There are many web hosting services available to help site owners offer uninterrupted website services to visitors. These include Shared Hosting, Cloud Web Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Server Hosting, etc.
While each hosting service has its pros and cons, the Cloud Hosting service has evolved as a popular name in web hosting in recent years. With a range of features and benefits designed to suit the needs of new-age websites, Cloud Hosting providers offer cost-efficient plans that are perfect for small business owners.
If you are thinking of migrating to Cloud Hosting, there are a few tips that’ll make your life a bit simpler.
In Cloud Hosting, your website resides on a Shared Server, supported by a powerful cloud storage network that helps the cloud host offer a range of benefits to websites. If you are running a small business and planning an upgrade to Cloud Hosting, then here are some things that you must keep in mind.
Create a migration team
A Cloud Hosting server has a different environment compared to a regular shared server. Therefore, it will require a focused approach.
First, you will need to check if your website and applications are ready for migration or if they need to be tweaked. A dedicated migration team will ensure that the website, applications, and employees are ready to move to a Cloud Server.
Choose the right Cloud Host.
It is important to remember that the Cloud Website Hosting service will only be as good as the hosting provider. Therefore, make sure that you check all aspects carefully while choosing one.
There are many Cloud Hosting providers in India offering competitive pricing on cloud plans. Look for one that offers features suited to your small business and migration support.
Backup your data before migrating
For any business, data is very critical. Losing data can mean losses, financial and reputational. Therefore, before migrating your website, make sure that you back up every ‘bit’ of website data. This ensures that you don’t lose valuable data even if something goes wrong during the migration process.
Many cloud providers offer a redundant backup solution that can be used while keeping a copy of the backup on a local server.
Test at every stage
While developing the migration plan, make sure that you think of all the applications that you want to move. This will help you draw a fair estimate of the cloud plan’s storage, security, and processing power requirement.
Then, let your team or a hired Cloud Hosting professional run some tests to give you an accurate estimate of your requirements.
Once the migration is complete, test all aspects of your website to ensure that the site has migrated properly without any glitches. This will allow you to take corrective action without impacting the site visitor’s experience.
Some more factors to consider are listed here in this video:
While Cloud Hosting offers a range of benefits, it is important to remember that since it is a different hosting environment, you might have to prepare your site before the move. However, the tips mentioned above can help you get started. Good Luck!