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What's Cloud Hosting

What’s cloud hosting? Cloud hosting is just a fancy term used by companies(including us). The meaning is basically your application or website is hosted on a slice of a dedicated CPU. To make it simpler think of it this way. Imagine buying a house, this can be quite expensive so instead of buying a house for yourself you get a couple of friends to share the payment for the house. Each of your friends will get a room(CPU), this makes it super affordable but also pretty nice to own.

In Cloud hosting specifically, you own a part of the CPU, traditionally you’ll need to share these resources with other users and end up slowing down your website. It’s just regular hosting but Better, Faster and Cheaper. Of course, not everyone will like cloud hosting. Mainly because it’s quite hard to set up but for us, it’s a great platform to host on considering the Price to Performance ratio.

What Does Hosting Mean?

Well, hosting means a place for your application or website to be stored at. Without hosting people all over the world cant view your awesome website. Now you can host in your own home but it’s usually not recommended. Why it’s not recommended? Well, it’s slow and your ISP might not allow this (because you can sell this as a service).

How Websites Are Hosted

Pretty simple really, you have a computer or a phone right? Files are stored in your hard drive or SSD, to access these files you just find and click the file. This works the same as websites, you store a website on a giant Server or computer which can be accessed by anyone on the web (if allowed). Now servers will get requests from people all around the globe, its sole job is to give the user the file in order to view it. Not necessarily give, think of it as a friend showing you a meme on your phone.

Cloud hosting service providers

There are numerous cloud hosting service providers out there. Some are better than the rest, some even host their own servers like Facebook or Twitter. Hosting your own server is usually done by Fortune 500 companies that require a lot of internet bandwidth. To name a few here are some great providers

  1. Digital Ocean
  2. Linode
  3. Vultr
  4. Google Cloud
  5. Amazon AWS
  6. Alibaba Cloud

If you noticed these cloud hosting providers are really well known. The reason for that is, that it’s not cheap setting up a really fast server.

Final Thoughts

If you can learn how to host on the cloud then that’s great if not and you are interested in hosting on the cloud, reach out to us and we’ll set it up for you.

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