Hosting in the cloud - what is it?
Imagine you have a standard server that has a set amount of memory, storage space, and processing power, and that it is limited in terms of the software or operating systems that can run on it. Take that one server, and multiply it by 1,000. Now you have 1,000 servers, but they are all still fixed and cannot run above their set capacities.
But what would happen if you connected all of these servers together and allowed them to share resources, and were able to allocate resources to the server that needed it most? You could then sustain a higher level of processing power across your network, and provide clients with more power than if you had just one server.
Further, if you could allocate resources to the servers that needed them as they needed them, that too by using a computer-controlled allocation system that was efficient, quick, and effective, you'd end up with the cloud computing infrastructure we have today.
What the best cloud web hosts have done is create a virtual network of servers that individually are limited, but together are as powerful as the entire network. And the network as a whole is able to share and make efficient use of resources and better serve clients than stand-alone servers that may be under or over-utilized and mismanaged.
Who are cloud servers intended for?
Well, anyone can sign up and benefit with a cloud hosting plan. For starters, these packages come with high-efficiency server resource allocation, which means you'll be better able to manage traffic spikes, not to mention data and bandwidth distribution.
Further, you'll never run out of space if you need to upgrade. All you have to do is roll over your plan to a new one, and you can continue running your website without a hitch in services or uptime.
Finally, you can access your server at any time, that too from any location, and enjoy numerous user-oriented features such as open stack APIs for quick responses, encrypted and secure data transfer, friendly customer support, top-of-the-line ticket management systems for issue resolution, and in most cases versatile and free file transfer options.