Fact Or Fiction: 5 Cloud Hosting Myths
Anyone familiar with the world of shared hosting may well have some conceptual gaps in their knowledge of cloud hosting. Shared hosting is easy to understand: there’s a data center somewhere in the world with a server that you lease a portion of. Cloud hosting isn’t quite as simple. The intricacies of increased uptime, availability and reliability confuse many users. From the confusion come myths that many perceive as fact.
In this post, we set out to debunk the popular cloud hosting myths to help you understand the ways of the mysterious cloud. You never know, the cloud might be your next destination for superior web hosting.
Myth #1. Cloud hosting is expensive.
This myth couldn’t be further from the truth. Cloud hosting can be extremely cheap. How much you pay is based entirely on how much you use; larger systems will cost more than basic website hosting. However, no matter the size of the system you need, we think you will be pleasantly surprised by how affordable cloud hosting packages are.
Myth #2. You have to be a technical genius for cloud hosting.
While it is true that cloud hosting is a little more technical than shared, you definitely don’t have to be any kind of technical genius to host your data in the cloud. This is especially true if you partner with a web host that also offers excellent technical support. For example, at Midphase, our expert technical support staff is available around the clock to help you with all of your tough web hosting questions. Better yet, if you would rather hand the technical tasks to someone else, then our Managed Hosting Services might be exactly what you are looking for.
Myth #3. Cloud hosting is less secure.
The reality of cloud hosting is – as many experts state – that it is more secure than traditional hosting methods. The extra security comes from cloud hosting allowing you to deploy your own operating systems and VM. This enables you to control your own security protocols. Shared hosting has a one-size-fits-all security configuration, but cloud hosting does allow you to design your own.
Myth #4. Cloud hosting is bad for the environment.
Cloud hosting is actually great for the environment, providing you partner with a data center that values sustainability. For example, our data centers are set up to be as green as possible with high-efficiency “free air” cooling and heating systems, as well as fully redundant power sources to use a low, consistent level of electricity.
Myth #5. It’s difficult to migrate to cloud hosting.
Migrating to your new cloud hosting platform actually couldn’t be easier. Simply install the control panel you have been using, and move your data over. In fact, our VPS Pro services let you sit back and relax while we do the migrating for you. It’s like moving into a new house, and when you arrive your furniture is already in place and boxes are all unpacked.
The moral of our cloud myths story is that if you are looking for additional storage, speed, and bandwidth, then cloud hosting from Midphase is just right for you. Learn more by visiting Midphase.com today.