Outsourcing of computer services is called Cloud Computing or Cloud Hosting. It works similarly in the way in which electricity supply outsourced. Users can just easily use it. They do not need to worry about from where the electricity is from & how it is made, or transported. Every month, they just need to pay for what they consume.
The same idea is behind cloud computing. The user can just use computing power, storage, or specially crafted development environments. They need not worry about how it works internally. It is usually Internet-based computing. It is a style of computing which offers IT-related capabilities “as a service” & allows the users to access technology-enabled services from the Internet without having knowledge or control over the technologies behind these servers.
Cloud hosting has various features, such as – fast, scalable, fully managed, innovative technology, auto scalable and much more. It allows the user to project a high-traffic enterprise site.
Cloud storage is a model of data storage in which the digital data stored in logical pools. The physical storage spans multiple servers, and the physical environment is owned and managed by the hosting company. These cloud storage providers are responsible for keeping the data available and accessible, and this physical environment protected and ran. Organizations or individuals buy or lease the storage capacity from the providers to store user, group, or application data.
Virtual Private Server or VPS is a virtual machine. It is housed in a physical computer that runs its operating system. Since it runs its operating system, that is why it operates independently from other virtual spaces which also exist on the same computer and offers own virtual private space to the clients. Being virtual, the server does not physically exist, but software defined and configured. Each server operates independently of the others while co-exists in the same computer and gives full control to the clients over their server space which includes the decision of the operating platform and applications to use too.
VPS Hosting Features
VPS Hosting has various features, such as – Dedicated Resources, Scalable Virtual Hosting, World Class Support and much more. Lots of VPS Hosting Company also offers the facility of Money Back Guarantee.
Cloud Hosting vs. VPS Hosting
Cloud hosting can be defined as a utility, where a cloud service vendor provides a virtual machine instance which does not have fixed computing attributes. However, there may be a minimum or maximum size configuration for the server. The virtual machine computing configuration can shrink or grow dynamically. It depends on the resources which are requested by the application. The billing method for the resources is based on usage over a period for the RAM, CPU, HD, and Network.
VPS or managed virtual servers are delivered as a traditional managed server although it runs as a virtual server, usually in a multi-tenant environment. The customer orders the server with fixed attributes and then alters those attributes manually when any need arise. Vendors will price this service as individual components that are associated with the service bundle or as a machine. Both the services are placed dependent, application, and supporting IT system.