Recently, I’ve gotten a sales call from cloud hosting providers, telling me to implement it for my business. From what I gathered, the features sound appealing – but I’m not 100% sure if it’s just because they’re pushing the product onto me or if it’s something actually useful for my business.
Although I have heard a little about cloud hosting, I must admit I’m a bit of a newbie and don’t quite understand how it works… Your thoughts?
I would probably tell you the same thing as that person you spoke with. Consider the switch. You won’t regret it. Now that we’ve used both traditional hosting and cloud hosting, it is very, very unlikely that we will ever go back to traditional hosting again.
With cloud hosting, information is stored in multiple servers. So, if a server goes down, it is not a problem. No information is lost and there is no disruption to your business.
Ah, I can already see what a difference that could make. I know how much of a problem it is when the server goes down.
One good thing about cloud hosting is that you can scale up if it was necessary. You also have a pay as you go option. Having these options is great. With traditional hosting, you pretty much pay up front for a set amount of space.
I am sure you are aware that security is always a big issue. Even in the old days, security was important. Today, that is still the case, except it is more important than ever before.
In terms of security, there is no comparison; cloud hosting beats traditional hosting hands down. There is less of a chance of a security breach. Could it still happen? Absolutely. However, wouldn’t it be better if the chances of that occurring were dramatically reduced?
Do you guys have any recommendations? Is there a particular provider I should use or are they all the same?
They’re not all the same, but most of them are quite good and offer similar levels of services. My personal recommendation is Cirrus Tech, since I’ve used them for many years and never encountered a single problem.
By the way, the reason for less downtimes is because there isn’t a particular or specific source of trouble. This is because clusters of servers work together. It is very rare to experience downtimes because of this.
Depending on your needs, you could also be saving money. You can always scale up later on.
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