Cloud server and conventional local server

Vakis By Vakis, 21st Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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When the question of web hosting arises, most of the website owners will have a lot of confusions. All web hosting companies are offering different modes of web hosting and each mode has its own advantages and disadvantages. Earlier there were three different types of web hosting such as shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated server hosting.

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As the technology advanced, one more type of hosting has come to exist namely cloud hosting. This is considered the new generation hosting. It is a common trend among the people to go with the latest technology always. However, that does not mean that the old technology is not competitive or bad. Each technology has been developed by the experts to contain the requirements of different types of websites. Hence you should be aware about the pros and cons of different types of hosting methods and also should have a clear vision about your requirements. Then only you can choose the right mode of hosting. Let us see the difference between Cloud servers and local servers.
Cloud servers
Using cloud servers will certainly help you to cut your cost down to a larger extent. This is a great advantage for the beginners or small business organizations.
Cloud servers are environmental friendly. When you use local servers, you need to use air conditioners to maintain the room temperature. Such environmental hazards are not there when you go with a cloud server.
Cloud servers are easy to install and deploy.
Cloud servers offer a lot of scalability. You need to pay only for what you use and when you need more you can get it for an extra payment
Cloud server does not require regular maintenance or patch ups.
However, there are certain draw backs also for this type of web hosting. The major concern is about the security and safety of the data. Secondly, your dependency on a third party will certainly cause irritations some times. Finally, the control over the server is limited in this case.

Now let us check about local servers.
Local server will be wholly dedicated to your website and unless you sell the space no need to share it with anybody else.
Security and safety of data will be more as the chances of hacking is almost nil in dedicated servers.
Dedicated servers ensure fast loading of websites
When you use dedicated server, you will have more control over the server and you can customize it the way you want.
However, dedicated server hosting is a costly affair and that is the main drawback of this type of hosting. Secondly, you need to spend money and time on the maintenance of the server. If you can afford both these then the dedicated server hosting will be the best option.


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author avatar Vakis
Hi this is Vakis Demetriou
I am enthusiast about everything I do. Not a writer by profession , trying to be one.

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
25th Jan 2014 (#)

Interesting article.

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author avatar Rose*
10th Apr 2014 (#)

I think conventional servers are cheaper, but if you have a lot of traffic, cloud servers can do the job better

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