Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Types of Cloud Hosting: Private, Public & Hybrid

Today everyone is moving to cloud. But, did you ever think what kind of cloud they are moving to and why? NO! Don’t worry, I’m here to introduce you with the basic idea behind cloud hosting and its types.

What is Cloud Hosting?

Cloud hosting is based on the idea of cloud computing where unlimited machines act as a single system and the security is assured by multiple servers. In cloud hosting, integration of extra resources is allowed like RAM or space. It’s also called as on-demand hosting and cloud server hosting.

Types of Cloud Hosting:

Majorly, Cloud Hosting is classified as: Private, Public and Hybrid. As it’s important to choose a right cloud solution for your business, so you have to know about all these three kinds.

1. Public Cloud: It’s the most common type of cloud, as common as the buzzword “Cloud” refers itself to the public cloud. In this cloud, the cloud service providers offer access across the internet, so that it’s available for general public. Everyone on public cloud has to share the same infrastructure pool with restricted security, configuration and accessibility options. But as the infrastructure cost is spread across all customers, so it’s the lowest cost as well as the most scalable model.
Good for those who want consistency throughout all services.

2. Private Cloud: This type of cloud is dedicated to a particular organization. Unlike public cloud hosting, the physical resources are not shared here, hence security and control concerns are highest in this cloud hosting with full guarantee of privacy by the hosting provider. Private cloud hosting is more expensive but more secure than any other hosting service.
You can make your data center more efficient with this secure cloud hosting service.

3. Hybrid Cloud: This hosting service is a combination of both of private and public cloud. It lets the workload move between public & private clouds according to the needs that’s why flexibility is highest in hybrid cloud hosting. Things that make it better than other hosting are, elements of private cloud make it secure and elements of public cloud make it scalable and cost efficient, therefore you can call it an all-in-one cloud hosting that’s suitable for E-commerce sites where security concerns are high and you need not spend for the resources that you don’t need.

Being more convenient and rewarding, the idea of cloud is highly admissible by tech geeks and it will continue to grow with time. Hope, you have understood about all kinds of cloud hosting and their benefits but still if there’s any doubt, just write it down in the comment section.

Moving to cloud is a bright idea indeed. So, are you ready to opt for this Pay-As-You-Go service? :)

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Importance of Cron Jobs in Dedicated Server

In dedicated server hosting your backups, updates, security mechanisms and other tasks are all self- managed. Although these daily tasks do not take much time but still repetitive nature of these tasks and manual involvement of yours, consume that precious time which you can spend on other tedious tasks.

So in order to meet business challenges and face competition, you need to cut down this time to few minutes. How? By automating or scheduling important tasks.

Why automate server tasks?
  •  To manage time and resources better and in an efficient manner.
  •  To minimize routine manual work which you have to perform.
  •  To concentrate on other dynamic tasks.
  •  To stimulate server functionality.
  •  Need to perform specific tasks like updates or maintenance even during non-business hours.

What are cron jobs?
It is a time-based task scheduler for Linux based systems, which helps you to execute recurring tasks, automatically on specified time interval -day, month and week.
But remember, cron executes the scheduled task, only when the system is on. 

Benefits of cron jobs:

Learn few advantages of cron in dedicated server-

1.  Automate routine backups by using cron jobs and make your life easy and worry less as you do not have to remember to run a backup script at certain time.
2.   Similarly, you can schedule system updates by installing cron and running specified commands.
3.   Schedule routine rebooting of the dedicated server at specific intervals.
4.  Perform malware and virus scans by scheduling a cron job daily and get alerts against malicious programs.
5.     Schedule emails/newsletters for  your clients and send them regularly.
6.    Execute PHP scripts which you  want to run on a scheduled basis
7. Deactivate/delete accounts on your membership site that have passed their expiration dates.
8.    Expire and erase cached data files in a certain interval.
9.   Auto-check your website content for broken links and have a report e-mailed to yourself regularly.

If you have any doubt regarding this write-up, feel free to drop comments in section below.