# 1 Cloud Hosting

Cloud webhosting is Internet-based computing, where more resources, information and software are provided to computers and other devices on demand.

Details are abstracted from the users, who no longer have need for expertise in the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them. Cloud hosting describes a new supplement, consumption, and delivery model for IT services based on the Internet and it typically involves over the-Internet-provision of dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources.

We choose the best plans available on the market so you can decide which one to take, based on your needs!

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Average Rating: 2 of 10
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Plan NameCloud Server SHatchling CloudStarter
Produt typeCloud
Linux/Windows
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Disk Space30 GB SSDunlimited100 GB
Bandwidthunmeteredunmeteredunmetered
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UpdatedMay 2016Nov 2017Oct 2017
Read ReviewsTotal Reviews: 85
Average Rating: 2 of 10
Good Reviews: 19
Bad Reviews: 66
Official Responses: 6

1&1 Web Hosting reviews
Total Reviews: 39
Average Rating: 5 of 10
Good Reviews: 19
Bad Reviews: 20
Official Responses: 0

Host Gator reviews
Total Reviews: 56
Average Rating: 4 of 10
Good Reviews: 21
Bad Reviews: 35
Official Responses: 17

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Quick comparison of the top 100 plans in this category ordered by brand rating

Plan NameBrandProduct TypePlatformDiskSpaceTransferMemoryPriceSetupHosted Websites /
Free Domains / IP's
Date Plan
A0azure.microsoft.comCloudLinux/Windows20 GBunmetered768 MB$ 14.88/mo.0 2016-12-01
$5 /modigitalocean.comCloudLinux20 GB SSD1000 GB512 MB$ 5.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-09-09
Cloud Compute (VC2) 15GBvultr.comCloudLinux/Windows15 GB SSD1000 GB768 MB$ 5.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-11-16
General1-1rackspace.comCloudLinux20 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB$ 27.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-12-08
Secure Online Backupcenturylink.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered $ 4.99/mo.0 2016-08-11
Entrysiteground.comCloudLinux40 GB SSD5000 GB2000 MB$ 80.00/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 12017-07-19
Ecommerce Standardbigcommerce.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered $ 29.95/mo.0 2016-11-12
Premiumpcloud.comCloudLinux500 GB SAS500 GB $ 4.99/mo.0 2016-10-17
Freeheroku.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered512 MB$ 0.00/mo.01 / 0 / 02016-12-07
Linode 2GB SSDlinode.comCloudLinux24 GB SSD40 GB2000 MB$ 10.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-22
BUSINESS CLOUD BASIChome.plCloudLinux50 GBunmetered PLN 1.99/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-10-25
DreamCompute 512MBdreamhost.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered512 MB$ 4.50/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-06-07
HiDrive 20strato.deCloudLinux20 GBunmetered $ 0.79/mo.0 / 02016-08-05
ACTIVE MINInazwa.plCloudLinux50 GBunmetered PLN 1.98/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02017-01-02
Medium IPv6gandi.netCloudLinux20 GB2000 GB1000 MB€ 7.96/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-13
Starta2hosting.comCloudLinux10 GB SSDunmetered500 MB$ 15.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-06-03
Office 5-25 employeesegnyte.comCloudLinux5000 GBunmetered $ 8.00/mo.0 2017-03-16
Xeon E3-1271: 7.8GB RAM, 220 GB SSDliquidweb.comCloudLinux/Windows220 GB SSDunmetered7800 MB$ 159.00/mo.0 2016-06-08
Personal Cloudresellerclub.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered2000 MB$ 7.99/mo.01 / 0 / 02016-07-24
Managed 1infomaniak.comCloudLinux100 GB SSDunmetered6000 MB€ 29.00/mo.020 / 0 / 02017-02-15
Cloudways - Amazon EC2cloudways.comCloud 2 GB2 GB $ 42.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
XXLhosteurope.deCloudLinux4000 GBunmetered48000 MB€ 149.00/mo.€ 99unlimited / 0 / 02016-09-08
