Cloud Hosting Providers – What They Do and How They Benefit Business

Cloud hosting providers have a network of servers that act like one server and make your website accessible via the cloud. Traditional web hosting models store your data on one server in an accessible physical datacenter. Cloud hosting providers, on the other hand, store your data in multiple connected clusters of web servers. When one server fails, others pick up the slack. Additionally, with cloud hosting, websites that see a boost in traffic are assigned more resources and vice versa.

What Is a Cloud Hosting Service?

A traditional hosting service provides you with some space in its datacenter. A cloud hosting service, unlike traditional hosting, is about services, not just about renting space. Cloud hosting services enable resource sharing across the internet or intranet to reduce infrastructure costs and planning dramatically. Cloud hosting does not just give vastly more potential over traditional hosting, but also allows you to access the services offered by cloud computing devices.

Cloud hosting service providers offer several common types of computing services.

Differences Between Traditional Hosting Providers and Cloud Providers

There are significant differences between hosting providers and cloud providers which are summarized in the following points:

Differences Between Public and Private Cloud Hosting Providers

There are vital differences between public and private cloud hosting, and choosing the right option depends on your organizational requirements.

Public Cloud

Public MSPs share the cloud computing infrastructure with the public over the internet and have the following features:

Private Cloud

Private cloud hosting providers do not share the cloud computing infrastructure with the public and have the following features:

Key Features

The key features of cloud hosting providers include:

Why Parallels RAS Is a Great Companion for MSPs Partnering with Cloud Hosting Providers

Two of the biggest challenges MSPs face when they offer DaaS are the complexity and high cost of traditional application and desktop delivery solutions like Citrix and VMware. These solutions have become barriers to entry.

Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) eliminates those challenges, as well as a lot of other issues like security, consistency and platform support. Parallels RAS simplifies DaaS delivery for MSPs and lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO). In addition, its superior versatility enables deployment on all major cloud hosting providers and hypervisors. Its deployment options—along with out-of-the-box load balancing, universal printing, white-labeling, and more features—enable MSPs to quickly implement multi- and hybrid-cloud strategies, a capability that’s increasing in demand. Check out all these features with the Parallels RAS 30-day trial.

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