Most small businesses host their first website on a regular Shared Hosting package primarily for its simplicity and affordability. However, it soon becomes clear as the business grows that regular shared hosting will not suffice. You soon require hosting that will scale to meet the demands of greater website traffic and also give you a little more power and robustness.
While many think that the upgraded hosting solution requires more technical knowledge and complex set-up and management, there is a solution available that will be flexible to all your business demands but also be just as simple and affordable as you want.
Cloud hosting is an option available out there to help fulfill all these requirements. However, because it’s also quite confusing to understand exactly what the term is and encompases, here’s a quick run-through of what cloud hosting actually is and how it can help you.
What is cloud hosting ? How does it work ? How different is it from Shared Hosting?
In a shared hosting plan, your website shares space and resources with several other websites on a single server. However, with a cloud hosting plan, your website is supported by resources spread across multiple servers connected to work as one.
How does it benefit a small business ?
Reliability – never face any downtime:-
This basic configuration immediately tells you that this is a more robust solution for an online business. Your website is not dependent on just one server to keep running and ensures redundant data storage. You are also guaranteed your CPU and RAM resources and therefore redundant data storage.
Flexibility – handle sudden high traffic spikes :-
This specific reason detailed above lies one of the biggest benefits of cloud hosting over shared hosting i.e allowance for unlimited expansion and growth. Cloud hosting will help you manage the following situations with ease with just a single click.
- A sudden, high peak in traffic
- Sudden need to migrate to a better server
- A return to normal traffic spikes
Cloud hosting also allows you to upgrade your CPU and RAM usage whenever you require to-with just a single click.
More cost-effective than other hosting plans:-
Your virtual servers are shared with other customers making this a cost-effective yet robust solution. Most cloud hosting solutions require a bit of complex set-up and run. However, this solution from a cloud hosting provider like ResellerClub is made specifically for small businesses to use that is simple, user-friendly. Their cloud hosting solution also comes equipped with Varnish caching which is is a powerful web application accelerator that can speed up a website by up to 1000 percent and is typically used for content heavy dynamic websites. It is used by high-profile, high-traffic websites including Wikipedia, online newspaper sites such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Hindu, social media and content sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo.
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