Will Cloud hosting become the leading hosting solution?

The Cloud is becoming a popular topic across many industries lately. With even more companies seeming to be embracing Cloud Hosting for what it has to offer.

This does beg the question of what will happen to more traditional hosting solutions. Is there still a place for it or will it become a thing of the past? We will outline the main differences between these types of hosting solutions and whether cloud hosting is here to stay.

Cloud hosting

Cloud hosting is when your systems are hosted on a series of virtual and physical servers via The Cloud. Our research has shown that this is becoming an increasingly popular option for many businesses. Here are some of the benefits:

Scalability – The Cloud gives you the ability to scale your services to suit your needs meaning that no matter the demand you can always tailor your service to meet this. This also means that you only pay for what you use so there won’t be any unexpected costs.

Automatic Updates – often the biggest security risk to businesses is forgetting to regularly update their systems however with the cloud this is done automatically.

Backup – Utilising the cloud makes creating backups quick and easy as you can upload data via the internet at any time from any device. 

Collaboration – As the cloud can be accessed from most devices things like sharing documents and files are quick and simple.

Dedicated Server

Unlike Cloud Hosting, a Dedicated Server is when you host your system on a physical server. These are some of the benefits of using a dedicated server.

Optimised – Dedicated Servers can be optimised to achieve the best performance to match your needs

Customizable – Each server is fully customizable to allow you to tailor the server to what you need and what components are required.

Secure – as only you and your business can access this server the chances of your data being breached are reduced.

Cost-effective – Cloud servers may appear cheaper from a glance but dedicated servers provide a lot more resources and capability so will save you money in the long run.


Colocation is when a company rents space for their servers and other computing hardware at a third party’s colocation facilities. 

Rented colocation space doesn’t just include the rack space, but also the network it’s housed in, the physical security of servers being housed in a building and the cooling components needed to support the colocation server racks.

Trained staff on hand – most data centres will have trained engineers on site to help. In the case of an emergency, an expert can be on hand to assist.

Growth – As you rent the space you can add equipment as and when required to suit your business growth.

Redundancy Power – Data centres often have redundancy power supplies such as generators which will ensure that the server is still running even during the event of a power outage.

Hybrid Cloud – This is when you combine on site or colocation hosting with the cloud. This enables you to spread the workload over type hosting solutions which should increase performance and security.


In summary, while cloud hosting may be the latest trend there is still a place for other hosting solutions. It just depends on which one best suits your needs.

If you would like advice on what hosting solution is best for you please get in touch via email at hello@datacentreplus.co.uk or head to our website!

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a member of our team please contact 0161 464 6101.

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