What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is a new form of Internet-based computing that provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources like computer networks, servers, storage, applications and services.
Why is cloud computing important?
Let’s say you’re running a website for your company and you have a small amount of customers that are content with the services you are offering. The customers love your company, so they start recommending their friends to check out your website. You start to get more business. Your business is growing rapidly. Your customers keep recommending their friends and those friends recommend your company to their friends and it goes on and on. You have so many customers now that your server starts to get jammed. The customers find your website very slow. They stop doing business with you. Soon you will lose all your customers. There are two solutions to this. Buy a server for yourself or start using cloud technology. Buying your own servers takes a lot of money and a lot of time to set up. This is called Hosting. You have to pay for the servers when you are using them and you have to pay for the servers when you are not using them. To avoid all these problems just start using cloud technology. With cloud computing, you have access to computing power when you need it. Just put your website on a cloud server just like how you would do on a dedicated server. If more people start visiting your site, you can scale your computing power up almost instantly. And if your traffic dips back down you can release your servers back into the cloud almost instantly.
How do I pay for Cloud Computing?
Billing is easy. You just have to pay for the amount time that you had your servers. It’s like how taxi fares are charged. You don’t have to pay for the whole Taxi. You just have to pay for the trip.
3 reasons why cloud hosting is becoming so popular
Cloud computing is easy to grow and shrink to match your demand. If you need 1, 2 or 10 servers, with cloud hosting you can easily scale the number of servers you need instantly.
Cloud computing is instant. You can simply turn it ON when you need it and OFF when you don’t need it.
3. Save money
You only pay for what you use and don’t need to pay for resources just sitting around because you might need it.
With cloud hosting you can stop worrying about your hardware and focus only on growing your business.