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									                      Is Cloud Hosting Right for You?
Chances are in the past few years, you’ve heard the terms: cloud hosting, cloud computing, or the cloud
– most of you generally think you have an idea, but are you really sure what it is? Simply put – cloud
hosting or cloud computing is a series of resources that is pooled together, and delivered via the
internet. For instance, if a hosting company has 30 computers, each with 16Gb of RAM and 300 GB of
disk space, all of those resources would be multiplied and used as if it were one large computer with a
culmination of all of those resources. If you were to draw out on paper this relationship, it would look
somewhat like a cloud. That is where the term comes from.

If you think you might need cloud computing, the first thing you should do is identify your needs:

    1.   Do you manage multiple websites of different sizes?
    2.   Do your needs change on a day to day basis
    3.   Do you need a lot of computing power, but don’t want to make the investment?
    4.   Do you lack the amount of time to manage a Linux server?
    5.   Do you want a “hands off approach” to scaling – meaning, the host will automatically enlarge or
         decrease based on your needs?

If you’ve answered yes to any one of these questions, cloud computing may be right for you. Instead of
               taking the time to set up, maintain, and support these servers you can allow someone
                    else to do this for you. The single most popular feature of cloud hosting is termed
                       as elasticity, that you no longer need to calculate the amount of traffic that you
                         will have, and can still advertise heavily without regard to how much resources
                         you use. In the past, even with managed servers this was a great deal, and
                     would take copious amounts of energy to manage.

There is also the advantage of redundant data storage. In the past, redundancy could only be
accomplished by using a series of RAID drives in the actual system. Now, redundant data storage is
accomplished by having the data spread out amongst multiple systems, instead of multiple hard drives.

Only you can determine what is right for you. Even if you are only one person and have one site, you
may want to consider could hosting or a similar environment. This is due to the fact that your site may
have a spike in traffic, data storage, or the need to have more RAM usage (database queries increase)

Whatever your needs are, Webair is here to help, call or email us today if you have any questions.

								
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