What Does Cloud Website Hosting Mean?
Actually, the authentic cloud website hosting solution serves different web hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on independent packs of avant-garde web servers. Each specific service pack forms a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing else. They will all run as one web server, sharing the service's load in practically equal proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there must be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will compose the so-called cloud hosting platform.
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The great cloud hosting scam. Very modern at the moment.
There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only sound complicated, but actually it is intensely complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting distributors" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! A big shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry niche there are no norms at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-governing body. That is the reason why the hosting distributors speculate and lie openly (quite directly, actually) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud hosting they indeed can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting wholesalers
If a cPanel-based hosting retailer has a cloud hosting system at hand, which is very unlikely, numerous hosting servers must be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. First, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting merchandiser to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, as making one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an expert team are not an issue, lots of money has to be invested too. Mountains of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big disadvantage.
The shortage of open source cloud website hosting platforms
There are no open source cloud website hosting platforms. There aren't any open source CP user interfaces (operating with the cloud website hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first you must create one. In-house. Secondly, you must devise the website hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based web hosting Control Panels
Famous website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to run on one web server only. All website hosting services (storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one single web server where these specific one-server hosting systems and web hosting CPs are installed.
The shortage of open source hosting Control Panels
So, you have to make an in-house built website hosting CP that will perform impeccably and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained part of it. Good examples of in-house made cloud web hosting solutions with custom devised website hosting CPs besides us, at ICT Gurus EA Best Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision prices
The minimum contribution wanted, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting solutions can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and almost unclouded!