What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?
Actually, the actual cloud hosting platform serves various hosting services like storage space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on individual hosts of avant-garde web servers. Each single service group generates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the given service and nothing else. They will all operate as one web server, sharing the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there has to be: a web 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 different service clusters will make the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The massive cloud web hosting fraud. Very modern these days.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is intensely perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting vendors" speculate intensely, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! A great disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no norms at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such supervising organization. That is why the hosting companies speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite directly, actually) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud hosting they actually can deliver.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting providers
If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite improbable, plenty of web servers have to be paid for. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First off, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting firm to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, as constructing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a problem, plenty of cash must be spent too. Piles of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast drawback.
The lack of open source cloud hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel user interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting system) either. So, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you have to fabricate one. In-house. Secondly, you must fabricate the web hosting Control Panel as well.
One server-based website hosting CPs
Popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are developed to work on one single server exclusively. All web hosting services (data storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one web server where these particular single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The deficiency of open source Control Panels
So, you must fabricate a custom web hosting CP that will function faultlessly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Proper instances of custom built cloud web hosting platforms with custom made website hosting CPs besides us, at ParagonHost.net, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment fares
The smallest investment needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting solutions can be detected out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and almost unclouded!