Cloud Server Hosting: Types and Features

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Cloud server hosting is a modern and flexible way of hosting websites and applications on the internet. Unlike traditional web hosting, where you rent a single server or a cluster of servers from a hosting provider, cloud hosting allows you to access computing resources from a network of virtual and physical servers in the cloud. This means you can scale your applications up or down as needed, without worrying about the limitations of a single server. Your server size can actually grow as your business and traffic does, without reinstalling software and hassles of moving servers.

Types of X-Pedia Cloud Hosting

We offer three main types of cloud hosting services: public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on your needs and preferences.

Public Cloud - Low Cost From £12/m*

Public cloud hosting is the most common, popular and affordable type of cloud hosting. It means that your website or application is hosted on a shared infrastructure, where you share the resources and costs with other users.

You pay only for what you use, and you can access a variety of services and features from the cloud provider. However, public cloud hosting also has some drawbacks, such as less control, security, and customization. It is ideal for SME websites, eCommerce shops and so forth.

Private Cloud

Private cloud hosting is the opposite of public cloud hosting. It means that your website or application is hosted on a dedicated infrastructure, where you have exclusive access to the resources and costs. You have more control, security, and customization over your hosting environment, but you also have to pay more and manage more.

Private cloud hosting is suitable for websites and applications that require high performance, security, and compliance, such as banks, on-line trading platforms and enterprise level distributed servers.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud hosting is a combination of public and private cloud hosting. It means that you can use both types of cloud hosting for different parts of your website or application, depending on your needs and preferences. For example, you can use public cloud hosting for the front-end of your website, where you need scalability and availability, and use private cloud hosting for the back-end of your website, where you need security and performance.

Hybrid cloud hosting gives you the best of both worlds, but it also requires more complexity and integration.

Features of our Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting offers many features and benefits that traditional web hosting cannot match. Some of the main features of cloud hosting are:

  • Scalability: Cloud hosting allows you to easily adjust your resources according to your demand. You can scale up or down your computing power, storage, bandwidth, and other resources in minutes, without affecting your website or application performance.
  • Availability: Cloud hosting ensures that your website or application is always online and accessible by your users. Cloud hosting providers have data centers across the globe, which reduce latency and increase reliability. They also have backup and recovery mechanisms to protect your data and services from any failures or disasters.
  • Cost-efficiency: Cloud hosting saves you money and time by eliminating the need for buying and maintaining expensive hardware and software. You pay only for what you use, and you can choose from a variety of plans and options that suit your budget and needs. You also benefit from the economies of scale and the innovation of the cloud provider.
  • Security: Cloud hosting provides high-level security for your website or application. Cloud hosting providers invest in robust security systems and protocols, such as encryption, firewalls, authentication, and monitoring. They also update and patch their systems regularly, so you don’t have to worry about the latest threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Flexibility: Cloud hosting gives you the freedom and flexibility to choose from a range of services and features that suit your website or application. You can use different types of cloud hosting, such as public, private, or hybrid, and different types of cloud computing, such as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), or serverless computing.

You can also use different tools and technologies that are compatible with the cloud provider.


X-Pedia's Cloud hosting is a modern and flexible way of hosting websites and applications on the internet. It offers many advantages over traditional web hosting, such as scalability, availability, cost-efficiency, security, and flexibility. However, it also has some challenges, such as less control, security, and customization in public cloud hosting, and more complexity and integration in hybrid cloud hosting. Therefore, you should consider your needs and preferences before choosing the type and features of cloud hosting for your website or application.

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We also have a sister businesses Inland Computing and Coastal Computing which are web design and web development businesses and Retail Radio UK which is an Instore Radio Station Network.

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