This is a good question!
Lots of hype in the press and in the market seems to indicate that companies should be saving significant amount of money by moving to the cloud. In reality this is not really the case, more often than not a cloud solution maybe even more expensive than the existing solution. However, when comparing apples with apples it maybe that a cloud computing solution offers far more functionality, scalability and availability.
But don’t be caught up in the hype, cloud computing is rarely cheaper. ?But then cheap is not good; As they say you ‘Pay For What You Get’.
You may be thinking: “Should I be moving to the Cloud or using some sort of Cloud Computing?”
Well, Cloud Computing technology is being embraced by web hosting companies because it can deliver real benefits to their customers and offer great value for money. The biggest benefit is that cloud hosting can be set up very quickly and can scale to your business demands instantly, in addition you normally pay only for the resources that you really need.
To give an example a typical Cloud Server could be provisioned with 1 Core (CPU), 2GB RAM, 30GB Disk Space and 1TB Bandwidth could cost as little as 1.92 per day.
If you are looking to host your website you could be wondering, should I have a shared hosting account, a VPS hosting account or a dedicated server?
The first difference you will notice is the cost varies dramatically.
Shared Hosting prices can range from 19.99 to over 100.00 per annum.
VPS Hosting prices vary from 39.99 to approx 69.99 per month
Dedicated Servers are a different league entirely, ranging from 150.00 per month to around 1000.00 per month.
How do mail servers work?
How do mail servers know where to send your mail?
Mail servers are often described as electronic post offices. They receive, sort and deliver your email and attachments to the address the sender specifies.
Each and every hosting provider and ISP(Internet Service Provider) will be running a mail server program on each of their servers. As soon as you click “Send” on your completed email. Your hosting provider (or ISP depending on your outgoing server settings) will receive your email request.