July 11, 2016

What is the Cloud?

Why Cloud Hosting

It’s simple. A Cloud is a number of dedicated servers tethered together to make one mass of high power computing resources. Virtually, the processing power of the Cloud is unlimited because we can add servers and resources to the Cloud as often as necessary.

WestHost offers a cost-efficient solution for sites that need more juice without limitations.

Fully Dedicated Resources

Nothing makes content more irrelevant than inaccessibility. It only takes a few seconds on the front page of Digg to bring a normal server to its knees. Our Cloud virtual private servers are fully dedicated, giving you the resources you need for greater performance, and reliability.

Traditional hosting environments, although very reliable and cost effective, can be affected by other site processes, scripts, or activities from others sharing the same server. Think of it like you’re a resident of an apartment complex with everyone living in the same building and sharing the same resources like electricity, gas, and water. That is why the industry calls it shared hosting. With Cloud hosting YOU have exclusive access to your virtual private server.

We’ve got your back when your site grows with instant and seamless upgrades.


Self Healing with Automatic Failover

Our VPS Cloud architecture is designed from the ground up with redundancy at its core. A traditional server always has a single point of failure; a hard drive, a power supply, a power outage, etc. Our virtual private server Cloud uses a RAID 10 SAN system, powered by Cisco network hardware, allowing virtual machines to be moved to a new location on the Cloud in the event of a failure.

High Speed Deployment

Don’t let your web host dictate your deployment schedule. From conception to execution, your Cloud is ready to use in under five minutes. Stop twiddling your thumbs and start developing.

Powerful Xen and Linux technology

The Xen hypervisor is the most powerful virtualization technique on the market; don’t get caught up with virtualization gimmicks that pool bandwidth, CPU and RAM. With true resource segmentation, Xen provides consistent performance all day, every day.

No Domain Limitations

Cloud hosting provides a cost effective and friendly solution to multiple domain hosting. You can host a virtually unlimited number of domains on a single Cloud VPS. With our server management software, it’s easy to create, manage and delete accounts whenever you want, and all from one interface.

If you are considering hosting numerous sites, have high traffic site, a data sensitive site or simply want more power and control, it’s time to move to Cloud hosting. Despite the cost differences, a Cloud hosting VPS is the best solution for those that are serious about their website and want the assurance that hardware, software and resources are dedicated exclusively to them.