How Cloud Hosting Functions
In general, the genuine cloud hosting platform serves separate web hosting services such as web space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on independent sets of very powerful web servers. Each individual service group creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one single server, sharing the service's load in practically equal proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there should be: a disk storage cluster, an electronic mail 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 different service clusters will make the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
The immense cloud website hosting fraud. Quite widespread now.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in reality it is extremely perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this common unawareness, the "cloud hosting retailers" speculate fervently, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no stipulations at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such supervising body. This is the reason why the web hosting wholesalers speculate and tell lies blatantly (very directly, in fact) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they actually can offer.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting traders
If a cPanel-based website hosting firm has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is very unbelievable, many web servers must be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting wholesaler to keep the cloud website hosting platform at hand, since setting up one demands years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not an issue, plenty of money must be invested too. Mountains of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge problem.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting environments
There are no open source cloud web hosting solutions. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel interfaces (operating with the cloud web hosting system) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to set up one. In-house. In the second place, you have to devise the web hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Famous website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to function on one single web server solely. All website hosting services (disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on a single server where these given one-server web hosting systems and Control Panels are set up.
The lack of open source web hosting CPs
So, you must invent a custom web hosting Control Panel that will perform unproblematically and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural part of it. Appropriate instances of in-house built cloud web hosting systems with custom devised hosting Control Panels besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment fees
The smallest investment needed, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting solutions can be found out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and almost cloudless!