and tell lies blatantly (very bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they indeed can supply.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting providers
If a cPanel-based hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very improbable, many servers have to be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's explore 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, as devising one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient staff are not a problem, a lot of money must be invested as well. Tons of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense obstacle.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting platforms. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel interfaces (functioning with the cloud website hosting platform) either. So, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, in the first place you must develop one. In-house. In the second place, you must establish the web hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based website hosting CPs
Modern hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to function on a single server only. All hosting services (storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on a single web server where these particular single-server web hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are set up.
The lack of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to invent an in-house built website hosting CP that will perform flawlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural part of it. Appropriate instances of custom created cloud web hosting solutions with in-house built website hosting Control Panels besides us, at TM Web Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision prices
The minimum contribution needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and 80 thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting systems can be detected out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and practically unclouded!