How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?
Essentially, the actual cloud web hosting solution serves different hosting services like data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on different packs of high-end web servers. Each specific service pack constitutes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all run as one web server, sharing the service's load in practically equivalent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web 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 stats cluster, a CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these autonomous service clusters will create the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The massive cloud web hosting fraud. Quite common at the moment.
There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in fact it is intensely 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 website hosting traders" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no enactments whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such legislative institution. This is why the hosting merchandisers speculate and tell lies overtly (very directly, actually) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they in fact can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting retailers
If a cPanel-based web hosting distributor has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, numerous web servers have to be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting vendor to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, due to the fact that fabricating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified team are not a problem, loads of cash must be invested too. Mountains of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge inconvenience.
The lack of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel interfaces (operating with the cloud website hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to make one. In-house. Second of all, you must devise the web hosting CP too.
One server-based website hosting Control Panels
Famous hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are developed to function on a single server exclusively. All website hosting services (storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on a single server where these specific single-server web hosting platforms and Control Panels are installed.
The deficiency of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to construct a custom web hosting CP that will perform uncomplicatedly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent component of it. Appropriate instances of in-house set up cloud website hosting platforms with custom developed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at FastWeb2 - Web Solutions, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision prices
The minimal investment wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting solutions can be found out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually unclouded!