Cloud Hosting Ilocaweb.com.brCloudLinux/Windows50 GBunmetered2000 MBBRL 179.90/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 02016-11-16
Bronzeafrihost.comCloudLinux100 GB500 GB2000 MBZAR 290.00/mo. (ZAR 0.059/GB)0unlimited / 0 / 02016-12-07
Essentialonline.netCloudLinux500 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB€ 9.99/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 02016-08-05
75Genom.comCloudLinux75 GBunmetered $ 0.00/mo. ($ 20 after 3 mo.)0unlimited2016-08-08
Platinumisimtescil.netCloudLinux/Windows25 GBunmetered $ 12.95/mo.050 / 0 / 02016-10-25
CH Level 1whogohost.comCloudLinux30 GB SSD2000 GB1000 MBNGN 4.400/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-07
1 Core, 1GB RAM, 25GB SSDsoftlayer.comCloudLinux/Windows25 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB$ 25.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-08-11
15 / monthfasthosts.co.ukCloudLinux/Windows40 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB£ 15.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-09-22
CloudSitenames.co.ukCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered £ 6.66/mo.0unlimited2016-08-13
Cloud Server Iintermedia.netCloudWindows50 GB50 GB1000 MB$ 175.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-19
CloudWebsarsys.esCloudLinux/Windows20 GBunmetered € 90.00/mo.030 / 0 / 02016-10-29
Basicarvixe.comCloud 150 GBunmetered4000 MB$ 108.00/mo.0unlimited2016-05-26
Mediumacquia.comCloudLinux200 GBunmetered $ 516.00/mo.0 2017-04-29
VPS Cloud 1ovh.esCloudLinux/Windows25 GBunmetered2000 MB$ 12.36/mo.0 2016-12-01
Virtual Data Centertelekom.roCloudLinux/Windowsunlimitedunmetered on request0 2016-10-06
CLOUD WEB IIIkinghost.com.brCloudLinux/Windows10 GBunmetered1000 MB$ 60.59/mo.0 2016-12-01
Cloud Server Sleaseweb.comCloudLinux40 GB SSD4000 GB1000 MB€ 13.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-10-01
SpeedUpfastcomet.comCloudLinux35 GB SSDunmetered6000 MB$ 10.95/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 02017-10-25
#1telia.eeCloudLinux30 GB1000 GB2048 MB€ 23.55/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12017-03-30
Cloud 2GBwebfaction.comCloudLinux20 GB SSD1500 GB2000 MB$ 20.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-15
Cloud Serverdonweb.comCloudLinux/Windows10 GBunmetered1000 MB$ 14.00/mo.0 2016-12-01
Advanced Cloud Packagepapaki.comCloud 5 GB200 GB $ 12.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Summer Cloudtmdhosting.comCloud 50 GB3000 GB $ 49.95/mo.0 2016-04-24
HybridCloud120planethoster.netCloudLinux120 GB SSDunmetered8000 MB€ 119.99/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-10-22
Altura-3mochahost.comCloudLinux50 GB2000 GB2000 MB$ 19.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 42016-12-20
C1scaleway.comCloudLinux/Windows50 GBunmetered2000 MB$ 3.14/mo.0 2016-12-01
Cloudnetsons.comCloudLinux/Windows10 GBunmetered1000 MB$ 21.21/mo.0 2016-12-01
Plussite5.comCloudLinux10 GB100 GB $ 20.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-06-03
Cloud Basicnetregistry.com.auCloudLinux200 GBunmetered0 MBAUD 14.95/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-29
Cloud Dedicated Server Level 1gogvo.comCloudLinux/Windowsunlimitedunmetered2000 MB$ 59.00/mo.0 2016-12-01
Cloud 1ovh.co.ukCloud 25 GBunmetered £ 9.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Cloud VPS # 0pavietnam.vnCloudLinux/Windows50 GBunmetered2000 MB$ 31.30/mo.0 2016-12-01
Business Clouduk2.netCloudLinux/Windowsunlimitedunmetered £ 5.97/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 12016-09-14
Cloud-Server Salfahosting.deCloudLinux50 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB€ 2.99/mo. (€ 5.99 after 3 mo.)0unlimited / 0 / 12016-09-29
PC 1smartweb.com.ngCloudLinux/Windows1000 GBunmetered2000 MBNGN 900.000/yr.0unlimited / 0 / 02017-05-07
Standardtsohost.comCloudLinux/Windows2500 MB20 GB £ 2.99/mo.04 / 0 / 02016-10-31
Windows Basic Cloud VPSaccuwebhosting.comCloudWindows25 GB HDD 15000 RPM250 GB2000 MB$ 33.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12017-07-14
Budget Clouddoteasy.comCloudLinux50 GB250 GB1000 MB$ 48.00/mo. ($ 1/GB)0unlimited / 0 / 12016-08-03
