The Advantages of Using a More Advanced Hosting Setup
When most people think of hosting, they are thinking of public cloud services; with good reason. Public cloud hosting services are the most common on the Internet – where perhaps thousands of different users will share the same servers.
However, public cloud hosting comes with some disadvantages that can make larger businesses or webmasters that store sensitive data nervous. For example, government web sites, customer information, just to name a few. This being said, there are many advantages of using a more advanced hosting setup.
And, although it may be advanced in architectural structure, it is not that much more difficult to implement and comes at only a fraction of an additional cost when working with a reputable hosting provider.
Which Advanced Hosting Setup Do I Need?
For most webmasters needing higher security and more customization in their server environments, the managed private cloud is the best option. While you do not lose the ability to scale quickly like on the public cloud, you gain hardware optimization resources, reliability, increased performance and virtual machine utility billing. With a managed private cloud, each user receives their own dedicated space – to which they can add resources when necessary.
Think of each server environment as an apple pie. Where public cloud hosting would hand out pieces of that same infinite apple pie to anyone that wanted one, managed cloud hosting guarantees a single user an entire pie; they can eat a single slice at a time or the whole pie at once, depending how “hungry” they are.
However, the people that ate a slice at a time from the shared pie would split the cost and only pay for a piece at a time – a pay on-demand feature sacrificed with managed private cloud hosting in exchange for a host of benefits. Of course, you can always order another pie – but it will not arrive as quickly as it would for the people eating the infinite shared pie, a slice at a time.
Security Features of an Advanced Hosting Setup
The most important advantage to users of a more advanced hosting setup like a Enterprise cloud is security. Going back to the pie example, think of managed private cloud hosting as sealing that second pie in a room where only you could access it. Then imagine that you could split that pie up as you wished and add extras to each of those sections, once again sealing them in separate rooms. This is the customization and security that a managed private cloud service offers.
Your data can be supported by both a firewall and load balancers – in addition to being protected by determining individual user access and configurations. Should you decide to protect your pie sections with an alarm, this would be a lot like adding extra security features to your managed private cloud hosting in the form of Intrusions Detection.
There is no need to feel intimidated by a more advanced hosting setup. The benefits of such a setup far outweigh the extra time that you might need to initially set up the network. Once it is organized and online, you can continue to manage it as your needs and traffic grows… always customizing to bake the perfect pie.