From the beginning of the commercial aspects of the Internet, such terminology as “World Wide Web” were used, and resulted in search engines naming their software robots “Spiders”. Terminology continues to be coined from non-computer entities, and now the word “Cloud” is used to describe Virtual Private Server Hosting (VPS).
The first web hosting facilities were designed with hardware which operated in a sequential order. This means that as you uploaded your data (web pages), they may actually be stored on several different hard drives. As a result, a larger website existence could be slowed down in producing the pages to a customer’s computer screen.
In addition to slowing down the page serving, the old way of doing things also created security issues which could render your domain useless. In situations where speed, accuracy and delivery are mission critical, it is imperative to have immediate, and isolated, access to your documentation and customer records.
VPS hosting is designed to provide a fixed storage medium which is only accessible by, from and to, your facility, with software that resides on the server side of the operation. This redesign of how web hosting is configured allows you, your employees and customers to access only those areas where they are allowed. This access can be through a web browser, or a special client side set of software.
This VPS method of hosting is commonly called “Cloud” computing, and it means that all of your data is in a fixed physical location, instead of being spread out over many different servers. The cloud experience is the latest in enhanced security measures and offers the greatest amount of speed in accessing your files for upload or download.
By moving your server needs to another facility the result is lowering the overhead of a data processing department of your own. In addition, the only computers you need are the inhouse networking machines which coordinate your office environment as the remaining employees conduct their jobs from a remote terminal. They use client side software for their daily operations and you save additional money by not having to pay expensive licensing fees.
From medical records to employee records, virtual private server hosting offers the greatest degree of security available. Twenty-four hours, seven days a week, you are guaranteed the maximum in uptime. Server response is almost immediate and your over head is greatly reduced because you no longer need a bank of servers sitting in your office facility.