Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform is a suite of public cloud computing services offered by Google. The platform includes a range of hosted services for compute, storage and application development that run on Google hardware.

  • Need of cloud computing
  • What is cloud computing
  • Cloud service and providers
  • Why GCP
  • GCP services

What is web hosting?

A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or webpage to be viewed in the Internet. Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers
Here we will discuss the two common types of hosting;

What is traditional web hosting?

There are two main types of traditional web hosting –
shared hosting and dedicated hosting.

shared hosting:-

a website owner pays for a fixed amount of storage space on a single server whose resources are typically shared by a number of other websites as well, hence the name. Shared hosting is the most affordable and widely used type of web hosting. It is also particularly popular amongst beginners on the World Wide Web.

dedicated hosting:-

instead of paying for a server whose resources are shared with dozens of other sites, the website owner pays for the total control of one or more servers such that they have access to the complete resources of the server(s). Thus the name dedicated, as the server’s resources are fully allocated to one client.

Dedicated hosting is not as affordable as shared hosting and you will require some technical knowledge to set up and properly maintain it.
Using traditional web hosting


What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing/hosting refers to hosting on ‘virtual’ space, not on a physical server. Unlike traditional web hosting where you have to pay upfront for a fixed data storage space and processing power, with cloud hosting, you only have to pay for the storage space which you currently use. Cloud computing is relatively new when compared to the more established traditional web hosting which has been around for ages.
Example of cloud computing:-

Cloud Types: Private, Public and Hybrid, Community

  • Public Cloud – Whole computing infrastructure is located on the premises of a cloud computing company that offers the cloud service.
  • Private Cloud – Hosting all your computing infrastructure yourself and is not shared. The security and control level is highest while using a private network.
  • Hybrid Cloud – using both private and public clouds, depending on their purpose. You host your most important applications on your own servers to keep them more secure and secondary applications elsewhere.
  • Community Cloud – A community cloud is shared between organizations with a common goal or that fit into a specific community (professional community, geographic community, etc.).
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