Cloud Web Hosting Definition
Actually, the real cloud website hosting platform serves different web hosting services such as disk storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate hosts of leading edge servers. Each individual service pack creates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the given service and nothing else. They will all run as one single server, sharing the service's load in practically equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there should be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The great cloud website hosting fraud. Very common nowadays.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is greatly perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting merchandisers" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! A vast shame. This is because in the web hosting business niche there are no norms whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such regulatory body. This is the reason why the website hosting firms speculate and tell lies overtly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud web hosting they actually can furnish.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting corporations
If a cPanel-based website hosting vendor has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is very improbable, multiple servers must be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting merchandiser to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, as constructing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of experienced personnel are not a problem, plenty of cash has to be spent too. Mountains of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a big predicament.
The absence of open source cloud website hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source CP instruments (operating with the cloud website hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to construct one. In-house. In the second place, you must devise the web hosting Control Panel as well.
One server-based website hosting Control Panels
Popular web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to function on a single web server exclusively. All website hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one single server where these specific one-server website hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are installed.
The shortage of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to fabricate a custom web hosting Control Panel that will perform flawlessly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural component of it. Suitable instances of custom set up cloud web hosting systems with custom built website hosting CPs besides us, at kuwait.gr, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware equipment prices
The smallest investment wanted, just for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting platforms can be stumbled upon out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and almost cloudless!