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  • mountainman
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    Originally posted by compcruz View Post
    I have heard a lot about cloud server hosting soutions, but I am afraid as I have never used it before so don't have any idea about the concept and its benefits and drawbacks. Has anyone got experience with the Cloud Servers ? Please share your experience...
    As per my experience, these are my observations about cloud hosting
    1. It provides good scalability. You can easily increase or decrease resources without moving sites to other servers.
    2. It provides better uptime than other types of web hosting.
    3. Traffic spikes aren't a problem; the cloud can handle them.
    4. If the servers are in different datacenters, datacenter problems can be less of a concern.
    5. Different technologies can be used together that can't be used together without cloud hosting. For example, .php and .asp files can work on the same site, even in the same folder, drawing on technologies within the cloud.
    6. You don't need to install hardware or software. Instead, you connect with a cloud that has the hardware or software you need.

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  • ChristyHeden
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    In a general sense, availing services through a cloud host means that your companyís applications are operating under a massive computer infrastructure (cloud), and your companyís staff access these applications on cloud servers from their local computers. You can say that, you are outsourcing your business applications via a cloud host. It offers you many benefits in comparison to conventional computing. Cloud computing offers a fully scalable solution. You can increase your capacity, for example, at times when your company is facing a steep hike in demands. Then, you can simply add more cloud servers in order to closely match your requirements. You can expand or limit your business as per your business needs and market position. Thus, you are free to scale-up or scale-down your resources via the cloud. Your data is always available so that multiple users can work simultaneously from anywhere and at any time through Internet. When an application is hosted on cloud, an employee can simply use another local computer to access data, in case, his work station goes down. This facilitates uninterrupted work, which in turn boosts productivity. With Cloud hosting, you save greatly on the set up and operational costs. Cloud host provides enhanced security, robust data backup, and server maintenance, so you donít require an in-house IT support service. You get 24x7x365 tech support totally free of cost through your cloud host.

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  • NikkyG
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    Cloud is one of the best solutions specifically designed for high availability. Here is a link to the Cloud Hosting FAQs that might help you in clearing your doubts about cloud server solution.

    eUKhost Cloud Hosting Features

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  • Catherine
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    Originally posted by WeRollin View Post
    How is a cloud more secure, though? What if a cloud server crashes suddenly. Wouldn't that mean the full loss of data, or are there contingencies to protect against this. I am currently using normal hosting and am considering this.

    Thanks!
    Our Cloud servers are setup on a Cluster of servers i.e. a Cloud using Hardware virtualization application known as VMWare. VMWare is the most advanced hardware virtualization application available. It checks the status of all the servers in the Cloud all the time and if one server is down due to some reason, it shifts the Cloud servers created on that particular server to other servers in the Cloud and hence all the Cloud servers receive 100% uptime guarantee

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  • MattBarthorp
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    Originally posted by WeRollin View Post
    How is a cloud more secure, though? What if a cloud server crashes suddenly. Wouldn't that mean the full loss of data, or are there contingencies to protect against this. I am currently using normal hosting and am considering this.

    Thanks!
    A Cloud isn't a single server fyi. but a cluster of dedicated servers that are connected in a network. Hence even if one of the servers in the cluster fails, all the accounts on it are migrated automatically over to the other servers in the cluster hence causing ZERO downtime to your websites/applications. It is as secure as any other virtual private server, but it is highly scalable and offers 100% uptime. You can easily scale-up/down the required resources.

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  • WeRollin
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    How is a cloud more secure, though? What if a cloud server crashes suddenly. Wouldn't that mean the full loss of data, or are there contingencies to protect against this. I am currently using normal hosting and am considering this.

    Thanks!

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  • compcruz
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    Oh... great ! It means it terms of flexibility the standard Cloud Hosting plans are superior over the shared cloud plans which is more necessary for me. Also, the cloud hosting plans offers more scalability than the shared cloud. Thanks a lot for clearing my doubt, James.

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  • James
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    Originally posted by compcruz View Post
    Is there any core difference between the normal cloud and the shared cloud plans ?
    The difference is of the control and the guaranteed resources, but the end result i.e. the uptime is same with both shared cloud and the cloud server plans. With shared cloud plans you get fixed amount of disk space and bandwidth and a control panel to manage your websites. But with cloud servers you get additional features like guaranteed memory, CPU cores and administrative access. You can install third party applications on Cloud servers. You can also upgrade the Cloud server RAM, CPU, Disk Space & bandwidth.

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  • petey
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    Well, there is not much difference between both, shared cloud hosting plans are just the combination of shared web hosting and the cloud web hosting. By combining both of them it offers benefits of both in one (ie. in terms of low cost, yet 100% network uptime). The cloud offers the same features high availability, redundancy, improved reliability, security etc... Since, it is cheap and offers 100% uptime guarantee it is a perfect solution for small to medium sized websites, which could afford it easily and start their new online venture.

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  • compcruz
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    Is there any core difference between the normal cloud and the shared cloud plans ?

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  • MattBarthorp
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    Originally posted by compcruz View Post
    I have heard a lot about cloud server hosting soutions, but I am afraid as I have never used it before so don't have any idea about the concept and its benefits and drawbacks. Has anyone got experience with the Cloud Servers ? Please share your experience...
    You shouldn't feel any difference working with Cloud Hosting packages. The only aspect that makes it different from other solutions is the way in which they are set-up and the benefits it offers to users. I mean from an end-user perspective, there can be multiple advantages with hosting a website in Cloud than on any other hosting servers.

    Since you have never used it before, I would suggest you to try the Shared Cloud services offered by eUKhost. They are not only cheap but have almost all the features of dedicated Cloud.

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  • Macdale
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    I think once you are set to start with a project or website that is recommended to start using the starter and small plans, I won't recommend you to opt for a cloud web hosting. I would personally recommend you to consider the basic cPanel web hosting plan for Linux and/or uk windows hosting plans, if windows platform is your choice.

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  • petey
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    Cloud hosting is nothing but a cluster of servers, which offers redundancy, greater scalability, flexibility to install software and applications, 100% network uptime guarantee. The most advantageous fact is that you need to pay as you grow. Most of the companies offer it, but some may not. The cloud computing is much similar to a metered web hosting solution, where the clients has to pay only for the real usage.

    For example: the amount of bandwidth and memory used by your account. Since, there is complete utilization of server resources, it offers 100% network uptime guarantee. All the free server resources such as RAM, Processor and hard disk space are used to offer optimum performance to clients whenever the server resources are required.

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    Any Experience With Cloud Hosting

    I have heard a lot about cloud server hosting soutions, but I am afraid as I have never used it before so don't have any idea about the concept and its benefits and drawbacks. Has anyone got experience with the Cloud Servers ? Please share your experience...
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