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What Is Cloud Hosting?

  By Allison Boccamazzo, TMCnet Web Editor

Cloud hosting serves as a critical part of the ever-evolving cloud computing world. Cloud hosting can incorporate either a number of hosted servers in one single location or multiple locations. Cloud hosting helps preserve strong server capability for server resources, which serves as an excellent way to manage resources and costs.

Typically, cloud hosting encompasses multiple servers across multiple locations, which becomes very advantageous in the event of an outage, for instance, where only one geographic location would suffer and the rest would maintain efficiency.

As opposed to being limited to one single server – what many traditional hosting services are restricted to, such as dedicated and VPS hosting – many cloud hosting and management platforms today allow users to operate within multiple connected servers, ultimately providing unlimited power, as users can constantly add a new server and scale up (or down), accordingly.

The benefits of investing in multi-sourced cloud hosting are plentiful. Users can enjoy a dynamic computing infrastructure, which allows the cloud to easily cope with changing user demands and needs – without the need to rework or change its architectural framework. Cloud hosting provides standardized, stable, measurable and secure physical infrastructure, which in turn ensures higher levels of availability and flexibility.

Users can work within a service-centric approach, which gives the utmost priority to the specific IT services that it provides. Powered by a computing environment specifically designed and tailored to deliver services in the best and fastest possible way, users are able to quickly and easily access its dedicated service or application.

Cloud hosting remains distinctly advantageous for its ability to offer users significant cost-savings by working within consumption-based billing; that is, you only pay for what you use. By employing a usage-driven, consumption-based form of payment, consumers’ actual service usage is more accurately tracked to reflect billing, which can help cut down on IT costs as well as have better control for optimization.

The Internet-based cloud allows for broader network access, as it spans across the entire means of which the Web can be accessed. Any Internet-enabled gadget can encompass cloud hosting – from notebooks, mobile phones, tablets, and much more.

Cloud hosting also allows for far more rapid elasticity, meaning it is far easier to compute or measure modification needs for expansion or enhancement. Processing speed, bandwidth and data storage become increasingly easy and can also come with an estimate of costs. As you can see, cloud hosting is favored by businesses and important decision-makers for a number of valuable reasons.

Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

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