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Cloud Web Hosting Uncovered
In general, the real cloud hosting platform serves various hosting services such as data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on separate bunches of leading edge servers. Each separate service group generates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the given service and nothing else. They will all run as one web server, sharing out the service's load in practically identical proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there has to be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will build the so-called cloud website hosting system.
The colossal cloud web hosting hoax. Very popular nowadays.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in reality it is intensely perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. Based on this popular unawareness, the "cloud web hosting retailers" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is because in the website hosting business niche there are no stipulations whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such regulatory institution. That is the reason why the web hosting traders speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, in fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud web hosting they in fact can distribute.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting firms
If a cPanel-based web hosting provider has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, numerous web hosting servers must be bought. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this story. First off, let's explore what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting company to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, due to the fact that making one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not a problem, loads of money has to be invested as well. Piles of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge obstacle.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting platforms
There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel interfaces (working with the cloud website hosting system) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, in the first place you must create one. In-house. Second of all, you have to set up the web hosting CP as well.
Single server-based hosting CPs
Today's popular Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to work on one server exclusively. All website hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on one single server where these respective one-server web hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are installed.
The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs
So, you have to make an in-house built website hosting CP that will operate impeccably and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural part of it. Suitable instances of custom made cloud website hosting platforms with custom devised web hosting CPs besides us, at TronINDEX, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment prices
The smallest contribution demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be stumbled upon out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and practically cloudless!