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by Richard Matthews Technical Director
Posted on March 02, 2012
This month’s blog we are going to talk about cloud hosting and hopefully explain its benefits. We regularly have conversations with our clients in Surrey and beyond about their existing hosting and the benefits of hosting and managed back up with NXT Digital Solutions.
We have recently diversified our hosted environment and have scaled up to the cloud. So, if you are asking yourself, what is cloud hosting?
Let us explain:
Cloud hosting is a web hosting service delivered from a group of connected servers. The term cloud hosting (also called clustered hosting) is not precisely defined yet. In general, however, a hosting service can be considered cloud hosting when it is delivered from a fully redundant, multi-server system, in which the resources are dynamically scalable and often virtualized.
In less technical terminology, cloud hosting uses a number of servers all connected together (a cloud), and sites on the servers can use resources from all the servers in that cloud. Processing power, hard drives, and memory are shared. Servers can be easily added or removed as necessary, and if one server is down, sites use resources from other servers instead. This can be in one location or multiple locations connected across the internet.
So why is this important or useful to me? Well, there are quite a few benefits of cloud hosting: