How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?
Actually, the genuine cloud hosting platform serves different hosting services such as disk storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate bunches of top-quality servers. Each individual service pack creates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the specific service and nothing else. They will all function as one web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will render the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The great cloud hosting deceit. Quite modern at the moment.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud web hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound complicated, but in fact it is very complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this popular ignorance, the "cloud hosting firms" speculate feverishly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! An enormous disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business niche there are no stipulations whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such administrative body. This is why the web hosting vendors speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, actually) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud hosting they actually can distribute.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting wholesalers
If a cPanel-based web hosting merchant has a cloud hosting platform at hand, which is very unbelievable, many servers have to be paid for. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this review. First off, let's find out what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting vendor to keep the cloud website hosting platform at hand, for inventing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not a problem, lots of money must be spent too. Tons of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge drawback.
The absence of open source cloud hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel instruments (functioning with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. Hence, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, in the first place you must set up one. In-house. In the second place, you have to make the website hosting Control Panel too.
Single server-based website hosting CPs
Famous web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to work on one single web server only. All web hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on one server where these respective one-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are installed.
The absence of open source web hosting CPs
So, you have to establish an in-house built CP that will work unproblematically and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible component of it. Suitable examples of custom manufactured cloud website hosting platforms with custom built hosting Control Panels besides us, at A to Z Web Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision expenses
The minimal investment wanted, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS device, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be found out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and virtually cloudless!