Month: November 2019

Cloud Hosting – Misconception vs. Facts

Cloud Hosting has already become a go-to option for hundreds of millennial enterprises. However, since this is relatively newer than traditional hosting methods and includes very different operational processes, there is still a lot of speculation and contemplation about Cloud Hosting. There are many misconceptions about how a Cloud web Host and what it can do. So, to make it clearer, we have presented you with some of the popular notions and lay down the facts.

Misconception # 1 –Cloud servers might not be secure.

Fact:

It is exactly the opposite. Cloud servers are known to be more secure than traditional methods. It runs on virtual storage and enables redundancy. Thus, if anything happens to one version of your backup, you always have multiple others to retrieve data from. Also, Cloud Hosting providers enable strict access guidelines that let you set access limitations.

Misconception # 2 – Cloud Hosting is expensive.

Fact:

Most people still think that Cloud Hosting is more expensive than traditional hosting. There is no actual A-B comparison. The initial investment in the cloud might be slightly higher, but it proves to be highly cost-effective in the long run. So, when and whatever you need, you can add it to your service plan and pay for the same, thus reducing your recurring charges. Overall, it cuts down on Hardware (purchase, maintenance, and replacement), Backup fees, workforce, and power consumption costs, which are a must on traditional hosting platforms.

Misconception # 3 – Migration to cloud is a complex process.

Fact:

In fact, Cloud Hosting allows a very smooth transition from a traditional environment. Also, when you have a good and reliable hosting provider, you can expect a migration service in your plan. It comes with full tech support throughout the process and that too with the least … Read More ...

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How Much Hosting Bandwidth Do I Need For My Website?

Finding the right web hosting solution for your website can be quite a challenge. From assessing your website needs and identifying the right plan, to finding the right hosting provider itself is an overwhelming task. In the process of major operations, one often tends to miss out on the smaller aspects of hosting. Take bandwidth, for example. Whether you are on a Shared Hosting environment or a more advanced Cloud web Hosting or VPS Hosting platform, your need for bandwidth is not going to change. More often than not, site owners underestimate or overestimate their bandwidth need and end up either under allocating resources or overpaying for the same. While more resources can mean unnecessary cost and wastage of resources, underestimating your site bandwidth can affect the performance.

Unlike storage, assessing bandwidth requires more detailed calculation and assessment. Calculating the right bandwidth for your server is critical when developing an application or adding functional resources to your server. If you can manage to get the calculation right, it will only help you balance your budget and server operations.

Bandwidth calculation

Calculating the server bandwidth is not so essential when you are have just launched your website, but at a stage when it is growing, and you know how far you are going to scale. At the start, the best thing to do is go with the provided bandwidth offered/provided by your hosting provider, observe your site performance for a few months, and then determine the monthly usage. Once you see a trend, you can increase or decrease the number.

However, for more established websites, there is a need to get into a few calculations. Here’s a step-by-step method to get the right figure.

 

  • Start by estimating the average page size in KB. You can also use online tools
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