Hosting firms have started releasing their Cloud Hosting offerings. From a bloggers viewpoint, for a low traffic site or a beginners blog is generally housed on Shared Linux Hosting which is the best value hosting plan. Cloud Hosting is now put at the upper end of the hosting tiers. Plus there is this tough requirement of CPU and Memory allocation as per the plan set. So do bloggers need to shift to Cloud Hosting.
What is a cloud?
The definition of cloud has varied over the years. Any data which is kept in the local hard disk is local storage. If the data is kept some place else on the network it is termed as cloud storage or merely Cloud. But this is the traditional definition. Now in recent times instead of offering only storage, cloud provides you a whole computer with the Operating System and Software Tools. This is cloud computing.
What is cloud hosting?
For shared hosting, servers are housed at the hosting firm location. You are accessing the Cpanel remotely. So that is the cloud. Not really.
The machines offered by your hosting business only supply you with a Linux Server configured as Web Server. The customer has to install any extra tools or software as necessary.
Cloud Hosting on the other hand will not only supply you with the Linux Server but a variety of all accessible software tools to host your own web application or website. All these tools are the part of the hosting bundle. No need to acquire separate software development tools.
Cloud Hosting is scalable. Come back to the notion of shared linux hosting. If you wish to upgrade your plan or migrate to a dedicated server there is a lengthy and technically demanding transfer procedure involved which is packed with hazards. For subscribers of cloud hosting services, updates are a breeze. The website never goes down even for a second.
Advantages of Cloud Hosting
Although there are a wide variety of cloud hosting plans, platforms, and services, each unique to the company and programming team developing them for market, the main advantages of cloud hosting plans is that they provide pre-installed elastic webserver support with custom stack software optimized for CMS websites running on LAMP.
Cloud hosting allocates more RAM, CPU cores, and I/O processes to CMS websites than shared hosting plans while allowing each site to expand to consume additional resources on-demand, according to the web traffic requirements in actual production. This guarantees that websites stay “always on” under any web traffic circumstances and that web pages will load faster under regular conditions of community use.
Cloud Hosting for bloggers
Cloud Hosting will provide your blog the advantage with improved and smoother administration and fusion of hardware and software. But the existing price for cloud hosting does not warrant the advantages which cloud hosting give.
Web Programmers and App developers will employ cloud hosting to deliver services to their consumers via their websites. But they are not bloggers in the genuine sense.
Even if your blog is generating tremendous traffic, a shared hosting or dedicated or virtual server should be able to manage it.