What Actually is Cloud Hosting?
Essentially, the real cloud web hosting solution serves different hosting services like disk space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on individual hosts of deluxe web servers. Each specific service set produces a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one single server, sharing the service's load in approximately equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will create the so-called cloud hosting system.
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The big cloud hosting scam. Quite widespread nowadays.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only sound complicated, but in fact it is very perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting merchants" speculate fervently, just to secure the customer and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! A great disgrace. This is because in the website hosting industry there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-regulative organization. This is why the hosting firms speculate and tell lies blatantly (very bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they in reality can furnish.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting traders
If a cPanel-based web hosting firm has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unlikely, multiple web hosting servers have to be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this review. First off, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting supplier to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, as fabricating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent staff are not a predicament, plenty of money has to be spent too. Piles of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast downside.
The lack of open source cloud web hosting environments
There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source web hosting CP tools (operating with the cloud web hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first of all you must set up one. In-house. Second of all, you have to develop the web hosting CP too.
Single server-based hosting Control Panels
Modern web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to run on a single server only. All web hosting services (disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on one web server where these respective single-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The shortage of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to construct an in-house built Control Panel that will run perfectly and to include it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent part of it. Good instances of in-house set up cloud hosting systems with custom constructed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at izazap, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision fares
The smallest investment needed, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and nearly unclouded!