Hosting Your Application in The Cloud: Amazon Web Services Review
By SOLTECH In Software Development
Hosting can be complicated and not all businesses want to configure and manage their cloud-based infrastructure, and we understand that.
Which Do I Choose?
There are a number of cloud hosting providers. Many prefer Amazon Web Services (AWS) for its robustness and variety of hosting options and this is the one we’ll focus on today. It is one of the more popular choices and each will have its own set of pros and cons. For the purpose of this article, let’s review AWS.
How It Works
When a company hosts an application for you, they will likely set up the account in your name. The billing and payment arrangements are between you and Amazon.
By setting up the account in your name, you will have complete control over the access and configuration for your cloud infrastructure.
AWS offers many configuration options and it can be daunting to try to figure out what you need. Server sizes, storage, load balancing, databases, redundancy, failover, and zones are just a few of the common questions that arise.
Once you’ve chosen who to have host your application, they will walk you through what it all means, and the cost of the options that make the most sense for your situation.
Once you decide on the details of your cloud hosting, the company will configure it for you, deploy your applications and help you test it. From there, you can manage the cloud infrastructure on your own or ask the company to help.
They’ll provide on-going monitoring of your applications and cloud infrastructure. If there is an issue, they are available to help you address it.
There are many perks to using AWS. The demand for growth or a need to shrink the amount of space you use can be easily done. In the long run, this can save you money.
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