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10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Cloud Server



10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Cloud Server

What Is Cloud Hosting or Server?

Traditional web hosting places all your website resources on a single server. That server may be fully dedicated to your site’s assets (dedicated hosting services), or host several websites simultaneously (shared hosting services). The problem with shared and dedicated hosting is that if the server goes down or encounters a hack, your website will be negatively impacted and could go down altogether.

Cloud hosting uses a network of servers to host your website and data. Should one server experience a failure of any kind, another server steps in to assure your website is secure and available to all those who want to access it.

How Does Cloud Hosting Work?

In the cloud, a pool of servers share resources, including CPU, RAM and storage, which exponentially increases the flexibility and scalability you can achieve. Redundancy is built into cloud hosting, which means the chances of your website going down—or performing below acceptable performance standards because of a hardware issue—diminish considerably.

Some cloud hosting providers even offer a 99.999% or greater uptime guarantee, which translates to less than six minutes of downtime per year.

Top 10 Benefits of Cloud Hosting

Choosing cloud hosting over dedicated or shared hosting services has several benefits. Here are the 10 top benefits of cloud hosting:

 1. Increased security: Your files are available on several servers and not stored in a single vulnerable location.

2. Scalability: Since you are no longer confined to one server, there is no limit to how you can scale and expand your website or websites.

3. Reliability: Most cloud hosting providers guarantee exceptional uptime—often 99.999%.

4. Flexibility: Choose the resource capacity and features you need rather than being stuck with pricey capabilities you don’t need.

5. Speed: Cloud server providers are known for delivering superfast site loading speeds.

6. Affordability: There are cloud hosting plans on the market for just about any budget.

7. Easy website setup: Cloud hosting deployment is relatively straightforward, and most providers offer site migration assistance.

8. Better user experience: A fast-loading website makes for a great experience for your site visitors.

9. Redundant servers: Should one cloud server fail, another server ensures your site remains accessible.

10. Disaster recovery: In the event of data loss due to unavoidable circumstances—such as natural disasters or a destructive security breach—top-notch cloud hosts provide exemplary recovery processes.

Disadvantages of Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting costs more than shared hosting, so it’s not a good fit for those on a shoestring budget. Also, cloud hosting is internet-dependent; thus, if the internet goes down, you will not have access to your data during the internet outage.

Cloud hosting does not protect you entirely from cyberattacks; however, since you’re not dependent on a single location for data storage, cloud hosting can help make those attacks less impactful.

The most significant disadvantage of cloud hosting is that you are completely dependent on your hosting service provider. This is why it’s so important to go with a reliable provider that has a solid reputation for quality, security and delivering on its promises.


Entrepreneurs seek tax waivers on renewable energy products, say manpower development necessary



renewable energy sector

Some entrepreneurs in the renewable energy sector on Wednesday called for tax waivers on renewable energy products in order to increase access and encourage more people to use green alternatives.

The entrepreneurs stated this in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan while speaking on the importance of manpower development in renewable energy in Nigeria.

The Chief Executive Officer of Gacht Solar, Adekunle Audu, said training and retraining were essential to the uptake of renewable energy in Nigeria, especially the off-grid solar technology.

Audu commended Nexgen Energy for organising training for small and medium entrepreneurs to ensure renewable energy has wider acceptance through excellent service delivery.

According to him, the training opened him to new opportunities and networking which have been aiding his venture.

“The Customs duties we pay on our goods when we import (them) is so much and since power is one of the problems in Nigeria, if the government can at least do a tax waiver on some of our products it will really go a long way in helping the power sector,” Audu said.

Also, the Managing Director of Goldmine Technosolar Company, Mr John Olateju, said knowledge of renewable energy products and installation techniques were salient skills essentials for distributors of renewable energy.

He said this was due to constant technological advancement.

According to him, the Techfine training he attended was a good one which created networking among dealers, installers and stakeholders in the industry.

“If such a programme is organised from time to time, it will help installers to operate efficiently and have a voice which will be to the betterment of the nation at large,” Olateju said.

He said government could do a lot to make the renewable energy sector viable, such as encouraging end-users to take to renewable energy through various incentives.

Olateju said such a strategy would make the products affordable and available with the option of loan repayments to uptake renewable energy spread over five to 10 years.

“Considering the economy of this country, the government should be abler to do more than it is already doing, so that the price of renewable energy can be affordable to Nigerians,” he said.

The Chief Executive Officer of Starkbase Consult, Mr Abiodun Oluborode, said manpower development through training and re-training helps people to acquire knowledge.

He said such knowledge would translate to growth and development, especially for start-up businesses.

Oluborode said he had acquired training from Nexgen Energy on how to calculate load on solar energy for installation for clients which had to improve service delivery.

He pointed out that this was something he did not know prior to the training.

Oluborode said most entrepreneurs who want to venture into the renewable energy business had been developing cold feet due to high taxes on the product.

He said this was in spite of the opportunities created by incessant power outages.

“The government should reduce tax one way or the other and encourage people to go into solar. You can see what is happening. Businesses are going down due to lack of power supply from the national grid.

“It should also encourage start-up’s’ businesses by providing them grants, especially for those who are into solar as it is being done for those in the agriculture sector.

”This is because I have a lot of people who want to go into the business, but they do not have the capital,” Oluborode said.

Also, a Sales Representative of Greenlife Power System, Mr Ayo Ogundiya, said government should provide an enabling environment for renewable energy operators.

He added that there were a lot of opportunities in renewable energy in Nigeria and, if harnessed, they can thrive and contribute to the economy of the nation.

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Virgin Galactic to launch its first space tourism flight



Virgin Galactic to launch its first space tourism flight

An 80-year old former Olympian with Parkinson’s disease would be one of three passengers on board Virgin Galactic’s first space tourism flight when it blasts off on Thursday.

Jon Goodwin, from Newcastle, would join Keisha Schahaff, 46, and her daughter Anastatia Mayers, 18, who is studying physics in Aberdeen, on the VSS Unity for the 90-minute trip.

The two women would be the first mother and daughter to make a trip to space after winning a coveted place in a prize draw.

Goodwin secured his seat 18 years ago after buying a 250,000 dollars ticket.

It would be taking off at 4 p.m. (1500 GMT) from New Mexico in the U.S., in the mothership VMS Eve and VSS Unity.

It would separate and take them into sub-orbital space, where they would briefly experience weightlessness, while looking back at Earth.

The trip would raise funds for Space for Humanity, a non-profit group which seeks to send ordinary citizens into space to give them a grander perspective on the challenges facing Earth.

The three would be joined by astronaut instructor Beth Moses.

In June Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic successfully completed the company’s first commercial spaceflight, taking Italian astronauts into space to conduct a number of scientific experiments.

The company is calling the first private astronaut mission on Thursday Galactic 02.

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