Why website is currently static. I make all changes on my desktop and\nupload them hourly. I wondering what would happen if I hosted instead\non a cloud.\n\nI can see it would work as-is easily on a cloud. Two clouds could\nserve the same content to the closest customers without any change at\nall. My questions are:\n\n1. how to do you update the files of a cloud? Can I get rid of that\naccursed FTP?\n2. do you have to update each cloud separately, or is that considered\nan automatic cloud function?\n\nNow lets say I migrate the random functions (e.g random PSAs, random\nads, random quotations) to the cloud. Again no problem.\n\nNow lets say I had some SQL databases that get queried to satisfy\nrequests. I guess then I have to upload the entire database from time\nto time and propagate it? or do I? Is it considered an ordinary\nfunction to send some sort of delta?\n\nNow lets say I want to keep track of hit counts. I want to\nconsolidate the page hits from each cloud. I could download each\ncloud's database consolidated and upload to each cloud. I could have\nonly one cloud maintain the database and other clouds access it\nremotely with jdbc or something more secure. Is there some special\ndistributed cloud database that lazily keeps all copies in sync?\n\nI have a lot of static content on my website. Turning every page to a\nJSP servlet would make for one huge server app. What sort of\ntechniques are used to separate static and computed parts to glue\npages together?\n\nI take it the locations of clouds are not your concern. They could\nwander from server farm to server farm based to where the load is\ncoming from and there there is spare compute power. Right?\n\nAnything else I should consider in such a move?