LIN2host1plus.comCloudLinux40 GB4000 GB $ 8.00/mo.0 2016-10-25
CLOUD HOST 1matbao.netCloudLinux300 MB5 GB VND 36.000/mo.01 / 0 / 02016-12-30
Businessresellerspanel.comCloud unlimitedunmetered $ 3.33/mo.05 / 02016-05-31
HK-Plan Avpb.comCloudLinux/Windows30 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB$ 9.99/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-12-29
Cloud - Smalldimofinf.netCloudLinux40 GB SSD4000 GB1000 MB$ 30.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-12-30
Businessblacknight.comCloudLinux/Windows40 GB SSD750 GB2000 MB€ 39.95/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12017-01-29
2 GBredehost.com.brCloudLinux/Windows40 GBunmetered2000 MB$ 49.21/mo.0 2016-12-01
Speed Servercyon.chCloudLinux200 GBunmetered3000 MBCHF 149.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02017-02-15
VPS publiclunarpages.comCloudLinux/Windows50 GB SSD1000 GB2000 MB$ 49.00/mo. ($ 0.3/GB)0unlimited / 0 / 12016-06-09
Core 2, 50GB SSDasmallorange.comCloudLinux50 GB SSD1000 GB2048 MB$ 300.00/yr.0unlimited / 1 / 02016-07-14
SSD VPS 1pickaweb.co.ukCloud 15 GB2000 GB £ 18.99/mo.0 2015-11-19
OpenStackhivelocity.netCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered $ 1,075.00/mo.0 2017-09-08
Personal Cloudglobehost.comCloudCloudunlimitedunmetered2000 MB$ 13.00/mo.012017-09-02
Silverhostingsolutions.itCloudLinux/Windows40 GBunmetered2000 MB€ 16.92/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02017-03-16
Amethystkrystal.co.ukCloudLinux5 GB SSDunmetered256 MB£ 1.00/mo. (£ 2.99 after 1 mo.)02 / 0 / 02017-09-08
Dedicated 80GBjoyent.comCloud unlimitedunmetered $ 2,016.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Cloud Startdominios.ptCloudLinux/Windows40 GBunmetered1000 MB€ 14.90/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02017-02-16
Scoutdewaweb.comCloudLinux/Windows205 MBunmetered128 MB$ 1.12/mo.0 2016-12-01
CloudAppkeliweb.itCloud 15 GBunmetered $ 24.90/mo.0 2014-12-11
Standardtppwholesale.com.auCloudLinux/Windows10 GB20 GB on request0unlimited / 0 / 02016-12-17
Litedomainesia.comCloudLinux300 MB SSDunmetered512 MBIDR 8.000/mo.01 / 0 / 02017-01-27
Businessvps.netCloudLinux/Windows5 GB250 GB $ 20.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-22
Cloud Sunnymasterweb.comCloudLinux20 GBunmetered1000 MBIDR 399.000/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12017-01-26
CLOUD HOSTINGseeweb.itCloudLinux/Windows10 GBunmetered0 MB$ 270.43/mo.0 2016-12-01
1 vCPUsinglehop.comCloud 25 GBunmetered $ 50.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Cloud VPS $80.00 /monthmisshosting.comCloudLinux/Windows80 GB5000 GB $ 80.00/mo.0 2016-09-16
Cloud Servermetanet.chCloudLinux50 GBunmetered2000 MBCHF 21.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02017-02-15
Bronzeeasyspace.comCloudLinux/Windows10 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB£ 39.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-09-20
Cloud Server XSacens.comCloudLinux/Windows50 GBunmetered1000 MB$ 16.79/mo.0 2016-12-01
Managed Cloud Servervtx.chCloudLinux/Windows20 GBunmetered1000 MB$ 120.00/mo.0 2016-12-01
CHEETAH CLOUDhostnownow.comCloudLinuxunlimitedunmetered2000 MBNGN 4.000/mo.01 / 0 / 12016-10-25
Linux Vmware Cloudwebhosting.uk.comCloudLinux60 GB SSD5000 GB2000 MB£ 33.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-07-21
Burstwesthost.comCloudLinux20 GB500 GB1128 MB$ 50.00/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 12016-07-10
Cloud Virtual Hostingergonet.itCloudLinux/Windowsunlimitedunmetered0 MB$ 25.38/mo.0 2016-12-01
Basic Cloudpapaki.grCloudLinux100 MB1 GB € 0.00/mo.01 / 0 / 02016-08-31
Basicmelbourneit.com.auCloudLinux200 GBunmetered AUD 29.95/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-07-27
Cloud IaaScloudsigma.comCloud unlimitedunmetered $ 0.18/mo.0 2013-05-14
Plan 01oneprovider.comCloudLinux/Windows20 GB SSD1000 GB512 MB$ 5.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-11-20
XSqwords.comCloudLinux500 MBunmetered600 MBIDR 10.000/mo.01 / 0 / 02017-01-27
Largeatlantic.netCloud 320 GBunmetered $ 47.00/mo.0 2014-12-01

