What is Cloud Website Hosting?
Actually, the actual cloud web hosting platform serves various website hosting services such as disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on individual sets of leading edge web servers. Each different service group constitutes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the given service and nothing else. They will all operate as one single web server, sharing the service's load in approximately equipollent proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there would be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will create the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The mammoth cloud website hosting hoax. Very modern at the moment.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is very complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting firms" speculate intensely, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! A huge shame. This is owing to the fact that in the hosting industry there are no decrees whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling body. That is why the website hosting corporations speculate and lie openly (very bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud hosting they indeed can furnish.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting firms
If a cPanel-based web hosting company has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very improbable, numerous web hosting servers must be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this review. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting merchandiser to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, as creating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not a predicament, loads of cash has to be invested too. Piles of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big downside.
The deficiency of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud hosting solutions. There are no open source web hosting CP tools (running with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to set up one. In-house. Secondly, you must create the Control Panel too.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Today's popular CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to run on one server solely. All website hosting services (disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on a single server where these specific one-server web hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The deficiency of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you must make a custom web hosting Control Panel that will perform impeccably and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural constituent of it. Good instances of in-house invented cloud web hosting systems with in-house devised web hosting Control Panels besides us, at FEG Host, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision charges
The minimal contribution wanted, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and almost cloudless!