Web hosting companies have been around since the internet age began and it has
received quite a lot of technological advancements through the years.
One of the major problems that web hosting companies face is the problem of server
locations. You see, when a person tries to access a website and the server the website
is on is located at a country that is too far away from the user, then that could pose
issues when it comes to website loading times.
For example, if someone from Asia were to access their favorite online game website,
their HTTP request might have to be routed to many different servers first before
accessing the main server. This can increase page loading times by as much as 5
seconds and could potentially pose a danger to the website owner.
You see, one of the factors that can contribute to high website bounce rates is slow
loading speeds. According to a report published by Google, on average, if a website
doesn’t load within 3 seconds, people will just go back to find another website that can
satisfy their search query. The reason why it is called ‘bounce rate’ is due to the fact
that it times the user once they visit a certain webpage and see if they would ‘bounce’
shortly after. A good website has a low bounce rate.
The problem faced by web hosting companies for quite a while now is fixable by using
cloud computing technology. How does it do that, exactly? Well, I will discuss all of the
things that you need to know in this article, so do read further until the end.
Server Location Problem No More
The term ‘cloud’ is just a collective term for ‘resource pooling’. In the context of web
hosting, servers from all around the world are pooled together to ensure that network
routing will never be a problem. What does this mean for the average internet user?
Well, for you to understand what I am talking about, you must first understand how a
website is accessed. Let’s say that you want to go to google.com. You input the URL on
your favorite web browser and hit the enter key.
Once you’ve done that, your web browser will send an HTTP request to Google’s
servers so that they can give you the files necessary for the entire website to load. The
reason why Google’s website is highly accessible is due to the fact that it uses cloud
computing technology for better routing.
The connection is routed through different servers from all over the world in the most
efficient way possible. It wouldn’t be possible without cloud computing.
No Server Downtime
Because cloud computing technology basically pools different servers altogether for a
common goal, server downtime will be a thing of the past. This means that so long as
your web hosting provider is using cloud technology, you can expect that your website
can be accessed online at any time.