Cloud Hosting is one of the emerging technologies that have gained new heights of popularity across the markets worldwide. This technology basically comprises of sharing of multiple networked servers to assign a dedicated web space to the end-user for carrying out protection management, load dissemination and data storage.

This new type of web hosting has undeniably offered numerous benefits to its users, whether you are a start-up business, small and midsize player or a multinational company with multiple business divisions.

Nevertheless, the two main provisions that have made cloud hosting a catchphrase among different businesses are scalability and cost-effectiveness.

As all the provisions of cloud are highly scalable and elastic, it is quite easier for the businesses to expand and contract their commercial website (i.e. balance load, upgrade hardware, etc.) completely in accordance to their changing business requirements. To put it more simply, would say that just think about trials and tribulations you have to face while migrating your commercial website from a shared server to a dedicated one. Apart from this, do think about the unanticipated server crash specifically when your site experiences a sudden surge in web traffic -all these glitches can be circumvented easily by switching to cloud hosting.

Cloud hosting providers usually charge their users a minimal charge based on the capacity of computing power used by them. Here, we can say that it is just like your mobile and internet bills - it is pay-per-use thus gone are the days when you were supposed to spare enormous amount of server powers so as to circumvent website crash from sudden spikes in web traffic.

Difference between cloud and traditional hosting solutions:

  - The foremost difference between a traditional hosting and cloud hosting is that cloud Hosting has a highly scalable environment. In traditional web hosting, there is only a single point server so there are plenty of risks that can affect the uptime of a website in case the server goes down. Whilst, in cloud hosting the horde or cluster of Servers in the grid offers a guaranteed uptime to the user. The end-user has the power to scale the server resources as per their business needs whenever required.

 - In cloud hosting, the end-users are only supposed to pay for the resources they are utilizing which means that as compared to traditional hosting it is more economical; where such indispensable resources are leased out to the user.

 - Cloud Hosting also provides rock-solid security provisions and shields the website from all the unwarranted virus and malware attacks and unauthorized accesses, etc.

Last but not the least, would say that the dedicated cloud hosting is also a chief feature that is nonexistent in traditional hosting services. As per this provision of the cloud, the hosting service provider manages and monitors the system administration of a user's website and also executes necessary operations to ascertain users a speedy disaster recovery.