How Cloud Hosting Functions
Actually, the real cloud web hosting platform serves separate web hosting services like disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on autonomous hosts of very powerful servers. Each different service set creates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all function as one web server, sharing out the service's load in almost the same proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there must be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will make the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The gigantic cloud web hosting hoax. Very popular today.
There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is extremely perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this common ignorance, the "cloud website hosting vendors" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a shame! An enormous disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the hosting business niche there are no regulations at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such self-regulative institution. That is the reason why the web hosting providers speculate and lie overtly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they in reality can distribute.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting distributors
If a cPanel-based website hosting retailer has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite unbelievable, a lot of servers have to be bought. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First off, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting merchandiser to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, in that constructing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of competent personnel are not a problem, loads of cash has to be spent too. Mountains of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a big disadvantage.
The shortage of open source cloud web hosting environments
There are no open source cloud web hosting environments. There are no open source hosting Control Panel GUIs (running with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, in the first place you have to establish one. In-house. Second of all, you have to devise the website hosting CP too.
Single server-based website hosting CPs
Modern Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to run on one server only. All web hosting services (storage space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on a single server where these particular one-server website hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The lack of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to create a custom Control Panel that will function unproblematically and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Appropriate examples of custom created cloud website hosting platforms with in-house devised CPs besides us, at Lukas Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment rates
The minimal investment needed, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting systems can be discovered out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and almost unclouded!