This is a guest post by Anthony Sparks.
Anthony Sparks is a guest author from Web Hosting Search, a leading online guide to various web hosting companies.
Cloud hosting is quickly becoming the most popular and cost friendly web hosting around. It is the new standard in web hosting. Companies that have been using their own dedicated servers are now starting to switch over because of all of the benefits. Cloud hosting provides the dependability of having your own servers, but at a much better cost. Even big companies like Google have switched over because of all of the benefits. For many, just seeing a company that big switch over is reason enough for switching themselves.
The way that cloud web hosting works is that it is based on many different servers working together for the benefit of a client. Namely, this can include resources such as bandwidth or software being shared to offer the best results. All that a client needs to do is load their information and the data center will create hassle-free hosting for them because there are no servers to manage or devices and software that needs to be set-up. These features give clients virtually no downtime and a seamless hosting service.
One great benefit of this new technology is that it can be flexible. All of the configurations of the hardware and software can be easily changed to meet the clients’ needs. All of the settings will get updated automatically, as well. If you are running an application on Windows, it will get updated by a Windows server. This process goes for Linux based platforms as well.
Because of the opportunity for cloud hosting to pool the resources of many different servers, it goes head to head with other providers for the same service. You will also have the opportunity to take advantage of free static IP addresses and other goodies. This is great help to those that have high traffic to their sites.
For many, the pros of cloud web hosting far outweigh any other provider. It is easy to implement, with no extra hardware or software to purchase or set up. This makes it very cost effective and easy to maintain. Cloud hosting will only continue to grow more and more every year.
So are you a user of Cloud Hosting? If not, are you planning to switch in the future? Why or why not?