Cloud Computing is the technological breakthrough which makes cloud hosting possible.
Cloud web hosting is the web hosting that becomes possible through the technology of cloud computing. Cloud web hosting is an example of cloud computing applied to the web hosting industry. We are going to see a large proportion of computing functionality which we currently run on our own computers taken over by cloud based services over the next few years.
Cloud hosting can be used to host almost any software, service or website.
We will mostly be concerning ourselves with cloud web hosting as this is the type of hosting needed by almost every website and business. With the advent of cloud computing you can now use cloud hosted virtual computers rather than having a server in your business.
As online consumers, we are actually used to using this for many services already: for example the larger online email services (such as gmail) use cloud hosting. We all watch cloud hosted youtube videos, and many people use other cloud hosted media services such as Flickr.
Increasingly, popular websites are turning to cloud hosting as a technically superior, more powerful and more flexible web hosting solution. There are more specialised types of hosting for popular software such as Microsoft Office 365. Many of the larger cloud hosts we feature will also offer this type of hosting.
The great thing about cloud hosting is it doesn’t impact usability. The user can’t tell if your site is hosted on shared, VPS or reseller hosting or on cloud hosting (except when there are problems like traffic surges that cause server crashes in older hosting technology.