Cloud Servers are virtualized on-demand servers, designed to behave just like physical servers, so they are a breeze to work with. A Cloud Server is the quickest and most cost-effective way to get your software on-line. All sorts of sites and apps are supported, such as blogs, e-shops, business applications and even more demanding, database-driven ones. Cloud Servers solutions offer developers, designers and businesses the required performance, stability and scalability to successfully run their websites and applications. Best suited for companies that need to start out quickly on a conservative budget, yet, retain full flexibility of scaling up, as future needs grow.
To put it simply, cloud servers mean virtual servers which run on cloud computing environment. That is why very often Cloud Servers are referred to as Virtual Dedicated Servers (VDS). While it is true that every cloud server can be called a virtual dedicated server, the opposite is not always true. This is because a virtual dedicated server can be placed only on a single hardware server and thus suffer from a single point of failure when any of its hardware fails. Cloud servers run as software-independent units. This means that a cloud server has all the software it requires to run and does not depend on any centrally-installed software.
- Cloud servers probably hold the best stability / cost ratio performance. They do not suffer from the usual server hardware problems and they have all Cloud computing, benefits, i.e. they are stable, fast and secure.
- On the other hand, cloud servers are economically more efficient than the standard dedicated servers. For a similar price, with cloud servers you will receive more resources and your server will be faster. In web hosting terms, your site will run faster on a cloud hosting server if you compare it to a traditional server with similar price.
- In this regard we should also mention that cloud servers scale very well. It is very easy and fast to add upgrades(CPU, Memory, disk space) to a cloud server just as it is more affordable, of course.
That’s why cloud servers are very popular and sometimes preferred to the traditional dedicated servers. This is true especially for the low to mid-level servers where they excel in all aspects.