Since web resources are becoming increasingly affordable, businesses are eager to seek an online presence for their brands. Though there are both Traditional and Cloud hosting services offered today, they differ in terms of accessibility, safety, cost, support, bandwidth, and speed. Choosing a right hosting plan that corresponds to specific hosting needs, requires proper analysis and some key factors to look out for.
Hosting services are categorized into three types – Shared, Dedicated, and Cloud. Unlike Traditional hosting (Shared and Dedicated), where you get to place all your resources on a single server, Cloud hosting distributes your data, resources, bandwidth and computing operations among multiple connected servers that act as a single system.
Opt for Scalability
Let us say, you’re using a traditional hosting – you’re renting a hosting space from a provider and you need to expand your site/ app as your business is all set for expansion. There is also a need to upgrade your software to the latest version. Here, there is a single server or a shared server being used and your hosting provider has the control over upgrades, backups and security. So, after you send a request to your provider, the whole process might take few hours and in some situations, a day or two.
In a cloud scenario, there is a greater scalability with multiple servers and is easy and quick to upgrade, downgrade or customize your site/ app according to the latest technological trends. Scalability also gives you an upper hand to handle more traffic.
In cloud computing, the multiple servers line up as a single networked system. If any component failure (Single Point of Failure) is to be faced, the cloud will continually reallocate additional resources such as processing and memory to embark on a maximum uptime. i.e. if one server is broken, the others will back up for it.
In traditional hosting, a single point server is used with limited capacity (Dedicated Servers for example). If that single server goes down, it will have severe impact on uptime. If there is a huge traffic, you should consider getting a new dedicated server.
Controlling Operational Costs
Traditional hosting such as managed and dedicated hosting includes capital expenditure along with infrastructure and operational expenditure. Resource allocations such as backup, technical support and installations also add to the expense.
In cloud hosting, you only pay for the resources you consume. The operational expenditure is within the limit and is more reasonable than traditional hosting.
Back It Up
In traditional hosting, when RAM, hard drive or power failure occurs, it does not offer disaster recovery as there is only a single server in place. In this case, you need to arrange for backup or have remote backups or daily backups of data.
Cloud Hosting offers an automatic backup and recovery feature within its multi-server setup.
In traditional hosting, the websites are stored in a single server on the internet or in some cases, you may have chosen to store confidential information in a dedicated server which involves additional expenditure.
Cloud hosting provides solid security and protects your data at various levels, such as: data, application and physical breach. It also shields your website from virus attacks and unauthorized accesses.
Cloud also offers a “No More Password” regimen. You can use SSH keys to protect your data.
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With managed cloud hosting, you get the flexibility and time to focus on your business & its long-term goals. With an expert cloud service provider, you can leverage on scalable and high availability hosting and highly automated processes & tools that keep track of configuration management, monitoring and patching of your cloud environment.