When the web-based applications started, the app architecture was so simple that multiple apps could be easily hosted on a shared server, without any significant compromises on performance. However, as the number of users and the internal complexity of the apps increased, shared hosting started to fail and thus the businesses migrated their apps to dedicated VPS hosting solutions that we’re able to provide the resources and ensure baseline performance.
Things were not suitable for long, and VPS/dedicated hosting solutions also started to fail the users. Business owners had no option but to purchase an entire dedicated server. The first challenge they face was the migration of the application to the new VPS server. Despite the performance, businesses soon realized that the massive cost of the server was not worth it. Most of the time, a significant portion of server resources were left idle. Since the businesses were paying for the entire server regardless of resource utilization, the dedicated server proved to be a wrong business decision.
This prompts businesses to opt for a solution as cloud migration benefits.
What is Cloud Migration?
Cloud migration is the process through which companies shift their application and server to a cloud-based hosting provider. There are many advantages to companies on the topic of why they move to the cloud. For one, they don’t have to worry about wasting time when scaling server resources. Secondly, the cost of a cloud-based solution is more budget-friendly and unlike shared hosting, other users on the same physical server (if this is the case), don’t directly impact your server and application performance.
To know more about Cloud migration check Cloudways blog on Cloud migration strategies.