How Cloud Hosting Operates
Actually, the real cloud hosting platform serves different web hosting services like disk space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on autonomous bunches of high-end web servers. Each separate service group produces a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all work as one web server, sharing the service's load in nearly the same proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there must be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will make the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
The immense cloud website hosting hoax. Quite modern today.
There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud hosting at present. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in fact it is highly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. Based on this universal unawareness, the "cloud hosting merchandisers" speculate eagerly, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a disgrace! A vast disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no statutes whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative organization. That is the reason why the web hosting wholesalers speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, in fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they in reality can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting distributors
If a cPanel-based hosting wholesaler has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, a lot of hosting servers have to be purchased. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting vendor to keep the cloud website hosting platform at hand, since making one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient team are not an issue, plenty of cash has to be spent too. Tons of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense disadvantage.
The shortage of open source cloud hosting systems
There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source hosting Control Panel tools (running with the cloud website hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first you must fabricate one. In-house. Secondly, you must create the web hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based hosting Control Panels
Contemporary web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to function on a single web server solely. All website hosting services (data storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on one web server where these specific one-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The shortage of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to fabricate an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will function impeccably and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural constituent of it. Proper examples of custom devised cloud website hosting solutions with custom manufactured Control Panels besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment expenses
The minimal investment wanted, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting systems can be stumbled upon out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and practically unclouded!