3 Reasons to Try Cloud Servers

Hundreds of citizens globally use cloud services today. I’ve been testing them lately, and blowing away. If you haven’t tested them yet here are a number of explanations you should have.

Cloud services are modular allowing you to do different stuff and innovate. Most vendors require you to start and operate a server for as long as you wish. It may be as low as a few minutes, or sometimes lasting for far longer. I just learned that version 6 of Centos Linux was usable, so I decided to figure out what the updates were and try out all the fun new applications. I signed into the online control panel with my Firefox web browser to one of my cloud accounts, clicked on building a new site, selected 256 megs of ram, typed in root password, then waited for the site to load for around 3 minutes. I then signed in through my ssh client(putty) and it was time for games. I had the option to update to more ram and CPUs, and you can do it in tiny increments and figure out what fits better for your web application. A few days later I wanted to test samba on a system running Debian Linux. I actually fired up a cloud service, saving around 45 minutes instead of wasting an hour loading Debian from DVD. I wanted a server this time with copious quantities of memory because that’s what I needed, it was perfect.Get more informations of  cloud hosting.

Many providers also provide load balancing, and you can use cloud storage to create a whole server farm. This is particularly useful during peak time such as a special event or shopping season, it can also be useful as a counter measure in the case of a denial of service attack allowing for more capacity. A multi-server network may be hundreds of computers, or even thousands. Actually I haven’t done this but I understand it works pretty well. I read about an online e-commerce website under a Ddos attack (distributed denial of service) that simply added servers to prevent the influx of links, then the attackers moved on to choose someone else.

Did you really use a whole network to back up? You’ll enjoy latest approach based on cloud. You can take snapshots of your server, so that at some point in time you have an image of all your data. Copying all the data into a 10 GB system takes only about 30 minutes. You may even render several snapshots every 4 hours and also set up automated snapshots so you still have a recent backup.

Another fun aspect you can do is to build your own logo on the hat. I spent an hour loading applications such as MySQL database server, Bind name server, Postfix mail, Cpanel, and Apache web server. I configured it with mod safety and some complex rules for rewriting. I saved the picture as my own file, so that I could render replica systems anytime. When I like, I may share my identity with the public too. 


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