1) Optimise Costs; Pay Per Use
With hosting on traditional shared hosting providers, the hosting plans will need to be chosen based on future capacity estimations and the server costs will include the unused capacity that is reserved for future capacity. With cloud hosting, you only need to pay for what you use and upgrade with minimum disruptions or automatically scale as required therefore eliminating the cost of unused capacity. Click here to talk to our representative to find out how you can save by migrating to the cloud
2) Be Flexible
Unlike with shared hosting where upgrading the hosting plans to meet ever growing requirements for server resources can range between relatively simple to extremely complex depending on whether data migration needs to be done in order to migrate to a better server; cloud hosting offers the benefits of upgrading to bigger and better resources on demand within a short span of time ensuring that your website has the least amount of downtime when upgrading to a larger server.
3) Upgrade On Demand
Do you have sudden increase in traffic which your shared hosting is unable to handle and is it too expensive to subscribe to excess capacity that will be idling on most other days? Cloud hosting is the best solution to allow auto scaling of resources on an as needed basis without the need to upgrade the server to meet temporary increase in traffic. Auto upgrade your resources when needed and downgrade when the excess capacity is no longer required. This will give the best experience to your visitors while keeping costs as low as possible. Click here to talk to our representatives to find out how building a cloud native website solution will benefit you and your customers
Hosting on the cloud is safer than hosting on a shared hosting because your website does not share the same resources with other unknown websites on the same hardware. Cloud virtualisation technologies ensure that your data is not visible to anyone else but you. Cloud providers offer higher level of security for the most common forms of attacks and have the ability to scale resources to mitigate such attacks in order to ensure that the cloud hosted websites are not taken down easily.
5) Backups and Replication
Need to instantly replicate your production server to test out new tools and apply patches and upgrade without affecting the live website? Don’t want to continuously run a development server and pay for resources you use only occasionally? You can now do this almost instantly with cloud hosting by creating a server backup, create a new server and replicating your live server within minutes to test out major upgrades or feature improvements without the worry of escalating costs and/or affecting the live website.
Need to recover from a major disruption to your website within minutes? Use the backups to replicate the website server from the latest snapshots within minutes instead of spending hours to days trying to recover an affected website hosted on shared hosting.
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