Cloud Hosting is a new type of hosting platform that provides you with a powerful, scalable and reliable hosting paradigm that is based on clustered load-balanced servers. The hosting service is sold more like a billable utility such as electricity.
A website hosted in a cloud may be more reliable than others since other servers in the cloud can compensate when a single piece of hardware goes down. Also, since cloud hosting is decentralized, local power disruptions or even natural disasters do not pose a problem for cloud hosted websites.
Users of cloud hosting are charged on the basis of actual resource consumption and not a flat fixed fee. This can create conflict situations and some providers may take undue advantages. Also, you are never too sure of your monthly expense budget. Technically too, the lack of centralization may give users less control on where their data is located which could be a problem for users with data security or privacy concerns.
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Rajeev has founded Computer Solutions & Web Services Worldwide. He has hands-on experience of building variety of websites and business applications, that include - SaaS based erp & e-commerce systems, and cloud deployed operations management software for health-care, manufacturing and other industries.