If you have been exploring your hosting options, then you probably have heard about cloud hosting before. And perhaps you have a lot of questions. Basically, cloud hosting is a type of web hosting which uses multiple different servers to balance the load and maximize uptime. Instead of using a single server, a network of connected virtual and physical cloud servers host the website, ensuring greater flexibility and scalability. This means that even if one server fails, another kicks in to keep everything running.
How Does Cloud Hosting Work?
With traditional hosting, you have a single server that contains all your website’s files. When a user visits your website, these files are then served up from that single physical server. While in a cloud hosting setup, your site’s resources can be drawn from multiple different virtual server environments.
What kind of websites use cloud hosting?
There are different types of websites that use cloud hosting. If a website is a core of a business, meaning that the company can’t function without it, then cloud hosting is a good idea. It’s also chosen by many e-commerce stores, high-traffic projects, corporate websites and lead generation websites.
Moreover, cloud hosting allows you to scale in case you need more power. So in case you start experiencing more traffic or a huge number of clicks on your posts, you can upgrade any time.
Benefits of Cloud Hosting
1. Flexible Pricing Structure
In the traditional hosting, you pay for a monthly rate regardless of whether you utilize or not all of the server resources. With cloud hosting, you only pay for what you use.
If you are expecting a post to receive a lot of clicks, or even your site is receiving an unusually large amount of traffic, you don’t have to completely upgrade your package. You only must scale your resources up during the traffic surge and down once traffic level returns to normal.
2. High Uptime and Availability
If you are using traditional hosting your site’s uptime depends upon the physical server environment. If the server goes offline, then your site too.
Cloud hosting has high uptime built in its structure. You can simply be transferred to another server if one goes offline since your site will be virtually using the resource of multiple servers.
With cloud hosting your site is isolated from any physical server issues including hacking or hardware failure. When a physical server is compromised, you can simply utilize the physical resources of another server.
Does BlackSun offer cloud hosting?
We sure do! All our accounts are fully scalable and feature extensive security measures to keep your data safe. Our cloud hosting infrastructure uses the latest technology and best practices, performance and reliability are guaranteed. And with the support we provide, we are on hand to answer any questions and to solve any problems that you might come across. Please visit Cloud Hosting Services page to learn more. BlackSun Made Easy!