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What Precisely is Cloud Website Hosting?
In general, the genuine cloud web hosting solution serves individual hosting services such as disk space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on autonomous packs of top-quality web servers. Each individual service group creates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing else. They will all operate as one web server, sharing the service's load in almost equal proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a data storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
The colossal cloud web hosting swindle. Quite common at the moment.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem perplexing, but actually it is highly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this common ignorance, the "cloud hosting merchandisers" speculate fiercely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is due to the fact that in the hosting industry there are no principles whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-controlling organization. This is the reason why the web hosting traders speculate and tell lies overtly (very directly, actually) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud hosting they actually can furnish.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting companies
If a cPanel-based hosting firm has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is quite unbelievable, plenty of servers have to be paid for. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting wholesaler to have the cloud hosting platform at hand, because devising one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not an issue, lots of money must be spent too. Piles of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big obstacle.
The absence of open source cloud web hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting CP interfaces (functioning with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, first you must invent one. In-house. In the second place, you have to build the CP too.
Single server-based website hosting CPs
Famous web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to perform on a single web server solely. All web hosting services (web space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on one single server where these specific one-server web hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are installed.
The lack of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to develop a custom website hosting Control Panel that will function faultlessly and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt part of it. Appropriate examples of custom made cloud website hosting solutions with custom made website hosting CPs besides us, at DataExtend Hosting Service, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment expenses
The minimum investment wanted, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting platforms can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and almost cloudless!