Cloud Hosting Versus Traditional Hosting
Which one to choose in 2020?
Which hosting is best for your company or website?
While many people are asking “Which is Better, Traditional or Cloud Hosting?” That is not what needs to be asked. There are many unique factors for each different client. The choice should go to what is best in their case.
Cloud hosting is starting to dominate in the hosting market. So most would assume cloud hosting would be the best. Not always, 80% of all websites in the world do not need better than a basic server-based hosting site. Traditional hosting can still serve most websites cost-effectively.
Many web hosting companies are replacing old servers as they wear out and need replacing. Cloud will probably become the standard for a website that active and growing.
There are 4 types of web hosting:
What is a shared hosting service?Shared web hosting is a server where many websites reside with one internet connection. This economical plan is economical since they share the overall server maintenance cost among all the sites.
Advantages of Shared Hosting
Easy self-management interface
Ability to host multiple websites
Handles dynamic (responsive) websites
Disadvantages of Shared Hosting
Disk space limit
No email hosting
Shared IP address
Advantages of Managed Hosting
Disadvantages of Managed Hosting
Faster but not the fastest
Virtual Private Server
Virtual Private Servers appear as dedicated or private servers. Even though it is running on a server with multiple operating systems running. Also known as a Virtual Dedicated
Each server has its own resources.
Advantages of Virtual Private Servers
Disadvantages of Virtual Private Servers
Advantages of Dedicated Hosting
No shared resources
Disadvantages of Dedicated Hosting
Technical expertise needed
Cloud hosting is outsourcing your business’s web hosting to the cloud. Instead of having one server, it stores the website on multiple off site servers. This allows for fast responses to inquiries. It also is secure that if any one server goes down, the others pick up the slack.
Advantages of Cloud Hosting
Easy to implement
Flexible and Scalable
Backups and recovery
Disadvantages of Cloud Hosting
Vulnerable to hacking
Dependent on internet connection
Quick Summary of Web Hosting
Shared HostingIdeas for small to medium-sized businesses and personal websites, shared hosting is the most popular hosting option. An average of 900 to 1100 websites resides on a server and share the CPU, Memory and hard drive. While they try to guarantee bandwidth there is no way to control how many people are accessing those sites. If you are trying to monetize your website, the restrictions and speed problems may be a problem. This is the cheapest type of hosting.
Managed HostingThis can apply to any of the other hosting types. The hosting company offers 24/7 technical support and higher bandwidth. They also give better storage, they can also offer limited email addresses per site. With these extras they restrict what plug-ins you can use and restrict how much control you have. There is no access to the root. Good for small and medium businesses that need higher speed and reliability.
Virtual Private Servers or VPSVirtual private servers are like dedicated servers, except they are sharing the physical server with others. The virtual server has its own operating system, CPU resources, Memory, Storage space. The server also has its own IP address. Since you have root access, you can install software and change the root.
Scalability is one keyword, it is easy to change your server with more memory, storage, CPU capacity. This allows you to grow as your needs change. It also allows you to shrink. There are no long-term contracts, so you are free to get what you need. Best thing is it costs less than a dedicated server. Idea for large businesses and hosting resellers.
Dedicated Servers or Dedicated HostingA dedicated server is a go to for many large businesses. You own the actual server, giving you complete control. This is the most expensive type of hosting, since you have to hire an IT staff to run and maintain it. You share the same data center, but only you have access to the server. If you build your own data center, it can get expensive. The dedicated server will allow you to not only host the website, but to serve applications to your company and your clients.
Cloud ServersCloud servers are a variation on the Virtual Private Servers. What it does is creates several virtual servers and copies the websites and storage on each of them. With each having their own CPU resources, Memory and Storage. This redundancy gives better speed and can handle more traffic than a dedicated server. Very scalable, since you can add more resources. It reduces downtime. If the virtual servers are in different parts of the world, they will service regions faster. Great for large businesses that require reliability and speed.
So which server is right for you?You need to talk to your web designer. It takes careful planning to implement major websites. The need to weigh the cost of hosting to the cost of infrastructure is important. The designer will make suggestions, but only you can decide. Plan for growth and understand that the cheapest is not the best choice.
Which server do I use for my website projects?
I mostly use cloud hosting and some shared hosting depending upon the project. Cloud hosting is fast that helps with SEO. That is the main reason I use it.
Give me a call if you need help with choosing web hosting.
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