Cloud Server and Cloud Hosting – What are these

Cloud Server and Cloud Hosting is two words which we are going to look upon now. In this article we are going to briefly analyze what these two words mean, what they deal with, what are their uses and also their advantages.

Cloud Server
Cloud Servers are those virtual servers which are available on rent and they can be managed with ease and they are very much user friendly type. Cloud server comes with an operating system installed by the company itself from where you have purchased. Usually the operating system used in the Cloud Servers is Linux based OS. It also gives you the freedom to install anything you need like specific networking needs and you can also have automatic updates for all the applications installed in the server.
Cloud Server is nothing but an approach to host an internet website. You can also control every facet of server’s functionality. On purchasing the Cloud Server you will get you will get your space on the web, an installed OS and technical support. All other things you need to host your website can be installed easily to the Cloud Server. On simpler terms the Cloud Server can be defined as fully customizable server which runs on Linux based OS and it is the closest option to own your server of your own.
The advantages of owning this kind of server is that:

• It is very cost effective.
• It offers everything you need in a compact package.
• You can install all your programs and applications you need like SQL databases and Security programs.
• Scalability is another important aspect of Cloud Servers.

Cloud Hosting
Cloud Hosting is the latest one in hosting of internet websites. Its uniqueness has made it very popular with everyone for the past few years. It can be defined on the lines of “Divide and Rule” which means the resources that is required in hosting a website will spread over many web servers and they are rendered to the hosting website as per the requirement of them. This method is very advantageous as it reduces any risk of server malfunction. In detail it can be said that if any one of the servers fail then the other temporary server kicks in as a back-up to do the required job. It works similarly in case of any overload condition too. Since this method of hosting comprises of Group of servers working together it is called as Cloud Hosting.

The advantages of Cloud Hosting are:
• It manages the peak loads easily.
• It does not have any bandwidth issues.
• Cloud Hosting is very much affordable.