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How to Pick the Best Cloud Hosting Providers

Published on 07 June 18
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The cloud technology is a widely accepted form of hosting by almost every industry. This has resulted in the mushrooming of cloud hosting providers who offer affordable, reliable, and varying services. With the competition intensifying, it has become important that customers choose their service providers after utmost deliberation.

Cloud features in brief:

Cloud computing offers numerous benefits over the traditional hosting. To name a few, you have improved collaboration, can access your site from anywhere and on any internet-enabled device. Cloud is more reliable and assures of near to 100% uptime and high network speed. It eliminates latency issues, does not require the client to invest in infrastructure and its maintenance. There is no unnecessary spending since you pay for what you consume.

Highly flexible and scalable:

In the regular web hosting, you buy a pre-defined plan with specific and limited capacity resources of RAM, space, bandwidth on a single server. This becomes an issue when your project grows and you require more resources. The hosts must send their technical experts and physically increase the capacity as per your requirements creating some disturbance to your business availability. Cloud is a vast improvement over it. The cloud hosting providers that you subscribe from will offer a set amount of resources -RAM, bandwidth, space etc. When you need more of any resources you can simply increase the capacity with a few clicks and restore back once the peak requirement subsides.

How to choose the right cloud hosting service:

• One important factor for you to remember is that the services offered by the cloud hosting providers are never same. You cannot sign up with a provider simply because their services have helped someone else’s business. Their requirement may have been different from what you need. So, the reviews and customer testimonials may not necessarily be applicable and suitable to you.

• Look for providers that offer free trial service. This will give you a clear picture if the services of the provider will match your requirements. Some providers offer all the cloud-related services, while some concentrate on specific services like backup, disaster recovery, or CDN etc.

• Security issues are the main concerns that have made a few businesses hesitate to migrate to the cloud. They fear the safety of their data as the applications is hosted over servers that are in remote locations. However, nowadays with improved technology, the cloud hosting providers use the best tools to encrypt the complete information while replicating and transferring the data to disable the cybercriminals from deciphering it.

The cloud hosting providers services are offered in the following models:

a] Infrastructure as a service (IaaS):

IaaS allows the clients to draw resources like virtual server space, IP addresses, load balancers, network connections and any other computing resource over the internet on the pay-as-you- billing system. The service providers are responsible to maintain and manage the infrastructure resources.

b] Platform as a service (PaaS):

PaaS is a model where the service providers offer tools in a cloud-based environment for the users to create software applications. The users can scale their requirements either way. You as a user can continue with your application development without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.

c] Software as a Service (SaaS):

SaaS is a cloud service that enables the users to access the vendor’s software without having to install them over their computers or other devices. You access the software via the internet from anywhere and on any internet=enabled device.

Cloud migration is a process of moving your data, files, applications from your current hosting platform on to the cloud. It can also be a service of moving applications from one cloud hosting provider to another.
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