The whole truth about the cloud web page hosting service
In general, the real cloud webspace hosting platform serves distinct hosting services like disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, etc., on separate packs of very powerful servers. Each different service set forms a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing else. They will all perform as one single server, sharing out the service's load in practically the same proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there would be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web site hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will construct the so-called cloud web site hosting platform.
The great cloud site hosting trick. Quite popular now.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud web hosting today. As you can perceive,cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but in fact it is highly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. Based on this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud web space hosting vendors" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a disgrace! A big shame. This is because in the web hosting business there are no ordinances whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web site hosting industry niche has no such supervising organization. That is why the site hosting traders speculate and tell lies openly (very bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they actually can provide.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting traders
If a cPanel-based hosting vendor has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite unbelievable, lots of web hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's see what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel hosting supplier to have the cloud web page hosting platform at hand, owing to the fact that fabricating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not an issue, plenty of cash has to be invested as well. Tons of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a big inconvenience.
The absence of open source cloud webspace hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud web space hosting systems. There are no open source web site hosting CP interfaces (functioning with the cloud web page hosting solution) either. So, to have a cloud web site hosting system at hand, first of all you have to construct one. In-house. In the second place, you must create the web space hosting Control Panel too.
Single server-based web site hosting CPs
Today's popular web site hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to work on one single web server solely. All webspace hosting services (storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on one server where these particular single-server web site hosting systems and hosting CPs are installed.
The shortage of open source webspace hosting Control Panels
So, you have to develop a custom website hosting Control Panel that will operate faultlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural part of it. Proper instances of custom built cloud hosting solutions with in-house invented web space hosting CPs are: Exaquad, NTCHosting, Lonex, Exclusive Hosting, FreeHostia, OpenHost, 50Webs, 100WebSpace, Fateback, MediaTemple and ResellersPanel
Cloud site hosting hardware provision expenses
The minimum investment demanded, just for the cloud web space hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting systems can be detected out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and almost unclouded!