Most people these days have heard of cloud hosting, but what does it really mean? To fully comprehend the true meaning of cloud hosting, you first need to define it and understand what cloud computing is. Cloud hosting has been recently broken down and clarifies as Public, Private and Enterprise.
Public cloud is similar to shared hosting in that it is more affordable. However, when you buy a shared hosting plan, you are stuck with the limitations of the plan that you selected. On the other hand, public cloud is scalable so you can start with a little and then expand your resources as you need more.
Cloud computing, in layman's terms, separates the software from the hardware requirements.
All the information that you create and/or use within these programs are stored online across multiple servers. You may also get into this data from anywhere around the world that you have internet. It's services may vary from a small application on a public cloud to entire virtual networks running inside a private cloud. The specific characteristics of cloud computing is that the applications and all of the data are spread across multiple servers. In reality, it's a cluster of computers that act as a whole, yet instead of a RAID array of drives, you actually have what I would call RAIDed servers.
With a private cloud, any downtime or failing moments on any server won't affect your applications. Not to mention, you're only benefiting from the bandwidth levels and power of processing. This translates into an unlimited amount of bandwidth, storage, or processing power as a result of a system of hosting with a wide spread amount of space capacity.
Given, cloud hosting might sound a little bit like shared hosting, but don't get them confused, for the are completely different, leaving cloud hosting the best way to go. Shared hosting deals with your applications and it's related data on a single big server with tens and maybe even hundreds of separate websites. You are at risk of security and share among many other sites.
But with cloud hosting, all of the sites, applications, and data are uploaded and spread across the entire infrastructure. The hosting provider then makes a decision on what websites need what processor power and bandwidth by identifying how much traffic they are receiving. This type of setup guarantees plenty of space in the system. If your site instantly needs more power and/or bandwidth, the provider adapts by adding what resources are needed.
While this sounds great and amazing, you still need to make the big decision of what company to host with. CariNet is a leader in the cloud hosting field with a wide variety of cloud services to supplement our traditional servers and server clusters. We've hosted the world for over a decade, and are fluent in all things Internet related. We build own and operate all of our datacenters and facilities in the United States and are capable of handling customers and demands of any size. We give you the best dedicated server, managed server, or cloud server you'll find today. We'll take good care of you. That's a promise.
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