What is cloud hosting? All about its benefits
Is your website no longer accessible due to a cyber-attack on your server?
Spontaneously increasing demand has completely occupied the resources of your system, and you are no longer receiving customer inquiries?
If you had used cloud hosting, this probably wouldn't have happened to you!
Cloud hosting means that files are not stored on your own computer or a server, but on the system of an external provider - they are, therefore, in a cloud, also known as a virtual server.
Using multiple different servers makes it possible to balance the load and maximize uptime. In the case that one server fails, another kicks in to keep the system running.
Who can use cloud hosting?
From private individuals to large corporations like Google - everyone can take advantage of cloud hosting.
Thanks to its great flexibility, a cloud hosting service ensures that the optimal server capacity is always available.
Well-known examples of the private use of cloud hosting are the storage of photos in a cloud offered by a provider or a device manufacturer.
Professional cloud solutions are usually booked when large amounts of data have to be stored, or special web applications have to be hosted.
What are the types of cloud hosting?
Cloud hosting is divided into four different types. Each user has to decide for himself which one is the best hosting type for him according to his application.
The public cloud is an offer from a freely accessible provider who makes its services openly available to everyone via the Internet.
Webmail services or the well-known Google Docs are examples of public cloud offers.
For reasons of data protection and IT security, companies often prefer to continue to operate their IT services themselves and only make them accessible to their own employees.
If these are offered in such a way that the end-user in the company can use a cloud-typical added value that can be accessed via the web browser, then one speaks of a private cloud.
One of the largest players in the private cloud market is Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) with its Helion Cloud Suite software.
A Hybrid cloud is a mixture of public and private clouds. For example, certain services run by public providers over the Internet, while data protection-critical applications and data are operated and processed in the company.
Examples for hybrid clouds are Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.
In many companies, business processes take place completely or partially via the cloud. If maintenance and management of the infrastructure are outsourced to a provider, it is called managed cloud. Accenture or Adobe Connect offers managed private cloud services.
How does cloud hosting work
Cloud providers physically separate their services from one another. This means that a single server is no longer responsible for different services such as databases, PHP interpreters, and webspace.
Instead, numerous cloud servers form a cluster that serves as the destination address for requests instead of a computer. Intelligent monitoring internally distributes the processing load continuously to the individual elements.
Features and Benefits of cloud hosting
Cloud hosting is secure, scalable, and reliable. That makes it the ideal solution for private and commercial users. Instead of maintaining their own servers and investing in hardware and IT infrastructure, cloud users benefit from easy scaling and dedicated IP addresses.
Here are the advantages summarized in 7 points
1. Flexible Pricing
With cloud hosting, you only pay for what you use. If you start an advertising campaign and expect more visitors to your site, you don't have to upgrade your package and pay a higher hosting fee.
All your provider has to do is scale your resources up during the traffic surge and down once traffic levels return to normal. You also save costs because you don't need your own on-site infrastructure.
2. Scale your Resources by yourself
With the help of an intuitive site management dashboard, you can see your site's performance in real-time. Scale your server resources up or down by yourself - without waiting for approval from your hosting provider.
Cloud control panels like our CloudPanel make it very easy to scale your resources!
Components like MySQL provide superior performance and scalability with only one click of a button.
And the best: CloudPanel is easy to use and free forever!
3. Faster Website Speed
Most cloud servers offer very high speeds for web surfing. Cloud hosting also allows for easier load balancing between multiple server environments.
4. Be always available
With traditional hosting, your site is on a single server that, in the case of Shared Hosting you even have to share with other users. If this one fails for any reason, your site or shop will be offline until the problem is resolved. With cloud hosting, you’ll have a concurrent live version of your website that your host can load immediately.
5. Independence from Server Hardware
Server hacking, hardware failure, or system overload are a thing of the past with cloud hosting. Your website doesn't depend on a single physical server. Instead, if one of the cloud servers is affected, the resources of another simply step in - with no downtime.
6. Easily scalable
No hosting is easier to scale than cloud hosting. Do you want the best bang for your buck? With cloud hosting, you can adapt the server resources to your traffic levels on an as-needed basis.
7. Simple Management
Dashboards such as CloudPanel allow you to manage and scale your server effectively without technical expertise.
To run your cloud server will be very easy and intuitive.
What is a cloud hosting provider?
The cloud hosting provider is responsible for operating the solution. The user has the option of configuring and adapting the services via self-management interfaces. The services are billed on the basis of the services actually used. There are no costs for unused capacities.
Why use cloud control panels?
Imagine you got a new cloud server from a cloud infrastructure provider.
Server management now begins. You have to install services and applications, take care of security issues, plan backups, and so on.
With the right cloud control panel, cloud management is made very easy for you. This saves you a lot of time, because the control panel simplifies complex tasks and automates routine processes. You only have to take action when it is absolutely necessary, which brings us to the best cloud panel available on the market, which is even free to use.
Bring your server management to another level with CloudPanel
A modern and very easy to use server control panel comes from CloudPanel. With CloudPanel, it is more enjoyable to run your PHP Apps in the cloud.
And best of all, it's completely free!
Our free server panel for all major clouds makes it possible to run your favorite PHP application in any cloud or dedicated server within minutes.
Examples of PHP apps you can run on CloudPanel are:
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- Drupal - Install CloudPanel for Drupal
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- WooCommerce - Install CloudPanel for WooCommerce
- TYPO3 - Install CloudPanel for TYPO3
- Neos - Install CloudPanel for Neos
- Joomla - Install CloudPanel for Joomla
- CakePHP - Install CloudPanel for CakePHP
And more good news: You don't have to be a technician, because CloudPanel is operable by everyone. High functionality is combined with a clean and simple design. That is why CloudPanel makes it easy to find everything you want really fast.
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The advanced cloud functionalities are available for all common clouds such as:
It has been developed with more than ten years of Magento hosting experience in the AWS cloud by European market leader MGT-COMMERCE.
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What is the future of cloud hosting?
Cloud hosting is becoming more and more important.
The number of mobile workplaces is increasing in our modern society. Having mobile and flexible access to data and documents is becoming a critical factor for success.
More and more data or processes will be outsourced to the cloud to take full advantage of benefits such as a short development and integration phase, a subscription-based billing model, and high scalability.
Making virtual workplaces available in the cloud is the future of the working world.
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