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  • Ethan Nelson
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    Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. Cloud model promotes availability and is composed of five essential characteristics, viz., on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, and measured Service. Cloud computing is not a form of virtual private server (VPS) hosting. Cloud computing is an extremely effective and efficient computing process. Cloud computing allows you to set up or upgrade a server very quickly and automatically. With cloud computing technology, you can add, delete, upgrade (when you need more computing power), or downgrade servers on-demand, and you pay only for what you use. Cloud computing is becoming an industry favorite, as its dynamic solutions offer users the convenience of on-demand, fully scalable computing and data storage services at lower costs.
    Cloud computing offers numerous other benefits including enhanced security, is financially more appealing to small and mid-size companies, and offers pay-as-you-grow mode of doing business. Cloud provides most robust backup facility, and hence, there is no fear of loss of data. Cloud computing is much more advanced than VPS hosting and uses robust infrastructure. It uses a fault-tolerant system, and as data is stored on multiple servers at multiple locations, no problem arises due to a server’s failure.

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  • victoria stiles
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    Although VPS is a great hosting solution, there are better alternatives out there for giant websites that receive massive traffic.

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  • nickgrnt
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    Just think that, Cost of a VPS is as similar as a cloud server. If you are getting increased reliability, high-performance, high availability, and greater scalability in the same price, why would you get a VPS? Anytime, cloud will remain the best among other web hosting solutions.

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  • Emma
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    It is highly important to understand the fundamental differences between both VPS & Cloud. Once should know what each server has to offer and whether it meets to your requirements or not. The most important thing about VPS is that it doesn't have any centralized storage, which means if your server is down, probably you could be down for many hours. Secondly, you cannot scale on your VPS as you are absolutely limited based on the amount of server resources that is on the server your data resides on.

    A cloud server has a centralized storage, which means even if your server goes down your website will still be able to deliver data to your website visitors. On cloud server, you can easily scale server resources according to your requirements.

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  • Rupert
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    When it comes to the selection of VPS hosting and cloud hosting, it is crucial to choose the server that best meets your requirements. A virtual private server is nothing but a virtual machine which is formed by partitioning a physical dedicated server using a virtualization software, so that every virtual machine acts as a stand alone virtual dedicated server. Every virtual private servers has their own disk space, bandwith, file system and run their own operating system (OS).

    Whereas, a cloud hosting server is a virtual machine that is dynamically scalable by virtualization. Basically, a cloud concept consists of redundant hardware already installed and tested by the provider. Both virtual private servers and cloud hosting servers offers different features, function as well as supported applications.

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  • andrepitt77
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    Re:Cloud computing vs VPS

    Hello...
    The general cloud concept is of a system that is highly scalable and not dependent on one physical server, so it's redundant from hardware failure. A VPS will be a virtualised 'slice' of a physical server.
    Last edited by Ross; 04-01-12, 11:50 AM. Reason: Self Promotion

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  • Rachael
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    Cloud computing basically gives you access to shared computing resources. Cloud computing is based on three main characteristics - It is sold on demand, it is elastic – the user can get as much or as little of a service as they want at any given time and it is fully managed by the provider.

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  • marcellarhughes
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    What is Cloud Computing?

    When someone asks you what cloud computing or computing in the cloud is, it may seem difficult at first to explain it. First of all, everyone who shops on Amazon or searches on Google or posts on Facebook is using the cloud. These consumer applications are simple examples.

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  • amk2010
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    I would prefer cloud hosting. It is good for dynamic and interactive websites.

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  • JONES
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    I have had a look at the Cloud servers and the VPS servers. I do not see any similarity between them. Cloud uses a cluster of servers and VPS uses a single server. The working of both the products is completely different. It's just that both of these offer root or admin access to the server.

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  • jessica30
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    Cloud computing is a general term for anything that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. These services are broadly divided into three categories: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The name cloud computing was inspired by the cloud symbol that's often used to represent the Internet in flowcharts and diagrams.

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  • Jeffrey
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    Cloud hosting is more of on-demand scalability and flexibility. You can add more "resources" to your cloud to adapt to your business needs without the need for a full dedicated server, while easily get rid of it when it's not needed. You have full control and only need one point of access even if there are many cloud servers in your account.Yep. It's all virtual for both.

    And if you go with the VPS its more like the traditional hosting with a physical server such as dedicated hosting. if you need more servers you have to get another one, configure and deploy. this takes time.

    In cloud hosting, the concept is for you not to worry about where and when to get more servers. it's there. it's on-demand. the infrastructure is already laid out by the hosting company. if you need more servers to meet the growing demands of your business you just add more with a few mouse clicks. within a few minutes you can have more servers to power your website. so less worying of your servers, more time to focus on the business.

    The major difference between VPS and cloud hosting it the managed it support that comes in as a bundled package along with cloud hosting. We have used cloud hosting with a 2 different vendors . Novellaspect and RTDS. We also had a VPS earlier but managing it was a huge problem . Cloud currently is a buzzword not only for SMBs but major IT comanies are migrating to cloud to save their huge infrastructure cost.

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  • john963
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    Cloud computing can be better described as a service where virtualization technology is part of a physical infrastructure. Virtual servers are computers that run inside of other computers. There are two common use-cases for virtual servers personal computing and business computing.

    Personal Computing
    If you need to run multiple operating systems (OSs), it's often convenient to choose one primary OS, and have your alternative OSs run inside of the primary one.

    Business Computing
    If you need separate database, web, file, and Jabber servers. Instead of dedicating an entire computer to each of those services, you can set-up one physical server, and configure it to run multiple computers inside of it. Each of those computers that runs inside of the physical server is called a "virtual server" or "virtual machine". Creating this type of virtual environment has all sorts of benefits, including being very cost-effective, making server deployment and management much easier in large computing environments, etc.

    Cloud computing refers to a cluster/farm/etc of servers on which virtual servers run.
    These clouds are usually massive, and allow users to start and stop virtual servers on the fly. This can be quite convenient when additional computing power is needed sporadically.
    Last edited by john963; 08-03-11, 10:06 AM.

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  • Crish Bronzs
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    Maintenance cloud computing applications are easier to maintain, since they don't have to be installed on each user's computer. They are easier to support and to improve since the changes reach the clients instantly.

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  • aimiez
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    Cloud hosting is a web hosting service delivered from a group of connected servers. The term cloud hosting (also called clustered hosting) is not precisely defined yet. In general, however, a hosting service can be considered cloud hosting when it is delivered from a fully redundant, multi-server system, in which the resources are dynamically scalable and often visualized
    Here are the advantages:
    1. You pay for only the resources you need.
    2. It provides good scalability. You can easily increase or decrease resources without moving sites to other servers.
    3. Servers can be deployed instantly.
    4. It provides better uptime than other types of web hosting.
    5. Traffic spikes aren't a problem; the cloud can handle them.
    6. If the servers are in different datacenters, datacenter problems can be less of a concern.
    7. Different technologies can be used together that can't be used together without cloud hosting. For example, .php and .asp files can work on the same site, even in the same folder, drawing on technologies within the cloud.
    8. You don't need to install hardware or software. Instead, you connect with a cloud that has the hardware or software you need.
    Last edited by aimiez; 08-03-11, 04:33 AM.

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