How Cloud Hosting Works
In general, the real cloud website hosting platform serves distinct web hosting services such as disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on independent packs of high-end servers. Each individual service group forms a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all function as one web server, sharing out the service's load in practically equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud website 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 hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will produce the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The mammoth cloud web hosting fraud. Quite modern at present.
There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only sound complicated, but actually it is greatly complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. Based on this popular unawareness, the "cloud website hosting firms" speculate eagerly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a disgrace! A vast disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no statutes at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such supervising body. This is why the website hosting merchants speculate and lie overtly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they indeed can furnish.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting wholesalers
If a cPanel-based website hosting wholesaler has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unbelievable, lots of hosting servers must be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. But before we do, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting company to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, in that setting up one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not a predicament, lots of cash must be invested too. Tons of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous defect.
The deficiency of open source cloud website hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel user interfaces (operating with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Hence, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first of all you must devise one. In-house. In the second place, you have to set up the website hosting CP too.
Single server-based web hosting Control Panels
Today's popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to run on a single web server only. All website hosting services (disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on a single web server where these specific single-server hosting systems and hosting CPs are set up.
The deficiency of open source Control Panels
So, you must devise a custom website hosting Control Panel that will perform faultlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Appropriate instances of custom invented cloud website hosting solutions with custom invented website hosting CPs besides us, at Mooserver, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware equipment prices
The smallest investment demanded, just for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000. Now you are well aware of how many cloud website hosting systems can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and practically cloudless!