"Cloud computing" has developed so many different meanings that it's now in danger
of not meaning anything at all. Still, we've always loved the core concept: instant,
easy access to large scale computing.
The Hosting Cloud is advanced technology made extremely simple. The applications
you load on the Hosting Cloud immediately and automatically inherit clustered processing,
load-balancing, and redundant storage. The moment you upload an application, it's
set to scale across an entire fleet of computers. There are no devices to think
about or servers to configure. You don't install an operating system, you simply
select one. You don't administer the underlying systems, you develop your own unique
In fact, we built the Hosting Cloud to meet a unique set of goals designed to make
the process of web development faster and easier:
It had to be "device-less." There are no servers, VPSes, operating
systems, or devices for you to setup and configure. Simply upload your application,
and you're off and going.
It had to scale automatically. It's hard to predict when you'll
need to scale quickly, and really, you shouldn't have to. Because clustering is
built right in, the processing powering your application simply surges when your
It had to be flexible. Who are we to pick the technologies you
use? We chose a far better approach: to build best-practice environments for lots
of technology, so you can choose the framework that best fits your needs.
It had to be easy. You can launch a new application with almost
no setup. Just use our online software to provide the domain where your site or
application will live and then pick the technologies you want to power it. The entire
process takes about five minutes. We even do some DNS magic so you can get started
before your domain name fully migrates.
It could never be obsolete. Most importantly, the Hosting Cloud
is a dynamic environment where you are automatically provided upgrades, patches,
and even new technologies without any effort or migration on your part. That's a
sure cure for server obsolesce and a welcome change if your current provider charges
you month after month for an aging setup they racked a year ago.
Now, doesn't that sound like cloud computing?