February 9th, 2013, 11:05 PM
Web hosting; is cloud suggested?
I have a couple of websites, and they are all hosted on Bluehost. However I recently read many articles about cloud hosting such as Amazon S3 and Google App Engine.
Would it be recommended to start hosting on the cloud?
I did a quick research and it seemed relatively complicated compared to bluehost. Especially for Google App Engine, where I found out that I could not have my own domain.
February 10th, 2013, 04:50 AM
It depends on your needs, if you have just small websites maybe it will be good to stay with your recent host. If you looking for more scalable solution (if your websites become bigger) then you could move to cloud hosting.
February 10th, 2013, 10:21 AM
The primary advantage of cloud hosting is rapid scalability. For example, if you're running a website that has massive traffic spikes are specific times of day you could do something like run 10 servers from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM and then scale back to 2 servers from 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM. With cloud hosting you could do this sort of scaling every single day; with other types of hosting you could not. Cloud hosting is also useful if you are frequently adding and removing servers - for example if you run a hosted SaaS application and each of your customers needs their own server instance.
Theoretically cloud hosting should help you sites with very high reliability as well, by allowing you to host the site from multiple datacenters and rapidly scale up a secondary datacenter should the first fail. However, in practice this has not worked out very well for a lot of people. Amazon in particular has really struggled with the reliability of their cloud.
If your websites are not of the size where you are actually dealing with multiple servers, then cloud hosting has very few advantages for you. Unless you take advantage of the rapid scalability on a frequent basis, you will find yourself paying more for cloud hosting than you would for equivalent traditional hosting.
February 12th, 2013, 04:18 AM
February 16th, 2013, 01:14 PM
There is nothing special with blue host, besides their "unlimited" hosting offering which alongside with other overseller's offerings are shame for the hosting industry. If you are fine with this web host, than stay with them, however. Cloud is just a buzzword which does not refer to any specific service. Generally speaking it is a hosting service provided from any kind of clustered infrastructure. For example the storage might reside on a SAN, not on one physical server.... do not go for any Cloud offering, just because it sounds catchy.
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April 9th, 2013, 01:16 PM
It depends upon the size of your website.It provides hig reliability to a site.So should be aware about cloud hosting properly.I suugest you to take services of ihsystem,they provides too good hosting services.
April 11th, 2013, 05:07 AM
I prefer shared web hosting. You can continue with blue host or hostgator or dreamhost. Shared web hosting is enough for most small businesses or personal websites. If your websites getting every month more than $5000 net profit you can go for dedicated.
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There are both hosting has some advantage and disadvantage but it is also true cloud is a future of hosting industry.
Firstly, I would not recommend using an EIG host such as BlueHost. Generally, they cause too many problems and are slow in my experience.
I wouldn't say that you actually require cloud. I would recommend using a service such as CloudFlare to host the DNS of your website - and possibly looking into multiple VPS's in different locations.
July 17th, 2013, 11:18 AM
If you have shared web hosting from Bluehost getting a cloud server is going to be much more complicated.
Originally Posted by TiKaYL