Cloud computing is expanding and becoming popular day by day. In the near future, most of the websites – if not all – will be hosted on cloud servers. Because, cloud server hosting has benefits over traditional single servers. It has some disadvantages too.
- Cloud server hosting is Cost effective: In cloud server hosting, pricing is calculated based on CPU, RAM, storage any other resource you’ve used. In current scenario, we buy 10 GB space, use less than 1GB. For example, my one client runs a local newspaper. He uploads news with images everyday. He unlimited space. After one year, we found that, it took only 1 GB space. So in cloud server you just pay for what you’ve used.
- Cloud server hosting is scalable: Suppose you have a online training website where you upload training videos and let subscribed members watch those videos. After 6 months, you found that the business is growing, number of members doubled and they are requesting for more videos. If you have bought a traditional hosting server with limited space, then you’d have to change the hosting package to upload new videos. In cloud server hosting, we don’t have to worry about it. If your business grows, needs more space and bandwidth cloud server will not stop you. You can use as much resources as you need.
- Security of cloud server hosting: Most of the cloud server hosting providers implement standard security features. However, responsibility for security doesn’t only depend on cloud hosting provider but also end users or customers. So, both parties should be concerned about it.
- Location of server: Some cloud hosting providers give you the opportunity to choose the location of your server. e.g, If your website’s most visitors are in Asia, you can select Singapore or Japan region. It helps to reduce server pinging time as well as increase performance slightly.
- Cloud servers have downtime, which is also true for shared hosting
- Cloud server’s performance may be slower than highly configured dedicated servers.
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