Description of Cloud Hosting
In general, the real cloud hosting solution serves separate web hosting services such as disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, etc., on independent sets of leading edge servers. Each specific service pack produces a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all work as one web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately identical proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there must be: a disk space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will generate the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The big cloud hosting scam. Quite widespread at the moment.
There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in reality it is very perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting providers" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is because in the web hosting business niche there are no stipulations at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such legislative institution. That is why the hosting corporations speculate and tell lies overtly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud web hosting they in reality can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting merchandisers
If a cPanel-based hosting provider has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite improbable, plenty of hosting servers must be purchased. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this article. But before we do, let's see what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting firm to keep the cloud hosting system at hand, because of the fact that constructing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a competent staff are not a problem, plenty of money has to be invested as well. Mountains of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a big predicament.
The absence of open source cloud hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel instruments (functioning with the cloud web hosting system) either. So, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first you must develop one. In-house. Second of all, you must construct the hosting CP as well.
Single server-based website hosting Control Panels
Today's popular website hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to operate on one web server only. All hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on one server where these particular one-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are set up.
The deficiency of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you must devise a custom hosting CP that will operate impeccably and to include it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent part of it. Appropriate examples of in-house developed cloud web hosting systems with custom made web hosting CPs besides us, at ZrainMedia Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision fares
The minimum investment wanted, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be found out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and virtually unclouded!