Whenever hosting is considered, the administrators of the web persist on choosing the most multifaceted options available. The reason is not that they like complexity, but they, in fact, want to seek elasticity and openness which may be helpful to them when they want to develop or install any kind of web application according to their needs. Most of the times, cloud hosting does not fulfill all these requirements, but sometimes it offers you what you actually need.
Firstly, you need to understand the specificity of a cloud platform. Usually, the web administrators host their web applications on servers which may be managed or unmanaged. The next step from the managed servers is a cloud platform. For this, the provider of the cloud services is responsible for the updating and maintaining the server. Using this, the web administrator is left with only one job to be done and that is the development of web applications.
This array is also known as platform as a service (PaaS) and it has a number of advantages.
- Although you are not maintaining the server, still you can enjoy and control the flexibility and elasticity of the server.
- While using it, you do not need to install any additional software for the different types of web applications, as the platform is always ready to work without compatibility issues on activation.
- You can easily test the development environment of the platform by quickly activating it and, then, leave it after you are finished with your testing.
- If you are looking for openness, then you are lucky to be here, as some cloud service providers use open source platforms to use a cloud, for example Open Stack.
You can give cloud development platforms a try even if you are still doubtful about them. There are test applications available; you can install them and test them. You will certainly change your mind after their use.