Advantages of hosting an eCommerce website on AWS
Gone are the days when hosting a website was considered to be a big challenge, but now with the evolving technology and so many open platform and cloud providers in the market, hosting a website has really become feasible and economical.
There are many cloud providers in the market like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Rackspace, Redhat to name a few.
Amazon Web Services is currently leading cloud provider which offers a wide range of infrastructure services like database, storage, computing, networking. It is one of the safest and protected platform of cloud service.
AWS offers cloud web hosting solutions that provides small or large scale businesses, non-profit organisations, and government organisations with low-cost ways to deliver their websites and web applications.
AWS offers a wide range of website hosting options for either marketing, rich-media, or ecommerce website
There are many advantages of hosting an eCommerce website on AWS. Some of them are listed below:
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1) Broad Platform Support:
AWS offers support to almost all the CMS you prefer, including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and many more. AWS also supports and provides SDKs for popular Platform like Ruby, Java, PHP, Node.Js, and .Net.
2) Datacenters worldwide:
AWS cloud spans 66 availability Zones within 21 geographic regions around the world. Your customer can be anywhere around the world. With so many regions and availability zones, you can have a datacentre or CDN hosting within a geography you choose with just a few mouse clicks.
3) Highly Scalable:
There are lots of fluctuations in website traffic like quiet times in the middle of the night, to campaign driven, social media sharing traffic spikes, holiday season traffic spikes, Amazon Web Services provides cloud-based ecommerce hosting solutions that can grow and shrink as per the website traffic needs.
4) Flexible Pricing models:
There are no up-front costs or long-term contract with AWS, AWS only charges for the resources you use. AWS has web hosting options that offer pay-as-you-go pricing or fixed monthly pricing. Therefore, it’s always important to spend your money on the things that differentiate your business.