Previously, those who wanted more speed or gave special emphasis on safety aspects until recently always needed a dedicated server. The prices are usually in the around $ 200 / month.
The cost for the installation and continuous maintenance is enormous and requires high technical knowledge as we discussed ago in other articles on Cloud Hosting.
Problems with Shared and Dedicated Hosting versus Cloud Hosting
As we wrote ago, Virtual Dedicated Server has solved the cost problem of dedicated server. But, however Virtual Dedicated Server’s scope is limited where a robust hardware support is needed by the website.
Shared server can not be compared even with a VPS. But the flexibility of price can not be eliminated.
Cloud Hosting can offer the flexibillity
Cloud Hosting offers to solve the requirements greatly. Cloud Hosting provides a Hosting Solution standing in the middle.
Thankfully, Cloud Hosting Providers has understood that all users can not afford a full fledged Cloud Hosting service. So, now many Cloud Hosting services has flexible plans. The Cloud Hosting servers are configured in the way so that if few visitors visit the website they will have to pay lower costs.
With increasing visitors, the Cloud Hosting provider has sophisticated technologies which is the essence of Cloud Hosting, it will provide additional resources in near real time. Usually this is done using a so-called clustering. There are several web and database servers are connected them together to handle the situation with more requests. An increased number of visitors of a website is on a system with thousands of customers, whose requests always fluctuate, can actually be paying lower for Cloud Hosting than a dedicated server.
You might read this article on Cloud Hosting written by Prof. Kikku when to think to shift your blog to Cloud Hosting.