January 31st, 2019
In today’s digital age, it is estimated that more than 4.9 billion websites exist. If you have not joined in yet with your own website, then now is the time to start with Cloud Hosting. In 2018, at least half of IT spending was Cloud-based services, reaching 60% of all IT infrastructure, and 60–70% of all software, services, and technology spending by 2020. It is also predicted that in the same year, cloud will be the preferred delivery mechanism for analytics. — IDC.
Now in 2019, experts agree that cloud hosting servers have become the industry standard for hosting websites, IT infrastructures and applications. Cloud hosted servers provide several advantages, such as lower cost, efficiency, innovation, scalability, redundancy and reliability and a single user interface for multiple platforms and cloud web hosting.
Most cloud hosting services use utility style economics, which means that their clients only have to pay for what they use and as a result, most companies who have adopted this way of hosting have saved money by doing so. Moreover, businesses are no longer required to have in house data centers. Those that do will benefit in the huge reduction of expenditures that a data center will bring.
However, Cloud Web Hosting is just as affordable and in fact, often overlooked because businesses and individuals continue to believe that the only availability for the cloud is the “pay as you go” option. This is not true. Your hosting company should also be providing cloud web hosting as it is also cheaper than web hosting and has more features to offer than typical web hosting.
Separate web, mail, DNS, database and application install servers have increased load balancing, which has increased speed. As a result, cloud hosting servers run much faster than their competitors. Businesses and individuals have seen an increase in their efficiency after hosting in the cloud.
52% of those that adapt to the cloud use it to quickly innovate products and services. Another 24% have increased their products and services. – Forbes. Popularity of the cloud allows for rapid development of new products and services. In other words, rapid growth and innovation have been the result of businesses and individuals adapting to the cloud.
Scalability with zero downtime is another great feature of the cloud. You can increase the size of your account without having to wait. Moreover, because cloud hosting is scalable, individuals and businesses need only purchase as much service as they need. If an increase of traffic, mail, space, number of databases etc are required, you just have to purchase an increase to the services you need. If there are other services that are not utilizing a lot of resources, they can be scaled back.
Redundancy and Reliability
Cloud hosting services utilize multiple servers to host websites. This results in redundancy as one down server does not mean that all digital resources will be down. This also allows for companies to quickly purchase additional resources to combat an influx of web traffic, or offload services to compensate for lower web traffic. One benefit of cloud hosting is reliability. Cloud servers is an extensive network of web servers, mail servers, DNS servers, database servers and application install servers. The result of which is a ginormous amount of resources available to the end user and as previously stated and reiterated, redundancy against downtime.
Single Interface, Multiple Platform
Cloud hosting provides a single user interface while being able to connect to multiple platforms. This means your VPS, linux hosting, windows hosting, etc can all be within a single user interface. No more opening multiple accounts for linux hosting or windows hosting. This is fantastic for businesses, web developers and individuals who want to keep their costs down.
Cloud Web Hosting
What exactly is cloud web hosting? Simply explained, cloud web hosting allows hosting websites on virtual servers. It exists as a better alternative for hosting websites, mail services and database services. The network of servers are vast in number, pulling data from multiple servers. It is a form of digital infrastructure to ensure that your data is more secure. And as mentioned eariler, allows you to host multiple websites with different platforms all under a single user interface. All of this results in a single account with multiple sites, effectively lowering your costs. Not all cloud web hosting is the same. Sectorlink's cloud web hosting services apply websites, e-mail, databases, DNS on multiple servers, while some companies give you a single VPS to place your content on with limited resources. With Sectorlink's cloud web hosting service you do not have a single point of failure unlike with other hosting providers.
Now that cloud hosting is considered industry standard, moving from traditional shared web hosting services will not only cut costs for businesses and individuals, but also allow more efficiency, innovation, scalability, redundancy and reliability, and peace of mind with better security all of which is provided under a single user interface. What more can you ask for? Make the move now to the cloud!
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