Choosing the right hosting environment is essential in positioning a business for successful growth. Companies operate differently based on clientele, the need to process information/orders, and how quickly market adaptation changes are needed. The common thread is the necessity of being digital to survive in today’s economy. Eventually, you’ll reach the crossroad of comparing a cloud server to a physical server to determine your best hosting environment.
If you have been in the hosting industry for some time, you most likely had to upgrade your hosting package or resize your server at some point. As your business grows, so do the resources needed to run that business. Over the years, someone has most likely recommended a private cloud solution to you. You probably asked yourself why you would need a more expensive private solution like VMware cloud when you have a powerful VPS server or Dedicated server that is perfectly capable of handling your existing traffic.
A project is a group of virtual machines, servers, and online assets such as domain registration that work together to deliver your business online. These cloud computing-based servers work in tandem to ensure that your website and applications are always online, regardless of operating your business on a dedicated server, VPS, or cloud environment.
Liquid Web’s new Cloud Platform is an environment designed with website uptime, ease of use, and scalability in mind. It combines the easy-to-use cPanel-based environment with a Load Balancing solution. This platform is also included in our Fully Managed Support.
Cloud Block Storage provides additional hard drive space for your Private Cloud Hosted Server with just a few clicks. The space is not pre-formatted but rather, it is a raw block device. The simplicity of providing a raw block device on the cloud means that you can mount and format the space on your server however you would like, with whatever filesystem is appropriate for your needs. This does entail a small amount of work getting the space into a usable state which we will address in this article.