The definition of cloud hosting is not clear to many and rightly so. Among the many things that have made this technology, one of the least deserving was to create confusion in many areas, including the one, hosting. The purpose of this post is to clarify what is meant by cloud hosting and what are the main features of this technology.
From Shared Hosting to Cloud Hosting
All of you certainly know what we mean when we say “shared hosting“, for those who are a little rusty, just know that it is usually a shared environment on Linux or Windows server, with some dedicated resources, typically do not ram and CPU, by virtue of ‘shared environment in which it resides. Nothing more than an account on a server created for that purpose or by the use of control panels as they are very common such as cPanel or Plesk.
When we talk about cloud hosting, we always talk about a shared environment, but with different features, and better guarantees. The first thing we need to know that it is a cloud hosting service we expect to have a guarantee not only of resources such as disk space or bandwidth, but also on CPU and RAM: Our account is in fact comparable to a VPS, but compared to its version managed, or its updating and maintenance is the responsibility of the provider, and especially not allow you to interact with the system as we do with a VPS.
It is very similar to one shared hosting with some features that we will now see and which, unfortunately, are difficult to “standardize” because each ISP then decides how to create its range of cloud hosting.
Cloud Hosting: scalable and distributed
If it is a shared environment, what varies a cloud service hosted by a common shared hosting? First, scalability! We have said that we have guarantees on the CPU and system RAM, but just because these solutions are often enabled by virtualization, we can also require more resources to our system in real time, using our cloud hosting solution with the same principle used by we talk about scalability for cloud computing environments.
Control Panel and scalability
In a solution of cloud hosting is obviously also a control panel. It can be an ad hoc solution designed by the provider or a panel which is very common, as in the case of Cloud.bg currently using cPanel on a cluster of machines.
Choice to Consider
In this scenario, where all aspects should be carefully considered, the use of the cloud is definitely a choice to consider. In recent times, it is a “hot” topic and fashionable among IT managers, but I think it is intended to develop and evolve regardless of the enthusiasm that drives him at this time, much more than other models that were the most popular a few years ago.
We hope you realize as soon as the importance of these tools for sustainable economic, social and cultural development.