What is Cloud Hosting?
There is a lot of hype and confusion about Cloud Hosting these days. Some of this confusion is brought on by the fact that some large Cloud Hosting providers really don’t want you to understand what it is that you’re actually paying for, or why you have to re-write the code for your entire application. With ambiguous marketing efforts and huge advertising budgets, it’s no wonder there are many misconceptions. The truth is, Cloud Hosting is simply the next level of Web Hosting, and it doesn’t have to be much more complicated than that.
Myth 1: I will have to re-write my code in order to use Cloud Hosting
Not True. Some Cloud Hosting providers have complicated their platforms by requiring you to re-write your entire application. (Thus locking you into their platform permanently) The fact is, it is simply not required in order to serve your Web Application from a highly stable and scalable Cloud Hosting Platform. If you’re over-whelmed about having to learn an entire new programming framework, or rewrite dozens of applications just to host in the Cloud, don’t worry, you really don’t have to. You do have a choice.
Myth 2: Cloud Hosting is Complicated
Not True. The truth is that some Cloud Hosting Platforms are being offered by huge corporations, and application hosting isn’t their core offering. Whether intentional or not, these large enterprises don’t understand that Simple is Better. These companies are highly creative when it comes to branding and marketing, so don’t be surprised if you are unable to even understand what it is they are actually selling. We feel that honesty, openness, and user-friendliness should be at the heart of our products, and our marketing.
Myth 3: Cloud Hosting is Expensive
Not True. It is true that some Cloud Hosting providers have an extremely complicated billing structure, making it completely unknown what your bill will be at the end of the month. We have found that the ‘tried-and-true’ method of Keeping it Simple works best for us, and our customers. We utilize flat-rate billing for all Cloud Hosting services and simply refuse to unnecessarily over-complicate billing for our customers.
Myth 4: Cloud Hosting is a Fad
Not True Cloud Hosting is here to stay. The hype surrounding it may have been created intentionally, but the underlying technology used to make hosting platforms easily scalable and highly redundant is nothing new. In fact, the same exact technology has been in use for years, but has become more affordable than ever. What did enter the market was not new technology, as much as it was new companies with huge advertising budgets who have chosen to use the term “Cloud” with ambiguous and confusing marketing campaigns.
Myth 5: Cloud Hosting is just like Shared Web Hosting
Not True. The truth is that our Cloud Hosting offering is in a lot of ways like Shared Web Hosting, but only with the way you manage your applications, as it should be. The underlying technology used to serve Web Applications on a Cloud Platform is exponentially more complex than Shared Web Hosting. There are significant financial and time investments made by any company who is capable of engineering their own Cloud Hosting platform. For the customer, it simply means better Uptime, Reliability, Redundancy, and Scalability.
We Reject the Hype
We at Server Intellect feel that a customer shouldn’t have to spend significant time learning new, complicated programming frameworks so they are permanently ‘Locked In’ to our platform, settle with the possibility of enormous unexpected bills, or sacrifice their mental clarity by trying to understand an overly-complicated infrastructure, just to get a stable hosting platform. Nope, we at Server Intellect are doing things differently. We refuse to intentionally confuse our customers with hype. We understand that Simple is Better, and we all sleep better at night knowing that our customers really appreciate that from us.