What is Cloud Hosting?
Essentially, the real cloud website hosting platform serves individual website hosting services such as data storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate packs of high-end servers. Each particular service pack makes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing else. They will all function as one server, sharing the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud website hosting service, there has to be: a web space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these different service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud website hosting platform.
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The enormous cloud web hosting swindle. Quite popular nowadays.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only sound complicated, but actually it is extremely complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this popular unawareness, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is because in the website hosting business there are no rules at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such legislative body. That is why the hosting vendors speculate and tell lies openly (very directly, in fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud hosting they actually can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting suppliers
If a cPanel-based website hosting provider has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very unbelievable, lots of web hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First off, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting trader to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, owing to the fact that developing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not an issue, a lot of money has to be invested as well. Piles of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast problem.
The deficiency of open source cloud website hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud website hosting solutions. There are no open source website hosting CP instruments (running with the cloud web hosting system) as well. Hence, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to build one. In-house. In the second place, you must invent the web hosting CP too.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Contemporary web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to run on one web server only. All web hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on a single server where these respective single-server website hosting systems and website hosting CPs are set up.
The deficiency of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to invent an in-house built Control Panel that will work uncomplicatedly and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural component of it. Proper instances of in-house set up cloud web hosting platforms with custom invented web hosting CPs besides us, at UNLICLOUD, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware equipment charges
The smallest contribution wanted, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting platforms can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!