Similar to Amazon AWS you can now host your website with Google Cloud. Just like hosting any other webpage on a site like GoDaddy, you can now use Google’s infrastructure to take advantage of the massive benefits Google can offer. There are a number of steps you need to go through to move your website across to Google. Some of these might sound a bit technical at first but if you persevere and get through the process the rewards can be more than worth the effort. The cost savings for hosting basic websites on Google Cloud can be a huge incentive. Not only are cost savings easily achievable but Google is currently offering a $300 free credit to get started. Depending on how big your website is this $300 credit could last a long time once you setup Google Cloud Web Hosting.
Here are some of the benefits you’ll receive using Google Web hosting:
Reliability – How Does Cloud Hosting Differ from the Traditional form of web hosting?
A lot of people are still using the traditional method of hosting a website which involves paying a hosting company to host your site on their server. Often this results in multiple websites hosted on the one server which is a good thing because it keeps the cost of our web hosting down. The downside to this format of hosting is that if one of the sites hosted on this server is a popular site, it may bring down the whole server causing your website to go offline meaning your customers won’t be able to find you during the time your website is down. Under this traditional method, the question of how much is website hosting is a different question to that of asking how much does Google Cloud Web Hosting Cost. Let’s explore further.
Build on the same infrastructure Google uses.
Cloud hosting is different and Cloud hosting by Google is different again. Imagine being able to utilise the same infrastructure Google uses to host their site. Can you remember the last time Google’s website was down? I know I can’t. Unlike the traditional method, cloud hosting improves on the situation because your site and all other websites hosted in the cloud are hosted on multiple servers at the same time. For example, there could be 50 different web servers, and each of these servers is available to host your website at any one time. Having multiple servers available at the drop of a hat allows your site to always remain active even if half of the servers are taken down.
Google Web Hosting Prices
Google provides 1 GB of free storage for hosting your website files (Images, HTML, CSS etc.). To give you an idea of how what this means, at the time of writing this article my website is 1.26 GB in size meaning I would need to pay for 0.26 GB out of my $300 free credit from Google. You also receive 1 GB of free bandwidth per day. Bandwidth refers to the number of visitors who can visit your site at any one time. Depending on the amount of traffic your site gets, it’s likely you will exceed the 1GB threshold; however, this provides you with a nice cushion to get started with. Hosting a small sized business website shouldn’t cost you much at all. And let’s not forget, the $300 free credit could keep you going for a while before you’ll dig into your own pockets.