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Reseller Hosting or Cloud Server Hosting

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Web design studios often ask about the type of hosting they should choose. They are not sure what to choose and what will work best for their needs. Most often web developers use reseller hosting or cloud server hosting for their web sites and online projects. Which one is better? Which one should you choose? The answer depends on many factors. In this article I will try to cover what you need to know before the final decision. That will make you choice an educated one which is much better than shooting in the dark. It will save you future headaches and time. So, you are a web designer and you don’t know what type of hosting to sign up for? Continue reading and you will find out what will work best for you.

Reseller hosting became popular about 15 years ago. At that time there was no cloud server hosting nor VPS hosting. You could choose between a reseller account or a dedicated server. The cost difference between the two is huge. Then VPS hosting became popular and people started ordering virtual servers instead of dedicated since a VPS provides the same functionality but with less systems resources.

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Cloud Hosting Popularity Increasing

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No doubt cloud hosting is the type of hosting which has had the highest growth in the last couple of years. All big web hosting companies switched or are in the process of switching to cloud servers and moving away from traditional web hosting. Cloud hosting has got many benefits for the hosting providers and for the end users. For the cloud hosting providers it is cheaper as they can use much more powerful servers and utilize their systems resources to the maximum. At the same time they have to pay less, support less hardware and have lower licensing costs. The expenses for staff are lower too. Moreover, cloud hosting allows companies to achieve higher uptime and provide better quality of service. Finally but not least, cloud hosting is easy to support since providers can quickly provision new services. While a dedicated server installation and setup can take up to an hour, a cloud hosting server can be provisioned in minutes.

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What is Cloud Hosting?

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Let’s first start by explaining what cloud computing is. It will put the beginning of our article which will answer the question what is cloud hosting. First of all, cloud computing recently became popular. Businesses and individuals use it today due to its advantages over standalone computing and the benefits it brings. Cloud computing is a process of sharing guaranteed systems resources in a farm of multiple servers. The resources are CPU, memory, disk space, network speed and others. That allows the cloud computing owner to utilize the systems resources in a more efficient way. As a result, it costs less. That is one of the biggest benefits of cloud computing. Cloud computing can bring alot of speed an reliability if we compare it to standalone servers. Applications will run quicker and total expenses will be lower.

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