How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?
Essentially, the authentic cloud web hosting platform serves different hosting services such as web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on separate packs of leading edge servers. Each particular service group generates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one web server, sharing the service's load in nearly the same proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there would be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The colossal cloud web hosting swindle. Very popular at present.
There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem complicated, but in fact it is greatly complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this universal ignorance, the "cloud web hosting firms" speculate eagerly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a disgrace! A big disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no statutes at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such supervisory body. That is the reason why the hosting vendors speculate and tell lies openly (quite bluntly, actually) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they in reality can supply.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting vendors
If a cPanel-based website hosting merchandiser has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, multiple web servers have to be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First off, let's examine what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting vendor to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, since establishing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of professional personnel are not an issue, loads of money must be spent as well. Heaps of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous inconvenience.
The absence of open source cloud web hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting CP instruments (running with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first of all you must establish one. In-house. Secondly, you must develop the website hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based website hosting Control Panels
Famous hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are developed to work on one server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one single server where these particular one-server website hosting systems and website hosting CPs are set up.
The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs
So, you must set up an in-house built website hosting CP that will perform perfectly and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural component of it. Good instances of custom developed cloud web hosting platforms with custom manufactured web hosting CPs besides us, at Techtrum Technologies, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision costs
The smallest investment wanted, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and virtually cloudless!