Essentially, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves different hosting services like data storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent hosts of avant-garde servers. Each single service pack makes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all operate as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in practically equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there must be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will construct the so-called cloud website hosting system.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is highly complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! A great disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting business niche there are no decrees at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such regulatory body. That is the reason why the hosting retailers speculate and tell lies overtly (very bluntly, actually) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they actually can distribute.
If a cPanel-based hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very improbable, plenty of servers have to be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this review. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting trader to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because building one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a professional team are not a predicament, plenty of cash must be invested too. Mountains of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big inconvenience.
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting solutions. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel user interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting system) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first you have to make one. In-house. In the second place, you have to fabricate the web hosting Control Panel as well.
Today's popular website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to perform on one single web server solely. All website hosting services (disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one web server where these particular single-server web hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are set up.
So, you have to fabricate an in-house built website hosting CP that will run faultlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Proper examples of custom built cloud web hosting systems with in-house manufactured web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Realscape Web Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
The minimal contribution required, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 USD and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting systems can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and virtually unclouded!