Unlike physical servers, a cloud server is virtualized and runs on a cloud computing habitat. It can be remotely accessed over the Internet.As opposed to shared and dedicated hosting, hosting your site on a cloud server means you'll only be paying for the amount of hardware and software resources you use.
It runs on a web of remote servers hosted online to manage, store and process data altogether. Running websites on a cloud based platform ensures scalable performance. So, you can scale resources and be stress-free about ever losing your data due to a failure of a certain server.
They're both powerful servers that allow options to trigger levels of performance but are totally different when it comes to satisfying the needs of different organizations. Dedicated servers are physical servers that are exclusive to whoever has rented or purchased it. When resources like CPU, RAM, Hard Drive and Bandwidth exceed the capacity of the server itself, you won’t be able to scale resources directly but will have to upgrade your server completely to one that has more resources and this may cause your applications to be down while the transition occurs. Let’s say you own a popular e-commerce website that gets more visitors during the day compared to night. This means you’re paying for and wasting up to 50% of the resources you don’t actually need. On the contrary, cloud servers refer to a network of virtual servers operated by a web host. Compared with dedicated servers, websites hosted on the cloud are cheaper in a sense that you'll only be paying for the resources you use, that means you can easily scale needed resources depending on your demand. Unlike dedicated servers, with a cloud server you're mostly able to:
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Don't be confused with 'cloud computing', its another term for cloud servers. Medium to large sized companies that handle lots of spikes or fluctuations in traffic are mostly cloud based. Real examples of companies that use cloud servers are Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram, Apple, etc. Cloud computing is a necessity for these companies because:
They're the same thing, The major difference lies in the management of the server, for instance: the installation of applications - the operating system, its version, and the programming languages or CMS platforms used.Our managed cloud hosting is pre-installed with applications chosen by the web host provider while cloud servers give you full root access as to which kinds of .