Simply put, Cloud hosting web hosting is a method of hosting that uses a network of multiple servers connected together to act as one. The servers used are both physical and virtual. This arrangement gives your website more flexibility in dealing with traffic, as well as better load balancing, meaning the website will stay up longer.
So when you use cloud web hosting, you are actually using a network of servers instead single isolated physical server or dedicated server to store and manage your web-site’s files, database, emails and more from your website. The network of servers is what we call the cloud.
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How Cloud Hosting Actually Works
Cloud web hosting allows multiple physical machines to act as one system. Meaning, with cloud web hosting service, visitors aren’t accessing just one machine. They’re accessing several instantaneously. The main advantage of this data storage approach is that if one of the machines are having a problem then other machines will always be available for rescue, keeping everything balanced altogether and providing you the reliability and maximum uptime possible.
Furthermore, because everything runs on a network of virtual servers, cloud web hosting eliminates most of the hardware and server set-up costs, providing you with a low monthly cost to run your site. Also, web hosting resources can be virtually allocated to meet all the hosting requirements of your website.
Why Cloud Web Hosting over Traditional Hosting
Cloud based hosting is basically an improvement to traditional web hosting. Traditional web hosting uses large mechanical or physical servers that are kept in a facility called a datacenter or a server room, whereas cloud hosting uses a network of smaller, low maintenance servers operating as single system and leveraging virtual resources.
The main problem with traditional website hosting servers is that they have a single point of failure (i.e. one dedicated server). If there is a hardware fault (a hard drive goes out) the entire machine is brought down until it is replaced. Similar can be said if there happens to be a power cut problem, the entire machine goes out until power is switched on again. This can lead to hours of downtime creating widespread frustration and panic to your website visitors. Additional resources such as RAM and CPU upgrades have to be physically added or be replaced, meaning if the server has a large traffic spike, the entire machine can begin to lag and struggle to perform.
However, on a cloud hosting platform, you are not dealing with a centralised physical machine, but a network of machines that are hosted off-site. So, resources such as disk space, RAM, and computing power, can be added or upgraded on the fly – without necessarily causing any downtime since your data is not necessarily stored or accessible in one physical server. This is part of the reason why big companies such as Apple, Google, Dropbox, Microsoft etc. never experience a downtime on their cloud storage services rendered to clients.
Benefits of Cloud Hosting or Why Cloud Hosting
While there are many benefits of cloud hosting, The main one ares are low operating and monthly hosting costs, scalability or upgradability, high performance and speed, high security, maximum uptime and reliability.
1. Lowest Hosting Costs
The elastic nature of cloud computing enables you to scale up and down based on your business needs, ensuring you never waste resources or over-pay for what you don’t need. Cloud hosting is more sustainable to operate and reduces so much load of maintenance costs than an on-premise hardware.
If your website experiences a sudden spike in traffic and you need more resources such as RAM, CPU and bandwidth, it is alot easy for your cloud web host manager to virtually allocate these resources to your service instantly, or you can easily do it from your end with just a few clicks. As discussed above, this is because cloud hosting platforms do not rely on a single physical server to host your website, but a network of physical and virtual machines which can be upgraded on the fly.
Cloud hosting uses modern technology advancements that are easily deployed to give you faster hosting speeds. These include the use of faster SSD Cloud storage vs traditional mechanical HDD hard drives, web caching technologies such as LiteSpeed Web Server and Content Delivery Networks (CDN) such as Cloudflare with Railgun.
The cloud hosting infrastructure also leverages the use of open source software such as CloudLinux for top speed. The combination of everything used in the system means people can easily access your website, from any part of the world with very low latency in data transfer.
Unlike with a traditional web hosting system, websites only load faster in areas closer to where the server is located and they become slower the further you are from the server. This is a reason why it is smart to use cloud hosting if you have an international website, E-commerce store or blog.
Security in cloud hosting comes in two forms: daily backups and protection from malware attacks. On a cloud hosting platform, most of the components used in the system are virtual or software-based. Hence things like automatic backup technologies, automatic malware scanning, software Patching and file Hardening are easily added.
So in a cloud hosting platform. your website and emails data is backed up and stored on multiple servers and can therefore be easily restored in accidental cases of website crash or deletion of files. Also, most cloud web hosting companies will give you free malware scanning and proactive brute-force attack protection without upselling.
Server hardware failure in a cloud hosting network doesn’t constitute downtime since other machines in the network are always available for rescue. In addition, by leveraging software such as CloudLinux, cloud hosting companies are able to distribute resources such as RAM, CPU, I/O to your website with ease, creating an extremely reliable network with 99.9% uptime.
I/O stands for input/output. It basically refer to the speed of data transfer between the hard disk and the RAM. Or simply “throughput”.
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