Basics of Web Hosting in the Cloud

May 13, 2013 / Cloud Hosting

With the quick rise in Cloud Computing use cases and user interest, it wasn’t unusual for hosting to be done in the cloud as well. All the benefits of the cloud platform like flexibility, scalability, and on-demand resources can be applied effectively to web hosting services and make it a much better alternative to traditional services.

To understand this better, we first look at what cloud computing is? Cloud Computing is the cluster of computers or servers clubbed together and the resources are offered in virtualized portions as requested by the users. This is supplied over the internet under the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model of cloud computing.

Even though the data can be accessed by the users from their own devices which are connected to the internet the data is actually stored at a different location in servers in a data center which is secure and safe. This allows users to do away with the need of maintaining on-premise storage equipment and the need to employ costly administrators for the same leading to reduced costs.

Basic of Cloud Hosting Server

Hosting in the Cloud

We now know how cloud computing is done now let’s take a look at web hosting in the cloud.

Ideally, the web hosting provider provides resources that are available on its server for hosting the websites of the clients. These resources are limited to the extent of the capacity of the server which often results in overloading and eventual crashing of sites. To address this issue you could probably switch to a dedicated server with a much higher resource stock and end up paying a fortune or keep facing issues time and again.

But with the cloud, you have ample resources up to the extent of the combined capacity of all the servers in the cloud which is often quite high. The resources are high and the load is balanced equally between all the servers in the cloud allowing you maximum uptime and better site performance.

Now, when you get resources without interruption or downtime and the cost incurred is based on the amount of usage it brings down the unnecessary cost involved in having higher resources which often go unused. This makes cloud hosting server a better option which gives necessary resources at low cost and ensures high uptime as well.

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