Digital world never ceases to reserve surprises. The news that has left behind “haters and lovers” of Aws is that GoDaddy, a US company that manages domains and web hosting, decided to migrate most of its infrastructure on the “clouds” of Amazon Web Service. GoDaddy will use its services to innovate and make its 17 million customers worldwide better performing services. A nice victory for the American Cloud Provider. Yes, because the question is: Cloud or physical Hosting?

Cloud computing Vs Physical hosting. Main differences are essentially two:

1) Business model: “Pay as you go” vs. fixed monthly

While with physical hosting customer pays a fee monthly for the service that is provided, with cloud hosting customer pays only what he consumes. We will take an example. If during the month of March a site hosted on a cloud server will have received 10 million visits, the customer will pay for those 10 million visits. If, on the other hand, in February visits are 100, the customer will pay only for those 100 visits.

2) Number and type of services offered

If it’s true that physical hosting services are simple and with a standard monthly cost, on the other hand it’s necessary to clash with the performances. In case of shared hosting multiple domains are hosted on a single server and in this way they could be slowed down during the loading of pages, inefficiencies and blocks due to the impossibility of supporting the workload. So cloud hosting offering a range of services tailored to any IT requirement. 

An example? Autoscalability, increase hardware resources in real time and on specific customer needs. By modifying various parameters such as computational power or the amount of RAM, cloud architect has the possibility to increase and decrease the number of servers available for the service ensuring the necessary flexibility to adapt to high traffic peaks and ensuring rapidity in the times of answer. 

Satisfied customers. GoDaddy, in a short time, will modify the current set-ups of hosting provider world. With migration to a Cloud Provider the offers of products and solutions can be infinitely extended. All this for the benefit of customers who can incorporate GoDaddy’s tools for building websites – Managed WordPress and GoCentral. 

“GoDaddy has been an active adopter of containerized applications, and will now leverage AWS’s Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS)”, AWS said in a statement last week (March 28). “This fully managed service will allow GoDaddy to run its many Kubernetes workloads on AWS without change, since Amazon EKS is fully compatible with any standard Kubernetes environment”.

In addition, machine learning services will be used with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) P3 instances based on GPUs. These instances will enable developers to formulate machine learning models faster to improve the performance of the domain assessment tool.

GoDaddy vs Cloud. 

“By operating on AWS, we’ll be able to innovate at the speed and scale we need to deliver powerful new tools that will help our customers run their own ventures and be successful online,” said Charles Beadnall, Chief Technology Officer at GoDaddy, to “The Economic Times“.

It’s probably – says Fabio Cecaro, Cloud Evangelist and CEO of VMEngine – that GoDaddy’s governance have to choose between new investments in hardware (Capex) or revolutionize economic strategy in a consumer model (Opex) ). Considering enormous costs involved inhardware  renewal, Godaddy’s management opted for a massive migration to Aws“.

A very important choice that will reduce staff or make it specialize to offer diversified services according to customer needs, being able to count on the computational power and security of the first Cloud Provider in the world.



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