Which is better ? Cloud Hosting or Dedicated Server

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Need opinions from you guys. Will cloud hosting be better or dedicated server in terms of the security etc?
 

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In terms if security, a dedicated server will be better.

With cloud hosting, your data is still on shared servers with many other customers.
 

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The biggest difference between them is reliability.

With a cloud hosting package, even if one of the servers crashes down your site will be still online without any problem.
In the case of dedicated server your site will be down.
 

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Another big difference is Speed.

With a dedicated server, considering you are the only using that server unlike shared hosting, the speeds are incredible. In cloud hosting, the speeds are not as impressive since there are other users using the same.
 

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Why do you say things which are completely nonsense :( By doing that you are flooding the forum with incompetence and encouraging other ignorant people to come and post :(

How can you say anything like "In cloud hosting, the speeds are not as impressive since there are other users using the same". It is completely wrong. Let me answer the question.

Both dedicated servers and cloud-based infrastructures - which are basically a number of virtualized computing nodes contented to a storage area network - are usually physically connected on 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps or higher speed ports (Ethernet or SFP) to any switches or other networking equipment. The speed of any any Cloud-based Virtualized server instance or a physical Dedicated Server depends on:
a) the physical port
b) any limitation on the VLAN
So, there is not direct comparison in speed between "Cloud Hosting / Cloud Servers" and "Physical Dedicated Servers". All depends of the networking setup used by the providers.
 

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It depends what you need, but both have advantages.

Personally if it was a big site and important I would go dedicated.
 

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I agree about your quote, because each cloud hosting provider do not provide the same performance, or network connections, but in most of case server speed isn't limited by the network.

The main issues with "Cloud hosting" offers are :

- there is no way to see how many resources are allocated (all virtualization solutions provide a way to allocate dynamically resources)
- it's pretty hard to find what infrastructure is used to host cloud servers
- there is no proof of the redundancy of the infrastructure (scaleway have lost storage of 200 servers and there was no RAID)
- a lot of providers use the word "cloud" for almost anything including shared hosting (the best marketing solution ever seen.)

But that doesn't mean a dedicated server will be faster than a cloud server because :

- there are a lot of dedicated offers with outdated components (XEON-5XXX series, or even DDR2 memory or basic hard drives)
- a good part of dedicated server providers are just resellers
 

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Dedicated server is your own server which is act as your computer on which you can host the multiple sites, install applications and related services on it. You can built your own security alters and firewall on the dedicated server. You will have your own set of bandwidth, hard-disk and resources. You can rent the disk space, bandwidth, resources on the dedicated server.

You will have the root access of the server as it's your own server.

I would suggest, study the market online. Please go trough the review section of the website and after that proceed further. You can compare all the plans and go with the best suitable plan. Most of the company provide the on query charge for the dedicated server issues so make sure what type of support is available.

Make sure if they are going to setup your server or you need to setup it by your own.

Cloud hosting -

Cloud hosting service will have the on demand resource allocation. There is harder security setup on the cloud hosting service.

Main principle of cloud hosting is divide as per the need. Cloud used to distribute the required resources on multiple servers as used them as per the requirement. There are multiple servers work together. If one server fails then other will start loading the same task without any delay. Cloud is nothing but the one larger storage space and processor.

Here are the some of the advantages of cloud hosting for you -

1. Accessibility - Main advantage of cloud hosting is that the files are accessible anywhere and anytime. You can access the files when you would like to access without matter of place.

2. Backup facility - Cloud hosting service always have the copy of your data on the the server. So in the case of disaster, you will have the copy of data even if the data on the main server get deleted or lost.

3. Low cost solution - You will need to pay just the amount for the storage which you are actually using.

4. Secure service - You don't have to worry about the security. Cloud hosting provider will have the best infrastructure on which you don't need to worry about the security , they have their setup for security.

5. High degree of uptime
 

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The actual difference is the Reliability, pricing model and infrastructure. A dedicated server is a physical machine that is owned by YOU only. While, in the cloud, you get a VPS that is the part of a large network of connected machines.

Both has some sort of pros and cons.
 

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Cloud web servers can be set up to offer degrees of performance, security as well as control similar to those of a committed web server. But rather than being held on physical equipment that's solely utilized by you, they stay in a shared "virtualized" atmosphere that's taken care of by your cloud organizing service provider

A dedicated web server is a physical server that's bought or rented completely for your very own service requirements. Committed servers are typically utilized by huge services as well as organizations that require incredibly high levels of data safety and security, or organizations that have consistent, high needs for server capacity.
 

