You must be aware with different web hosting services like, shared hosting, dedicated server hosting, and VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting. Have you heard about Cloud Hosting? I'm sure you have heard about it somewhere. It is relatively a new but popular term in web hosting world, which is increasingly becoming popular. More and more web services are now switching to it.
What is cloud hosting?
It is quite different from other types of web hosting. It is not dependent upon any single server. Instead it is connected to multiple servers at a time. Whenever, the website or application (hosted under cloud hosting) needs extra resources it automatically starts using other connected servers. In other words these servers connect and share information based on the level of website traffic across the entire network. It is often provided as a service on demand.
Need for Cloud Hosting
Nowadays, there are several web services for which we can not predict the amount of traffic. It may experience huge fluctuations at different points of time. During peak moments the application or website needs more computing power to serve the requests of increasing number of users. Cloud Hosting provides the same when needed.
If an application / website is hosted using this hosting, you do not need to worry about computing power or other resources to run it smoothly. Whenever, the application needs more resources to serve user's demand, it automatically starts using cloud's computing power and storage services. They are releases once the purpose is over.
Cloud Hosting – Major Advantages
There are several advantages of using this type of hosting services. Some of the major advantages are the scalability and cost cutting. Due to scalability, the expansion of website (addition of new features, databases or applications) becomes easy. There is no worry of hardware upgrade and resource crunch.
Organizations do not need to maintain multiple servers in order to run their websites or applications smoothly. Here it is important to mention that the website may not require the computing power of all servers every time. They are used only during peak traffic moments. That means during normal hours huge portion of computing resources are wasted.
Due to the ease of services and benefits offered by them, more and more organizations are heading towards cloud hosting services. Companies who are using Virtual Private Servers or Dedicated servers to host their services are also switching over to cloud hosting.
Source by Raj Kamal