Cloud mining is ideal for people who want to earn from mining cryptocurrencies but who don’t feel technically adept enough to manage the software and hardware needed to do it. With Litecoin cloud mining you can mine the currency without the need to invest in your own equipment, so you avoid having to find the physical space for it, having to maintain it, and having to cool it.
High electricity costs in some parts of the world mean that it just isn’t feasible to do this economically. Litecoin cloud mining gets around this by outsourcing the work to data centers which are purpose-built. They house a large number of servers, often in countries where electricity and cooling are cheaply available, and they are maintained around the clock and with strict security added in for good measure.
Litecoin cloud mining has become popular in recent years because the cryptocurrency itself frequently ranks in the top 10 worldwide. Cloud computing has proved itself to be a service which is scalable and efficient, and it lends itself well to cryptocurrency mining. Litecoin cloud mining users will normally have to sign up to a contract for a set period of time and they can usually choose between VPS (virtual private server) and shared hosting.
The difference between the two is that with shared hosting several users share resources, and while this is cheaper, it means that the service received by one can be negatively affected by what others need to use, i.e. if someone needs more CPU power for their workload then everyone else gets less. With a virtual private server, all the resources of a given server are ring-fenced for the use of one individual account holder. It’s more expensive doing it this way but it certainly lends itself better to the needs of those involved with Litecoin cloud mining.