About Cloud Hosting

Cloud HostingIn general, cloud hosting customers do not own the physical infrastructure, instead avoiding capital expenditure by renting usage from a third-party provider. They consume resources as a service and pay only for resources that they use. Many cloud webhosting offerings employ the utility computing model, which is analogous to how traditional utility services (such as electricity) are consumed, whereas others bill on a subscription basis. Sharing "perishable and intangible" computing power among multiple tenants can improve utilization rates, as servers are not unnecessarily left idle (which can reduce costs significantly while increasing the speed of application development). A side-effect of this approach is that overall computer usage rises dramatically, as customers do not have to engineer for peak load limits. In addition, "increased high-speed bandwidth" makes it possible to receive the same response times from centralized infrastructure at other sites.

Architecture
Cloud computing sample architecture

Cloud architecture,the systems architecture of the software systems involved in the delivery of cloud computing, typically involves multiple cloud components communicating with each other over application programming interfaces, usually web services. This resembles the Unix philosophy of having multiple programs each doing one thing well and working together over universal interfaces. Complexity is controlled and the resulting systems are more manageable than their monolithic counterparts.

Economics
Cloud computing users can avoid capital expenditure (CapEx) on hardware, software, and services when they pay a provider only for what they use. Consumption is usually billed on a utility (resources consumed, like electricity) or subscription (time-based, like a newspaper) basis with little or no upfront cost. Other benefits of this time sharing-style approach are low barriers to entry, shared infrastructure and costs, low management overhead, and immediate access to a broad range of applications. In general, users can terminate the contract at any time (thereby avoiding return on investment risk and uncertainty), and the services are often covered by service level agreements (SLAs) with financial penalties.

Although companies might be able to save on upfront capital expenditures, they might not save much and might actually pay more for operating expenses. In situations where the capital expense would be relatively small, or where the organization has more flexibility in their capital budget than their operating budget, the cloud model might not make great fiscal sense. Other factors impacting the scale of any potential cost savings include the efficiency of a company's data center as compared to the cloud vendor's, the company's existing operating costs, the level of adoption of cloud computing, and the type of functionality being hosted in the cloud.

Among the items that some cloud hosts charge for are instances (often with extra charges for high-memory or high-CPU instances); data transfer in and out; storage (measured by the GB-month); I/O requests; PUT requests and GET requests; IP addresses; and load balancing. In some cases, users can bid on instances, with pricing dependent on demand for available instances.

Key features

* Cost is claimed to be greatly reduced and capital expenditure is converted to operational expenditure. This ostensibly lowers barriers to entry, as infrastructure is typically provided by a third-party and does not need to be purchased for one-time or infrequent intensive computing tasks. Pricing on a utility computing basis is fine-grained with usage-based options and fewer IT skills are required for implementation (in-house).
* Device and location independence enable users to access systems using a web browser regardless of their location or what device they are using (e.g., PC, mobile). As infrastructure is off-site (typically provided by a third-party) and accessed via the Internet, users can connect from anywhere.
* Multi-tenancy enables sharing of resources and costs across a large pool of users thus allowing for:
- Centralization of infrastructure in locations with lower costs (such as real estate, electricity, etc.)
- Peak-load capacity increases (users need not engineer for highest possible load-levels)
- Utilization and efficiency improvements for systems that are often only 10 - 20% utilized.
* Agility improves with users' ability to rapidly and inexpensively re-provision technological infrastructure resources.
* Metering cloud computing resources usage should be measurable and should be metered per client and application on daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. This will enable clients on choosing the vendor cloud on cost and reliability (QoS).
* Scalability via dynamic ("on-demand") provisioning of resources on a fine-grained, self-service basis near real-time, without users having to engineer for peak loads. Performance is monitored, and consistent and loosely coupled architectures are constructed using web services as the system interface. One of the most important new methods for overcoming performance bottlenecks for a large class of applications is data parallel programming on a distributed data grid.
* Reliability is improved if multiple redundant sites are used, which makes well designed cloud computing suitable for business continuity and disaster recovery. Nonetheless, many major cloud computing services have suffered outages, and IT and business managers can at times do little when they are affected.
* Maintenance cloud computing applications are easier to maintain, since they don't have to be installed on each user's computer. They are easier to support and to improve since the changes reach the clients instantly.
* Security could improve due to centralization of data, increased security-focused resources, etc., but concerns can persist about loss of control over certain sensitive data, and the lack of security for stored kernels. Security is often as good as or better than under traditional systems, in part because providers are able to devote resources to solving security issues that many customers cannot afford. Providers typically log accesses, but accessing the audit logs themselves can be difficult or impossible. Furthermore, the complexity of security is greatly increased when data is distributed over a wider area and / or number of devices.

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