Cloud Web Hosting has been the buzz word for quite some time now and if you have been investigating and researching your various web hosting options then your certainly would have come across this term. There are already a number of web hosts that offer cloud hosting solutions and the numbers of cloud hosting providers are growing steadily. With the increased competition in the market, you benefit because as you will have more choices in companies to utilise and it will also reduce the price for cloud hosting. But what is cloud hosting really all about?
What is Cloud Hosting?
Cloud server hosting is hosting that uses the resources of several clustered servers. Basically, this means that your website uses the virtual resources of several servers to accommodate all the aspects of hosting your site. The load is balanced, security is taken care of and hardware resources are available virtually so they can be used when needed. A cluster of servers is the cloud.
Who can Benefit From Cloud Web Hosting?
Cloud hosting is a solution for web sites that have outgrown the resources of their existing shared hosting provider. If a web site is extremely popular and causes a strain on the resources supplied by a shared hosting server, you may need to find another solution. Often this solution is dedicated hosting where your site resides on its own server. The problem with dedicated hosting, though, is that it is both significantly more expensive and requires a certain level of IT know-how. With cloud hosting, you can have many of the advantages to dedicated hosting without most of the challenges.
WebWolf Platform as a Service
Scalability: With our Cloud Hosting Platform you can access resources and pay only for the resources you need as you grow. The main advantage to cloud web hosting is it’s scalability. Try and visualise a group of clouds and your web site is being hosted in clouds and it suddenly gets high traffic spike. You can gather more clouds around you to help support your site so that users and online customers don’t see any degradation of service. When your web site has calmed down to a panic again, you can scale down again. With our automatic vertical and horizontal scaling you never to worry about degradation of service or server going down.
On Demand Resources: A perfect example is of a busy online store that has a huge amount of increased traffic over Christmas time. In order to accommodate the resources your server uses as a result of the increased traffic, you can scale up, giving your server more RAM or CPU power or even both and early in the New Year as the traffic to your web site decreases, so you scale down. If your web site targets mostly a local market, you could scale up during the day and scale down in the evening. You release those resources when your web site needs it to run efficiently, so you have on demand additional services only when you need it. This can also save you a substantial amount of money and spare you stress.
Pay only for what you use: Before cloud hosting became the most preferred hosting solution, the only available option was moving from a shared hosting environment to a dedicated server. A lot of money was wasted on resources that you never would use. With our Cloud Hosting Platform you only pay for the resources you use. Learn more about our PaaS Pricing Model and our affordable and flexible pricing options.
100% Uptime Guaranteed: Since hosting in the cloud generally consists of hosting on several servers, its suffice to say that if one server goes down, you have the others as backup and it’s for this reason that we can offer you true cloud hosting solution can give you a 100% uptime guarantee. If you hosting your web site on a single server in the cloud, that server can still go down and you will experience downtime.