What is cloud hosting?
Cloud hosting services provide hosting on virtual servers which pull their computing resource from extensive underlying networks of physical web servers.
Rather than being hosted on one single instances of a physical server, hosting is delivered on a virtual partition which draws its resource, such as disk space, from an extensive network of underlying physical servers. If one server goes offline it will have no effect on availability, as the virtual servers will continue to pull resource from the remaining network of servers.
The underlying physical servers are still housed within data centres and so benefit from the security measures that those facilities implement to prevent people accessing or disrupting them on-site
Resource is available in real time on demand and not limited to the physical constraints/capacity of one server. If a client’s website, for example, demands the extra resource from its hosting platform due to a spike in visitor traffic or the implementation of new functionality, the resource is accessed seamlessly.