Perhaps one of the significant aspects of cloud hosting that many small businesses – and even large IT departments – have yet to grasp is server specialization. What I mean about this is in serious distinction against current hosting platforms. It’s a testimony of purpose.

Currently, if you use shared hosting, you have all your websites on one server, or a server with the same host. Shared servers are set up to be generally configured for a standalone website with additional functionality like blogs and forums capable of being add ons. This is fine for traditional website hosting. But what if you have special hosting needs?

Many apps require special server configuration. If you are building a particular type of app or software service and it needs special server configuration that traditional shared hosting can’t provide then it makes sense to host those apps or software packages on a server that can accommodate them. Server specialization allows you to host on a server that is set up especially for those types of apps.

So what happens is you and several other web developers lease space on a specially configured server that is set up for your specific type of app. The only thing on that server will be apps that require the same kind of set up that you need. So you get greater server specialization.

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