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What Indeed is Cloud Web Hosting?
In general, the actual cloud hosting solution serves various website hosting services like data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on different sets of cutting-edge web servers. Each particular service set generates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all operate as one web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there should be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will create the so-called cloud hosting platform.
The big cloud web hosting hoax. Very modern at the moment.
There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but actually it is excessively perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this universal ignorance, the "cloud website hosting merchants" speculate eagerly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no stipulations at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such regulatory body. This is the reason why the web hosting suppliers speculate and lie openly (quite directly, in fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they actually can supply.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting merchandisers
If a cPanel-based web hosting merchandiser has a cloud hosting solution at hand, which is quite unbelievable, multiple servers must be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel web hosting merchandiser to keep the cloud hosting platform at hand, because of the fact that making one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient team are not a predicament, plenty of cash must be invested too. Mountains of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast disadvantage.
The lack of open source cloud hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting environments. There aren't any open source CP instruments (functioning with the cloud website hosting system) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you must devise one. In-house. Secondly, you have to fabricate the CP as well.
One server-based website hosting CPs
Modern web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to function on one single web server exclusively. All web hosting services (data storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on a single server where these particular one-server hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The deficiency of open source Control Panels
So, you have to establish a custom web hosting CP that will operate uncomplicatedly and to include it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent part of it. Proper examples of in-house created cloud web hosting solutions with in-house manufactured website hosting Control Panels besides us, at HarryHost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment expenses
The smallest investment needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting platforms can be found out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and almost cloudless!