How Does Cloud Hosting Work?
Actually, the actual cloud hosting platform serves different website hosting services like web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate sets of cutting-edge servers. Each specific service pack forms a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one web server, sharing out the service's load in almost equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine 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 stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will build the so-called cloud website hosting system.
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The huge cloud hosting trick. Very popular these days.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but actually it is supremely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting wholesalers" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a disgrace! A huge disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no tenets at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-governing institution. This is why the website hosting traders speculate and lie overtly (very bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they indeed can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting providers
If a cPanel-based hosting trader has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unlikely, plenty of servers have to be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this review. First, let's examine what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel hosting company to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, owing to the fact that inventing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not an issue, plenty of money must be invested too. Tons of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense downside.
The deficiency of open source cloud hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting CP instruments (working with the cloud hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you must set up one. In-house. Second of all, you must set up the web hosting Control Panel too.
Single server-based website hosting Control Panels
Popular website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are developed to run on one web server only. All website hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these respective single-server website hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are installed.
The deficiency of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to construct an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will operate perfectly and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible component of it. Proper examples of custom devised cloud website hosting platforms with custom invented web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Valicom Net Ltd, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment prices
The smallest contribution wanted, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting platforms can be stumbled upon out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and almost unclouded!