What is a cloud server

Started by Jordan, Aug 02, 2022, 12:51 PM

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Cloud server is a modern representation of VPS on KVM virtualization, based on the latest technical and software solutions. The main advantages of cloud servers are high speed and reliability. Unlike VPS, cloud servers have an hourly fee, which allows you to pay for the rental of a virtual machine only when you use it. 8)

Jacques Chapman

Part of your statement is true, but the hourly cloud is used much less often now - the seemingly small hourly payment is often more expensive.
If we are talking about the usual storage of data in the cloud, then perhaps hourly and more economical (but there is still a monthly payment), but for cooperatives, a cloud based on VMware is still more profitable. In any case, you should use only the cloud where there is a Veeam system (a system for resuming data after a "crash" on the server or at the host).


This is a very good decision, I agree. Tell me, good solutions in order to use processor time and also for hourly payment. Of course, there is one drawback to using cloud servers for storage. This means that after all, it does not belong to you and it can be taken away at any time, that is, all data will disappear, or not be given access.

Sue Nelson

I agree with the statement that a cloud server is a modern technical solution that stands out not only for its fast response and speed, but also for its ease of connection, but there are a number of disadvantages. I think everyone understands that due to the increasing number of cloud servers, the load on hosting providers and energy centers is also increasing (it's simple). What does this mean? And this means that the owners of cloud servers every year have to pay more and more for them! The only way out of this situation (if it can be called a way out) is to improve the relationship and services between the hosting service and cloud hosting.


A cloud server is a computing web server that has been virtualized, making its resources available to users remotely over the network.
Cloud servers perform the same functions, support the same operating systems and applications, and have the same performance characteristics as physical servers. Cloud web servers are often referred to as virtual servers or virtual platforms.
Cloud servers are available with a wide range of computing capabilities, with various processor and memory parameters. This allows companies to choose the server configuration that best suits the needs of a particular workload.

How do cloud servers work?
Cloud web servers work by virtualizing physical servers. During virtualization, with the help of software, the physical server is divided into isolated logical instances.
Simply put, one physical server turns into several virtual servers, each of which can work independently of the others and support several simultaneously running applications. These virtual web servers can be accessed by users via an Internet connection from any physical location.

Cloud server and cloud technologies
Cloud servers are an important part of cloud technologies. Widespread server virtualization has largely contributed to the growth of cloud computing. Cloud computing means that the user is given access to computing resources (servers, data warehouses, services and applications) via a network (most often the Internet).
Cloud servers support all types of cloud computing delivery models, from infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS).

The model of providing cloud computing, in which users are provided with virtualized computing resources, such as virtual servers, storage, is called IaaS. The PaaS model means that the provider provides customers with a cloud computing environment with software and hardware tools for developing applications that run on cloud servers, storage and network resources.
In the SaaS model, the vendor provides a complete, fully managed software product to customers through the cloud.

Types of cloud servers
Companies can choose from several types of cloud servers. The three main models include:
Public cloud web servers. The most common type of cloud server is a virtual machine (VM) or computing "instance" that a public cloud provider hosts in its own infrastructure and provides to users over the Internet using a web interface or console.
This model is known as IaaS. Examples of cloud servers: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine.

Private cloud servers. A cloud server can also be a computing instance in a local private cloud. In this case, the company gives internal users access to the cloud server via a local area network (LAN), and in some cases also to external users via the Internet.
The main difference between a hosted public cloud web server and a private cloud server is that the latter exists within the organization's own infrastructure, whereas a public cloud server belongs to a cloud service provider and is managed outside the organization.
Hybrid clouds can combine a local infrastructure with a public (public) or private cloud server.

Advantages of cloud servers
Scalability of resources in a growing business
If you do not have the time, opportunity and budget to search, buy, deploy and configure additional equipment locally, then you can rent a cloud server. The service provider will provide you with the necessary capacity in a matter of minutes.
If in the future you do not need such a number of resources, then you can refuse them at any time.

Independent management of your resources
You will be able to configure a cloud web server for the needs of your IT infrastructure. It is enough to use the control panel in order to create another virtual server with the desired OS, or increase/decrease RAM, or enable an additional / disable an unused disk.

Resource availability for remote users
In a local data center, administrators can access workloads around the world, but network delays and disruptions can reduce performance for geographically remote users.
By hosting workloads on cloud web servers in data centers located in different regions of the world, organizations can get faster and often more reliable access.