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What Precisely is Cloud Hosting?
Essentially, the actual cloud hosting platform serves individual website hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate groups of top-quality servers. Each individual service pack constitutes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all perform as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there would be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will build the so-called cloud hosting system.
The big cloud website hosting scam. Very widespread at the moment.
There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in fact it is excessively perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting merchants" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! A big shame. This is because in the web hosting industry niche there are no tenets at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative body. This is the reason why the web hosting merchandisers speculate and tell lies overtly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud hosting they in fact can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting merchants
If a cPanel-based web hosting retailer has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, loads of web servers must be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First, let's examine what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting distributor to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, owing to the fact that building one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an expert team are not an issue, a lot of money must be invested as well. Heaps of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a great drawback.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting systems
There are no open source cloud hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel interfaces (functioning with the cloud website hosting solution) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you must develop one. In-house. Secondly, you have to develop the web hosting Control Panel as well.
One server-based Control Panels
Today's popular website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to perform on one single server exclusively. All website hosting services (storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on one single server where these respective one-server web hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are set up.
The absence of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you must establish a custom web hosting Control Panel that will run perfectly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Appropriate instances of custom built cloud website hosting solutions with custom set up web hosting CPs besides us, at Burningrocks Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision fares
The minimal contribution wanted, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and $80,000. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and nearly cloudless!