Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting
In general, the actual cloud web hosting solution serves various web hosting services such as web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, and so on, on different stacks of very advanced web servers. Each separate service pack constitutes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing else. They will all perform as one single server, sharing out the service's load in nearly the same proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there should be: a data storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics 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 system.
The mammoth cloud web hosting scam. Very widespread today.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only appear complicated, but in fact it is very perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud hosting traders" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a disgrace! A great shame. This is because in the web hosting business there are no laws at all. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such supervising organization. That is the reason why the hosting firms speculate and lie openly (very bluntly, actually) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud hosting they in reality can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting companies
If a cPanel-based web hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite unbelievable, multiple web servers must be purchased. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting vendor to keep the cloud hosting platform at hand, as developing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not a problem, a lot of money has to be spent as well. Tons of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a big predicament.
The absence of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud web hosting solutions. There aren't any open source web hosting CP devices (working with the cloud web hosting platform) either. So, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, in the first place you must devise one. In-house. In the second place, you must develop the web hosting CP too.
One server-based website hosting CPs
Popular hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to work on one web server solely. All hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on a single web server where these specific single-server hosting systems and website hosting CPs are installed.
The absence of open source web hosting CPs
So, you have to set up an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will operate faultlessly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural constituent of it. Proper examples of custom made cloud web hosting solutions with custom devised web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Blue Grape Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision costs
The minimal investment needed, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically cloudless!
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||3 websites hosted||10 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$4.50 / month||$10.00 / month||$30.00 / month||$70.00 / month|