Advantages of using a cloud-based platform

Cloud hosting creates constant redundancy of resources to guarantee the security and availability of your data and systems.

Reliability & scalability

Hosting a system in the cloud is highly reliable and easy to scale. Cloud hosting relies on the resources of multiple servers to guarantee that your system never stops working. It has high uptime built into its structure and if one server goes offline due to technical problems, you are simply transferred to another server.

In the cloud, you can swiftly add or remove server resources to adjust to traffic highs or lows and guarantee uptime and availability.

Data security

When your data is stored in the cloud, it means that it is simultaneously stored across multiple servers. This creates a backup. If one server fails, your data will still be available on another one.

In case you want to delete data from the cloud, you can do it from anywhere.

Automatic software updates

Cloud hosting means not only that the servers you use are off-premise, but that there is a service provider (such as DigitalOcean and Amazon) who takes care of the hardware and provides regular software and security updates.

See also An API-based platform.