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I have read many info about optimizing websites (varnish, caching...) All these look quite complex.

I wonder if cloud hosting can help me. Are there automatic scaling solutions ? Simplicity is the keyword for me.

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"Cloud" is an abstraction which defines a machine or set of machines connected via network, not a technology. Opting "cloud" carries no specific definition or technology. Also, the amount of scale you're talking about changes the strategies and approach significantly. Scaling, is quite simply, not simple. – Grumpy Dec 17 '12 at 1:51

scaling is not simple. It's why certain people that are very good at building a system that scales and others that are good at designing the code to scale get paid a lot of money for their work. Cloud is not the end all solution to scale.

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