Is Cloud Hosting The Right Choice For You?
An increase in site traffic is an obvious sign that your online business is doing well. When you have more visitors to your website, it typically coincides with having more business – and that’s great!
However, if your site is using shared hosting, your popularity may be a bit too much to handle. Downtime can be disastrous for your business. If the load on your shared hosting becomes too great, that’s just what you’ll get. If no one can view your site because it can’t handle the traffic coming its way, then your popularity is going to suffer.
So how can you keep up with site traffic demands as your company grows? With Cloud Hosting, also called an SSD VPS server.
What is Cloud Hosting?
Cloud hosting is a bit like a shared garden with separate allocated spaces. Shared hosting is more like a public park. With an SSD VPS, you have an allotted portion of a server that is yours and yours alone. The P in VPS stands for “private” as in, all yours.
It is still up to you to manage the upkeep. However, no one else will be able to use your resources on your cloud server. Even though the real estate is shared, what’s yours is yours, and no one else has access to it.
When your website uses shared hosting, it’s a bit of a free for all, just like public parks. There may be a great tennis court and a lovely swimming pool in the public park, but reservations are not accepted. With shared website hosting, there is a fixed amount of bandwidth, processing power, memory, and disk space, and whoever needs it at a given time is allowed to take it, while everyone else has to wait until resources become available. When it’s a hot day in summer, everyone in town will be headed straight to the pool; come peak online access times, everyone is on their PC or mobile potentially trying to access your website.
What happens when I outgrow my Cloud Hosting plan?
Another great advantage of running an SSD VPS is that it is scalable: there are more plots available in that shared garden. When you start to outgrow the confines of your SSD VPS, you can upgrade to a larger package with a larger allotment of the virtual server, allowing your website to handle higher traffic during busy periods.
How will I know when it’s time to switch from shared hosting to VPS?
There are a few signs that will tell you switching to the cloud should be at the top of your to-do list. First, as we mentioned above, an increase in site traffic is a prime indicator that your website could use some extra space to stretch. However, specific business needs may also indicate the need for a change.
If your site requires reliability and stability at all times, then you may consider making the switch. There are many types of businesses that fall into this category. Perhaps you host medical records that need to be accessed at any time of day or night to treat patients. In that case, you would need to ensure your data was accessible no matter how many of your customers are trying to access your site.
Cloud hosting has grown more and more popular over the last few years. Let us add a few more reasons to take advantage of SSD VPS to the list.
6 Reasons To Take Advantage Of Cloud Services
The cloud is everywhere: our music, email, files, photos … At every turn, it is there. The cloud supports most of the technological advances that have made our lives so convenient. Even for those who don’t exactly understand how the cloud works, it is apparent that it is necessary, and certainly that it isn’t going anywhere.
To add some clarity to what the cloud is and how SSD VPS hosting works, here are six reasons why you should be using the cloud for your hosting projects:
Data is the future.
Cloud hosting is often used to collect important data that can be used in many different areas of personal and business lives. The Internet of Things represents billions of individual devices uploading data autonomously to connect our world and simplify it. Grocery shopping, health and fitness, and even home heating is becoming smarter and more efficient every day.
Safer is better
SSD VPS and cloud hosting is a safe way to store data, especially when our two-factor authentication method is used. Midphase takes great care to ensure that all of our data is held safely and securely. Our military-grade security measures and unmarked, Tier 4 data centers create a perfect situation for secure data.
Cloud hosting requires no hardware, major purchases, or investment in IT personnel to get started. You can take advantage of our inexpensive packages and be up and running in no time at all, saving you time and money.
Get more from web hosting
Most of the major websites you use every day depend on the cloud for support. This enables companies like Google and Amazon to provide services to the entire world. The cloud’s endless storage and limitless bandwidth make it all possible.
You can take the cloud with you anywhere you go. Instant access from any device allows you to retrieve the information you need, just when you need it. Remember only being able to check your email from your home computer? Yeah, let’s not go back to that.
SSD VPS hosting can be expanded or retracted at any time, within minutes. Your hosting package can grow as your business grows, and you will only pay for what you need. Cloud hosting allows small businesses and individuals to easily increase and decrease depending on their storage requirements.
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 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 virtual machine. 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 great for the environment, providing that 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. 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.
Cloud Storage: How Does It Work?
Putting data in the cloud is a somewhat ambiguous term for offsite storage. But, what does that entail? Let us explain…
As consumers, we are constantly using, sorting, and saving large quantities of data. But where does it all go? Cloud storage has become an increasingly popular method for clearing up space on hard drives and mobile phones, but what exactly does it mean to ‘put it in the cloud’? There aren’t actual data centers stashed above our heads in the literal clouds, so how does cloud storage work?
Cloud storage is a collection of servers that are pooled or combined to store your data and make it more available to you. Because the servers can span many locations and are linked together, cloud hosting can be accessed from anywhere and is scalable enough to grow with any organization.
Not everyone who stores information on the cloud has to rent a server from a web host to do so. Many services available online like Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon, and Evernote offer small sections of a cloud server to store your notes, images, and anything else that may be taking up space on your smartphone or tablet. Odds are that you are using cloud storage at this very moment, whether you know it or not.
Let’s Get Technical
Cloud storage depends on high-speed internet to transfer data to and from the computers requesting information. This information (data) amounts to just about everything you can think of: email, social media, images, text documents, and even all of the awesome cat videos we all can’t get enough of. Businesses have also found cloud storage to be an inexpensive and valuable choice for storing sensitive information, as well as everyday information that may need a backup.
Cloud servers are essentially large clusters of computers that are stored in mass quantities in data centers. The data centers are designed to optimize server capabilities with intense levels of security, temperature control, and large generators to cover electricity in the event of a power outage, and are strategically placed in areas of the world that rarely see natural disasters. Creating data centers with all of these amenities keeps the servers online for longer so as not to disturb the owner of the servers and their connectivity.
A Slice of the Pie
The beautiful thing about cloud storage is that it is scalable, meaning that you can rent as much or as little storage space as necessary for that particular project. Many businesses choose to rent large servers and resell the extra room to other businesses, while others only set up as much space as they need themselves. Not everyone uses a web hosting company to store their data, but those who do have less of a burden because of technical support teams and less risk of technical difficulties. Information that is stored on the cloud is accessible from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection, while homemade servers do not.