Seamless online presence is an essential prerequisite for any modern business. This calls for the right web hosting solution that boosts website performance and provides uninterrupted network connectivity.
Cloud hosting has been around for a while, but has just recently started gaining traction in the web hosting space among small- and medium-sized businesses.
In fact, the market is predicted to be worth U.S. $118 billion worldwide this year. So whether your business is from San Jose or the San Francisco Bay Area, you should jump on the bandwagon.
What is cloud hosting?
Cloud hosting services use multiple interconnected physical servers to provide on-demand resource for virtual servers that can be rented out to many end users.
Most examples of cloud hosting involve the use of public cloud infrastructures, which refer to a massive array of servers, storage, and networking aggregated and managed by one company, which then rents out those resources to many customers. Because of that, if one server goes offline, it will have no effect on availability, as the virtual servers will continue to pull resources from the remaining network of servers.
One of the biggest cloud hosting benefits is the ability to provide much faster data access. Modern cloud hosting services can instantly detect which server is closest to a given user, so they receive content from the nearest source, minimizing delays and page loading times.
In addition, you get scalability. Your business can adjust your operation and storage needs when necessary. Ultimately, you'll maximize savings, efficiency, and your bottom line.
How to find reliable cloud hosting solutions
#1 You should first assess your business’s computing needs. Prepare a checklist of features you want to enjoy from various cloud hosting plans and then choose a managed services provider (MSP).
#2 You must hire an MSP that guarantees round-the-clock technical assistance in case something goes sideways. The MSP should also be able to offer load-balancing features, which means that in case one of the servers malfunctions or crashes, it is capable of redirecting the load to the next server.
#3 Security-wise, your cloud hosting provider must implement stringent security measures (such as data encryption, anti-virus software, etc.) to prevent unauthorized data access or security breaches. The MSP should also have an easy-to-use system and backup facilities for data loss.
The great thing is you don't have to worry about any of this if you partner with SimplyClouds, our cloud services division. We offer remote business hosting services that provide immediate value, better performance and support, and overall system security -- all accessible from a Hosted Desktop that runs on any device.
At USWired, we’ll manage your IT so you can get the peace of mind you deserve. If you have any questions about cloud hosting, or are looking for more information, give us a call and we’ll happily advise.