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Cloud and Dedicated Hosting

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The main difference between cloud hosting and dedicated hosting is the cost effectiveness involved. In case of dedicated server hosting, you get access to a wide range of resources and you also have to pay for all of them whether or not you use them. However in case of cloud hosting, you have the access to various resources but you only have to pay for the resources that you have used.
For shared hosting:
Web hosting is a service that allows you to upload your website in a web server and show it to your target audience 24/7 without having your personal computer powered on.
Those servers are powerfull machines with a good amount of disk space and traffic. That disk space and traffic is rented to a fair amount of customers who want to create and publish their personal or even business website.

Web Hosting can be splitted in two categories.
1)Basic Hosting
2)Business Hosting
Cloud hosting is the latest trend of hosting plan where the hosting resources are scalable and flexible. The payment method is normally you pay what you use.

Shared hosting is most common hosting plan where normally individuals or small businesses will purchase the hosting plan to host their personal or business website. The plan allow only moderate to low traffic of websites.

Dedicated hosting is a plan where a corporate sign up a dedicated server to host only their website, corporate softwares, systems, database and so on.
Shared Hosting is a system whose resources are being shared by multiple web sites on the same server, same location and on the same ip address

Dedicated server is a single computer in a network reserved for serving the needs of the network. For example, some networks require that one computer be set aside to manage communications between all the other computers.

Cloud Hosting is the web hosting services delivered as a service rather than a product over the Internet. With cloud hosting, you now fully focus on your website and eCommerce profits instead of your hardware and the huge cost in upgrading.
Very simply, shared hosting uses resources shared among many users, dedicated hosting uses a set amount of resources dedicated to a single user, and cloud hosting uses dedicated resources that are freely expandable.
Cloud- You can scale up the resources easily and you pay for what you use.
Shared- The resources are shared with other users.
Dedicated- The resources are entirely dedicated to you. Would be an overkill if you are just starting off.
I guess he is just curious about the features of web hosting packages that he asked.
But in my view as compare to shared hosting which is low cost package but has multiple accounts on single server and dedicated hosting which gives full access to user but has to spend more money, cloud hosting is better option.
You can have features like dedicated servers with low cost cloud hosting.
Additionally there are more features like scalability , high availability that you will get with the cloud hosting.
Shared Hosting
This is the most basic level of web hosting available to a company or consumer. It’s also the cheapest due to the fact that you share resources with up to several hundred other customers on the same server.

Dedicated Hosting
An alternative to shared hosting, is to leverage a dedicated hosting package with your host. This allows you greater control of your box via remote management tools.

Cloud Hosting
In last several years, a revolution has been taking place in web hosting which promises to combine the strengths of both shared hosting and dedicated servers. It’s called cloud hosting and allows a company to access server resources “as a service” over the Internet.
Cloud hosting, shared hosting and dedicated server hosting offers different features. Shared is good for hosting small and medium sized websites. Cloud hosting is mainly focused on offering high availability (100% uptime guarantee). You cannot host a database intensive website with cloud. Cloud is for those websites who have a medium sized websites such as e-commerce shops that requires high availability solution. Whereas, a dedicated hosting solution is a solution for database & resource intensive websites and projects. You can expect 100% guaranteed uptime with a dedicated hosting solution.
Very simply, shared hosting uses resources shared among many users, dedicated hosting uses a set amount of resources dedicated to a single user, and cloud hosting uses dedicated resources that are freely expandable.

Couldn't have said it better myself!
Cloud hosting services are the hottest trend in the hosting market. Cloud hosting services provide hosting for websites on virtual servers which pull their computing resource from extensive underlying networks of physical web servers.
There are some options available in the net that can provide you with the tools and information you need when formulating your hosting decisions.
Check out how long they take to respond. Besides speed of responses, check to see if they are technically competent. You wouldn't want to sign up for a host that is run by a bunch of salesmen who only know how to sell and not fix problems.
Shared hosting is type of web hosting where multiple accounts reside on one server and share the CPU, thus sharing the costs of server making it cheapest hosting solution

Cloud hosting is virtual server created on a dedicated server through cloud virtualization like VMware. It offers dedicated CPU and instant resource upgrade/downgrade making it easily scalable when website traffic grows.

Dedicated server is the complete hardware dedicated to your account only.
There are having several different types of web hosting, Shared, Cloud and VPS all three are the types of web hosting. Shared hosting is a most popular and the host which selling you a slice of server that can be divided among several customers, VPS is abbreviated as Virtual Private Server, this server works same like shared hosting but this is having a higher guaranteed amount of RAM and CPU limits.
Lastly the cloud hosting which are used by online shopping sites like Amazon Web Services.
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