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What is cloud hosting?

Why Cloud Hosting is Different

Traditionally you’d use a dedicated server to host files – this meant buying your own server, regardless of how little or often you needed to use it. Cloud hosting removes the need to buy an entire server. With cloud hosting you pay for the only the space you need over multiple, connected servers.  


Dedicated Hosting

A physical server, composing of hardware and software, which is housed in a datacentre or on-premises. Dedicated servers have independant RAM, CPU, storage and software and predetermined capacity and performance.

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Cloud Hosting

A centralised resource of RAM, CPUs, storage, bandwidth and software in a virtual space, isolated from any individual hardware component, with direct access to this collective resource (technically referred to as clustered servers).

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Outsourcing your IT hosting services is crucial to data security and protection, as well as the future proofing of your business practices.

A cloud hosting solution provides organisations with the flexibility and operational control that is vital to maintaining a competitive edge, while guaranteeing a secure environment for your data; web hosts must comply with both security and data regulations such as the ISO and PCI.

Your software is automatically updated to avoid any unnecessary security risks and your data backed up, while the flexible, enterprise-class cloud technology enables you to easily scale your solution according to your business’s needs and growth.

Why do SMEs choose cloud?

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Why host using cloud computing?

Modern businesses need to share files with their customers, and to do this means hosting files on a server. A server is a large hard drive which you’ve made public for your customers. These servers contain, organise, and provide access to files – whether that’s a few images and paragraphs which make up a small website, or the entirety of an online-only business selling digital goods like music to thousands of customers.

Outsourcing your IT hosting services is crucial to data security and protection, as well as the future proofing of your business practices. A cloud hosting solution provides organisations with the flexibility and operational control that is vital to maintaining a competitive edge, while guaranteeing a secure environment for your data; web hosts must comply with both security and data regulations such as the ISO and PCI.

Your software is automatically updated to avoid any unnecessary security risks and your data backed up, while the flexible, enterprise-class cloud technology enables you to easily scale your solution according to your business’s needs and growth. And, to top it off, the more you store in the cloud, the more environmentally friendly your organisation is.