The term "Cloud Hosting" is one you will hear if you are looking around at various website hosting packages. But there are only a small number of UK web hosts currently offering this solution, including CMS Wales. Many hosting companies have yet to embrace cloud technologies and still host customer websites on standard shared servers. This has been the norm for decades, but does mean if the shared server your website is hosted on goes down, your website goes down with it.
What is Cloud Web Hosting?
Cloud web hosting is hosting that uses the resources of numerous clustered servers. This means your website can use the resources of several servers to accommodate any amount of traffic to your website. This traffic "load" is balanced across the cloud, security is taken care of and hardware resources are always available so they can be used whenever your site needs them. The cluster of servers is called 'The Cloud'.