Essentially, the genuine cloud web hosting solution serves separate web hosting services such as disk space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on individual hosts of very advanced web servers. Each particular service set constitutes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the given service and nothing else.
They will all operate as one server, sharing the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting
service, there would be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will render the so-called cloud hosting system.
The substantial cloud website hosting fraud. Quite common these days.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is intensely complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting merchandisers" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! A huge shame. This is because in the hosting business niche there are no stipulations at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-controlling body. That is the reason why the hosting traders speculate and lie blatantly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud web hosting they in fact can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting merchandisers
If a cPanel-based web hosting supplier has a cloud hosting system at hand, which is quite unbelievable, numerous hosting servers must be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting trader to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, in that inventing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not an issue, lots of cash must be invested too. Stacks of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big inconvenience.
The lack of open source cloud web hosting environments
There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting CP user interfaces (running with the cloud website hosting platform) either. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, first you have to devise one. In-house. Second of all, you must fabricate the web hosting CP as well.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Contemporary website hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to perform on one web server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one web server where these particular one-server web hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The shortage of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you must devise a custom web hosting Control Panel that will operate uncomplicatedly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt part of it. Proper examples of in-house set up cloud web hosting platforms with in-house built website hosting CPs besides us, at Hepsia, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision expenses
The smallest investment needed, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another $15-20,000. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting solutions can be found out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and practically cloudless!