Cloud hosting was once a very exclusive technology. In the past, to have a scalable cloud hosting environment meant owning and running the whole system yourself. Purchasing all the necessary hardware, and hiring staff to put it all together. Getting your websites to work within the cloud with complex code and special session management techniques. Clearly, big corporations could afford such an intricate and powerful infrastructure. There was plenty of speculation whether affordable cloud hosting would ever take off for the rest of us.
Cloud web hosting is hands-down the best hosting solution out there; shared hosting is an outdated legacy platform. With the evolution of technology, Windows cloud hosting is now not only accessible and affordable for all types of businesses, but is really the only way to go. The shared hosting options that are so prevalent are now obsolete.
Cloud hosting — in a nutshell
- Cut Costs- rather than purchasing two or three web servers, a pair of database servers, a couple DNS servers (and on and on…) to get the performance and uptime you need, access all GearHost’s cloud resources for one low price.
- 100% uptime guaranteed- no matter what other customers are doing or what happens to an individual server. With the GearHost cloud, you know you’re online, all the time.
- Top-notch performance- with additional servers at your disposal, even your most demanding applications are deployed quickly.
- Full scalability- scale up automatically during busy times; scale back down when traffic slows.
- Get more for your money- get all the power and resources of an enterprise level technology for the same cost as legacy shared hosting packages.
With legacy shared hosting, your website lives on one single server. If this server crashes, your website goes down. There are no other servers to take over and no automatic backups in place to handle potential problems. You have to wait for someone to resolve the issue. You also have to deal with other websites eating up server resources. One website could hog all of the power a server has, causing your site to run poorly.
- No Redundancy
- If one server goes down, all sites go down
- No load balancing
- No scalability
- Slow Performance
Basically, your website has access to hundreds of servers. If one server goes down, another server takes over. If there is a large influx of traffic and activity, other servers automatically step up to handle the load. With everything automated, you never have to worry about your website or your applications experiencing downtime.
100% Uptime Guaranteed – With several servers working in tandem, you never have to worry about your website going down because of a bad server. If one of the servers your website exists on decides to shut down, one of the other servers takes over automatically. With GearHost you know you’re always online, all the time.
Dynamic Scalability –Two of something is always better than one, especially with web hosting. To get the best uptime, you normally have to purchase two or three web servers, a pair of database servers, a couple DNS servers, mail servers… the list goes on. Having an additional server literally doubles your uptime and performance on a one to one ratio, ensuring that even your demanding applications are deployed quickly. GearHost takes care of the complicated configuration to make them work for your website. Dynamically scale your website to as many servers as needed when traffic spikes. Scale back down when traffic is slower.
Reduce your costs - Cloud Hosting gets you access to Cloud computing, without the high up front costs of setting it up in house. Even with complex configurations requiring physical servers.
Enterprise level technology –
GearHost uses enterprise level hardware including Dell Blade servers and chassis, Cisco networking equipment, and EMC SAN disk storage. We designed this infrastructure from the ground up to provide the best performance and reliability.
A Greener Alternative –
Cloud hosting, with its high density equipment, is an efficient system that uses less energy and has a smaller footprint in the data center. Virtualization also means that less equipment is needed in the first place. GearHost not only cuts your costs, but cuts your carbon footprint. And that’s good news for everyone.