One of the recent developments within the world of web hosting that have become increasingly popular with businesses that have an online presence is the virtual private cloud. VPCs are being used more by businesses of all sizes and many who have found them perfect for their web hosting needs. If you have never heard of VPCs before, or might be wondering what they are and how they might provide a web hosting solution for your business, then read on and will explain all.
What Is Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)?
Whenever you see the term ‘cloud’ used concerning online activities it refers to an environment online where files, applications, and software are stored, and which can be accessed from any device which is connected to the internet. In effect, a cloud could be considered a giant online warehouse that is extremely secure but at the same time allows easy access for those who have the authorisation to do so.
A virtual private cloud is hosted within a public cloud, but the resources allocated to the users are not shared with others. An analogy would be a business renting a floor within an office tower whereby they control and have exclusive use of that floor, but not the whole building.
What Can VPC Be Used For?
One of the primary uses of a virtual private cloud is to host files, and that can include hosting a website when VPC is offered by a web hosting company. However, if a business has sufficient technical resources it can configure a VPC to host its website without the need for a hosting company.