Knowledgebase: General
What is Cloud Hosting
Posted by Rashid Kazi on 14 May 2021 04:53 PM

Cloud hostingĀ makes applications and websites accessible using cloud resources. Unlike traditional hosting, solutions are not deployed on a single server. Instead, a network of connected virtual and physical cloud servers hosts the application or website, ensuring greater flexibility and scalability.

Key features:

  • Applications and solutions are deployed on a cloud network rather than an on-premises, single server.
  • Resources scale to user needs.
  • Organizations only pay for the resources they use.
  • Cloud hosting can support SQL (including MySQL) or NoSQL databases.
  • Solutions are automated and controlled using APIs, web portals, and mobile apps.

Flexibility

Traditional hosting services offer limited bandwidth. Cloud hosting scales to accommodate traffic spikes or seasonal demands.

Reliability

Hardware failures do not cause downtime because sites and applications are hosted on a network of servers. Traffic travels across separate network interfaces, where it is segregated and secured.

  • Security

    Clients should consider a provider with physical/operational, network and system, and application and data security options.

  • Sensitive data

    Enterprises that work with sensitive data may consider separating data at the hardware level, using dedicated servers or other options..

  • Support

    Cloud hosting providers often offer tools, and some offer specialist services to help manage the cloud-hosted environment.

  • Performance

    Latency can sometimes be an issue. Organizations should ensure that they have reliable, sturdy Internet connections.

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