What is Cloud Hosting? Advantages and Disadvantages

Cloud Computing

Lately, some of you, especially if you work in businesses close to technology Clouding’ve heard of. But what’s with the Cloud hosting? For the less initiated a revolution is starting to reach businesses and will soon be moved to households. Clouding or cloud computing as it is also called, is based on having a web space where they are lodged applications that are accessed regularly and so from any computer connected to the Internet and once we passed the security policy could adequately run our application or document or whatever you have stored there.

The fact that some of our documents or applications are hosted on a remote server provides some advantages and some disadvantages.

Cloud hosting advantages:

  • As we mentioned a great advantage is the accessibility from virtually anywhere. We are not bound to use your PC and from almost any device with Internet access can view our documents.
  • Cost savings in companies to begin work in many cases, servers were needed to mount Intranets, or host databases and because of this we only need that network PCs to access Internet.
  • Reduced risk of data loss , companies usually offer these services are better equipped than domestic infrastructure with many small and even medium-sized enterprises as an accident to have backups.
  • No more worrying about software upgrades , that takes the data center where you stay our service, you only have to worry about using it.
  • Energy savings as being hosted on a server, applications or documents from more than one company per bit performance is considerably larger than it would on a local installation.

Drawbacks of Cloud hosting:

  • The key in my opinion is the vulnerability of data . By not having completely controlled the data to a local installation of your business you can be more susceptible to being stolen.
  • The saturation of access to the service. When looking for a technology provider if your infrastructure is not as healthy and successful service, we can find access problems.
  • Implement complex tools can be very specific and much slower than what would be on a local server.

But domestic level. What do we have?

As the picture is much better because in most cases we will use this service as a repository of data, ie a place to store relatively secure those documents that are important, or those family photos that we fear that the hard disk failure loses some day.

The great pioneers in this have been Google and its applications, either Picasa or Google Docs where not only can save documents, plus we can create them without needing to install on our PC just a browser. 
I guess you will have you all tried Google Docs but if one has not done so yet I recommend you do so immediately. The ability to create, modify a presentation, a spreadsheet or text on any computer with any operating system with only the requirement that Internet access is the least curious.

But besides the access to these services there are other more complex than being just simple satisfaction we offer are services limited space where you can upload whatever you want (files, documents, images, videos, etc. ..) and share it with anyone or use as backup staff.

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Article by Asher Ross

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  • Brenneth December 19, 2011, 1:15 pm

    Thanks for pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of Cloud hosting. It’s very helpful post. At least now, i’m more familiar of internet marketing.

  • sam @FB covers December 20, 2011, 5:04 am

    Thanks for such a simple post on colud hosting, people have made it sound complex…. I now understand more on cloud hosting..

  • teach December 20, 2011, 7:01 am

    I think cloud computing will be more pronounced this coming 2012, more and more people will try to accept this technology

  • detroitist December 20, 2011, 6:06 pm

    Cloud is brilliant, it’s definitely the future

  • Brendon December 29, 2011, 8:00 am

    No doubt this was really an interesting article. In this contemporary world cloud computing is a newly introduce technology and it has potential to have an immense impact for server hosting providers. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Mohsin Ali Waheed January 1, 2012, 2:56 am

    Cloud hosting is no doubt is the future of webhosting but as you have mention its very difficult to manage for even a experience blogger.