Is Cloud Hosting Preferable For High Traffic?

Laura

Cloud hosting, in simple terms, is a form of hosting that allows users to host their websites, domain names and manage their databases from a different server. This existence of cloud hosting has helped thousands of website owners thanks to the level of convenience and functionality that come bundled with this service.

 

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jimlynch
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Cloud computing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing

"Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network.[5] At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of converged infrastructure and shared services.

The cloud also focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of the shared resources. Cloud resources are usually not only shared by multiple users but are also dynamically reallocated per demand. This can work for allocating resources to users. For example, a cloud computer facility that serves European users during European business hours with a specific application (e.g., email) may reallocate the same resources to serve North American users during North America's business hours with a different application (e.g., a web server). This approach should maximize the use of computing powers thus reducing environmental damage as well since less power, air conditioning, rackspace, etc. is required for a variety of functions. With cloud computing, multiple users can access a single server to retrieve and update their data without purchasing licenses for different applications.

The term "moving to cloud" also refers to an organization moving away from a traditional CAPEX model (buy the dedicated hardware and depreciate it over a period of time) to the OPEX model (use a shared cloud infrastructure and pay as one uses it).

Proponents claim that cloud computing allows companies to avoid upfront infrastructure costs, and focus on projects that differentiate their businesses instead of infrastructure.[6] Proponents also claim that cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.[6][7][8] Cloud providers typically use a "pay as you go model." This can lead to unexpectedly high charges if administrators do not adapt to the cloud pricing model.[9]"

Laura

Sorry I can't understan your answer. It is a just copy pasted by wiki. Regards.
Alice Maris
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Cloud hosting helps to streamline your business and these days there are many web hosting companies offers cloud hosting services at an affordable prices.

 

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