What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?
Actually, the real cloud hosting solution serves different hosting services such as storage space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on independent hosts of top-quality web servers. Each separate service group forms a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the given service and nothing else. They will all run as one web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there has to be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will make the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The immense cloud website hosting fraud. Very popular at the moment.
There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is highly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting corporations" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a disgrace! A great disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no principles at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-regulative institution. This is the reason why the hosting providers speculate and lie openly (very directly, actually) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud hosting they indeed can deliver.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting suppliers
If a cPanel-based website hosting vendor has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very unbelievable, many hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel hosting supplier to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, because of the fact that constructing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a competent staff are not an issue, a lot of money has to be spent as well. Stacks of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense drawback.
The deficiency of open source cloud hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting systems. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting system) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you must set up one. In-house. Secondly, you must devise the website hosting Control Panel as well.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Popular web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to operate on one single server solely. All web hosting services (disk storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one server where these given one-server web hosting systems and Control Panels are installed.
The lack of open source web hosting CPs
So, you have to devise an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will run faultlessly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural component of it. Proper examples of custom built cloud website hosting solutions with custom devised web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Grab Bag Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision costs
The smallest contribution demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting platforms can be stumbled upon out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!