WordPress and Cloud Hosting

Managed WordPress Cloud Hosting is affordable, reliable and where you should be by all means.

A significant proportion of respondents identify themselves as ‘Cloud Beginners’ – dipping their toes in the cloud computing pool and initial cloud projects while looking to deepen their experience within cloud infrastructure for the future. When it comes to Cloud Beginners, most are still hosting their sites on a single server within their own company, or on a shared server using a VPS or shared hosting account. As a website grows in scope and popularity, its needs will evolve beyond that which can be supported by a bare metal server, which would be located on hardware within a business’s host operating system.

Unlike bare metal servers, cloud hosting infrastructure offers major advantages in terms of uptime, availability and scalability. Advantages like these are especially applicable with commonly used web platforms such as WordPress.

Cloud infrastructure offers users the ability to scale up when and where they need to; only paying as it is used. This is called dynamic scaling, as it changes according to the needs of the website for the period of time required – for example, you might expect higher traffic to your site over a weekend when you are running a sales promotion, and would only require your server to be scaled up to handle heavier traffic in this period. Most WordPress sites can be vertically scaled into the Cloud, which only requires adding additional CPU or RAM instead of adding more physical hardware.

Another advantage offered by cloud infrastructure is that it does not use a single server, spreading itself out over multiple servers. In this case, if one server ceases working, your WordPress site will not be affected as it would have its data saved on another, giving your site constant uptime availability.

Overall, cloud hosting infrastructure allows clients to boost the performance of their websites at a reasonable price. The process of switching from a bare metal server to the cloud may intimidate some, but with the right managed service provider, it can be relatively painless. The right hosting solution will be able to analyse your needs and help recommend the best options for your WordPress website hosting. Once you select the right one for your WordPress sites, it shouldn’t take longer than 24 hours for you to be migrated and activated on with your new hosting plan. It really is that simple!

Sanel Kapetanovic

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