Cloud deployment happens in real time, after selecting type & software your server is provisioned, deployed, and already configured ready for use.
Dedicated deployment time is dramatically different, requiring a significant amount of time & work. Hardware must be chosen and installed, racked, powered and connected to the network. Once online, the operating system, relevant updates, and individual software applications (each with their own relevant updates) must be installed & configured.
As you can see, even the most skilled technicians can't touch the speed of cloud deployment.
A Dedicated server, by definition, is finite. Set amounts of RAM, Disk Space, Bandwidth etc. with upgrades guaranteed to cost you downtime while the server is being modified.
Upgrades may even require building an entirely new server, with all the issues of hardware & software installations we covered previously, with one additional potential snag: copying your existing data over to the new server; a process which can potentially product errors and take days to complete.
With the Cloud, resources can be dynamically assigned as needed; flexible scaling, on-demand. That means upgrades or downgrades happen on the fly, with just a few clicks, or taps. Say goodbye to scalability issues, say goodbye to downtime, say hello to the cloud.
Scaling horizontally by load balancing across multiple web server front-ends is easy with our Cloud solution, simply "clone" your front-end to create an identical front-end server node. This process can also be used to provision identical new servers for testing; test code without affecting your original server.
Horizontal scaling with Dedicated servers requires an entirely new server build, with all the issues of hardware & software installations we covered previously, with one additional potential snag: copying your existing data over to the new server; a process which can potentially product errors and take days to complete. Worse yet, you may still be locked into a contract with your old, now redundant, hardware.
Our Cloud hosting service puts all the server-management tools at your fingertips. Manage Firewalls, Private Networking, Backups, Restoration, Monitoring, and Scaling within your browser. These features carry no additional charges except where additional hard disk storage may be needed.
By stark contrast on Dedicated servers, many of these tools and services are charged, and may carry their own monthly/yearly contracts. Not to mention the deployment time to install/configure each new device, such as a dedicated hardware Firewall or private Switch.
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