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For those businesses which are already doing well and are masters in their field, there are wide varieties of options of web hosting to choose from. But for a newly developed and smaller companies cloud hosting is an apt option. No, here's detailed explanation that distinguishes cloud hosting from dedicated hosting.

Cloud hosting is very simple and flexible choice. It will help the hosting plan to get adapted to your needs every now and then. The cloud hosting providers also give you choice about which operating system you would like to use. The best thing about this is you will be able to save lots of money while using this plan. But the IT department will have tough time configuring the server. You may even opt for reseller hosting.

Now, talking about dedicated hosting, it is completely different. In cloud hosting you are purchasing a small part of the server space but with dedicated hosting the company leases the servers which have control over the initial server. This is a better choice anyways because it is quite secure and cost effective. You don't have to spend money on any kind of infrastructures. A dedicated hosting plan is a complete package for all your sits and applications. IT department has full control over the performance and so they can configure and customize the same as per the business needs.

And so if you are a large web based business for example an online retail store or something like that then there is nothing better than dedicated hosting plan. With this the sites and applications run smoothly on the web and thus the visitors have a better experience on your website.
 

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Every online business needs reliable server hosting to survive online. Hence, most of online businesses especially E-commerce stores and Online games companies spend plenty of time for research in choosing the right server.
Cloud Hosting and Dedicated hosting are 2 of the most popular and highly recommended hosting types available. To know which one is better, it is important to understand your requirements first. However, I will try and give you a quick overview of how they work and what are their pros and cons. Followed by this, we will try and deduce in which scenario you should use a dedicated server or a web hosting cloud.

Dedicated Hosting is where you get a whole server and all its resultant resources such as CPU bandwidth, RAM, and storage space all for your website or application. It allows for a high level of performance, security, and flexibility since you are in charge of everything for the server. But, all this is coming at a price, literally. Dedicated Hosting is very expensive. Also, if you are going for Dedicated hosting, you need to be sure that your website and application need that kind of resources. Or else you would end up paying for all those resources and not end up using them. That would be a waste of money.
Cloud hosting, on the other hand, is like an infinite pool of Server resources that you can keep using as much as you require. You can start with a share of the pooled server resources on the Cloud, and if you find yourself in the need of more, you can just scale up as much as you want. Here you can actually only pay for the resources that you use and that way be in complete control of your hosting bills and avoid any kind of resource wastage. Cloud Hosting services are the most cost-effective hosting services available today. The biggest advantage of Cloud Hosting is its scalability which makes it really ideal for start-ups and eCommerce portals that need periodic scale-up and scale-down for hosting resources depending upon the growth and season.
 

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Cloud Hosting is better than Dedicated Server

Cloud hosting provides the organizations with an avenue to opt for a service under which they have to pay only for the power and space they use. The interested parties can acquire a network of servers that can help them save on periodical bills and also circumvent data losses through crashed sites. Moreover, the companies that make use of this type of hosting service are not required to maintain data centers, since they can run the OS from cloud-on-the-go instead of their desktops. Cloud hosting is of three types - public, private and hybrid, so companies can get options for the most suitable type of service from their hosting firm.

Cloud hosting has emerged as an effective platform for online business websites on the internet, and has certainly taken the world by storm. The cloud hosting services are rapidly gaining popularity as it has achieved a growth from a business concept to a sparkling sector of dedicated web server. These organizations are committed towards achieving the maximum client satisfaction and have a trained staff for doing difficult and complicated cloud server hosting with ease.
 

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To have a strong and viable online presence people build websites. And every one of us know that a website can never remain up and running without a proper hosting in support! However, now a fantastic point has come up in choosing hosting services - dedicated Vs cloud computing. People are getting little confused! Which one is better for them? Should they go for dedicated service or it is best to use cloud on 'pay for the usage only'.

Let us try to have a comparative look at the matter - dedicated Vs cloud server. Below I have tried to point out a few interesting facts that come in consideration when choosing cloud or the dedicated server for hosting a site:

The first point that comes in consideration in the discussion of dedicated Vs cloud computing is the time consumption in deploying the servers at service. Cloud servers are ready-made with so many options to choose according to needs. But dedicated ones need to be configured and that process surely takes time with high level of expertise.

One of the most fuming points that people have to consider when trying to tally dedicated Vs cloud server is scalability between the two. Whether it is vertical (adding hardware) or the horizontal (adding network to balance the load) scaling cloud server is very much useful and can be scaled fast. But in dedicated servers the hosting service has to be down or new backup server creation takes time.

The point on which people keep thinking is the reliability of dedicated Vs cloud. Sometimes it is found that the cloud servers are can not establish as the reliable one against the dedicated servers or the vice-versa. Actually it depends on reputation of the hosting service providers selected by the client.
 
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