Premium cloud servers from reputed web hosts (including IBM, Fujitsu, and also Linode’s dedicated CPU) offer several advantages over cheap dedicated servers. The 100% warranty of what you’ll receive is only present for colocation hosting. Colocation is super costly, and complicated, adding extra headaches and expenditures.
The reason cloud servers have been a popular choice over any kind of dedicated is because of the lack of monthly commitment. When you feel that you are spending more behind the servers, you can spin a new server, configure it, transfer the backups, change the DNS record and delete the old instance. The total process takes hardly one day and there is almost no waste of money.
The list of reasons why cloud servers are superior to running WordPress is endless. It is true that on a dedicated server, you are getting all the hardware dedicated but commonly the hardware is so old that its performance deteriorates. It is an undeniable fact that dedicated servers offer various advantages including complete control on RAID and usually you receive a higher disk space.
None ever can deny the definite advantage of a dedicated but for a perfect server, the expenditure becomes over $200 per month even for the unmanaged, and with no paid control panel. Usually, the under $100 dedicated servers are too old to deliver the best performance and the bandwidth can be as low as 100Mbps. In today’s world, Google wants an extremely fast-loading site. Spending $100 to $150 per month behind a cloud server will give you an enterprise-grade server with a 10Gbps connection, and dedicated CPU. Anything cheap is bad, be it a dedicated or cloud server.
Here Are the Advantages of Cloud Server Over Dedicated Server
- You can use the instance with the amount of RAM you want. Wastage is lesser. In the case of dedicated, you have to select the RAM with the values such as 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and so on plus to get advanced features such as RAID, and higher bandwidth, you have to pay for a higher RAM too. Physical servers are usually not highly configurable because of limitations imposed by the motherboards.
- The chance of hardware failure of a cloud server instance is very less. Usually, the machines working behind have multiple processors and RAID. There are always some sysadmins watching the servers. Hardware will always fail, but the management makes the failures undetectable.
- The backup of the whole server is usually just checking and unchecking an option. The ecosystem of cloud servers will force you to opt for backup in multiple ways.
- There are always some sysadmins watching the network. If your instance stats to such a huge resource then they can shut down the instance. That action can save you from data loss. The OOM Killer app works but anything monitored by a human is superior.
- The reboots are faster.
- Shutdown, reboot and start buttons are software-based and available from webhost’s control panel.
- The bandwidth is usually higher.
- The cost is never extremely low but the kinds of stuff you get are super costly for a dedicated.
- It is very easy to “copy” the whole instance as an image and deploy it on another cloud server instance.
- It is less costly to use multiple servers from multiple geographical areas and add a load balancer. It is quite cheap to make a website georedundant.
- In the same way, you can easily separate the database, web server, and cache on different servers.
Cloud servers are easier options to try both high-end and low-end server configurations without wasting many thousand dollars.