When you’re new in the web industry and plan to host your first website or a blog, there are a lot of questions on your mind. Should I go with a free service or a premium one? Is this the right time to invest in a paid service and if yes, which hosting service do I choose?
Eventually, most website owners end up choosing Shared Hosting as it offers good features for beginners and is also quite affordable. With the passing of time, your business grows and so does the traffic. It is at that time you think – since my website traffic has grown the time taken to load is too much, which hosting do I switch to now?
Choosing the right hosting is not always easy. However, with the right resources and guidance, it becomes easier. In this post, we’ll cover Cloud Hosting and the benefits of moving to the Cloud.
Let us begin with understanding Cloud Hosting
Cloud Hosting is a Cloud architecture inspired offering, where we have combined the benefits of cloud as well as Shared Hosting. The benefits of the cloud being (Virtualization, Redundant Storage, Resource Scaling) and the simplicity of Shared Hosting.
The plans are designed in a manner that users do not but they can increase resources (CPU and RAM) based on their requirements to handle an increase in traffic. In case of a hardware failure, the server can be spun back up again with minimal downtime and no data loss due to the redundant storage architecture
Apart from these basics let us see what sets Cloud Hosting apart from other hosting services:
Benefits of Cloud Hosting:
- Better Performance
It maximizes the performance of websites and web applications as the load is evenly distributed between the servers connected to the network. The availability of resources is also high as it is not dependent on a single physical server like in Shared Hosting.
- Increased Scalability
Cloud Hosting allows easy and instantaneous upgradation of CPU and RAM, improving scalability as and when the traffic of your website increases.
- Secure Data
Cloud Hosting provides data mirroring helping you keep your data secure. The data is mirrored on 3 different devices on various drives such that in case of any hardware failure you do not lose your data. This ensures hassle-free data backup and recovery.
- Cost Saving
Although it may initially seem like Cloud Hosting is expensive, when you take into consideration the features it provides, the pricing is considerably more economical. Also in some cases, you only have to pay for the resources you use. Some of the features Cloud Hosting provides are, free data migration, fully managed hosting, resource monitoring etc.
- Good Stability
Cloud Hosting is reliable as data has triple redundancy as a result of mirroring. This ensures that your data on the cloud is secure as well as if the server ever fails, recovering data is easier.
- Incredible Speed
Cloud Hosting servers have low density that helps your website boost its speed along with varnish. Varnish is a web simulator that allows websites to sustain high traffic while loading pages in a super fast speed by caching the static and dynamic content on the web page. It can speed up websites by almost 1000%.
I hope you found this post helpful in understanding the benefits of moving to the Cloud. Once you choose Cloud Hosting the next logical move is to select the best Cloud Hosting plan suited to you.
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