What Exactly is Cloud Hosting?
In general, the authentic cloud website hosting platform serves distinct web hosting services such as web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, CP, backup, and so on, on different bunches of avant-garde web servers. Each different service pack makes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the given service and nothing else. They will all function as one web server, sharing the service's load in almost equivalent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud website hosting service, there has to be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will form the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
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The immense cloud website hosting deceit. Quite modern these days.
There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is excessively complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this common unawareness, the "cloud web hosting companies" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such administrative organization. That is why the web hosting traders speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud hosting they in reality can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting merchants
If a cPanel-based web hosting merchandiser has a cloud hosting system at hand, which is quite unlikely, many servers must be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First off, let's examine what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting supplier to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, because of the fact that devising one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced staff are not an issue, plenty of money has to be invested too. Tons of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a great defect.
The lack of open source cloud website hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud hosting solutions. There aren't any open source web hosting CP tools (operating with the cloud web hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud website hosting platform at hand, first you have to invent one. In-house. Secondly, you have to fabricate the website hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Today's popular web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to function on one single web server exclusively. All website hosting services (disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one single web server where these given single-server website hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The shortage of open source website hosting CPs
So, you must set up a custom web hosting Control Panel that will function impeccably and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained component of it. Good examples of custom invented cloud website hosting platforms with custom built CPs besides us, at Hosting Mexico, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision charges
The minimal contribution demanded, only for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting platforms can be stumbled upon out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and practically cloudless!