Why your small business should use cloud hosting

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Internet-freedigitalphotos.jpgYou’ve probably heard this term before. You know what it means. You know that the cloud is a term used to describe services which are delivered over the internet.

You’ve been told you should probably move your business hosting to the cloud. But what are the benefits? And what can the cloud do for you? These are some of the benefits of cloud hosting:

Cost cutting

Cloud -based services can help companies reduce costs. Companies previously had to buy their own expensive hardware equipment. The value of this equipment depreciated over time and was expensive to maintain. By using the cloud, companies are only responsible for paying for the amount of storage they choose, for the amount of space they need. If your company does need access to more storage space, you’re able to scale-up quickly with minimum hassle. And at the other end of the spectrum, if you need less space, you’re able to easily downscale.

Improved efficiency

Using a secure, reliable cloud hosting service provider eliminates backup concerns and gives you access to your files from anywhere, at any time. All you’ll need to access this service is a computer, or even your smartphone, and an internet connection. Imagine being able to update your website and run your business while sipping cocktails on an exotic beach. With cloud hosting, you can.

Increased control

Security is a top priority for all cloud hosting providers. They know their customers are worried about the safety of their information and take every precaution to ensure its safety. Because of that, cloud hosting providers have increased the number of controls in place. This will allow you, as the business owner, to control who has access to your information and when.

At the end of the day, cloud hosting is simpler, smarter and more secure. It makes your life easier while costing your business less.

This article is provided by HostAfrica which provides cloud hosting services.

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