As cloud hosting gains in popularity around the world can your business website benefit from hosting on cloud servers, cloud hosting certainly has advantages and some disadvantages over other types of hosting services, like dedicated servers or VPS hosting.
While some small businesses will be fine on a VPS hosting plan a large business or corporation always needed a dedicated server for reliability and for top security, and cloud hosting can provide these benefits with more cost effective solutions.
The greatest feature of cloud hosting for businesses is that you are not tied to just one server, most hosting providers that sell cloud hosting will have there servers located in different cities within a country or even located in different countries around the world, this is great for your customers as cloud hosting utilizes these servers in the customers location and delivers a faster speed as the information does not need to be retrieved from say the other side of the world it is retrieved from the closest location to your customer.
For smaller businesses that are using a dedicated server for security and reliability the major factor is going to be the cost as dedicated servers do not come cheap, and further more if you are trying to save on cost with an unmanaged server you will be spending money and time to manage the server yourself, by using cloud servers you can save money and still get the reliability and speed of a dedicated server but at a more cost effective price, cloud hosting is inherently reliable as there is more than one server backing up the others so you should get excellent uptime as well.
Scalability is one benefit that large businesses and corporations need in there hosting service and this is one more advantage that cloud hosting has over other hosting services, cloud hosting is not limited to the resources that are purchased with a dedicated or VPS hosting plan with these plans when your resources are used your website speed and reliability will suffer, cloud hosting has the ability to scale up memory, bandwidth and storage as the business grows and more resources are needed and you only pay for what is used at the time.