What Exactly is Cloud Hosting?
Actually, the real cloud hosting platform serves various web hosting services like storage space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, CP, backup, etc., on independent hosts of avant-garde web servers. Each individual service pack creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the given service and nothing else. They will all work as one web server, sharing the service's load in practically equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there would be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will build the so-called cloud hosting platform.
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The massive cloud web hosting fraud. Very widespread at the moment.
There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud hosting at present. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in reality it is supremely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. Based on this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting vendors" speculate fervently, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting business niche there are no regulations at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such regulative institution. That is why the hosting merchandisers speculate and lie openly (quite directly, actually) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud web hosting they actually can offer.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting companies
If a cPanel-based web hosting distributor has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite improbable, many servers must be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. First, let's find out what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting merchandiser to keep the cloud hosting system at hand, because of the fact that constructing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not a predicament, plenty of money must be spent too. Heaps of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense problem.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting CP user interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you have to fabricate one. In-house. Second of all, you must construct the website hosting CP as well.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Popular web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to perform on a single web server solely. All web hosting services (storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one single server where these particular one-server web hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are installed.
The lack of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to set up a custom Control Panel that will work faultlessly and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained component of it. Proper instances of custom manufactured cloud web hosting solutions with custom invented web hosting CPs besides us, at PakCloudHost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision fares
The minimal investment required, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly cloudless!