Cloud hosting is hosting a service, commonly a website, on multiple distributed servers. Like a server farm, this provides greater performance (through load balancing) and availability than using a single server, but the distributed nature of the cloud means requests can be serviced closer to the ...

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How to choose between web hosting and cloud hosting?

How to choose between normal web hosting and cloud hosting, what are the key points that can make this decision easier. Does everything I can do in the normal web hosting is possible in cloud one? In ...
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What hosting solutions help with traffic spikes?

A web application is hypothetically featured on Digg or Reddit, and the server load immediately spikes up by a couple of orders of magnitude. What kind of hosting solution will allow the website to ...
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What kind of website can be run on AWS for 10, 100, 1 thousand, 10 thousand, 100 thousand, 1 million dollars per month?

The AWS pricing is quite complicated. I am aware that every website is different and require different types of AWS services. But is there a simple way to say that for 10$ per month you can run ...
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Hosting a public dedicated game server with user authentication

I am basically looking for a cheap hosting provider to host a Call of Duty game server in India. But this is not a localized question actually as you will see when you go through the complete ...
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Shared versus VPS versus Cloud?

Short form: I'm trying to decide between shared, VPS, and cloud hosting for a few Django webapps. Long form: I'm currently hosting around half-dozen sites (a mix of Django and PHP) on two ...
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Scaling a cloud-based ecommerce site

I'm researching cloud services to host an e-commerce site. And I'm trying to understand some basics on how they are able to scale things. From what I can gather from AWS, Rackspace, etc ...