Cloud Hosting Market Report to Be Released in July, With Record Figures Expected

By Avi Ben Ezra Sunday, July 5, 2020

According to a report from Big Market Research, the revenue for cloud hosting services is predicted to hit an all-time high. Indeed, the boom in cloud hosting signifies a desire for portable data storage with minimal maintenance costs. Such technology could be the answer for many small businesses.

With that in mind, your business should consider the demands you make of a cloud provider. Think carefully if you need the flexibility to scale up and down your resources at any moment and whether you care most for RAM, bandwidth, or built-in storage.

In this article, we look at the best cloud hosting services for small businesses that can fit a variety of needs.

What Infrastructure Software Do You Need?

Before deciding on a cloud hosting service, you will have to consider what kind of infrastructure software you need. While most cloud storage services are Linux-based, other preinstalled programs like Node.js or Git can support boot app development. Depending on your cloud-hosting service, you will also have access to advanced machine-learning algorithms.

Of course, you should always take the time to look at the performance history of potential services. When a cloud host is untrustworthy, you lose all of the advantages of transforming your business into distributed computing. Ensure that the IT professionals who manage your cloud hosting service are responsible for it around the clock.

The following services are our top picks for cloud hosting services in 2020. Keep in mind that most hosts offer free trials so you can explore the advantages of cloud hosting before committing.

1. Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is not just limited to cloud hosting; it is a huge cloud computing network built to meet the needs of the world’s biggest businesses.

If you just want to create a business website, Microsoft Azure should not be the cloud hosting service you use. However, this platform can provide all the resources you require if you wish to push a lot of customer data or build a complex internal app. You can also connect machine learning algae, bots, and cognitive APIs to your Azure framework and add RAM and CPUs to your cloud hosting program.

Another advantage of Microsoft Azure is that it is one of the most secure solutions for cloud hosting. The platform is preferred by government agencies, including the Pentagon, and follows brand new cloud protection levels.

2. Hostgator

Do you want a simpler way of hosting your business website instead of a workaround for mountains of data processing? The website-first cloud hosting service Hostgator is relatively easy.

With Hostgator, you can spread your website across many servers to make it scalable, fast, and adaptable. The provider announces that its cloud hosting

Hostgator’s packages can cut the loading time of your site by half compared to traditional hosting solutions. Moreover, since your data are mirrored on several servers, you don't have to worry if your websites are taken offline by a hardware failure.

Nonetheless, it is best to have the ability to change the number of CPUs and the amount of RAM dedicated in real-time to your website. Another advantage of SMEs is the cost-effectiveness of Hostgator plans. Cloud hosting for a single domain and 2 GB of RAM will start at only $3.13 a month.

3. Cloudways

Cloudways is different from most other platforms when it comes to cloud hosting. Instead of offering its own network, Cloudways will connect you to one of the five most successful cloud providers, including Amazon, Google, DigitalOcean, Linode, and Vultr. Cloudways then puts a computational infrastructure with its management and security framework.

Cloudways offers multiple planning options for each provider and, depending upon the scale of your project, you can choose to pay hourly or monthly. You may also determine exactly the location of the data center to ensure your company and customers have the best results.

The controlled hosting platform of Cloudways is built to meet a variety of requirements. The additional cost of support is the main advantage of using Cloudways for your cloud hosting. Each plan includes a live chat 24/7, but you'll need a Premium Support Subscription of 500 $a month if you want to talk to tech support via phone.

4. Clook

Clook is one of the best options if your company needs to establish a stronger digital presence in the UK. The cloud hosting provider operates a single data center in Manchester that provides quick connections for London offices and customers.

Both plans come with 24/7 support through phone and email from experts who understand how the organization's servers are set up and how you can use them to meet the requirements of your project.

5. DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is one of the biggest cloud providers in the United States, but it also provides services to small companies and organizations. DigitalOcean has extremely versatile choices, irrespective of whether you wish to increase your web site speed, build a cloud-based app, or crunch through vast quantities of data.

DigitalOcean's Droplets program is the secret to this versatility. You can purchase as many Droplets, or virtual CPUs, as your company needs. DigitalOcean's isn't the cheapest cloud storage service in the industry and does not opt into a single package for a collection of CPUs or RAM. A Droplet with one GB of RAM costs $5 a month for one general purpose.

About the Author


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Avi Ben Ezra is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Cofounder of SnatchBot and SnatchApp (Snatch Group Limited). He leads the Group’s long-term technology vision and is responsible for running all facets of the tech business which includes being the architect of the platforms and UI interfaces.

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