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The Road Ahead: Is Cloud Hosting the Future of All Web Hosting?

by: Andrea Martin  /  August 14, 2013

Cloud Hosting Is the Best Choice For Many Consumers and Businesses Alike

From a marketing perspective, the cloud has a certain mystical ring to it. Like, "your data is safe up in the clouds" or "this is a heavenly way to manage your data." In reality, the cloud is essentially a series of climate-controlled rooms that contain massive banks of servers. These rooms are under tight security control and are responsible for providing connectivity among thousands, sometimes millions of computers. Web hosting companies have recognized the power of cloud hosting, and most reputable firms offer cloud-based options along with their standard array of web hosting options.

Businesses Will Begin To Utilize the Cloud In Increasing Numbers – Will You?

The cloud has become popular among businesses seeking to satisfy their web hosting needs for various reasons. Many factors point to cloud hosting as the future for web hosting around the world. Some of the key benefits of cloud hosting versus traditional services include:

1. Less Expense. With minimal hardware costs and no need to repair or replace physical servers on-site, businesses and individuals will certainly spend less money upfront for a cloud hosting service. The low monthly costs associated with cloud hosting are hardly noticed.

2. High Performance. Most cloud servers deliver higher performance than a physical server could ever provide. Most web hosts can afford to invest in higher performance servers and hardware than the business or individual. This translates to quicker speeds and better overall operation.

3. Better Security. Cloud hosts dedicate significant time and resources to ensuring that firewalls and security programs are intact and up to date. Add in the multiple layers of security at the web host's fortified data centers, and you have a recipe for significant data security.

4. Save Significant Money. Cloud hosting services enable the end-user to take advantage of the powerful hardware, software, and personnel investment that a web hosting company must make. While any business or individual could hire an IT team, invest thousands in hardware, and purchase and maintain the software for the server, the costs associated with this would be astronomical. Cloud hosts have invested the upfront costs and manage the day-to-day maintenance concerns related to any server setup.

Cloud hosting is here to stay. The future of web hosting seems to point to the cloud becoming the most popular way to manage and store data. This is truly the road ahead in data management – so ask yourself, are you in the cloud?

Written by Andrea Martin  /  August 14, 2013