Selecting The Right Cloud Hosting Company: What To Know
Wednesday May 18, 2011
Cloud hosting has become a force in the web hosting industry and is changing how businesses expand their operations. Cloud computing consists of a network of servers that are used to provide redundancy and the allocation of tasks in order to continually provide a high performance website. Cloud hosting is a revolutionary type of hosting that is changing how webmasters pay for hosting services. There are a number of ways to determine when it is time to choose a cloud hosting plan.
Expanding Your Website
Internet users who come to your site, the request is handled by a main server and the server determines which server on the network is most appropriate for performing the requested task. This process is referred to as load balancing. This technology allows cloud clients to continuously expand the size of their websites and their daily traffic levels without surpassing limitations. These advantages would make it seem obvious that the cloud hosting environment is far more beneficial than any other on the market, however many webmasters are afraid of the uncertainty that cloud hosting provides in terms of billing and hosting capabilities, even though this “uncertainty” is the main advantage.
Requiring more Bandwidth, Disk Space, and Software
If you are expanding your websites, you will need more bandwidth and disk space. Cloud hosting provides clients with the ability to expand at a moment’s notice. As well, the majority of cloud networks include servers that have several types of operating systems installed so you will have your choice of operating system, whether it is windows or Linux. As well, you will be able install your required software applications.
Cloud Hosting offers a unique billing structure which is a pay per usage billing structure. Customers are only charge for the services they use like paying a utility bill. They are billed at the end of each cycle based on the amount of bandwidth and disk space consumed during that month. In addition each gigabyte of disk space and bandwidth has a set price. The “pay-per-use” billing structure along with the load-balancing technology gives customers the ability to expand instantly without overpaying.