Does it make sense to pay more?

Started by arthyk, Sep 26, 2022, 06:37 AM

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arthykTopic starter

Cloud hosting providers present payment for the resources actually used as the main advantage. But why then it turns out to be more expensive in terms of money for the user. Do you see a contradiction in this? Perhaps a question of increased reliability? But, really, how often, say, VPS servers actually "fall". Who has an opinion on this?


Much depends on your goals. The more expensive the service, the more reliable the service. This is a simple formula. Try to negotiate a trial period to test hosting. As a rule, serious providers have such an offer.

Gregor Bishop

We have to pay more for cloud storage and cloud hosting compared to conventional ones for many reasons. The main reason is unchanged - the technology of data transmission. To the secondary ones, I would take away the response speed of the cloud for users (the error with a remote data center no longer plays the same role as with regular hosting) and, of course, security.
I want to note that a cloud server can still "fall", but good hosting companies have synchronous servers, so if the cloud in one data center falls, then another one supports it, but not everyone has this technology.


It is worth choosing VDS for relatively small projects that do not require complex infrastructure solutions. The classic option is to organize a remote office for a company of up to 20-50 people. If the expected load is stable, and the configuration gives enough flexibility within the project, the virtual server will perfectly cope with the task.
It will also be convenient for small companies that need dedicated server capacity at a bargain price.

For larger-scale projects with a developed network topology, high security requirements and with the mandatory possibility of scaling, renting a server in the cloud is suitable.
The ability to change the configuration on the fly will help you quickly adapt to the growth of the company. In addition, such an advantage will be useful for businesses with seasonal loads – unlike VPS, you can reduce the amount of resources used in the cloud and pay less.