Essentially, the authentic cloud web hosting platform serves different web hosting services like data storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on autonomous hosts of high-end servers. Each individual service set constitutes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the given service and nothing beside it. They will all operate as one single server, sharing the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there should be: a storage space cluster, an electronic 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 separate service clusters will build the so-called cloud hosting system.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is intensely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this widespread unawareness, the "cloud web hosting wholesalers" speculate fiercely, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! An immense shame. This is because in the website hosting industry niche there are no tenets whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such supervising institution. That is why the web hosting suppliers speculate and lie overtly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud hosting they indeed can provide.
If a cPanel-based website hosting merchant has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very improbable, numerous web servers have to be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First off, let's examine what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting distributor to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, due to the fact that establishing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not a predicament, a lot of cash must be spent too. Mountains of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous downside.
There are no open source cloud hosting platforms. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel user interfaces (functioning with the cloud web hosting system) as well. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first you must fabricate one. In-house. Secondly, you must devise the web hosting Control Panel as well.
Famous web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to work on one server solely. All web hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one web server where these specific single-server website hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are set up.
So, you have to make a custom web hosting Control Panel that will work uncomplicatedly and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained constituent of it. Good instances of custom manufactured cloud web hosting systems with in-house devised web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Rincon Web Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
The minimal investment demanded, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting platforms can be found out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and practically cloudless!