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Difference between cloud hosting and shared hosting
Posted by Sean Syed on 18 February 2013 06:28 PM

Many people have asked us if there is a significant difference between our new Cloud Shared Hosting plan and the traditional web hosting plans. We were also asked if Cloud Shared is better than the shared hosting.Well, the answers are a resounding “Yes.”

Cloud hosting is a web hosting service that is delivered from a network of connected servers. In other words you can say that cloud hosting, also known as clustered hosting,  is a group of servers that are all connected together to increase features. These connected servers are regarded as a ‘cloud’ or ‘cluster’ and those servers enable any users to utilize all the resources from all the servers on the cloud. On the whole, it is a group of instantly existing computing/hosting resources such as RAM memory, CPU and bandwidth pieced together, serving as a whole.

We would make comparison between cloud hosting and shared hosting. These terms have many things in common you should be able to judge how they are similar and what is the point of difference.

1. Cloud hosting and shared hosting plans are economic in nature. The biggest difference between two is that cloud hosting uses a cluster of servers called “clouds.” On the other hand, in shared hosting one server is used. In both cases, consumer pays according their usage. Shared hosting is generally cheaper than cloud hosting. But in cloud hosting you can get more options.

 

2. Cloud hosting permits you to use a wide range of technologies, file formats and web tools as clouds are formed from multiple servers. But on the other hand, you will not get this much of variety in shared hosting.

3. Cloud hosting and shared hosting handle traffic differently. With cloud hosting, traffic is easy to handle because network of servers are working for the consistency of your site. And in case of shared hosting, it might happen that you would not be able to control the traffic and web activities. The brighter side of this is that you can keep your cost control but drawback is that your site temporarily loses its functionality.

Existing DotNetNuke Shared Customers: Why Upgrade?

Besides the fact that the Cloud Shared Hosting takes advantage of cloud computing, it also distinguishes itself from other shared hosting by offering greater benefits, free services like website transfer and web application installation, and extended hosting functionality.

Cloud Shared Hosting plans are much more inexpensive. For starters, one can experience the benefits of cloud hosting with the Basic Plan, which only costs $15 per month. 

Cloud Shared Hosting plans also feature R1Soft Data Protection service that ensures security and reliability of your website data. They also include a free domain name registration (or domain transfer), and dedicated IP address if you sign up for at least 12 months.

If you’re an existing customer who owns an shared hosting plan, you can easily switch to cloud hosting by selecting your desired plan. You may also want to check out our Cloud Storage to extend your hosting space.

We recommend that you contact our customer support department if you have questions of DNN4Less' cloud products. We’re very excited to see how you will use our cloud hosting for your business competitive advantage.

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