Definition of Cloud Hosting
In general, the real cloud hosting platform serves individual website hosting services such as disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on different groups of top-quality servers. Each single service group produces a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all perform as one server, sharing out the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there has to be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The substantial cloud website hosting trick. Very widespread these days.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in reality it is intensely perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting corporations" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! A great disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no tenets at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-regulative organization. This is why the hosting suppliers speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, in fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they actually can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting merchants
If a cPanel-based web hosting company has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, many web hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting company to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, as creating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a professional staff are not a problem, lots of cash must be invested too. Piles of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast inconvenience.
The lack of open source cloud hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting platforms. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel interfaces (operating with the cloud web hosting platform) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first of all you must devise one. In-house. Secondly, you must set up the website hosting CP too.
Single server-based web hosting CPs
Contemporary Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to function on one web server solely. All web hosting services (web space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on a single web server where these specific single-server web hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The absence of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to develop a custom web hosting Control Panel that will run impeccably and to include it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent part of it. Good examples of in-house built cloud website hosting systems with in-house created web hosting Control Panels besides us, at DP Host, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment fares
The minimum contribution needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting solutions can be chanced on out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and virtually cloudless!