Cloud Hosting VS Dedicated Hosting

With the popularity of cloud hosting, many people are asking if using a cloud solution is better than using a regular dedicating hosting solution.  So today we are going to break down the benefits.

Cloud Hosting Benefits:

1. Cloud Servers Are Easily Upgradeable:

This is a huge benefit. This means that you can get add ram, increase your hard drive space, and any other upgrades without any problems. You don’t need to have to wait for a new server to be ordered or any parts. If you want new ips they can add it right away.

2. Data Is Backup:

Data is automatically backup since your data is on their cloud system. The data can be accessed from any location. You don’t need to visit your dedicated box at all.
3. Cloud Servers are managed:

You won’t incur any additional expenses for the maintenance of your cloud hosting plan. Since the entire cloud infrastructures is maintained by the hosting company. The amount of services will vary depending on each plan that you purchase.


1. They are both secure environments
2. Managed hosting plans are available
3. Secure FTP access is provided
4. Upgrades are available

As you can see, many of the benefits are the same but the biggest differences is that with Cloud Hosting, your prices will be lower and you can upgrade your server with little or no problems.

How does cloud hosting work?

There are a number of different methods of hosting websites, and one of the most recent inventions is cloud hosting.  Most businesses use either a shared hosting site, or a dedicated hosting site to host their websites.  Large businesses use the cloud as their hosting service.  Businesses do not just use the cloud for hosting their websites, even individuals use the cloud every day without even knowing it.

What is the Cloud ?

The cloud is a large group of servers that work together seamlessly.  This group of servers is accessed through the internet and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.  You do not need to be in one location, like the company’s offices to get access to their servers.  When new data is stored, it will be stored somewhere on the cloud servers, and tagged, so that it can be easily found the next time it is needed.

When you purchase cloud hosting, you are purchasing access to all the servers, which are part of that cloud.  The servers work together, and they can feed into each other, so that they provide one huge great server with tons of storage space and huge capacity for processing.

Clouds can be different sizes.  You could have a cloud of say 16 servers or even only 10, or you could have a very large number like 1000.  It depends on the facilities offered and the service solutions they have.  The larger number of servers usually dictates a higher price tag.

Example of Benefits of the Cloud

If your organization is working with a number of other organizations, and you wish to have them fill out Google Documents for certain things, the reason everyone can access the same Google Documents is because they are all stored on the same cloud.  Google has one of the largest clouds in existence, and it is accessed via the internet.  This quick sharing of data makes working on opposite sides of the world not just feasible, but comfortable.

Before the cloud, one side of the partnership would have to have entered data into the file, the file saved locally and then that file would have been emailed to the other party.  This takes time, and mistakes were much more likely to occur.  Now speed and accuracy are at our finger tips and all parties can know immediately what the situation is currently.

The Internet

Strictly speaking, the internet is a cloud; one giant cloud.  It is also our method of accessing all the smaller clouds.  The only difference is that not all the servers connected to the internet can inter-relate within each other, yet.  Notice I have said yet.  Things are moving so quickly with technology that it will not be long before we will be able to share information with anyone anywhere at any time.  The number of solutions that this technology can provide is endless.

In conclusion, Cloud hosing involves a group of servers which operating interdependently as one unit to provide much greater processing and storage space for the clouds customers.  Companies like AT&T, Google and many governments, run clouds.

That is why many companies in Chicago are now allocating their resources to incorporating cloud solutions.

Welcome to Chicago Cloud Solutions

We provide you with solid cloud hosting solutions.  Our main client base is in the center of Chicago where we offer an array of different Chicago cloud hosting options.  We built this blog so that we can help people with their hosting needs, answer questions, and provide tutorial on maintaining your server.