Introducing “Cloud VPS” Hosting
The Perfect Hybrid Hosting Solution
You might have noticed that many people use cloud hosting and VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting almost interchangeably. However, they are very different from each other.
VPS hosting allows you to use multiple servers to work together as one server.
You might still have to share memory and CPU time, but a portion of the server and resources is reserved solely for you.
Cloud hosting, on the other hand, is relatively similar to VPS but it provides on-demand resources. You can pull from an unlimited amount of servers to scale up on your resources quickly and automatically.
But once we put the two concepts together. Cloud hosting and VPS hosting to make Cloud VPS hosting, it can get even more confusing.
On the surface, Cloud VPS and traditional VPS are very similar, but there are a few key differences, that we will discuss below. Cloud VPS is very different from the conventional hosting platforms.
Advantages of Cloud VPS Hosting
Cloud VPS is a VPS configured in a cloud environment. That means you don’t just the benefits of a VPS server, but you also get to avoid all the limitations of a VPS server.
Self-healing. One of the most significant advantages of cloud VPS is their self-healing software. In case you have any issues with the hardware, the host moves your website automatically to another node or server.
It can be down without wasting your time or resources. You also will experience no downtime and no loss of service.
Cloud VPS comes with SAN, a centrally managed storage solution that is extremely secure. Thanks to SAN storage, you can maintain closer control on your data, get faster backup bandwidth, and easily access essential data from almost anywhere in the world.
Also, it also makes your storage space scalable so you can add more resources as needed.
Hopefully, your website will continue to grow, which means you will be seeing a higher level of traffic over time. With cloud VPS, your server can handle any increase in workload like traffic spikes, SSL requests, or database queries the servers distribute them evenly, helping to give each resource an improved performance.
Cloud VPS hosting allows you to scale instantly up or down the resources you want to use. That includes disk space, bandwidth, CPU, RAM. It makes your server even more powerful and can be a great way to deal with an increase in traffic levels.
High Level of Security
Compared to the cheaper shared hosting, Cloud VPS hosting is much more secure. It utilizes dedicated RAM, CPU, etc. It also typically has a built-in multi-tiered security system that can protect the server and your website from any malicious software or hacker’s attacks.
Having a slow loading website can seriously hurt your business! Research has shown that visitors won’t wait more than two seconds before abandoning a page. With the Cloud VPS, a slow web page is never a problem as there are other servers available in case there are any hardware problems, and you can scale up resources if needed.
You can store all of your data in one place on the cloud. This central location makes it easy to work with team members on a project or a document. It can make work easier and save time coordinating.
Disadvantage of Cloud VPS Hosting
“The Cloud” is one of those buzzwords that people here and automatically think they are getting something better or more advanced. However, if you aren’t doing your research correctly, you might find that a low-cost provider offering Cloud VPS is just providing the standard VPS service with solid state drives and hourly billing.
Differences between Cloud VPS Hosting and VPS Hosting
In general, traditional VPS hosting tends to utilize a hard disk drive (HDD) for storage rather than the faster solid state drive (SSD), though traditional VPS is moving toward SSD more and more.
Cloud VPS hosting will typically use an SSD as it is more reliable and can handle a high number of input/output operations at the same time.
In a traditional VPS and SSD VPS, a hardware failure will affect every client hosted on that particular machine.
However, with Cloud VPS, there is an extra layer of reliability, which allows websites to experience almost no downtime even if the provider removes a server from the cloud cluster.
In a traditional VPS hosting plan, you will get paid monthly, and the costs remain fixed. However, they will vary depending on different features you want to add on, such as CPU, memory, and backups.
With this type of service, you will see a fixed-cost billing, making it easier for businesses and people to know the monthly cost.
However, with cloud VPS hosting, the billing functions more like the cloud whereas you receive a monthly bill based on your usage of services. You can instantly scale your Cloud VPS resources based on traffic or resources needed.
You will likely get a monthly bill for the services, but you will have to pay by the minute or hour all applications and resources you use during the month.
- Read more about Cloud hosting vs. VPS: A Head-to-Head Comparison