Why should you use cloud hosting?

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Are there any real benefits of cloud hosting? Is it really worth spending time and money on it and prefer it over traditional hosting options? What are the main differences between cloud hosting and traditional one?

Anthony Brooks

The main difference is technology. If you open this issue in more detail, then the system will protect cloud hosting by several orders of magnitude higher, although it does not provide complete protection. In addition, the login system is different. For example, to connect to regular hosting, you enter the admin password and get control, cloud hosting after entering directs you to the "gateway", and then to the cloud itself (of course, this happens almost automatically for you). In addition, cloud hosting has a standard system for automatically saving data (yes, there is such a thing in regular hosting, but not all of them). There are other differences, so before choosing, you should delve into this issue in detail, but I will say right away that if you need hosting for a regular site or online store, then choose regular hosting, and if you need documentation, then cloud hosting is better.


If you mean a dedicated server by regular hosting, then yes, the differences are significant. However, as compared to other types of hosting.
First of all, the main feature of cloud hosting is the lack of linking a separate site to a specific server - a big advantage. In other words, high security. Also, a distinctive feature is increased stability - thanks to a special cluster architecture, a breakdown of any component or a failure will not affect the operation of the client's site. Each user is assigned the resources assigned to him and no factors can influence this, although you will not be able to use more resources than you have reserved.

Zhess Flatcher

The difference between them is great. Traditional hosting involves storing information on a dedicated server (or part of it). That is, the provider allocates part of the machine's resources for your needs. Cloud hosting provides the same, but in addition, it gives you the opportunity to use more server capabilities (I'm not talking about computing power). In fact, the cloud = a powerful computer that can be used not only as a repository of articles, but also as a database for a corporation.

Ourel Augest

In my opinion, people need cloud hosting when they want to achieve a certain level of protection and encryption. This does not protect against cyberattacks - DDOS, however, it protects against excessively high ping and user response to hosting (data centers work in adjacent mode). Don't forget about data transfer speed - yes, the components also greatly affect the host, but much less than with regular hosting.


There are advantages. They are obvious. No need to spend your money on increasing your memory. It is better to store all data in the cloud.The data can be accessed from anywhere in the world.


The big difference between virtual hosting and cloud web hosting is that you don't have to limit yourself in a contract. Many shared hosting plans are offered at a special price, such as $2.94 at Bluehost.
But, this price is valid only if a contract is concluded with them for 36 months. At the end of the contract, you need to renew your subscription at a much higher price ($8.98 for Bluehost). You will lose money if you want to terminate the contract in the interim.
Cloud hosting plans can be used as long as you are satisfied, and stop working at the moment when any difficulties arise. Similarly, there are no special offers at the beginning, and you will renew your subscription at the same price every time.

Not all websites need cloud hosting. Your web site should get at least 200,000 visitors or get an unexpected spike in traffic. Sometimes the surge in traffic can also be seasonal, when you launch an advertising campaign for a special offer to attract traffic.
In these scenarios, you can use the autoscaling feature to automatically update the CPU and RAM needed to handle the spike. After that, you can free up resources to reduce the cost of web hosting.


This is a very vague question and the term itself.
Cloud hosting can mean a lot of things:

- the site itself for the operation of the site on the hosting,

- in some cases, the hoster has a VPS virtual machine. That is, the services work "in the cloud" - in the data center, via the Internet, and not locally at your home and therefore are available everywhere.

As a rule, this is a set of services for remote work of something via the Internet.


Hi. Sooner or later you will find a limit on the use of physical memory for hasting. Then you have to buy a lot of things to ensure the work. Don't forget about backup. With the cloud, this problem is solved, firstly, much easier. Secondly, 24/7 access from anywhere in the world. There is no physical connection to the server. Well, the main thing is the speed of administration. and problem solving is disproportionately higher.
My advice. Cloud, cloud and more cloud.



Virtual hosting services are paid monthly. When using cloud hosting, the user pays only for the amount of resources that he or she has used up. Virtual hosting is based on one server, and cloud hosting is based on several servers, which ensures the smooth operation of the site. Well, the conversion rate in cloud hosting is noticeably higher, due to the fact that all site resources are loaded from several servers.