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With traditional hosting, irrespective of type, all the data of a website is stored in a single server. There are methods of hosting where a single server hosts multiple websites – such as Shared Hosting and VPS Hosting. However, Cloud Hosting is the only hosting method where the data of a single website is stored across multiple servers. 

This is a fundamental shift in website hosting architecture, and Cloud Hosting design offers a whole range of advantages – greater redundancy, improved performance, and of course, better website security. 

Before we understand exactly how secure Cloud Hosting platforms improve your website’s security, let us understand the major security threats that your website faces regularly.

Important threats to website security 

Website security is a combination of a few things. 

  • Your critical website data should not be accessible to anyone who does not have your express permission. 
  • The data on your website should not be easy to steal. 
  • You shouldn’t lose data due to technical problems like the failure of hardware.

Failure to prevent any one of the above-mentioned scenarios is a dent in your website security. So, protection against cyberattacks and data redundancy are the top factors to ensure website security.  

Unfortunately, the number of cyberattacks isn’t going down; rather, it is steadily on the rise. Adding to the problem is reports across the globe, noting that cyberattacks have sharply risen since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic. From corporate security experts to the USA’s FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), the reports all quote the same thing — the number of cyberattacks has gone up manifold since the COVID-19 crisis began. 

The usual suspects when it comes to cyberattacks are DDoS attacks (Distributed Denial of Service), MitM attacks (Man in the Middle), and of course, successful cyberattacks via social engineering. 

Cloud Hosting offers several advantages that help you protect your website against both cyber attacks and data loss. 

This article lists out some of the most important benefits of Cloud Hosting for website security. 

Advantages of Cloud Hosting for website security

  1. Lower exposure to threats

In all other traditional forms of hosting, once your server is infected, all your website data is at risk. This is natural because all the data is stored on the same server. 

With Cloud Hosting, your exposure to risk is reduced. Even if a server that has your website data is infected, not all of your data is at risk, given that the data is mirrored, in real-time, across multiple servers.

  1. Difficult to gain access to your website data

With Cloud Hosting, your data does not have a permanent residence, so to say. Website data is constantly moved between different servers. 

The constant movement of data means that it’s incredibly hard to attack a website with any degree of accuracy. A hacker would have to successfully target multiple servers at the right time to gain any coherent data. 

With traditional hosting, this layer of protection simply does not exist. All the data is stored in one place, on a single server. 

  1. Unmatched redundancy 

This is where Cloud Hosting is miles ahead of any other hosting method. Data loss is not always a result of some malicious hacker. More often than not, it’s because a piece of hardware failed in a data center. Hard disks are a common culprit here. Even if you’ve lost data for a simpler reason, it’s still a genuine concern when it comes to website security. 

Over the years, Cloud Hosting has become better and better at dealing with these sorts of problems. Data is mirrored to multiple hard disks in real-time. This means that the failure of hardware will have no impact on your website’s data integrity.  

  1. All-round encryption 

Encryption isn’t unique to Cloud Hosting. However, what’s unique about encryption in Cloud Hosting is that all website data is encrypted. 

As mentioned earlier, data moves around a lot with Cloud Hosting. So, to prevent MitM attacks, all data is encrypted by default. So, even if a hacker were to gain access to your website data, it’d be useless without the decryption key. The decryption key, of course, resides only within the servers, making the stolen data incoherent and completely useless. 

  1. Genuine concerns have been addressed thoroughly

When Cloud Hosting was still new, cybersecurity experts posed a number of critical questions given that there’s so much movement of data. Over the years, web hosting companies, in collaboration with cybersecurity experts, have solved all the major problems. 

The issues about lack of control of data, vulnerabilities to MitM attacks, problems with malware injection, and even DDoS attacks — all these were valid criticisms. 

To prevent these problems, there’s greater data redundancy, a whole host of firewalls for all the servers, anti-malware programs designed specially to tackle DDoS attacks, enterprise-grade antivirus, and so much more. Security of Cloud Hosting has come a long way since its inception.

  1. Cross-platform backup strategy

One of the concerns with website security is that you may end up losing data even though your website wasn’t specifically targeted. An attack on a website that sits in a server in the same data center as yours can compromise your website security. 

These things don’t happen often, but they are a possibility, and Cloud Hosting mitigates that problem. The mitigation is done by cross-platform backups. 

As mentioned earlier, all website data is instantly encrypted and mirrored in a Cloud Hosting environment. Multiple backups are taken. With cross-platform backups, these backups are stored in entirely different data centers. So, if a data center were to be successfully attacked, you would still not lose your website data. 


Cloud Hosting is an excellent way to host a website. If you’re looking to buy a Cloud Hosting plan, make sure that you get it from a reputed hosting company. 

ResellerClub takes additional steps to ensure that their Cloud Hosting plans are secured against both hackers and technical problems. Our Cloud Hosting plans are powered by Solid State Drives (SSD) and offer free SSL, unmetered bandwidth, unmetered disk space and free cPanel control panel. 

What’s more, we also guarantee fast and reliable hosting, which are crucial to your website’s success in the long term. Check out SSD Cloud Hosting plans from ResellerClub today and ensure a secure, fast and reliable hosting platform for your website!

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