Explanation of Cloud Hosting
Actually, the actual cloud hosting solution serves various hosting services such as storage space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting CP, backup, and so on, on separate groups of leading edge servers. Each individual service set makes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one web server, sharing out the service's load in practically equipollent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there would be: a disk space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
The gigantic cloud website hosting trick. Very modern now.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in reality it is supremely perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widespread unawareness, the "cloud web hosting merchandisers" speculate fervently, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! A huge disgrace. This is because in the web hosting industry there are no norms at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling organization. This is why the web hosting wholesalers speculate and lie openly (quite bluntly, actually) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud hosting they in fact can offer.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting vendors
If a cPanel-based website hosting merchant has a cloud hosting solution at hand, which is quite improbable, numerous servers have to be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting corporation to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, because devising one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not a problem, lots of cash has to be invested as well. Mountains of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge inconvenience.
The absence of open source cloud hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel devices (running with the cloud web hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you have to make one. In-house. Secondly, you have to make the web hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based Control Panels
Today's popular hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to function on one single server only. All hosting services (disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on one server where these specific single-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The shortage of open source web hosting CPs
So, you must establish an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will operate flawlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained constituent of it. Proper examples of in-house set up cloud website hosting platforms with custom created web hosting CPs besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment costs
The minimal investment needed, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's omitting the DDoS device, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud hosting systems can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and practically unclouded!