There is a burgeoning growth in cloud computing with more customers opting for this service. It provides various benefits over a dedicated server and a shared server. It has three models-Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

SaaS  This covers CRM (Customer Relation Management), E-mail, Virtual desktop, Games etc. It is aptly known as 'on-demand software' and the price that you are required to pay is done on pay-per-use basis.

Platform as a service (PaaS) Constitutes of database, database, execution run-time etc. Application developers get the access to manage their software without having to buy the software layers and underlying hardware.

IaaS  Constitutes load balancers, virtual machines, servers, storage etc.

There are different deployment models in cloud computing services:

Private Cloud - Cloud infrastructure is solely operated for a single organization. It could be managed internally or by a third party.

Public Cloud - In this, cloud hosting is rendered across a network open for public use.

Hybrid Cloud - Cloud computing services combine two or more clouds. These clouds are distinct but are bounded together. Sometimes IT organizations avail this service to meet temporary capacity needs that are not being met by their private cloud.

Hence, cloud hosting provides various offerings matching different kinds of customer needs.