The internet has enabled the creation of a large informational content framework, all of which is made available almost instantaneously to Internet users. In this virtual domain, individuals and legal entities can store data, texts, spreadsheets, photos, audios, videos, presented in interfaces with sites, blogs, among others.
Behind the scenes of the internet, we have a large technology park, which connects people all over the world and a group of professionals who support with providing various services, of which we highlight the web hosting providers – essential services so that creators can take their message to all concerned.
The hosting of sites has variable limits according to specific plans and technological models adopted by each provider. These services have been evolving and improving significantly over the years, with shared servers, virtual private servers (VPS), dedicated servers, or cloud-based servers. All these modalities coexist well in the market and currently have practically the same cost range for the client.
Hosting on a shared server and a virtual server has physical limitations on the processing, storage, and memory capacity of the equipment, which can cause slow screen loading or literally leave your website down at times of peak traffic. Already on a dedicated server, if well dimensioned, it reduces significantly the technical problems but there is the physical limitation of the hardware.
Hosting in the cloud is a new architecture that we’ll cover in more detail below so that you get the hang of reading. Check out!
What is Cloud Hosting?
In this mode, a site is hosted on a number of physical machines, which work seamlessly distributing the processing, data storage, and memory loads. In this way, you can expand or reduce the resources used by a site on demand. You can apply cluster or grid technology or be supported by a Content Delivery Network (CDN).
What is Cluster Technology?
In cluster technology, two or more servers working together as one, being managed by a specific software for task distribution.
What is Grid Technology?
The grid technology uses several computers in a local or long-distance network, constituting a large virtual machine, with high processing rates, and the tasks are divided among all these machines.
How does a CDN Network Work?
This type of network stores the site content on multiple servers, installed in multiple geographic locations around the world. In this way, the Internet user accesses the site of their interest, the server closest physically to their location, with high speed and the data traffic requires less bandwidth.
Now that you have acquired important concepts and insights about this essential internet service, know why your next hosting should be in the cloud.
1 – Scalable Features
In cloud hosting, the resources used by the site are adjusted according to demand, considering the volume of data traffic, becoming virtually unlimited, since it is possible to use multiple servers simultaneously.
2 – High Availability
Due to the redundancy of equipment working together, even if there are failures or defects in some component of a server, another will be immediately triggered and take over the tasks in progress. This ensures high availability of the site, without discontinuity or service interruptions. Even if something unforeseen occurs, be it of small or large proportion, it will still be possible to maintain services transparently for the user.
3 – Processing Speed
In case of peak traffic, access to the content of the site becomes more agile, since the task will be directed to the server with greater availability (in the case of a cluster or grid infrastructure), and/or closer to the internet user (in the case of infrastructure). In this way, there is no latency and no occurrence of site instability.
4 – Ease of Use
Until recently, great technical knowledge was required for server configuration. Today it is not necessary to master technical knowledge, there are usually templates for automatic website creation and video teaching tutorials that allow any user to host a website in a few minutes – its use is as user-friendly as the use of traditional plans. In some companies, the settings are also automatic, and the control panel is intuitive and user-friendly.
5 – Favorable Cost-Benefit Ratio
In the 90s, in order to host a website, one had to have a high-level technical knowledge and the costs of the service were high – consequently, this limited the public significantly. With a focus on digital inclusion, site automation and configuration automation capabilities have been developed over time and new technology architectures for support, site management, and data traffic have emerged, expanding access to previously unreached audiences, improving performance and lowering service costs.
With each passing day, the cost of using cloud hosting has become more affordable and technological advances have contributed to the refinement of its technical and operational features, optimizing the results achieved.
With this growing technology improvement, hosting providers are adopting cloud technology, which ensures fast and secure access to their customers’ websites and drastically reduces the occurrence of a technical failure, unavailability, instability, and discontinuity of the services provided. Thus, the responsibility for the site and its followers will have a high level of satisfaction guaranteed.
For the end user, this migration to the cloud is imperceptible, so at some point, your hosting will be in the cloud and you may not even be aware of it, but you will surely be satisfied with the service provided and the browsing experience.
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