Shifting to cloud should reduce spending, you should be able to predict your bill for cloud. If spending increases, there is some wrong. Cloud Computing, in essence, is based on Virtualization technology; most softwares used for Cloud Computing are Free Softwares, it is basically a multi-tenant model – you might read The Concept of Multi-tenancy in Cloud Computing. Dedicated Server uses dedicated resources – starting from the physical computer to router, switch, hub – all are dedicated. Real Dedicated Server costs a huge – unless needed; for example GitHub uses Dedicated Server for their need, we never need a Dedicated Server.
How to Detect Application is Running within a Virtualized OS Instance was written for the detection purpose for virtualized system rented as dedicated. Although, actually it is impossible to be 100% sure about a claimed Dedicated instance at very lower price. This is another side of the coin, we would not go to that topic. We want to emphasize on a simple matter – If Shifting to Cloud Has Increased Spendings You Are Doing Wrong.
If Shifting to Cloud Has Increased Spendings You Are Really Doing The Wrong
We published an article on Myth Buster for WordPress Optimized Hosting. We really are not fully ripped off by Rackspace managed services since 2011 for this website – if our calculation was wrong or disproportionately higher, our ROI would get decreased. May be, this article published many years ago is not properly formatted, needs copyediting, I was not so much used with blog writing – but it says the thing which right – before PRISM was discovered, Google tortured the Publishers brutally as middleman, HeartBleed was ever thought about.
But, it is not really right if your spending has increased to few folds after shifting to a Cloud Platform taking these factors in consideration :
- You are not comparing with a $3 / month shared hosting
- Your website has increased revenue after the shift – basically your ROI has increased
- You have minimum idea about the backend
- You have full access to the resources
Shifting to Cloud Usually Increase the Spendings Due To Lack of Proper Plan
You can read our Mini Guide and FeedBack For Rackspace Cloud Server Migration and Rackspace Cloud Sites to Cloud Server Migration Guide and Blueprint. A simple WordPress website should run nicely on One Server with CDN like we wrote for Installing WordPress on Rackspace Cloud Server (Ubuntu 14.04 PVHVM). For a 30K website, with one server, cost should not go over $40 per month with the setup. It is enough, more than enough for a small blog.
But your Managed WordPress will tell you about lot of technologies – the owners never was known to be blogger about Cloud Computing or Networking, nor they actually are from Networking field. You are paying $60 and checking your website is loading very fast – you really do not know, there can be visitors who are getting 502 errors. First, you are paying more than the needed; Second, your judgement of optimization is wrong. You should know about the details about how much is actually used by your website versus what is allocated.