In literature “hybrid” means combination of different elements to yield more powerful products. What is true in literature is also true in IT field, internet arena and hosting realm. Hybrid Hosting is a modern addition in hosting field by combination VPS (Virtual private server) or dedicated server. Hybrid hosting is comparatively latest development and has tremendous potentiality.
Comparison of hybrid hosting with existing Hosting systems
The existing web hosting systems, such as shared hosting, Reseller hosting, Virtual private server hosting (VPS HOSTING) and cloud hosting, etc. have achieved tremendous development and attained state-of-the art improvement in their respective technologies, systems and functions. Hybrid hosting is a unique hosting platform that does not replace other hosting system, technology and procedures. On the other hand Hybrid hosting encompasses and encircles all existing web hosting systems by combining all the features of current and existing web hosting platforms within it-self. Hybrid hosting is a combination of collocation, dedicated and cloud servers through a private dedicated network. It may run independently or as a segment of an overall network. This configuration results in increasing computing power and ensures improvement in data management owing to 100% availability and higher level of security. Hybrid hosting has the advantage to allow clients to connect a co-located or dedicated server to a private or public cloud computing environment. Clients will have the capability and power to customize and construct and form the specific solution to suit their own needs, but in economic way.
Hybrid Hosting – A Flexible System
Hybrid hosting inherently has the ability and power of immense flexibility. Hybrid hosting possesses an easy and performance-based data migration process that helps maintain quality in a timely fashion. Hybrid hosting is the best of all three hosting platforms, because hybrid hosting ensures to clients certain and define features, namely excellent flexibility, security, scalability and speed. It exceeds in all respects all traditional hosting channels. Hybrid hosting surpasses the older methods.
Working of Hybrid Hosting
Let us go into the depth of study to examine features of all web hosting methods in order to come to a conclusion. Hybrid hosting is using the combination of VPS /dedicated hosting and cloud hosting to get the benefit of both. Before we examine the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid hosting, it is advisable to see the pros and cons of each segment of hybrid hosting. That is to say we are to examine each VPS / dedicated hosting and cloud hosting separately as to the function, merits and demerits of each component. Hosting is done on servers, computers, CPU, ram and storage on hard disks and those connecting to internet, using networking gear at speeds to 10 to 1000 Mbps. Traditional hosting consists of 2 methods
- Dedicated hosting
- Shared hosting
Each server accommodates thousands of users who share the resource of one server in shared hosting. In dedicated hosting clients own the server. It can be hosted in data center (co-located serves) managed by clients and owned by the data centre and (dedicated servers) or owned and managed by data centre. The dedicated server has some advantages that include higher performance, utility, security, stability and guaranteeing privacy requirements of credit cards companies, insurance, and cards of Government health organization. Shared hosting cons are its low cost and sharing of same server with many hosts may cause the connection slow and resulted as server overload.
The cloud hosting has diverse utility and has many advantages, namely, ability to clone up and according to quantity Of utilization of computing resources by a client, many cloud hosting providers charge their users and customers for utility on model pay as you go basis. Cloud servers may be public (external) and private (internal).
Features of Hybrid hosting
Hybrid hosting combines performance of the works of both dedicated hosting (In-house or at an ISP’s data centre) and external cloud hosting to get the benefit of each. A newer hybrid hosting model provides a combination of private or virtual private cloud and external (public) cloud.
Advantages of hybrid hosting
After perusal of advantages and disadvantages of shared hosting, dedicated hosting, virtual private server hosting and cloud hosting we can draw the conclusion regarding combination of these hosting which are termed as Hybrid Hosting that Hybrid Hosting has following advantages
- It can maintain stability, Security and privacy
- It can ensure scalability, flexibility, reduction of cost corresponding to usage and loading and use
After estimation of overall performance the Hybrid Hosting is better choice for corporate hosting .Corporate like big banks and stock trading and other business houses are using hybrid hosting to run large databases on dedicated hardware especially for PCI compliance or they do not wish to keep sensitive data on a shared server even if that is highly reliable and secured. Web servers are running well on cloud hosting environment. Thus cloud hosting works as a reliable and secured environment for corporate.