Cloud Hosting Clarified
Actually, the authentic cloud hosting solution serves various web hosting services such as web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on independent packs of high-end servers. Each different service pack produces a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the particular service and nothing else. They will all function as one single server, sharing out the service's load in approximately identical proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there must be: a web space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP 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 build the so-called cloud website hosting system.
The colossal cloud website hosting fraud. Very widespread nowadays.
There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in reality it is very complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting merchandisers" speculate feverishly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a disgrace! A vast shame. This is due to the fact that in the hosting business there are no statutes whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such supervising body. That is the reason why the website hosting suppliers speculate and lie overtly (quite directly, actually) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in fact can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting providers
If a cPanel-based web hosting trader has a cloud hosting platform at hand, which is very improbable, lots of web servers must be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting supplier to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, due to the fact that setting up one requires years. Even when time and the provision of experienced personnel are not a problem, loads of money has to be spent as well. Piles of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast drawback.
The absence of open source cloud hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source hosting CP user interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting system) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to develop one. In-house. Secondly, you have to develop the web hosting CP as well.
One server-based hosting Control Panels
Today's popular website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to function on one single server solely. All hosting services (disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one web server where these particular one-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.
The lack of open source web hosting CPs
So, you must establish a custom website hosting Control Panel that will perform uncomplicatedly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural component of it. Appropriate instances of in-house made cloud website hosting systems with in-house constructed website hosting CPs besides us, at 29blue, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment costs
The minimal investment required, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000. Now you realize how many cloud hosting systems can be found out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||1200 MB storage||500 MB storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|15 websites hosted||5 websites hosted||2 websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|$10.58 / month||$7.08 / month||$5.00 / month||$3.75 / month|