How Cloud Hosting Works

While the ‘Cloud’ has forever changed how applications, storage and web hosting has worked over the last few years, what exactly the term is and how it works is still lost on many people. This blog tackles this misunderstood question – what is cloud hosting and how does it work? What is ‘Cloud Hosting’? In traditional web hosting, a website is supported by a single server. In ‘Cloud hosting’ on the other hand, a website is supported by hundreds of servers working together as one. This cluster of servers together is termed the ‘Cloud’. This set up makes hosting on […]

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What is Thin Provisioning in Ceph?

In today’s world, everyone is looking to have faster and more efficient storage systems to power their IT services. It is also observed that over time, we have come a long way from simple file systems to advanced and self-managing storage systems like Ceph storage architecture. In this post, we are going to discuss what Thin Provisioning is and what it does to make Ceph highly effective. If you want to learn more about what Ceph is and what its features are, you can check out this post here. Thin provisioning is one of those great features that makes storage […]

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What is erasure coding

What is Erasure Coding?

Erasure Coding (EC), is a method of data storage which helps improve data redundancy and reliability. In an age where data integrity and reliability of storage structures is so important, techniques such as Erasure coding go a long way to building robustness into Storage Architectures. In Erasure coding, the data stored across the disk is fragmented into bits and each of these fragments is then encoded for a high level of protection and then stored in different disks for high data reliability. If you are someone who is looking to learn what is Erasure coding, then this post will take […]

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Difference between Virtualization and Cloud Computing

In today’s day and age, most businesses have moved either all or a part of their operations online. Often times we hear that one technology is better than the other for a business to thrive in the web industry. One such technology that has become quite a buzzword recently is ‘Cloud Computing.’ Cloud Computing as a term is used for everything related to the cloud. Be it cloud services, cloud systems, platforms, web hosting, etc. Add to that the fact that there are some people who say the cloud is virtual (which is true) and hence, cloud computing and virtualization […]

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benefits of moving to the cloud

6 Benefits of Moving to Cloud Hosting

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 […]

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What is the difference between cloud hosting and shared hosting?

As web hosting evolves as a service in a bid to cater to the needs of various customers, hosting providers are often asked about the peculiarities of every hosting service, cloud and shared hosting in particular. This query, asked by bloggers, web professionals and businesses alike, has often been a subject of discussion so as to come down to a better decision while choosing a hosting package. However, both shared as well as cloud hosting have their own characteristics which allow its deployers to make the most out of them. But having said that there are some shortcomings to them […]

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how secure is cloud storage

How Secure is Cloud Storage

Go back to some good old years and you would have heard a common problem, ‘my hard disk is full I don’t know where to store my data anymore.’ These things now sound alien, don’t they? After all, with the arrival of cloud, this problem has disappeared. However, it wasn’t until a few years later that people actually began trusting the cloud and using it. And well once they did, there was no turning back. According to a recent survey, 96% internet users employ the services of Cloud which is a clear indication that a vast majority of data is […]

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Difference between Cloud Hosting and VPS Hosting

When it comes to selecting hosting, the first thing that comes to mind is a website. However, hosting can be applicable for different purposes. You may run an SMB, be a professional blogger or be a web pro setting up your data centre, selecting the right hosting, therefore, depends on the purpose you wish to use it for. In this post, I’ll walk you through two of the most suitable hosting services for hosting your business website or web-app viz. Cloud Hosting and VPS Hosting, their advantages, the difference between Cloud Hosting and VPS Hosting and if you should opt […]

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