The unprecedented advancement to technology has arguably brought the most flamboyant discovery of the 21st century; Cloud Computing.
As cloud hosting is gradually becoming the new normal, website owners accustomed to the traditional system of hosting are coming up with a lot of questions. Website owners in Africa with Nigerians at the center, are becoming more inquisitive about this advanced hosting technology.
Out of the passion to bridge the wide gap between Africa’s web hosting services and the rest of the advanced world, Teqporte Cloud was born. Its goal is to avail Africans unrestricted access to web hosting in its most advanced form, leveraging the scalability, flexibility and all-time accessibility of the Cloud.
Below, we look into the promising benefits of the course we champion – offering high performing Cloud hosting solutions to businesses and companies in Africa, plus how it edges the traditional style of Webhosting used by all and sundry. You will see the length and breadth of how your business can benefit from it and maybe decide to be amidst the front liner in Africa to join the rest of the advanced world.
WHY MOVE TO THE CLOUD?
Simply put, Cloud is the future…embrace the future. There are loads of amazing answers that will do more than justice to the question. Since we are interested in the Webhosting realm of the Cloud, it would suffice to stick to this. And on we go…
One of the main factors website owners should consider Cloud hosting plans and providers is the pricing structure. In traditional hosting, you are bound to pay a fixed amount monthly to the hosting provider, regardless of using server resources and features or not. Cloud hosting is operated on ‘pay-as-you-go structure,’ meaning you only pay for the resources you utilize.
Thus, if your website receives an unusual influx of traffic, other hosting styles require that you upgrade your plan completely, which is quite easier in cloud hosting. All you need to do is scale up your resources while the spike lasts and return to normal when things flatten out. This is crucial to businesses that expect traffic surge in some part of the years, like eCommerce sites on black Fridays and other special events.
Cloud hosting charges are structured based on the extent of server resources your site consumed. So, you can scale server resources to meet momentary demand in place of switching packages across the board.
High Uptime and Availability
With the most type of hosting, your site uptime is dependent on the physical infrastructure that your Server uses for operation. Except you set up a CDN, which could help minimize your overall downtime, if your Server goes down, so does the websites it hosts. An avoidable feat with cloud hosting.
With cloud hosting, there’s every possibility of 100% uptime. Your site is built on the structure of utilizing multiple virtual server resources, so if one has a technical problem or goes offline, your site is automatically moved to another server. Additionally, with the option of scaling up
and down, based on resources demand, you are guaranteed no usual traffic surge can bring your website down.
Few things are better than autoscaling in the hosting world. Unlike traditional hosting, where you need to wait for providers’ approval before switching packages, cloud hosting gives automatic scaling flexibility, also called elasticity.
More so, if your traffic alternates spike and dip, it’s likely you won’t find a hosting provider that will offer such flexibility. With cloud hosting, you get the best value for your money as server resources are used on requirement basis, a degree of scalability not possible with the traditional hosting style.
Fortunately, most cloud hosting platform has made autoscaling even simpler. Teqporte Cloud, as an example, provides an intuitive user dashboard with a safe one-click optimization button, which you can toggle on and off easily. And instantly, this lets you view your site’s speed scores and performance in real-time. Plus, should you prefer not to leave it on, you can use your site management dashboard to scale your resources consumption up and down as the need arises, just at the click of a finger.
Simple and intuitive dashboard
In the early days of cloud hosting, manipulating cloud platforms is somewhat challenging as it requires a lot of expertise and a deep dive into some technical jargon. Thus scaling your Server effectively and resources efficiently are slightly cumbersome.
Today, cloud hosting has witnessed unprecedented growth, and its server management dashboard isn’t left out. Anyone can now benefit from an intuitive dashboard without any technical background; you can run, keep track, and scale your server resources to demand.
Server Redundancy and speed
With traditional hosting, your site is housed on an individual server with fixed resources and limits. If anything were to go wrong with such Server, then your site becomes unavailable and inaccessible to users, and worst still, you remain offline until the server issue is solved.
Some hosting provides your website with a redundant server environment; what does this mean; a site backup replaces an existing site in redundant hosting, and this happens in seconds. This can, however, fail at times because of how some redundancy is structured. For a similar scenario that is rare in cloud hosting, your host wouldn’t need to load a backup version of your website; rather, a concurrent live version is immediately available.
Extra Security and speed
Since your site is not hosted on any physical and individual server, threats like hacking, overload, and hardware failure are somewhat out of the probable. Additionally, for cloud hosting, your Server is automatically switched in case one has an issue without the potential risk of going offline.
Besides the ability to effortlessly scale capacity, cloud servers give users super-fast loading and high-end website performance. One reason is that it uses a multi-server platform, which reduces straining and stretching thin your server resources.
Instant Server set up
Unless you are going for shared hosting as a beginner, setting up your website and deploying web servers takes a considerable amount of time when using traditional hosting. This could hurt your business if you need an urgent website online. And to migrate from one host to another, you are likely to be stuck in between. As you will have to wait for your hosting provider to complete the setup process. For cloud hosting, your server deployment can take place in record time with little to no hassle at all.
By and large, you’ve seen some reasons why you need to move to the Cloud, plus the benefits of doing so. It is also worthy of mention that despite its array of inviting goodies, Cloud hosting isn’t one-size-fits-all website owners and requirements. Still, for those who prioritize flexibility,
scalability, speed, and performance at the best price value, you can never go strayed in the Cloud. Check out our cloud hosting packages here.