What is Cloud Hosting?
In general, the actual cloud hosting platform serves various website hosting services such as disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on different bunches of very powerful servers. Each individual service set constitutes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one web server, sharing the service's load in nearly equivalent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these different service clusters will build the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The gigantic cloud hosting trick. Very common at the moment.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in fact it is extremely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. Based on this universal ignorance, the "cloud web hosting firms" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no ordinances at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such supervising institution. This is the reason why the website hosting providers speculate and lie blatantly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they indeed can provide.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting merchandisers
If a cPanel-based web hosting trader has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, loads of hosting servers have to be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting supplier to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, for creating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced staff are not a problem, a lot of cash must be invested too. Tons of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a big drawback.
The deficiency of open source cloud hosting environments
There are no open source cloud website hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel instruments (functioning with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. Hence, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you have to develop one. In-house. In the second place, you must invent the website hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based website hosting CPs
Contemporary hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to work on one server solely. All website hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on a single server where these particular one-server web hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are set up.
The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs
So, you must create an in-house built Control Panel that will run perfectly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt constituent of it. Good examples of in-house devised cloud website hosting systems with in-house set up web hosting CPs besides us, at XS Web Sites, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision prices
The smallest investment wanted, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and eighty thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so blue... and almost cloudless!