The need for scalable and flexible hosting became apparent after we launched Redcurrent’s online shop so we’ve started hosting a few websites on Amazon’s global network of cloud servers. Both the Redcurrent shop and Strea.ma are now hosted at Amazon’s new Sydney data centre and the sites are tremendously quick as a result.
Best of all, if your site gets a sudden spike in traffic (e.g. a GrabOne promotion), you can add extra server resources with a mouse-click, so your site doesn’t fall over. When the spike passes, you can take the extra resource away and you’ll only pay for the few days that they were online. Simple.