What is Cloud Web Hosting?
In general, the actual cloud web hosting platform serves various website hosting services such as disk storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, etc., on separate hosts of cutting-edge servers. Each separate service pack produces a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the given service and nothing else. They will all work as one server, sharing out the service's load in almost equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there should be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will compose the so-called cloud hosting platform.
The massive cloud web hosting fraud. Quite common these days.
There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud hosting today. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in reality it is excessively complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. Based on this popular unawareness, the "cloud website hosting wholesalers" speculate fervently, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a disgrace! An enormous shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry niche there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling organization. That is the reason why the web hosting corporations speculate and tell lies openly (very directly, actually) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud web hosting they actually can supply.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting suppliers
If a cPanel-based website hosting provider has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, plenty of servers must be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. First off, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting supplier to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, as setting up one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not a problem, lots of cash has to be spent too. Stacks of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast downside.
The deficiency of open source cloud web hosting environments
There are no open source cloud web hosting solutions. There aren't any open source Control Panel tools (functioning with the cloud website hosting system) as well. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to establish one. In-house. Secondly, you must construct the website hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based web hosting Control Panels
Famous web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to work on one web server solely. All hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on one single web server where these respective single-server web hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are installed.
The lack of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to set up a custom web hosting Control Panel that will function unproblematically and to include it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible component of it. Good examples of custom set up cloud website hosting solutions with in-house built website hosting CPs besides us, at Sindibad Host, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment prices
The minimum contribution demanded, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and almost cloudless!
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$4.75 / month||$8.75 / month||$12.75 / month||$3.75 / month|