It has been a buzz on the internet. Everyone is talking about it. Yet no one seems to really know what it is really about. But we do: Cloud Hosting with Bluehost.
What is Cloud Hosting
The use of the word “Cloud” is a metaphor. Remember how we use to say that “it is all in the clouds” or, basically, it is somewhere? Well, that is something similar. In technology terms, being “in the clouds” means that all you data are stored in a computer somewhere. Once you have all your digital things in a Cloud Hosting environment, they can be accessed anywhere and anytime. These files include your photos, music, videos, emails, and documents. Having your stuff in Cloud Hosting means also that you can access your applications or software anytime. That computer is called a server, which contains an enormous amount of space and can process information in the fastest possible speed.
The Benefits of Cloud Hosting
In the olden days of computing, we carried all our computer-related stuff in magnetic tapes or in floppy drives. Then came the compact discs and thumb drives. With Cloud Hosting, you only need to have an internet connection and all your photos, documents, music, and other digital items are available for access and use.
A major benefit of Cloud Hosting is convenience. No hard drives to carry around. No thumb drives to plug in. Just a few clicks of a mouse and you can start doing work.
Most companies today also offer Cloud Hosting application services such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. This means that you do not need to purchase very expensive software or let these programs fill in your hard drive. Just sign up and you can have a virtual office right on your laptop even though these programs are not installed in your computer. Some even have the ability to create a virtual workgroup where you can share these documents and communicate. This is very handy for project management settings.
Whether it be Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Apple Safari and a host of others, all you need to access these products and services is your favorite browser. Thus, opening up the possibilities to use Cloud Hosting using a desktop, laptop, netbook, tablet, and mobile phone.
Because of the upward trend of Cloud Hosting, many hosting companies are jumping in the bandwagon and are offering may Cloud Hosting packages. Each package has a specific type of space allocation and other very impressive features. Of course, there are also those who offer them for free such as Google. It all depends on how your needs will be met by these service providers.
The hill you need to overcome:
Of course, one may have a difficult time at first especially if you are used to having printed documents around or having files and documents in physical storages like thumb drives and hard drives. It may be hard to imagine that everything is digitally stored somewhere out there. You may even find it unsafe since these files can be important and even classified. That is why you need to make sure that you get a hosting company that can provide not just the enormous hard drive space but also the toughest security possible.
And there is that one factor that makes a world of difference – your internet connection. Should you be going for Cloud Hosting, you need to make sure that you have a very fast internet connection. Downloading files and accessing applications in the cloud will lag if you have turtle-speed internet. Also, should you be doing mobile cloud applications, you need to be aware of wireless internet or 3G wifi availability. Or else, all your data and apps are stuck in the clouds.
And since Cloud Hosting is a developing technology, you also have to weigh things altogether. It is a risk that you may not want to take at the moment. But before you do take the plunge, be sure to study the facts and investigate your cloud hosting provider. Ask questions. Get good reviews. Make sure you get all the facts before you make a decision.