What is Cloud Hosting?
Actually, the actual cloud hosting platform serves different web hosting services like disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on autonomous bunches of avant-garde servers. Each individual service set creates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all run as one single web server, sharing the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there must be: a data storage 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, etc. All these independent service clusters will render the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
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The huge cloud web hosting trick. Quite common nowadays.
There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound complicated, but in fact it is supremely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud hosting merchants" speculate fervently, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a disgrace! A big shame. This is because in the website hosting industry there are no stipulations at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-controlling organization. That is why the hosting providers speculate and tell lies openly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud web hosting they indeed can provide.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting merchandisers
If a cPanel-based website hosting trader has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is very improbable, many hosting servers have to be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting provider to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, since developing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not an issue, a lot of cash must be invested too. Piles of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast defect.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel user interfaces (running with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first you must set up one. In-house. In the second place, you have to make the web hosting CP too.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Today's popular hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to perform on a single web server solely. All website hosting services (data storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on one web server where these respective single-server website hosting systems and website hosting CPs are set up.
The lack of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to develop a custom web hosting Control Panel that will run flawlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible part of it. Proper instances of custom made cloud website hosting solutions with custom invented website hosting CPs besides us, at Ignite Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision fees
The minimal contribution demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80 thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be found out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and almost cloudless!