Cloud Hosting Definition
Essentially, the authentic cloud hosting platform serves individual web hosting services such as web space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on separate stacks of deluxe servers. Each single service group generates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one single web server, sharing the service's load in almost equipollent proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there should be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will compose the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
The big cloud web hosting fraud. Very modern at present.
There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is supremely perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting traders" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is because in the web hosting industry there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such administrative organization. This is why the website hosting vendors speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud hosting they actually can furnish.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting distributors
If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite improbable, plenty of web hosting servers must be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First, let's see what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting merchant to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, because establishing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified team are not an issue, a lot of money has to be invested as well. Mountains of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge disadvantage.
The absence of open source cloud hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting environments. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel tools (operating with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you have to fabricate one. In-house. Secondly, you have to construct the web hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Contemporary web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to function on a single server exclusively. All web hosting services (web space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on a single web server where these specific one-server web hosting systems and website hosting CPs are set up.
The shortage of open source hosting CPs
So, you have to invent an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will function perfectly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained component of it. Suitable instances of in-house built cloud website hosting solutions with in-house set up Control Panels besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment costs
The minimal investment needed, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting solutions can be encountered out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and practically cloudless!