Cloud hosting is a form of web hosting, growing popularity due to its broad functionality. It is a little known and somewhat tricky to understand if you are not a technical guy who holds a business website. Cloud hosting is service that manages data storage through a hosted network which is operated by multiple web servers that are interconnected and is the major reason behind its popularity. The resources that are required to maintain your website are spread over more than one server and contribute when needed.
This multi-server scenario reduces your downtime when there is a website malfunction which means whenever your website face crash, the required resources to start your website is provided by another server. If there is a no cloud service you will again have to create all the database and technical documents to run your website. Let’s take an example of Google search engine, it’s all resources are spread over hundred servers on the cloud that makes sure Google doesn’t face any downtime issues and is a reason in past decade why we haven’t seen Google search engine crash down.
Each server in cloud carries a particular set of tasks, and in case of any server failure another server comes in as a back-up and handles the workload. This particular task comes handy during the overload and website lagging conditions which does not allow hampering the performance and its possible only due to high-quality hardware system that clouds possess.
Whenever you perform a search, the queries are run on a huge network of computers (cloud) and not being limited to a single server. This provides complete flexibility of adding more new servers to handle the workload.
Types of cloud storage systems
Enterprise storage: – Businesses can use cloud storage systems as a commercially supported remote backup solution. Software agents running on the company network can securely transfer copies of files and database data to 3rd party cloud servers either at regular intervals or continuously.
Personal file hosting: – It is the most basic form of cloud storage which allows users to upload individual files or folders from their personal computers to a central Internet server. This allows users to make backup copies of files in case their originals are lost.
Benefits of cloud hosting
- Data Recovery: – Cloud computing provider enables automatic data backup on the cloud system. The recovery of data when a hard drive crash is either not possible or may cost a huge amount of dollars or wastage of valuable time.
- Data Centralization: – Another key benefit of cloud services is the centralized data. The information of several branch offices or multiple projects is stored in one location that can be accessed from remote places.
- Reliability: – Rather than hosted on a single instance of a physical server, hosting is delivered on a virtual partition which draws its resource, such as disk space, from an extensive network of underlying physical servers. If one server goes offline it will have no effect on availability, as the virtual servers will continue to pull the resource from the remaining network of servers.