# 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!

Company1&1 Web Hosting
Total Reviews: 85
Average Rating: 2 of 10
Good Reviews: 19
Bad Reviews: 66
Official Responses: 6
Go Daddy
Total Reviews: 71
Average Rating: 3 of 10
Good Reviews: 18
Bad Reviews: 53
Official Responses: 0
Host Gator
Total Reviews: 39
Average Rating: 5 of 10
Good Reviews: 19
Bad Reviews: 20
Official Responses: 0
Blue Host
Total Reviews: 53
Average Rating: 4 of 10
Good Reviews: 20
Bad Reviews: 33
Official Responses: 17
Price$ 0.00/mo.
($ 4.99 after 1 mo.)
$ 5.00/mo.
$ 4.95/mo.
($ 8.95 after first term)
$ 5.95/mo.
($ 9.99 after first term)
Plan NameCloud Server S20GBHatchling CloudStarter
Produt typeCloud
Disk Space30 GB SSD20 GB SSDunlimited100 GB
Bandwidthunmetered1 TBunmeteredunmetered
Free domains0001
PaymentsCredit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPalCredit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal, AliPay, Wire Transfer, Skrill (Moneybookers), Cash Cards (CCAvenue), AstroPay Card, Check Payments, Money OrderCredit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPalCredit / Debit / Prepaid Cards, PayPal
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UpdatedMay 2016May 2016Jun 2016May 2016
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: 71
Average Rating: 3 of 10
Good Reviews: 18
Bad Reviews: 53
Official Responses: 0

Go Daddy reviews
Total Reviews: 39
Average Rating: 5 of 10
Good Reviews: 19
Bad Reviews: 20
Official Responses: 0

Host Gator reviews
Total Reviews: 53
Average Rating: 4 of 10
Good Reviews: 20
Bad Reviews: 33
Official Responses: 17

