What is cloud hosting, how does it benefit your website?

Originally, before the cloud, a website would have been hosted on a single server, in a single datacentre. Whether that may be a server that hosts numerous client websites or an individual machine dedicated to hosting your website alone. Cloud-based web hosting is different.

Instead of having all of your data on a single machine, cloud hosting spreads the data across a number of different machines, running multiple servers in different places that are all connected together. You essentially access and administrate your data through a “virtual machine” that accesses all the different servers across the “cloud”. The fact that cloud hosting utilises the computing power of any number of machines, means that you have vastly more computational potential than traditional hosting. This method of hosting also comes with a benefit in stability and uptime. If your site is shared between an array of machines, and one of them goes offline, then the slack is picked up by the others and the site remains online.

Cloud-based hosting is particularly practical for developing business’ due to its potential for easy scalability. Because of the underlying infrastructure of your cloud hosting set-up, there will be far more in the way of system resources than you ever need to use. Even once these have been shared between all the different accounts on your public cloud set up there will be a vast amount of processing power sitting in reserve for this very purpose. These resources can be scaled easily, whether it is a quick email to your hosting company when you know you are expecting extra traffic, or when you are expanding your business with extra web content or services.

Needless to say, with all of these benefits, Petersweb has bult its hosting model around cloudbased methodology. At Petersweb, we are flexible with your package, and offer scalable resources as your business matures. Our 99.99% uptime record, means that you can be assured that your website will have optimal operational functionality.

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