What is cloud hosting and how does it work?

If you want to think about hosting a website or an app, you are likely to come across the term cloud hosting.

Although your website or application is only hosted on one device, the cloud can spread your data across multiple interconnected servers. These servers reside in a virtual environment, hence the name cloud.

Cloud hosting uses the computing power of different and many devices, so that you not only have access through hosting in the normal way, but you can access the services provided by all of those devices. Here it becomes interesting.

Take a moment to review all the basics of cloud hosting, so we don’t get too ahead of ourselves, it’s worth it.

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Public cloud vs private cloud

It is known that your hosting account is based on one server, and you have only two choices either to share the device with other accounts through one shared server, and the other option is to run an individual device for your site which is a dedicated server. But with cloud hosting, you have a similar option to do so.

If your choice is the public cloud – network devices keep data for multiple locations, ie the equivalent of a shared server.

What happens is that the devices are shared between those virtual accounts, so the resource cost becomes shared.  Unlike the traditional shared type, though, the resources of the virtual server are enclosed. It does not share processing power, disk space, or anything else with other accounts. It would be easy to share rack space in data centers. And all the benefits of shared hosting can be obtained without difficulty.

If a public cloud isn’t what you want, it’s easy to create your cloud setup, as its infrastructure won’t be shared with any sites or accounts. Although the cost is high, this guarantees safety and control.

What happens is that server resources are restricted within private clouds, so you are not forced to share devices. And that default resource is behind your firewall. And the positive in this will be clear to those who are concerned with data security. However, it limits your ability to access cloud services. This is what we will come to it soon.

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Cloud vs single server

We know that the world of hosting has moved from a dedicated server to cloud technology, but why? It is obvious that very expensive and the most complicated in terms of preparation. This should have several major and important benefits. Isn’t this what it should be?

In fact, yes that is what I will do, I am going to mention some great benefits of cloud technology as an alternative to a traditional dedicated server.

1) Reliability

Regarding your website, if it is located on one device and is not connected to the Internet, it will probably disappear. But if you have shared your location among various interconnected devices that store the same information even if one of them is not connected to the Internet, but the others can catch the slack period, and thus the site will remain connected to the Internet.

If you have questions or any doubts about the amount of impact that may affect your site or your business if they had any disruption. Just think of the following famous example from Amazon. The server was down for a quarter of an hour only due to server issues on Prime Day 2018, causing them to lose nearly $100 million in lost sales — that’s more than $120,000 per second.

2) Scalability

You can access more system resources than you would possibly need via the basic infrastructure of your cloud hosting setup. There is a huge amount of processing power in reserve for such a purpose, even if it is shared in your public cloud setup between several different accounts. You can scale these resources with ease: whether your hosting company makes a quick phone call after learning you can expect additional traffic or host for increased resources based on real-time requirements. That’s why days like Cyber ​​Monday shouldn’t be worrying.

Contrary to setting up a dedicated server, this sudden increase in the number of visitors will cause the whole site to crash, but the request can respond because the hosting guarantees that for your account. So the good thing is that what you use is what you pay for.

3) Versatility

Cloud hosting has become better than its predecessor with the multiple uses that it has now. In case you have a special need it will be met by choosing a customized solution tailored to your needs. You have a wide choice and according to your requirements, you do not have to choose from the list of standard packages. It’s easy, you specify the space you want, the operating system and processing power, as well as the security you want by setting up the cloud.

Add to that, there are other reasons if you need more of them to understand how important it is, remember that if you choose to manage your server, you can do whatever you want to do with your phone. You don’t need to access the data center itself, just an internet connection, and do it using your phone.

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Hyperscale cloud hosting

So far, we have seen all the reasons why cloud hosting is superior to traditional hosting. But we did not take into account one of the most important and most convincing reasons for using cloud hosting.

The top three companies – Amazon, Microsoft, and Google – provide the vast majority of cloud computing globally.

Hyperscale cloud is the name given to their infrastructure rather than just the word cloud. These three basic systems provide not only scalable, secure, and global hosting but more than that.

Moreover, these dedicated virtual machines provide a different set of services based mainly on artificial intelligence and both machine learning platforms to enhance all the services you provide to your customers. This happens by integrating it with the rest of your cloud requirements through an API call and a perfect match occurs.

For example, you can take Microsoft Azure’s Emotion, Amazon’s Polly, or also Google’s Big Query and Datalab.

The Big Three players are constantly innovating and transforming everything possible with the cloud, so the customer can do just that. Competitors i.e. service providers compete on price, and cloud platforms are not related to servicing goods. The race that exists is distinguished by its features and technology. And those most brilliant features are the ones that stay long.

Cloud service will help you in your practical journey if your future career is machine learning, artificial intelligence, or real machine-based communication.

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Managed cloud hosting

With cloud platforms becoming more innovative than their predecessors, and machine learning and artificial intelligence rising to higher levels of complexity, companies are left wondering where to start. Although it has become easier to use the same cloud services to manage your online presence as you do for your business, decision-making has become complex. Without mentioning management, maintenance, and immigration.

The discussion about where to host the website or application has always been between the digital agency and the client, and now it has become a digital transformation project that includes various specialized companies.

That’s why Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are used by Cloud Service Providers – the majority of these services-led expert infrastructure companies focus primarily on offering multiple customized hosting solutions tailored to the individual needs of their customers. This is intended to provide managed cloud hosting services like Wirehive.

One of the most important advantages of MSP is that it migrates to the cloud all the way, from using technology and selecting the right Ultra-Scale Cloud to understand and solve business challenges to suit your enterprise usage, to deploying and managing the recommended setup architecture.

At Wirehive, we don’t offer our fully managed public cloud, but rather work specifically as a partner to provide cloud consulting, management, design, etc. to life on all three super-clouds.

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Green cloud hosting

All companies in the world aim to minimize their impact on the world around them and we can say that all three super cloud providers take sustainability seriously. But what do we mean by green cloud hosting?

Green cloud hosting is primarily concerned with improving energy efficiency in all data centers. All suppliers rely on renewable energy sources to reduce their carbon footprint and achieve all energy efficiency goals. However, service providers are looking for new and diverse ways to reduce their impact on the environment and this is becoming more and more important with the increasing of sustainability. To reduce their impact on the environment, service providers are looking for new ways every time.

Recently, Microsoft began developing an important program to help its customers achieve their sustainability goals.

That is why I will not go into more detail in the details, and I will just say that everything related to sustainability is important to you, I can only say that you will not do much wrong with any of these huge companies (Google, Amazon, and Microsoft).

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Technology agnostic

When it comes to technology, we at Wirehive are very neutral. The perfect solution to all technology business challenges is the cloud. We are not affiliated with any particular platform, but rather see and recommend what is best for any specific situation, however it may be.