With cloud hosting you can perform computing tasks via the Internet. The term “cloud” refers to a network of servers on the net. These servers contain software that you, as a cloud hosting client, can use. This means you no longer have to store bulky software packages on your own server, and because of high speed internet connections, applications runs faster than ever before. However, this is just the start of the advantages that cloud hosting offers. Here is an overview of the main benefits of cloud hosting.
Employees can work independently when on location. All information necessary to do their job can be accessed online via the cloud. All they need is a laptop and/or a smartphone. This way of working is said to increase productivity. Once you have set up an account with your cloud hosting provider, you can start working straight away. There is no hardware or software to install. A so-called dynamic cloud server will be made ready for your use in just a couple of minutes.
Applications are available 24/7 from your hosting provider. As a business owner you no longer have to buy and maintain your own servers, which makes a significant difference in the running costs of your business.
No large upfront investment is needed. You pay a monthly fee based on what you need, which gives you a large degree of control over your budget. If you need more storage capacity or more computing power on a temporary basis, you can upgrade for the time you need, and afterwards you can simply change the parameters of your dynamic cloud server back to the old settings. In the same way, you can start out small, and as your business grows you can upgrade your cloud hosting package to fit your needs without having to worry about installing more hardware and software. Everything is already available to you. All you have to do is opt in.
You don’t have to worry about updating software. Your hosting provider will regularly carry out updates automatically from a central location. This ensures you are always working with the most up-to-date software that is available. Additionally, all servers need regular maintenance, and the same is true for the servers that make up the cloud. But this won’t affect cloud users, as everything they need is automatically moved to another location in the cloud where it can be accessed as usual until the maintenance is done. You won’t even notice it.
Cloud computing has a lot to offer, and these advantages make having a powerful, personalized IT system accessible to even small or start-up businesses. The scalability and efficiency of cloud hosting supports business growth and encourages entrepreneurialism. If you are ready to give the cloud a test run, there are several applications that you can install immediately with any Digital Pacific business hosting plan.