Welcome to cloud hosting. You’ve wondered just what it is, how much it costs and how to do it. But have you taken that step yet?

Take your time. Learn as much as you can before taking the big leap. Once you get your mind around the concept you’ll realize how really simple and easy it is to grasp. And you won’t be able to wait to get going with it. For now, familiarize yourself with these terms associated with cloud hosting. You might as well learn the lingo as you try to figure out whether your company can benefit or not.

  • Virtual Private Network – A network of public resources used to provide access to useful services for private benefit.
  • Data Center – A large physical location where servers and other hardware components are stored for use.
  • Server – Computer hardware and software components used to provide cloud services and cloud hosting.
  • Peer-to-Peer – A system with no central management or authority and that allows suppliers to be customers and customers to also be suppliers.
  • Open Source – Software that is not owned or copyrighted by any one individual or organization or that is licensed in such a way that anyone can edit the code and manipulate it for personal use. Many cloud hosting systems are based on open source.

Cloud hosting has many more terms that you may not be familiar with. Learn what you are considering and figure out its benefits before you jump in.