What is Cloud Website Hosting?
Cloud Based Hosting is a relatively new technology, but is quickly becoming the industry standard in Website Hosting. Cloud platforms provide scalability, flexibility, and elasticity for their users, often operating with a pay-as-you-go system for data, space, or applications. This allows a user to expand or reduce their site's capabilities depending on their individual needs. Cloud Hosting operates on multiple servers, which "mirror" data across a cluster of processors. This prevents downtime and increases the quality for the website's visitor.
Cloud Hosting can be a viable solution for both experienced and new users, however the ceiling is much higher for those familiar with coding, analytical analysis, and advanced software application.
Commonly used Cloud Website Hosting services include:
- Blue Host
Please note: Many Website Hosting companies currently offer both Cloud and Traditional Hosting Solutions.
If you would be interested in learning more about Cloud Website Hosting, please contact the Alameda SBDC at (510) 208-0410