Cloud hosting has become much popular recently for many reasons. It is an easily scalable, high-performing hosting solution that provides many features to businesses. Some of the benefits of cloud hosting, when compared to other hosting services like VPS hosting and shared hosting, are discussed below.
Scaling the resources of the server becomes easy while using cloud hosting. In the case of the majority of severs, the dashboard of the website management has to be accessed to see how your website is performing in real-time. You will be able to scale up or down the server resources without any prior approval from the hosting service provider.
In most types of hosting, you will need to pay a monthly fee regardless of whether you use all the server resources or not. That said, in cloud hosting, only pay for the services that have been used by you. This means that if your website is getting some unusual traffic, you will not have to completely upgrade the hosting package. You just need to scale up the resources during the increase in traffic and then scale it down when the website traffic return to normal.
When conventional hosting like shared hosting or VPS hosting is being used then, your website’s uptime entirely depends on the physical server environment. When the server goes offline, your website will also go offline. However, cloud hosting will ensure high uptime as your website will be virtually using the resources of many servers that are located in different locations. When one server is experiencing some technical issues or goes offline, you will be transferred to another server, thereby increasing the uptime. Moreover, the ability to scale the server resources whenever needed will ensure that your website won’t go offline due to an unexpected increase in site traffic.