What Exactly is Cloud Web Hosting?
In general, the genuine cloud hosting platform serves separate hosting services such as disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on autonomous sets of leading edge web servers. Each particular service group creates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all function as one single web server, sharing the service's load in approximately equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there should be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting system.
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The immense cloud website hosting scam. Very widespread at present.
There is so much speculation going around about cloud hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is excessively perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting companies" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a disgrace! An enormous disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no stipulations at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such legislative organization. That is why the website hosting merchants speculate and lie blatantly (very bluntly, actually) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in fact can furnish.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting wholesalers
If a cPanel-based web hosting merchant has a cloud hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, many hosting servers have to be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First, let's examine what the cloud complications are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting company to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, since devising one takes years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not a problem, loads of cash must be spent as well. Tons of cash. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense downside.
The absence of open source cloud hosting environments
There are no open source cloud website hosting solutions. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel instruments (running with the cloud hosting system) as well. Hence, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to construct one. In-house. In the second place, you must make the web hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based web hosting CPs
Modern website hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are developed to function on a single server solely. All hosting services (disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on a single web server where these specific single-server hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are installed.
The lack of open source CPs
So, you have to devise an in-house built hosting CP that will run impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Appropriate examples of custom set up cloud web hosting platforms with custom manufactured web hosting CPs besides us, at eWallz Cloud, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment fares
The smallest contribution demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud hosting solutions can be detected out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and almost unclouded!