Getting to Know Cloud Hosting
Cloud hosting is the newest way to host a website online, and it's easy to see why it's so popular. With quicker connection speeds, increased security, and the ability to upgrade or downgrade a plan at any time, cloud hosting has become a new favorite for many website owners. But it's not always for everyone or every business. Knowing the specifics of how cloud hosting works and the differences between it and physical hosting can help you decide if it's right for you.
What is Cloud Hosting?
As the newest generation of web hosting technology, cloud hosting has become a quick favorite for many businesses and brands. Through cloud server technology, users can rent space on a virtualized structure with dynamic, scalable options. A cloud server is made by connecting to nodes on hundreds of physical servers. Each connection allows the cloud server to take or reallocate resources as needed. In doing so, users can get the perfect amount of power needed exactly when it's needed.
The Benefits of Cloud Hosting
Hosting your website on a cloud server allows you access to a wide variety of benefits that are difficult to get on a physical server. With a cloud hosting account, your website can benefit from increased scalability, improved connection speed, and enhanced security features.
The main benefit of working on a cloud server is the scalability options it provides. With a physical server, you're limited to the resources available to your specific leased space. In order to fully support larger and more complex websites, businesses need to host on a dedicated server, which can cost a lot of money. But not having the resources needed will cause websites to suffer slowdowns and downtimes, severely harming a business' online presence.
With cloud hosting, however, there's no need to pay for a dedicated server all year long to help support high-traffic times. By connecting to many servers at once, a cloud server can borrow resources when traffic increases and reallocate them back to the physical servers when not in use. It's the perfect solution for businesses that see seasonal trends in web traffic and user interaction, such as wedding planners or winter clothing stores. With a cloud server plan, you're only using (and therefore paying for) the necessary resources as needed.
Most hosting plans these days have improved technology that helps stabilize and quicken connection speed. But even those lightning-fast connections pale in comparison to a cloud server's connection speed. The networking infrastructure that holds the cloud server is designed to be redundant, transparent, and constantly available. The security of the connection and the speed the nodular points allow create a hosting solution that is ten times faster than most dedicated physical servers.
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Keeping your information safe and your data secure is easier than ever with a cloud server. Cloud servers are stored centrally and have separate connection points from the cloud nodes that help them operate. This seamless failover process allows a cloud server to sever a connection with a faulty node and restart itself by connecting to healthier nodes. This helps your data stay safe and reduces the amount of downtime a website faces if the nodes malfunction.
A cloud server is also a lot more difficult for hackers and other cyber threats to access. Because it's connected to several physical servers, there's no easy way to access the entire account if one server is compromised. If a cyber threat is dedicated, the cloud infrastructure can easily cut the at-risk connections and self-repair, keeping your information and data safe.
Managed Cloud Hosting Options
A cloud hosting plan is a great choice for many businesses and brands that want to cut down on costs without sacrificing the power and resources they need to keep their website running. But even if the website has a strong, stable connection, there's still a lot of work required to maintain it. Managed cloud hosting options help website owners stay on top of their websites without having to spend extra time or energy on them. With a managed hosting plan, an experienced technician will monitor your website and alert you to any issues. They'll make sure your security features are always up to date and can help you keep track of any third-party application updates as well. Staying up to date with your software helps further protect your website against cyber threats.
Is Cloud Hosting Right for You?
Cloud hosting is the perfect hosting plan for your business if any of the following apply:
Your website varies between high-traffic and low-traffic periods
Your budget requires being able to pay for resources only when they're used rather than paying for them when they aren't needed
Your website design and expansion efforts require the ability to quickly scale your website hosting plan on demand
You want stronger protection against downtimes or data loss
If any of those apply to your website, then a cloud hosting plan is the perfect choice.
Cloud Hosting Through HostForWeb
At HostForWeb, we have a state-of-the-art cloud hosting infrastructure that can support your websites. With easy scalability, access to our 24/7 customer support, and managed hosting options available, our cloud hosting plans are designed to provide the best hosting experience possible. We work hard to ensure that every customer has a strong, stable connection with as little downtime as possible. Our cloud hosting technology helps us make that a reality. If you're ready to experience the benefits of cloud hosting, you can browse our available cloud server packages online, each available with free migration assistance if your website is already hosted elsewhere. If you have any questions or trouble with your account, please reach out to us at 1-833-201-8322.
How to Manage Your Website
A broken or buggy website can cause just as much harm as a functioning one can cause benefits. However, knowing how to manage your site or having the time to do so isn’t always an option. With managed website hosting services, you can rest easy knowing that your website is well-maintained at all times.