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Cloud Vs Shared Web Hosting : Which One Is Better ?

Web hosting services have become a viable aspect for the businesses that run online. Be it a small set-up company or an IT behemoth, every business requires a strong and enduring online presence to vie and gain edge over their competitors. Flourishing e-commerce industry has played an instrumental role in reviving the way product and services are marketed, and have prominently provided new specs for global reach to gain maximum profitability and visibility. More and more businesses are adopting online market strategy and are going global to expand their reach and revenue. However, there are many who find making a choice between various available web hosting options bit difficult.

Every hosting platform is different from the other, and has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Undoubtedly, the emerging cloud has made entrepreneurs more confused, whether to continue with traditional hosting platform (shared hosting) or to go with the advancing Cloud technology.

To understand well, let us take quick glance to the key attributes of the two hosting platform:

Cost:  Shared hosting is one the most fundamental and cost-effective options among all the web hosting types. It provides a business with a low budget platform to build their online presence. On the other hand, cloud hosting is an emerging technology in the digital realm. It is also a cost-effective option as it allows its users to pay only for the resources they have utilized.

Flexibility: Shared hosting provides limited resources to it clients, such as limited bandwidth, storage space, RAM, and CPU. The number of clients, hosted on one physical server, shares the resources to fulfill their application needs. However, when one of the website consumes more than its allocated resources, the rest of the hosted website suffers. Whereas, in cloud hosting you can easily scale up or down as per your changing business needs. And, when there is sudden traffic upsurge, you can easily add more capacity, which is not in the case of shared hosting.

Performance: In shared hosting, if the server goes down, all the hosted website on that physical server also goes down, which means loss of business revenue and a defamed image. However, in case of cloud hosting, when any of the servers gets failed, your data and traffic is migrated to other servers in the cloud cluster, thus ensuring zero downtime for your business-critical applications.

In a nutshell, cloud hosting provides better opportunity for businesses of all profile to build their strong online presence with cutting-edge options and that too cost-effectively. 

About Taiba Fatima (151 Posts)

Taiba Fatima is a Delhi, India based content writer with a knack for technical writing. Her alacrity to explore new horizons and learn technological advancements add piquancy to her writing profession. Apart from technology, she is a passionate blogger and loves to write about other verticals including: BPO sector, Travel, Art & Culture.


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