Blue Host reviews

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

Plan NameBrandProduct TypeDiskSpaceTransferMemoryPriceSetupHosted Websites /
Free Domains / IP's
Date Plan
$5 /modigitalocean.comCloud20 GB SSD1000 GB512 MB$ 5.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-09-09
Premiumpcloud.comCloud500 GB SAS500 GB $ 4.99/mo.0 2016-10-17
General1-1rackspace.comCloud20 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB$ 27.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-12-08
Entrysiteground.comCloud20 GB SSD5000 GB2000 MB$ 60.00/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 12016-05-28
Ecommerce Standardbigcommerce.comCloudunlimitedunmetered $ 29.95/mo.0 2016-11-12
Secure Online Backupcenturylink.comCloudunlimitedunmetered $ 4.99/mo.0 2016-08-11
Freeheroku.comCloudunlimitedunmetered512 MB$ 0.00/mo.01 / 0 / 02016-12-07
BUSINESS CLOUD BASIChome.plCloud50 GBunmetered PLN 1.99/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-10-25
Linode 2GB SSDlinode.comCloud24 GB SSD40 GB2000 MB$ 10.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-22
DreamCompute 512MBdreamhost.comCloudunlimitedunmetered512 MB$ 4.50/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-06-07
Cloud Hosting Ilocaweb.com.brCloud50 GBunmetered2000 MBBRL 179.90/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 02016-11-16
HiDrive 20strato.deCloud20 GBunmetered $ 0.79/mo.0 / 02016-08-05
Cloud Compute (VC2) 15GBvultr.comCloud15 GB SSD1000 GB768 MB$ 5.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-11-16
Starter Packagebeyondhosting.netCloud50 GB SSDunmetered512 MB$ 49.99/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-09-22
Medium IPv6gandi.netCloud20 GB2000 GB1000 MB€ 7.96/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-13
Personal Cloudresellerclub.comCloudunlimitedunmetered2000 MB$ 7.99/mo.01 / 0 / 02016-07-24
Xeon E3-1271: 7.8GB RAM, 220 GB SSDliquidweb.comCloud220 GB SSDunmetered7800 MB$ 159.00/mo.0 2016-06-08
Starta2hosting.comCloud10 GB SSDunmetered500 MB$ 15.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-06-03
XXLhosteurope.deCloud4000 GBunmetered48000 MB€ 149.00/mo.€ 99unlimited / 0 / 02016-09-08
1 Core, 1GB RAM, 25GB SSDsoftlayer.comCloud25 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB$ 25.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-08-11
Basicarvixe.comCloud150 GBunmetered4000 MB$ 108.00/mo.0unlimited2016-05-26
75Genom.comCloud75 GBunmetered $ 0.00/mo. ($ 20 after 3 mo.)0unlimited2016-08-08
Essentialonline.netCloud500 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB€ 9.99/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 02016-08-05
Bronzeafrihost.comCloud100 GB500 GB2000 MBZAR 290.00/mo. (ZAR 0.059/GB)0unlimited / 0 / 02016-12-07
15 / monthfasthosts.co.ukCloud40 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB£ 15.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-09-22
Cloud Server Sleaseweb.comCloud40 GB SSD4000 GB1000 MB€ 13.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-10-01
CloudWebsarsys.esCloud20 GBunmetered € 90.00/mo.030 / 0 / 02016-10-29
Plussite5.comCloud10 GB100 GB $ 20.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-06-03
Cloud 2GBwebfaction.comCloud20 GB SSD1500 GB2000 MB$ 20.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-15
CloudSitenames.co.ukCloudunlimitedunmetered £ 6.66/mo.0unlimited2016-08-13
CH Level 1whogohost.comCloud30 GB SSD2000 GB1000 MBNGN 4.400/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-07
Mini Cloudnet4.inCloud25 GB2 GB1000 MB$ 36.55/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-11-21
Cloudways - Amazon EC2cloudways.comCloud2 GB2 GB $ 42.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Virtual Data Centertelekom.roCloudunlimitedunmetered on request0 2016-10-06
Platinumisimtescil.netCloud25 GBunmetered $ 12.95/mo.050 / 0 / 02016-10-25
Core 2, 50GB SSDasmallorange.comCloud50 GB SSD1000 GB2048 MB$ 300.00/yr.0unlimited / 1 / 02016-07-14
LIN2host1plus.comCloud40 GB4000 GB $ 8.00/mo.0 2016-10-25
E-Commercefastcomet.comCloudunlimited SSDunmetered2000 MB$ 6.95/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 02016-08-23
Cloud Server Iintermedia.netCloud50 GB50 GB1000 MB$ 175.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-19
HybridCloud120planethoster.netCloud120 GB SSDunmetered8000 MB€ 119.99/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-10-22
Summer Cloudtmdhosting.comCloud50 GB3000 GB $ 49.95/mo.0 2016-04-24
Cloud Server Hostinghostway.comCloud10 GBunmetered $ 139.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Cloud-Server Salfahosting.deCloud50 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB€ 2.99/mo. (€ 5.99 after 3 mo.)0unlimited / 0 / 12016-09-29
Cloud 1ovh.co.ukCloud25 GBunmetered £ 9.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Businessresellerspanel.comCloudunlimitedunmetered $ 3.33/mo.05 / 02016-05-31
Business Clouduk2.netCloudunlimitedunmetered £ 5.97/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 12016-09-14
Basic Cloudpapaki.grCloud100 MB1 GB € 0.00/mo.01 / 0 / 02016-08-31
Cloud Basicnetregistry.com.auCloud200 GBunmetered0 MBAUD 14.95/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-29
Budget Clouddoteasy.comCloud50 MB250 GB1000 MB$ 48.00/mo. ($ 1/GB)0unlimited / 0 / 12016-08-03
