If you are asking yourself “what is Cloud Hosting” then you asking this at the right time as the Cloud Hosting buzz is only just starting to take off.
Everyone has been using Cloud Computing for years already as Google (without being noticed) moved to this model years ago. Google searches are carried out in the Cloud and your local computer taps in to the Google Cloud resources to get data.
So what is Cloud hosting, well this is simply a website that is operated on multiple connected servers rather than being on one server like in traditional hosting such as dedicated servers or shared hosting servers. The benefit of Cloud hosting is the scalability and cost.
Hardware upgrades are carried out in the background without the hassle of migrating your website from one server to a new dedicated server. Imagine a server crashing due to your website load with a surge of visitors and then the server crashes. Cloud hosting prevents this and the cost is another huge plus if you are using a lot of processing power.
Cloud hosting is charged on the quantity of computing power consumed just like your electricity bill.