31 Jan 2018, 11:54 — 4 min read
Cloud hosting has brought a paradigm shift to how businesses and indeed people engage with the internet. Cloud hosting is essentially a simpler, more agile way to store, share and configure system resources and higher-level services. This is without dedicated resources being deployed to manage these resources. Cloud-hosting can help a business focus on their core activities rather than get caught up in the nitty-gritty of IT and business operations. Day by day, cloud hosting is becoming the norm with companies taking advantage of innovations in this technology that make a very reasonable option to choose for their business.
Cloud hosting helps in migrating data, email, application or software which is accessible from anywhere in the globe. Few examples from our daily lives are Google Drive, reading books on Kindle and more. There are numerous benefits for cloud hosting adoption and here’s a rundown of these benefits.
1. High server uptime
Server uptime is directly proportional to a website’s performance. This hosting provides maximum uptime and guarantees no point for downtime. Being the system of interconnected servers, if at any point one server is unable to take request then another server out of various servers will tackle the workload.
2. Pay for resources according to needs
In traditional hosting, the client has to pay fixed amount for the services whether they utilise them or not. Cloud hosting is the best option in this case because the client needs to pay for the resources as per requirement. There no need to worry about capital expenditure because you will have to pay for resources that you actually use.
3. Increased security
In traditional hosting, one needs to share resources and CPU with other websites on the same server which doesn’t assure any security. Another option to secure information is to get a private dedicated server but the cost will be high. Here’s where cloud hosting comes into the picture. It secures data at various levels – network, application, data and physical security. Additionally, providers also ensure data safety through proper data isolation, customer’s identity and encrypted solutions.
4. Scalability of resources
One of the notable benefits is scalability, meaning its ability to be scaled up or down to handle the server load at any particular time. It allows websites to add or reduce resources such as RAM, storage, bandwidth, etc. that are maintained by multiple servers.
5. Independent of location
Location of server plays a major role in website loading speed. So while choosing a traditional hosting server one needs to be specific, cloud hosting eliminates this point as its servers are present across the world. These servers are accessible from any corner of the world with any handheld device or PC.
6. Use of latest technologies
Cloud hosting uses latest technologies and allows customisation and integrating software applications as per your requirements.
Cloud servers are utilised up to full capacity which decreases idle time and thus saves energy. It also eliminates need of managing in-house servers and reduces carbon emission.
To conclude, nowadays, hosting services can detect which server is close to given user and minimise delays and page loading times. It is hard to understand why companies are still spending large amounts of money on in-house servers and going through the hassle of maintenance when cloud hosting offers the best facilities.
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