Web Hosting

Is Cloud Hosting Better Than Shared Hosting?

Written by Akash Navi

If you want to keep your website alive then you have to host it somewhere and to host our website somewhere we have to choose the best hosting. Web hosting selection is a complex thing because we have many types of web hostings available these days.

If you are a newbie blogger who has just started with blogging then you should use shared hosting but if you are an owner of a heavy traffic website then you can’t stay on shared hosting you will have to upgrade your server.

You can choose between VPS, dedicated server and Cloud hosting. (trending these days)

In this article of mine, we will be discussing cloud hosting service which is being offered by almost all the web hosting service provider.

We will see if the Cloud hosting is really better than Shared hosting and if yes it is better then how?

But before that let me tell you what exactly Shared hosting and cloud hosting is.

What is Shared Hosting?

This is the basic type of hosting that you can buy from any of the web hosting service providers online. As the name itself describes that the hosting (server) is shared. In simple words, the company will be serving a number of websites which have its own domain name on the same web server.

In come cases, the number of websites hosted on the same web server can be in thousands. Which means the resources of the server will be shared between all the websites.

If any one of the websites hosted on the server consumes more resources your website will also be affected because of that.

What is Cloud Hosting?

You can find this type of hosting by the term Cloud hosting or VPS cloud hosting from many web hosting companies like Bluehost and HostGator. In cloud hosting, your website will be using resources of multiple servers which means the performance of your website will be very good.

If you have a high traffic website then cloud hosting is what you should go for because of it’s high-speed performance and ability to handle high traffic.

But Is Cloud Hosting is Really Better than Shared Hosting?

Cloud hosting

So now let us jump in and check out how cloud hosting is better than shared hosting.

Cloud Servers are 2 times faster.

When it comes to speed the speed of cloud hosting is two times faster than shared hosting because of the low-density servers with premium hardware used to build the servers.

Integrated Caching.

If you host your website on cloud servers then there is no need to install cache plugins like W3 Total Cache or WP Rocket because your website will be cached on the server level itself. And to be straight caching at the server level is very beneficial in terms of speed. You will enjoy accelerated web content because of the advanced and customized NGINX or Varnish Caching configuration.

Data Mirroring Technology.

Any website which will be hosted on cloud servers will be automatically distributed into three mirrored copies across multiple devices to ensure safety and redundancy.

Automated Failover.

Now let us assume that we have hosted a website on cloud hosting and something goes wrong with the hardware of the server. Then your website will be automatically moved to another server, so you will never see any kind of issues with the uptime of your website.

Easy Scaling of the Server.

If you ever notice that the current resources are not enough to handle your heavy traffic website then you can scale up your resources with a single click.

For example, you have hosted your website on the cloud server which has 2 GB of RAM and if in case your website is not running smoothly then you can upgrade your server with one click without any reboot of the server.

Cloud Server are Fully Managed.

Cloud servers are managed by experts of the company from whom you will be buying the web hosting. They will take care of all the security patches, port access, and any other kind of issue that may arise at the server level.

The power of cPanel.

After reading the things which I have mentioned about the Cloud Servers, I am sure you got a thought of moving your website from shared hosting to cloud server.

But one thing comes to the mind and that is can I manage it?

If you have this in your mind then let me tell you that you can easily manage it because you will be getting the same cPanel which you get with the shared hosting. So there is no need of advanced server management or coding knowledge required.

Conclusion.

So now let us come to a conclusion and I have to say that cloud hosting is better than shared hosting. You should upgrade to cloud hosting if your website is not currently being handled smoothly by shared hosting.

You have to pay some extra money for these features, I mean the cost of shared hosting is higher than shared hosting.

But let me tell you one thing if you have just started with blogging then you should use shared hosting only. Because shared hosting is best to start with if you want to know why then you can read it by following this link.

Who is offering the best cloud hosting service?

Are you thinking to upgrade to cloud hosting then that’s wonderful! you will be upgrading the overall performance of your website.

I compared many cloud web hosting service providers and I have found two companies as the best cloud hosting service provider. And they are Bluehost and HostGator, I have mentioned their hosting plan details.

Bluehost Cloud Hosting Plans.

Bluehost Cloud Hosting Plans

Cloud Hosting PlanStarterPerformanceBusiness Pro
Number of DomainsSingle DomainUnlimited DomainsUnlimited Domains
Available CPU2 Cores4 Cores6 Cores
Available Memory2 GB4 GB6 GB
Server Level CachingYesYesYes
Dedicated IP
BandwidthUnmeteredUnmeteredUnmetered
Disk SpaceUnmeteredUnmeteredUnmetered

HostGator Cloud Hosting Plans.

HostGator Cloud Hosting Plans

Cloud Hosting PlanHatchling CloudBaby CloudBusiness Cloud
Number of DomainsSingle DomainUnlimited DomainsUnlimited Domains
Available CPU2 Cores4 Cores6 Cores
Available Memory2 GB4 GB6 GB
Server Level CachingYesYesYes
Dedicated IP1
BandwidthUnmeteredUnmeteredUnmetered
Disk SpaceUnmeteredUnmeteredUnmetered

I hope you are clear with everything I have mentioned in this article, if you have any kind of doubts in your mind then you can comment below.

Have you used Cloud hosting before? The how was your experience share it with me by commenting below.

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