Over the years, many hosting options have evolved catering to different requirements like Shared Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, VPS hosting, Cloud Hosting, etc. Every hosting type has its own pros and cons which benefit different types of businesses. Today, we will look at Dedicated and Cloud Hosting and the benefits of moving from the former to the latter.
In Dedicated Hosting, the entire web server is dedicatedly used for your website. In Cloud Hosting, a virtualization layer separates the resources required by the server across various instances and/or devices. Before we look at the benefits of Cloud Hosting over Dedicated Hosting, it is important to note that both the hosting types can support all types of applications and services. However, each type is best suited for certain scenarios and you must assess your requirements well before opting for either of them.
In Dedicated Hosting, you are required to pay a higher down payment and a team of trained professionals to handle it.
In Cloud Hosting, most providers offer plans which allow site owners to pay a relatively lower down payment. Further, instant resource scalability ensures that the RAM, CPU, etc. can be scaled up or down as required.
In Dedicated Hosting, if the website receives sudden traffic spikes, then scaling up the resources can be difficult. It is usually a time and cost-consuming process.
In Cloud Hosting, most providers offer instant scalability of resources at the click of a button which can help websites manage traffic spikes efficiently.
In Dedicated Hosting plans, the website is hosted on a single server. Hence, there is always a possibility, no matter how small, about facing hardware failures resulting in a downtime. In Cloud Hosting, the site is hosted over a virtual network of servers and there is no single point of failure. This means that if at any time one server faces a hardware failure, the request is immediately passed on to the next server by default. This makes Cloud Hosting a more resilient and reliable option.
Remember, while there are benefits of moving to Cloud Hosting from Dedicated Hosting plans, it is important to assess the requirements your business to see if the features align with them. On the other hand, if you are looking for a stable requirement and no shared resources, then you might want to consider Dedicated Hosting plans. Take all aspects into consideration before you buy Cloud Hosting. Good Luck.
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