How Does Cloud Website Hosting Operate?
Actually, the actual cloud website hosting platform serves separate website hosting services like data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent groups of leading edge servers. Each different service set makes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one web server, sharing out the service's load in practically equal proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there must be: a storage space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will produce the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
The gigantic cloud web hosting trick. Very widespread at the moment.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in reality it is intensely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. Based on this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting corporations" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! An enormous disgrace. This is because in the website hosting business niche there are no principles whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative organization. This is why the web hosting vendors speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, in fact) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they actually can furnish.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting retailers
If a cPanel-based web hosting supplier has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, many hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting retailer to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, because of the fact that fabricating one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced staff are not an issue, lots of money has to be spent too. Tons of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense defect.
The shortage of open source cloud website hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud hosting environments. There are no open source hosting CP user interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first of all you must develop one. In-house. In the second place, you must devise the web hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based Control Panels
Today's popular hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to run on one single server solely. All website hosting services (disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one web server where these respective one-server web hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The lack of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you have to set up a custom web hosting CP that will operate impeccably and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained component of it. Appropriate examples of custom devised cloud web hosting systems with custom made CPs besides us, at TechNE, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision expenses
The smallest investment wanted, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting solutions can be chanced on out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually unclouded!