Cloud hosting is becoming more and more popular. However, many people are not aware of the differences between cloud hosting and actual web hosting. Both of them have their own benefits and drawbacks and mostly they are same with respect to issues regarding hosting with few differences that are stated under. Therefore, if you are concerned about the variations of both types of hosting, you can read this article. It will help you a lot.

Data limitations
Data limitation will be both for the cloud and normal web hosting. But the difference is when it comes to web hosting, you need to determine how much data and resources you need and based on that you choose a hosting plan according to your requirements, whereas in cloud hosting, you will have no data limitation and you can adjust the limit of data according to your needs from time to time. However, be aware that you need to pay for what you use later.

Availability
As you will choose the hosting plan as per your requirements, you will have limited availability of data and it’s only you that can use these limited resources, whereas resources like bandwidth, storage in the cloud are not pre-planned and are available at any time.

Security
Security in the web hosting completely depends on the type of hosting you choose. Though it depends on the hosting you choose, most of the hosting types provide security for their clients’ websites. However, when it comes to cloud hosting as the data will be available in a virtual environment, there might be security attacks on your data. Therefore, from security point of view, it depends on time and hosting you have chosen.

Performance
The performance of your website in wed hosting depends on the hosting company and they are responsible for that. On the other hand, the performance in cloud may vary because the backup systems and servers may fail sometime even they are able to store and retrieve the lost data.

Cost
The cost of the web hosting completely depends on the type of the hosting plan you choose, and cost of the hosting in cloud depends on the space and the resources that you use for your website.

Reliability
Web hosting companies are more reliable and can help you all the time when you have trouble with the hosting service and even the same case with the cloud, but it saves your data and maintenance is done automatically.

These are few or minor differences between the cloud and normal web hosting.

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