Cloud hosting can be understood as the extension of clustered hosting and exists as an alternate to hosting sites on single physical servers. Cloud hosting involves a large network of servers and these are pulled out from various data centers which might be present at different locations. Cloud hosting follows utility model of hosting. The users can use as much as they need, and can pay only for whatever they have used.
Cloud Hosting Offers the Following Benefits and Features:
• Reliability: Cloud hosting pools resources from various data centers. So even when an entire data center goes offline, users would not have any problem. These multiple data centers are present at different locations, so even if one data center goes offline, there would be no problem.
• Physical Security: The physical servers are housed within data centers and thus there are security measures that prevent people from disrupting and accessing them on site.
• Scalability and Flexibility: Cloud computing allows you to scale up or down, depending on your business requirements and hence is very flexible.