Cloud Web Hosting Unveiled
Essentially, the real cloud web hosting platform serves separate hosting services like storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate packs of top-notch servers. Each specific service group creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all operate as one single server, sharing the service's load in nearly equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there would be: a disk storage 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, etc. All these independent service clusters will create the so-called cloud hosting system.
The gigantic cloud website hosting deceit. Quite popular now.
There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud web hosting today. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is greatly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this popular ignorance, the "cloud website hosting retailers" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a shame! A big shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no tenets at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such supervising institution. That is the reason why the website hosting companies speculate and lie blatantly (very bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they indeed can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting providers
If a cPanel-based website hosting supplier has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, a lot of web servers must be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. First off, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting company to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, for establishing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not a predicament, plenty of money must be invested too. Mountains of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a great inconvenience.
The lack of open source cloud web hosting systems
There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source hosting Control Panel interfaces (running with the cloud hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, first of all you must invent one. In-house. Secondly, you must establish the web hosting CP as well.
Single server-based CPs
Popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to work on one single server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on a single server where these respective one-server web hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The absence of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you must set up an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will run impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Suitable examples of in-house built cloud web hosting solutions with custom constructed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at EXTEC, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment expenses
The minimum contribution wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting systems can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so azure... and virtually cloudless!
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||5 websites hosted||1 website hosted|
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