Cloud Hosting or “The Cloud” as it is more commonly know is a virtual concept. The cloud works similarly to regular hosting environments but is different since the hardware that it runs on is simulated and generated by software running on several real machines.
The advantages of running your website on the cloud is that the sites rely on strong resources to achieve their scalability. Cloud hosting focuses on maximizing all of its shared resources. Cloud resources are not only shared by multiple users but per demand they are reallocated to gain more efficiency. Did I lose you? Here is a crude example.
Let’s say a company in South Carolina uses more resources at 8 am est. than a machine in Texas at that same time. The resources that the Texas machine has at 8 am est. are then routed or diverted to the server in South Carolina to be used for their 8 am Email junkies. Then at 9 am when the server load is lower those resources are transferred back to Texas for their 8 am Email junkies to use. This way of operating machines working in the cloud can instantly get the maximum use out of their resources which puts less strain on physical machines.
Moving to a cloud environment is said to allow companies to avoid costly infrastructure costs which they can refocus those costs back into their company.
If you are looking to become more efficient and lower your costs of operations you may want to look into transferring to a cloud based hosting plan.
COST TO USE
When you decide to go to a Cloud hosting solution you are only charged for the resources that you use. Hosting costs are measured by hour of use. So if you have a site that isn’t getting the traffic you won’t be paying an arm and a leg for service. When you move your site into the cloud environment you can pay as little as $5.00 a month. This is an amazing savings compared to traditional hosting. So if you are someone on a budget and or someone who just wants to stick their head up into the cloud and see what it is all about you can easily do it without breaking the bank.
Since you are working in a virtual environment you have the power to automatically generate more resources or scale back and not use as many. This will keep resources available for when you need them as well as for others who need them.
Since the cloud server is virtual you can customize it for processor speed, ram, space, operating system almost anything and everything that you can think of you can customize to make your server the ultimate tool for your hosting needs.
SERVERS COME ALIVE IN 55 SECONDS OR LESS
When you need a server you can get a server in less than a minute. With a few clicks of the mouse you can have your web server up and running.
The cloud is the new more efficient way of web hosting. If you are someone who is looking to try out new technology and have a little fun along the way I strongly suggest you look at taking a ride in the cloud.