Cloud Website Hosting Unmasked
In general, the actual cloud web hosting platform serves separate website hosting services such as disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on separate groups of very powerful web servers. Each different service group constitutes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all operate as one single web server, sharing the service's load in approximately equal proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will make the so-called cloud hosting system.
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The great cloud website hosting trick. Very common today.
There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only appear complicated, but in reality it is excessively complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting distributors" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry niche there are no rules at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such supervising organization. That is why the hosting suppliers speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite directly, in fact) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they in fact can distribute.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting distributors
If a cPanel-based web hosting retailer has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, a lot of web servers have to be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. But before we do, let's see what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting retailer to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, owing to the fact that setting up one demands years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not a problem, a lot of money must be spent as well. Tons of cash. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a big defect.
The shortage of open source cloud web hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel devices (running with the cloud hosting solution) as well. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, in the first place you must set up one. In-house. In the second place, you have to make the hosting CP too.
Single server-based web hosting CPs
Today's popular web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to run on one single server exclusively. All web hosting services (web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one web server where these specific single-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The absence of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you must make an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will run uncomplicatedly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible part of it. Suitable instances of in-house built cloud web hosting platforms with custom created hosting CPs besides us, at (Phoenix-Computers), are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision expenses
The smallest investment needed, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60,000 dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting systems can be stumbled upon out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and almost unclouded!