What Indeed is Cloud Hosting?
Essentially, the real cloud website hosting platform serves distinct web hosting services such as disk space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, and so on, on autonomous sets of deluxe servers. Each single service set creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all operate as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in practically identical proportions. If there is a genuine cloud website hosting service, there should be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will compose the so-called cloud hosting platform.
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The enormous cloud hosting fraud. Quite popular today.
There is so much speculation going around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in fact it is intensely complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. Based on this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud web hosting wholesalers" speculate strongly, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! A huge shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no principles at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such supervising organization. This is the reason why the website hosting wholesalers speculate and lie blatantly (very directly, in fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud web hosting they in reality can provide.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting companies
If a cPanel-based hosting firm has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, loads of web hosting servers have to be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this story. But before we do, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting wholesaler to keep the cloud hosting system at hand, as building one requires years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not a predicament, lots of cash must be invested too. Stacks of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a great problem.
The shortage of open source cloud website hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting environments. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel devices (running with the cloud website hosting platform) either. So, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, in the first place you must devise one. In-house. In the second place, you must construct the web hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Contemporary web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to run on a single web server solely. All web hosting services (disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on one server where these specific one-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are set up.
The lack of open source web hosting CPs
So, you have to set up a custom web hosting Control Panel that will function flawlessly and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Appropriate examples of in-house set up cloud web hosting platforms with in-house devised web hosting Control Panels besides us, at UNLI CLOUD, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision rates
The minimum investment wanted, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud website hosting solutions can be detected out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!