Cloud Web Hosting Definition
Essentially, the real cloud website hosting platform serves various website hosting services such as web space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, etc., on individual groups of top-notch servers. Each separate service pack creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all perform as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website 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 CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these different service clusters will create the so-called cloud hosting platform.
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The enormous cloud website hosting trick. Very widespread nowadays.
There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is very perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud hosting retailers" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no bylaws at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such regulative organization. This is the reason why the website hosting merchants speculate and lie blatantly (very directly, in fact) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud web hosting they in fact can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting wholesalers
If a cPanel-based website hosting provider has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, a lot of servers must be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this article. First, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting firm to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, for devising one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a problem, a lot of money has to be spent as well. Mountains of money. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast downside.
The shortage of open source cloud website hosting environments
There are no open source cloud website hosting solutions. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel devices (functioning with the cloud web hosting system) either. So, to have a cloud website hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to set up one. In-house. Secondly, you must build the web hosting CP as well.
Single server-based hosting CPs
Modern web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to perform on one server exclusively. All website hosting services (web space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one server where these given single-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are set up.
The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs
So, you must build a custom web hosting Control Panel that will run flawlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural component of it. Proper examples of in-house devised cloud web hosting systems with in-house constructed website hosting Control Panels besides us, at Ribap Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision expenses
The smallest contribution needed, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically unclouded!