Ep. 15 – Is My Website In The Cloud?


Is My Website In The Cloud?

Cloud hosting provides the flexibility and security that dedicated, shared or VPS hosting cannot

Host 1:                                  00:00                     Podcasting from Southern California, this is On The Net, your go-to for everything you need to know about how to get your business online and keep it there—brought to you by Lunarpages.  We’ll help you navigate the mystifying ins and outs of doing business in today’s digital era.  From web hosting to ecommerce to security and protection, if it has to do with your online presence, we’ve got it covered. Let’s get started.

Host 2:                                  00:30                     Hello everyone. Welcome to On the Net where it’s all about your online presence. Thanks for joining us. This podcast is designed to make doing business online, easy for web designers, developers, bloggers, and online business of every shape and size. Whether you are new to buying web hosting or running a website, this podcast show will be able to answer your most burning questions. Last week we talked about dedicated and shared hosting. Today let’s explore cloud hosting. Whether you have a small static brochure website, a dynamic site with more user engagement, or running an ecommerce site, integrated with a payment gateway, you need a place to house your site. All data on the Internet needs to be stored on a physical hard drive or server for easy access by anyone online. That is where hosting providers like us come in with exciting hosting plans and services. In our previous podcast, you have already been acquainted with terms such as shared hosting and dedicated servers, but they aren’t the only game in the web hosting town.

Host 2:                                  01:35                     One of the most popular and viable options for websites and web applications is cloud hosting. Confused? Not to worry. In today’s episode, Is My Website In the Cloud, we’re going to unravel the mysteries of cloud hosting. Cloud hosting is essentially the creation and consolidation of server clusters usually made up a virtual computers. Your website or application does not run on just a traditional single server. Instead, the work is spread among multiple computers and that data is accessed via a network connection like the Internet. Hosting on the cloud involves a network of physical servers, frequently situated in multiple locations with virtualized servers running on top of them so that your organization always has a near infinite supply of server resources and you can scale your site according to your needs. With cloud hosting, there is no need to build and maintain expensive computing infrastructure in house.

Host 2:                                  02:33                     That alone may be enough to convince you of the benefits of cloud hosting, but let’s continue to look at some of the other reasons you may want to choose cloud hosting over other alternatives. The division of data across a number of places ensures that the integrity of your data is never compromised and you do not ever lose data. If one server in the cloud crashes, that’s because data is automatically backed up and cloud connected servers. With cloud hosting, you’re also guaranteed five nine network uptime because of the cloud interconnected servers. If one server cannot take the client request, one of the other multiple servers pick up the workload by default, besides more reliability and uptime. Another major benefit is that the cloud is a service, so you tap into the cloud whenever you need and apart from a small monthly fee, you only pay for what you use in periods of low demand.

Host 2:                                  03:26                     You’re not paying for what you do not need, but when you have a load spike, the resources, bandwidth, storage, Ram, et cetera are there for you. The cloud hosting setup facilitates the instantaneous allocation of resources and on demand scalability as per your business needs. This feature is just like VPS hosting. Remember we talked about that last week, but with cloud hosting, these resources are paid on demand. When you use its bandwidth and storage space. Hosting providers offer cloud services from business to the enterprise level, and there are three cloud deployment models, a public cloud, a private cloud, and a hybrid cloud. Let’s briefly look at each of these. The public cloud shares network infrastructure, which is accessible from an offsite internet source. While it is easier to share files on the public cloud, the security may not be as secure as that of private cloud. Private cloud has advanced security features and guaranteed high quality maintenance on software and infrastructure.

Host 2:                                  04:27                     The third type of cloud is a hybrid cloud which combines aspects of a private and a public cloud using multiple different security platforms. For example, businesses can keep their data and applications for QuickBooks or financial software hosting on a private cloud and less sensitive documents can be stored on the public cloud. It is pretty obvious that cloud hosting offers a reliable alternative to traditional hosting plans and also have some major benefits to back it up. Hopefully now that you understand what cloud hosting involves, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about whether it will benefit your website. That’s all we have time for on this episode of on the net. You can listen online, but you can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes to get future episodes delivered to you automatically. Until next time, here’s to wishing you all the best with your website endeavors. Thanks for listening and take care.

Host 1:                                  05:29                     Thank you for listening to the latest edition of Lunarpages podcast On the Net. Remember, it’s all about your online presence. If you like what you heard, please share our podcast. Join us next week as we take on another

Host 1:                                  05:43                     need to know topic around doing business in the digital era.

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