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What Precisely is Cloud Web Hosting?
In general, the genuine cloud web hosting platform serves individual hosting services like data storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on individual groups of cutting-edge web servers. Each single service pack generates a cluster. All the web 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 nearly the same proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there would be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will generate the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
The great cloud website hosting deceit. Quite popular at the moment.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only appear perplexing, but actually it is greatly perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. Based on this universal ignorance, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate strongly, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no laws whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such supervisory body. This is why the website hosting merchandisers speculate and lie blatantly (very bluntly, actually) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud web hosting they indeed can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting companies
If a cPanel-based web hosting wholesaler has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite improbable, numerous servers must be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this review. First off, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting provider to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, in that building one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient team are not an issue, loads of cash must be spent too. Piles of money. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge downside.
The absence of open source cloud web hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source hosting Control Panel tools (functioning with the cloud hosting platform) either. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, in the first place you have to fabricate one. In-house. Second of all, you have to build the web hosting CP as well.
Single server-based hosting Control Panels
Today's popular web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to work on a single server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on one server where these particular one-server website hosting systems and CPs are installed.
The deficiency of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you must create an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will operate uncomplicatedly and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible part of it. Good instances of in-house developed cloud web hosting solutions with custom manufactured website hosting Control Panels besides us, at AFSWA HOSTING, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment prices
The minimal investment wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting platforms can be found out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly cloudless!