Several years ago we moved from hosting our client's sites from reseller account to our own dedicated server. That was a great strategic move on our part at that time. Now we are thinking of moving from dedicated server to Amazon Web Services for all of our clients. Has any other web companies done this and if so, what was your experience? Good, bad, so so?
Do you have any control panel on your hosting accounts?
So many companies are available before suggesting that name I would like to ask a question regarding preference for server location ?most of the clients prefer Europe or Asia based server due to there quick response ?Do you shift your data in that location?
Migration to cloud isn't always a good thing. Many websites/applications will perform better on a dedicated environment with guaranteed resources. AWS certainly makes scaling easier, and adds in a degree of redundancy. But when AWS goes down, it is generally a big outage. And you pay for AWS support, which is rather sluggish at best. Can your business afford to wait 24 hours per response?
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I know everyone loves "the cloud" these days but it probably isn't the right move unless you need that sort of unlimited scale-out that the cloud can do. Even if you do need that you can probably get away with something like cloudflare sitting in front of your dedicated server.
What you are giving away is:
* disk speed -- what was once a short trip down a wide SATA bus is now a network hop.
* small scale reliability -- amazon cloud servers sometimes just go bad. Can you redeploy your whole stack instantaneously and hopefully automatically?
* cost control -- you know how much that dedicated server is and getting a bigger boat is a pretty fixed cost. Cloud can be cheaper until you get hit hard. Then amazon is happy to keep tuning you up and to keep running up the meter.
If you have a small shared server with a bunch of staticish sites living on them there really isn't much advantage to moving to a proper cloud even today.
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