If virtualization has become synonymous with cloud servers, then WordPress has become synonymous with content management systems and additionally, Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Just about every business or company considering launching a website must now consider these two complementary technologies when choosing a hosting provider and building a website. The remarkable thing about the two trends above is that WordPress can now be considered the adopted child of cloud computing in general, and Cloud Virtual Private Servers (VPS) in particular.
High Search Engine Rankings Require Great Content
In order to achieve a higher search engine ranking on Google, a new website has to generate and house great content AND load quickly, probably in two seconds or less. Additionally, it has to be able to handle the elevated traffic that transpires over busy shopping periods such as Christmas and Easter.
WordPress takes care of content beautifully, offering an easy interface to launch new articles and to optimize them through plugins such as Google XML Sitemap and All-in-one-SEO. Further, it’s free and can be launched in seconds from the cloud dashboard interface along with hundreds of other similar web applications.
In terms of speed, latency and performance a VPS cloud comes to the rescue offering administrators the ability to launch new servers in a multitude of locations around the world, bringing WordPress content closer to the user. This strategy can be continued further if the administrator wishes to also consider a Content Delivery Network (CDN).
Introducing WordPress Cloud
By uniting the content, SEO and CMS features of WordPress with the on-demand, elastic scalability of a VPS cloud, web hosting companies have conjured up a magical elixir for businesses called WordPress Cloud. The unification of virtualization technologies with the beautiful content creation simplicity of WordPress is allowing writers, designers, bloggers and business owners to roll out new content strategies without any loss in performance to users consuming that content on an increasing array of devices including PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.
Content marketing and cloud computing are now forever intertwined in a magical dance between virtual servers and content management systems. The service provider will ensure the servers and software stay up, monitoring the nodes in real-time with additional control panels making management of WordPress Applications easy, allowing for instant upgrades, backups, and file management.
Reducing The Risk Of Downtime
A select few hosting companies have reduced the risk of downtime and performance hits by building datacenters across the UK, US and the Far East. This means when a user visits a WordPress cloud the page loads quickly, as demanded by Google, reducing latency and the hops required to reach the server, minimizing the risk of outages and slow access times, both of which kill productivity.
If by any chance the application or server were to fail, which is unlikely due to the web host compliance with 99.9% uptime guarantees, administrators can also rely on friendly 24/7-customer support to troubleshoot ANY technical issue relating to a WordPress Cloud.
So the next time you look up from your computer screen remembers that the best-in-class websites are all living in the elastic, self-healing environment known as WordPress Cloud. Should yours be, too?
License: iStock Image