In this article, I’m going to talk about Cloud Hosting and it’s business benefits vs traditional hosting like Shared and Dedicated Hosting. The term ‘on the cloud’ simply means that resources are distributed between a network of servers to provision hosting of your website and web applications.
Cloud is one of the most popular technological concepts that has revolutionized data and applications and every business worth its salt is already on or considering going on to the cloud.
What is Cloud Hosting?
In simple words, Cloud Hosting is a network of machines that are connected together and act as one. Cloud Hosting is based on Cloud Computing which is a technological marvel that has revolutionized storage and processing.
Traditional hosting,on the other hand, depends on one physical server as opposed to Cloud Hosting. Resources like Disk Space, RAM and CPU are distributed between a network of servers in Cloud Hosting.
In traditional hosting all your resources are provisioned on one physical server. Thus Cloud allows scalability of resources if and when your website traffic increases, at any given point of time.
Why should you choose Cloud Hosting ?
While the reasons are plenty to move to Cloud Hosting, I have highlighted a few that matter to you from a business perspective:
- Website Performance is maximised because Cloud Hosting is not dependent on one physical server but a network of servers that act together and provision hosting of websites and web applications
- Resources like RAM, CPU, Space and Bandwidth are guaranteed as per the plan you’ve chosen
- No single point of failure since multiple servers act together and distribute server liability
- Flexibility in upgrades of plans as you scale
- Pricing is low and features are usually more
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Moving on, there are 3 core concepts about Cloud Hosting that highlight the difference vs traditional hosting :
With a provider such as ResellerClub, Cloud Hosting allows you to scale up as and when your website traffic increases and your web applications gain popularity. In Cloud Hosting an upgrade of plan would enable you to do that as opposed to Cloud Servers, that allows you to pay for only how much you use. Both Cloud Hosting and Cloud Server uses Cloud Computing technologies.
With traditional hosting, your website would work on a single instance of a physical server.If the server fails, users can experience a lot of downtime. Cloud Hosting virtually partitions a server and uses resources from a network of servers.
Cloud Hosting vs Shared Hosting
We’ve already spoken about how cloud hosting is different from traditional hosting earlier. If you compare Shared Hosting vs Cloud Hosting – reliability is of key importance as there is no dependency on a single server. Cloud Hosting lets you cope up with any failover without any problem.
Which Cloud Hosting Provider to Choose?
In simple language, Cloud Hosting or Cloud Sites is like Shared Hosting in a cloud environment. I would suggest using ResellerClub’s Cloud Hosting, it uses highly advanced virtualization systems which guarantee resources for each website on the cloud. This means everyone on the cloud would benefit from this at an affordable price. You can also upgrade your plans when you scale up.
(Disclaimer: This is a guest post submitted on Techstory by Tejas Vernekar of ResellerClub. All the contents and images in the article have been provided to Techstory by the authors of the article. Techstory is not responsible or liable for any content in this article.)
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