Downtime, slow loading speeds, high dedicated-server costs. Do any of these strike a nerve?
Traditional servers have limitations, and they can severely affect your e-commerce business. Cloud hosting provides a solution; its efficient, cost-effective, secure, reliable, and easy to migrate. So why arent more of us using it?
Im guessing for some companies the thought of changing web host or theirIT structure, seems like a complicated and costly affair, when it couldnt be further from the truth.
Lets look at some of the advantages of using a cloud web host.
Uptime and loading speed are both vitallyimportant to the performance of your website; cloud hosting can guarantee both, heres why.
Traditional hosting servers are independent, so if it fails, your website will go offline, cloud web host servers are interconnected, if one fails, the next takes over, guaranteeing maximum uptime.
Standard hosting servers share their bandwidth amongst multiple websites; this directly reduces the loading speeds. Cloud hosting, on the other hand, distributes the data across various servers, when one slows down the next picks up the pace.
Cloud servers can instantaneously scale to meet any demands made upon your website.
Think of it as a flexible server that expands as your traffic grows and contracts as your traffic slows, meaning you only ever pay for the service you need and when you need it. Traditional servers can be scaled up, but its a timely and costly process, and you have to buy a fixed package. While cloud servers allow you to pay on a month to month basis, so you only ever pay for what you need.
Initially, choosing a cloud hosting option for your business can seem expensive, but its worth the investment.
As previously mentioned, scalability becomes an affordable option, there are other features too, such as free data migration, resource monitoring, fully managed hosting, increased workforce mobility, speed of loading, and zero downtime. To get a better understanding of what cloud platforms can offer and cost,click here.
Traditional hosting can provide an almost equal level of security as a cloud, but this will require you to upgrade to a private server, which will be expensive.
Cloud hosting offers multiple layers of protection without the need for one dedicated server. The advanced security infrastructure has authentication identity systems, data encryption, storage segregation, firewalls, and routine backups. Another advancement is in file transfer, as they pass within the cloud; theres no possibility offile corruption.
Cloud has many beneficial features over traditional servers, one being freedom of access.
Traditional servers are location restricted, meaning you have to consider this when choosing as it affects yourwebsites loading speeds. Cloud technology is world-wide, enabling users to gain access and work from any location, anytime, and from any device, all thats needed is an internet connection.
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