Cloud Hosting Explanation
Essentially, the actual cloud web hosting platform serves separate website hosting services such as storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, and so on, on independent hosts of avant-garde servers. Each separate service set constitutes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all run as one web server, sharing out the service's load in almost the same proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there would be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting system.
The great cloud hosting fraud. Quite modern today.
There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem complicated, but in fact it is extremely perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. Based on this common ignorance, the "cloud website hosting firms" speculate fiercely, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! A vast disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no rules at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative organization. That is the reason why the web hosting firms speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, actually) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud web hosting they indeed can distribute.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting corporations
If a cPanel-based web hosting trader has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very unbelievable, many servers have to be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First, let's examine what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting wholesaler to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, due to the fact that creating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of professional personnel are not an issue, plenty of money has to be invested as well. Mountains of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a great disadvantage.
The shortage of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel instruments (running with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, first of all you must fabricate one. In-house. Second of all, you must build the website hosting CP too.
Single server-based hosting Control Panels
Famous Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to run on a single server solely. All web hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one single web server where these specific single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The shortage of open source hosting CPs
So, you have to create an in-house built web hosting CP that will perform impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Appropriate examples of in-house constructed cloud web hosting platforms with custom constructed website hosting CPs besides us, at Hosting in the USA, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment fees
The smallest investment demanded, just for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting solutions can be found out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and virtually cloudless!