How Cloud Website Hosting Works
Actually, the authentic cloud web hosting platform serves distinct hosting services such as disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on different stacks of leading edge web servers. Each different service group forms a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all perform as one web server, sharing out the service's load in practically equipollent proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there should be: a web space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these different service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The huge cloud website hosting scam. Quite popular these days.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only appear perplexing, but actually it is supremely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting traders" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry niche there are no regulations at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such supervisory body. This is why the website hosting distributors speculate and tell lies overtly (very bluntly, actually) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud hosting they actually can deliver.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting wholesalers
If a cPanel-based web hosting retailer has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unbelievable, loads of hosting servers must be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this story. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting merchant to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, owing to the fact that inventing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not a problem, lots of money must be spent as well. Mountains of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast downside.
The lack of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting CP GUIs (operating with the cloud web hosting system) either. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to invent one. In-house. Secondly, you must set up the web hosting CP as well.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Today's popular Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to function on a single web server only. All web hosting services (data storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one web server where these particular single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.
The absence of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to make a custom hosting CP that will run impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible part of it. Suitable examples of custom created cloud web hosting solutions with custom manufactured website hosting CPs besides us, at Host Gate, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision prices
The minimum investment demanded, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and nearly unclouded!