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Understanding What Cloud Hosting Really Is!

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Cloud hosting is the latest form of hosting that has become extremely popular over the past few years. The main concept of cloud hosting is "Divide and Rule" – the resources required for maintaining your website are spread across more than one web server, and are rendered as per need basis.

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Understanding What Cloud Hosting Really Is!

  1. 1. Understanding What Cloud Hosting Really Is!
  2. 2. • The main concept of cloud hosting is "Divide and Rule" – the resources required for maintaining your website are spread across more than one web server, and are rendered as per need basis. This greatly reduces chances of any downtimes in case of a server malfunction.
  3. 3. • Another noteworthy aspect is that cloud hosting allows you to manage peak loads easily, without facing any bandwidth issues, since another server can provide the additional resources in such a case. Hence, your website doesn't rely on just one server, and rather a cluster of servers that work together, termed as "the cloud".
  4. 4. How Does it Work? • Each server in the cloud helps in carrying out a particular set of tasks, and in case of failure of any of the servers in the cloud, other server(s) temporarily kick-in as a back-up to render the required resources. • Something similar happens in case of an overload condition too. However, usage of low quality server hardware can significantly hamper the performance, and such implementations aren't worthy of being tagged with the “cloud” moniker – this is typically the case with cheap hosting providers .
  5. 5. Enterprise Cloud Hosting • When you provide enterprise level hosting services, it goes without saying that quality needs to be the prime focus! So, high quality enterprise cloud providers make use of VMware, and deliver extremely reliable cloud services, which are even better than dedicated servers.
  6. 6. Cloud Hosting vs Dedicated Servers & VPS • When you compare dedicated servers to cloud hosting, the reliability factor is quite case in the latter case, since you’ve got multiple servers at your disposal as opposed to a single dedicated server that allows you to cope-up with any emergencies without breaking a sweat. • However, the pricing varies depending upon your actual usage – in case of heavy usage; cost factor associated with cloud architecture may be slightly higher, though so is its resilience too.
  7. 7. • When you come to VPS and traditional shared hosting, the cost factor is extremely low is this case quite obviously, but again so is the reliability too. In case of VPS, a single server is divided into multiple chunks, and each portion is managed by a particular user, so the capital investment is reasonably low. • VPS is the ideal choice for those who aren't actually looking out for the reliability aspect of cloud hosting.
  8. 8. Article Source: webhosting.about.com Image Source: cryonet.com.au

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