Cloud computing is all over the internet right now, yet what does it actually mean? Must you sit on a mountain with a PC among the clouds or on a plane with a laptop? Does it work when it's bright? Can you really type on a cloud computing keyboard?

Cloud computing is truly massive and it is becoming greater each day. There are essentially three layers to cloud computing. Companies use them in different ways, dependent on what they offer. At the bottom is the infrastructure. This is the place where it begins and where individuals start to build. This is the layer where cloud hosting resides, so how about we talk about hosting in the cloud? Which is, by the way, a more dated conception, that due to technological innovation, is at last beginning to work quite well.

For example, you have a business and you have a website. And the website has a ton of short correspondence back-and-forth between members. You begin with a couple of users conversing with one another and they begin referring your site to their friends. And they will tell their friends, etc.

You are thriving, yet with progress can become problematic as your gear can't keep up with the demand. Your services slow down and all of a sudden you are in a bad position. A couple of years ago, you would have put your site on a computer or server somewhere and when your success kicked in you needed to go around and purchase or lease new servers, set them up or have somebody else set them up for you. Many companies do this now, and it costs a ton of cash to keep running them and it takes lots of time to set them up. This is called hosting. You pay for these servers when you are using them, and you pay for them when you are not using them. You just want to build up your success and improve your product. However, rather than progress, your clients are getting irritated and your successful business is getting smaller by the minute.

Now, there is a better choice. Cloud computing. With cloud computing you have access to computing power immediately when you need it. Put your site on a cloud server as you would put it on an assigned server. So, when people begin visiting your site, and all of a sudden you need more computing power devoted to your site, you can scale up as much as you need nearly instantaneously. You get your needed computing power from the cloud, on-demand, and your clients remain satisfied without noticing any distinction. And if traffic diminishes, you can release your servers back into the cloud as simple as that. This is a major advantage.

Invoicing is simple too. It works the same way you pay for gas or power. If you turn on a light, the meter begins to run, and you are charged for the electrical power that you take from the power grid. And when you're finished with the light, you turn it off and the meter stops. Or you can consider it like getting a taxi. The meter runs when it is driving, it runs much slower when it stops, and when you arrived at your destination, you pay your fare and leave. Why buy the entire taxi when you can just pay for the trip?

Hold on, how would you work with the cloud in reality? You can't physically touch your hardware. It’s simple, using your very own PC you remotely access your cloud server and control it. You can put whatever you need on it, website, software or code, whatever. And simply disconnect when you are done. You never really touch it physically. The key with cloud computing is not based on hardware. You just focus on your website, software or code or whatever it is you're doing. Consider it like you would any cloud service. Does it matter where on what physical server your email is hosted? Isn't it much more worthwhile how the service functions and that it is reliable and stable,  and simple to operate?

There are three reasons why cloud hosting is getting popular.

  1. Scalability
    It’s very easy to increase or decrease to match your demand. Whenever you need one - or ten servers, with cloud hosting you can effortlessly change the number according to your needs.
  2. Cloud hosting is instant
    The computing power is there when you need it, you just turn it on. Whatever you desire is instantly available in the cloud, and turn it off when your demand is low.
  3. Save money
    You only pay for what you use and not for having the equipment sit around, only to use when needed. With cloud hosting you don’t have to worry about hardware, and can focus on building your business instead.

Cloud hosting will save you time and money, and is accessible at any time. Say goodbye to the old servers and head to the cloud.