It’s a wonder how the internet has expanded so much within such a short period. Of course, this expansion has brought along with it a host of technological inventions that are tailored towards solving the storage and performance problems that websites face. Cloud hosting, which happens to be one of these technological inventions, is a term popular among people of the online society, especially those involved in website and App development. Surprisingly, it is the latest form of hosting. Despite its popularity, however, most people are not so familiar with its intricacies. What is cloud hosting and how to work it? Let’s take a look.
“Cloud ” is merely a metaphor that refers to the internet. It is a virtual space that connects different users around the world. Thus, there is no physical object that we can point to as the cloud. The concept behind cloud hosting is that instead of having all the data and resources in only one single server, the resources are distributed across various servers.
Meanwhile, all these resources, which are only gotten on a per needs basis, are accessed through a “virtual machine.” This implies that your website does not rely on just a single server but a string of various servers working together. It is this network of servers that we now refer to as the “cloud.”
Public cloud hosting and private cloud hosting
One thing you should know is that even with cloud hosting you have options. You can either choose to have a public or a private one. Now the public cloud is akin to a shared server. The thing with public clouding though, is that, unlike traditional shared hosting which shares storage and processing power, only the racks in the data centers are shared. For public cloud hosting, the connected machines store data for various sites. Also, the hardware is shared by many virtualized accounts; thus, the cost too is shared.
On the other hand, private cloud hosting is more expensive. Why? Because unlike public cloud hosting, it doesn’t share it infrastructures with other accounts. However greater security and performance is assured. It uses ring-faced resources networks and server.
How do I work it?
So if you’re wondering how to work cloud servers, you need not fret. As mentioned earlier each of the servers in the cloud carries out given tasks. If one server fails, others cover up for it. Server management tasks are carried out using the control panel.
Accessing the gear menu
To access the “gear menu,” you simply need to click on “cloud servers” at the top of the page. When you do this, you’ll see a list of all your servers with a gear icon at the left side. Tap the icon to see a menu of operations that you can do on your server.
Identify your server
Using the gear menu, you can rename your server or add tags to it. To do this, click on “rename” or “add tag,” depending on the action you want to perform
Creating images and recovering servers
To create an image of a server or rebuild a server from an already saved image, you have to first click on “create image” to create a photographic image of the server. After this, click on “schedule image, it creates a manual image from the server. Next, click on “Rebuild from image,” to destroy your current server with another image, either previously saved or new. Finally, click “Rescue mode” for security checks on your server.
Cloud hosting is a rapidly growing technology, and it holds many potentials. Little wonder why many businesses are now making a shift to cloud hosting as new low-cost cloud implementations are developed.