If you are the owner of a small business and you want to have a more powerful and reliable online presence, cloud hosting might be the right solution for you. Why? To begin with, because of the superior features that you can get out of cloud hosting in comparison with a regular shared hosting plan. Here are the benefits of cloud hosting for small businesses:
1. Lower Business Expenses
Purchasing the equipment that is needed in order to run your own server can cost you quite a bit of money upfront. And for most small businesses, spending tens of thousands of dollars at once is not a viable option.
By using cloud hosting, you can get many of the benefits that arise from running your own server at a much lower cost. And since cloud hosting will give you access to several servers, your website will be able to run much faster without you having to spend a lot of money on hosting.
2. Improved Performance
With cloud hosting, your website will be hosted using several servers, and the resources of those servers will be shared with each other. This means that your website will benefit from several advantages.
Your cloud server will have more CPU power, memory, disk space, bandwidth usage, and all other important server resources that are known to help online businesses thrive. So, if your website is resource-hungry, you don’t have to worry about breaking down your hosting server during the most important time of the day (i.e., when you have peak traffic, peak transactions, holiday promotions, etc).
3. Better Data Security
Your data is stored in the cloud, and each of the servers will only retain a part of your data. This particular server setup will provide improved security for all your data. For most businesses, data protection is a very important aspect, since it is the number one asset of the business. Your data will be encrypted and stored using multiple servers, and this will keep it much safer.
4. Improved Reliability
Since your data will be stored in a virtual server consisting of multiple hardware servers, you will be able to protect your data from loss more effectively. For instance, if one server loses your data, the other servers will be able to restore your data. Thus, you will technically never be put into a situation that will lead to data loss. Your data will be safely stored within the cloud and you will have access to it from any computer, no matter its location.
5. Minimized Website Downtime
Since the resources of a cloud hosting service will be much bigger than regular shared or dedicated hosting, you will not only be able to maximize your uptime, but also to significantly minimize your downtime. No matter what type of website you have, no matter if it needs a high amount of server resources or not, your website will be able to run smoothly no matter how much traffic it gets, regardless of the amount of bandwidth that it needs. This means that your website will likely never experience any downtime, if you decide to use a cloud hosting service.
These are the most important benefits of a cloud hosting service for small businesses. First of all, it can help you cut down expenses. Then, it will guarantee that your website will be up and running at all times.
Bob Spiegel is the CEO and founder of QuoteColo.com. QuoteColo helps companies find dedicated servers and colocation hosting in the U.S.A and Canada. Bob lives in Massachusetts and enjoys fishing, wake boarding and hiking. Connect with Bob on Twitter: @quotecolo