How is cloud different from traditional hosting?
Cloud server hosting has many advantages over the traditional web hosting platforms of dedicated and shared hosting. The latter …show more content…
Public cloud: In this model, the infrastructure and resources are offered from a pool of resources and can be drawn by the public as per their needs. It is preferred by clients who do not require a secluded or high level of privacy and security for their business. The advantages with public cloud server hosting are considerable. Services are available from any point wherever internet is available. With the pay-as-you-go model it becomes more cost effective. The shared resources are always available and replenished from the vast pool of resources available in the public cloud network. Since it follows the principle of pay-as –you-use scheme there is no wastage of resources and the client does not have to pay for any unutilized …show more content…
Hybrid cloud: this is the most recent and most popular model of cloud server hosting. It is a blend taking features from both private cloud and public cloud. Organizations can get more benefits by using the public cloud for all their normal functions and the private cloud for all their sensitive and confidential operations. Hybrid cloud also allows the client to shift their data from the private to public cloud once the work’ relevance is over and new operations have started.
Cloud computing also comes in three important service models.
1. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS): This model deals in exclusively virtualized hardware. It includes space, internet connection, IP addresses, bandwidth, load balancers etc. These hardware resources are pooled from different servers and networks available through data centers. The maintenance and management of all these resources are the responsibility of the cloud server hosting provider.
2. Platform as a service (PaaS): The clients are allowed to create their software applications using the tools supplied by the cloud server hosting provider. The clients can subscribe to the features they require while ignoring those they do not require. The services and tools are frequently updated and new features