"Cloud Hosting is still in its infancy but is likely to be the future of web hosting"
Cloud Hosting describes the power of unlimited server resources on demand.
Supported by a pool of distributed servers, also known as grid computing or clustering. Cloud Hosting provides a platform for which your website, file sharing or emails can grow effortlessly as and when it is needed.
This is a fantastic evolution in the way hosting and can be beneficial to websites that have unpredictable traffic flow but do not necessarily want to commit a large financial investment on multiple dedicated servers that may not be used to their full potential.
During peak times the demands on bandwidth and server strain can quickly be shared amoungst many servers, you only pay for what you use.
What are the benefits of Cloud Server Hosting?
Cloud hosting is a similar concept to shared server hosting in the principle that multiple websites occupy a single environment. The core difference is that when the server requires more resources be it computing processor power or bandwidth balancing it has the ability to spread the resources and use other servers that are connected to its cloud.
Potentially limitless bandwidth usage, hard disk space and processor resources.
Because there are a large number of websites hosted on the same cloud servers the costs of hosting per website is cost effective and allows more flexibility over the website server resources- ideal if you have sporadic and unpredictable visitor use.
All areas of server maintenance Security, software updates, daily backups, etc are managed services from Dusza.
There is usually no set up fee for cloud hosting and the costs within a shared environment only reflects the resources your website requires.
Cloud Hosting is appropriate for websites that are 100% mission critical to your business model as there is an almost limitless redundancy.
Cloud Hosting technology is compatible with Secure Certificates and SSL and so can be used for ecommerce.
What are the problems with Cloud Hosting?
There are a number of potential problems with cloud hosting that you really need to be aware of before you decide this type of solution is right for you.
Because there are multiple accounts on a shared server cloud there are restrictions on any modifications on the server software itself because this may impose risks of incompatibility or down-time to the other website accounts hosted on the server cloud.
Furthermore the automatic updates to the server software are mandatory, you can not opt out. This again could lead to incompatibilities with your website, emails or file sharing.
Cloud Hosting has been notoriously unstable in previous years and to be fair it is still in it's infancy.
Cloud Hosting - is it right for you?
We would say that Cloud Hosting is perfect for scalable websites that have unusual traffic demands.