VPS publiclunarpages.comCloud50 GB SSD1000 GB2000 MB$ 49.00/mo. ($ 0.3/GB)0unlimited / 0 / 12016-06-09
Litetsohost.comCloud500 MB5 GB £ 14.99/yr.02 / 0 / 02016-10-31
Businessblacknight.comCloud35 GB500 GB $ 39.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
1 vCPUsinglehop.comCloud25 GBunmetered $ 50.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Cloud IaaScloudsigma.comCloudunlimitedunmetered $ 0.18/mo.0 2013-05-14
Plan 01oneprovider.comCloud20 GB SSD1000 GB512 MB$ 5.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-11-20
Windows Basic Cloudaccuwebhosting.comCloud25 GB250 GB2000 MB$ 37.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-11-10
Businessvps.netCloud5 GB250 GB $ 20.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-22
Dedicated 80GBjoyent.comCloudunlimitedunmetered $ 2,016.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
CloudAppkeliweb.itCloud15 GBunmetered $ 24.90/mo.0 2014-12-11
Burstwesthost.comCloud20 GB500 GB1128 MB$ 50.00/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 12016-07-10
Largeatlantic.netCloud320 GBunmetered $ 47.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
SSD VPS 1pickaweb.co.ukCloud15 GB2000 GB £ 18.99/mo.0 2015-11-19
Bronzeeasyspace.comCloud10 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB£ 39.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-09-20
Basicmelbourneit.com.auCloud200 GBunmetered AUD 29.95/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-07-27
Linux Vmware Cloudwebhosting.uk.comCloud60 GB SSD5000 GB2000 MB£ 33.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-07-21
1 Node100tb.comCloud10 GB3072 GB $ 20.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
1 CPUdediserve.comCloud20 GB1024 GB € 14.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Startermidphase.comCloud20 GB SSD1500 GB1024 MB$ 49.99/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-06-12
Magento Startbyte.nlCloudunlimitedunmetered € 49.00/mo.01 / 0 / 02016-11-26
1GB Cloud VPScrucial.com.auCloud50 GB150 GB AUD 119.95/mo.0 2014-09-01
Cloudserverpoint.comCloud50 GB SSDunmetered $ 28.95/mo.0unlimited / 1 / 02016-06-04
CloudSize-1hostforweb.comCloud20 GB1000 GB $ 20.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Managed Cloudsimplehelix.comCloud20 GBunmetered $ 65.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
12GB Cloud Servergigenet.comCloud80 GBunmetered $ 273.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
SSD Cloud Servers V180pachosting.hkCloud100 GB SSDunmetered2000 MBHKD 158.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-08-14
Steadfast Cloud - Max VMsteadfast.netCloud12000 GB100000 GB $ 8,768.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
4GB RAMprivatelayer.comCloud60 GB SSD10000 GB4000 MB$ 39.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-08-22
Nebula Pilvi Free Tiernebula.fiCloudunlimitedunmetered € 0.00/mo.0 2015-06-15
Cloud VPS $80.00 /monthmisshosting.comCloud80 GB5000 GB $ 80.00/mo.0 2016-09-16
1 Coreinternap.comCloudunlimitedunmetered $ 72.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
VM Popular Bundle 1024eapps.comCloud25 GB100 GB $ 39.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Cloud VDS Liteglowhost.comCloud15 GBunmetered1000 MB$ 75.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 22016-06-26
1 vCPUphoenixnap.comCloud16 GBunmetered $ 23.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Video Hosting Kickstartergravlab.comCloud1 GB500 GB $ 9.00/mo.0 2014-10-27
Linux Cloud Hostingi2k2.comCloud30 GB1000 GB $ 100.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Tomcat Cloud Hosting - Entryjavapipe.comCloud2 GB50 GB $ 9.00/mo.0 2016-04-23
Cloud-2GBgigapros.comCloud25 GB SSD250 GB2000 MB$ 65.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-06-17
IpHost IaaSipdomain.netCloud500 GBunmetered $ 30.00/mo.0 2014-03-05
Business Clustered Cloud Serverappliedi.netCloud50 GB3000 GB $ 149.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Cloud Hosting 128 MB Ramhvips.comCloudunlimitedunmetered SAR 140.00/mo.0 2015-05-10
QuickBooks Hostinginsynq.comCloud8 GBunmetered $ 49.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
12GB Cloud VPScrucialp.comCloud100 GB150 GB $ 579.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Tilaa-cloud-12GB-Linux/FreeBSDtilaa.comCloud20 GBunmetered € 56.40/mo.0 2016-03-24
Starternrhosting.comCloud1 GB20 GB0 MB$ 4.40/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-08-19
T30ipserverone.comCloud150 GB SAS1000 GB3000 MB$ 40.00/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 12016-09-07
Fully managed Cloud VPS:1GB Singaporelayershift.comCloud60 GB500 GB $ 49.00/mo.0 2015-11-20
Cloud-Minizoom.phCloud1 GB10 GB128 MBPHP 50.00/mo.05 / 0 / 02016-10-18
DotBlock Cloud VPSdotblock.comCloud40 GB500 GB $ 34.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Unlimited Basicinspedium.comCloudunlimitedunmetered $ 3.00/mo.0 2014-12-01
Smallcolossuscloud.comCloud30 GB SSDunmetered1000 MB$ 9.97/mo.0unlimited / 0 / 02016-06-04

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.

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.

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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turnkeyinternet.net Icon - Dec 9, 2016 - TurnKey Internet, Inc Launches Cloud Channel Partner Reseller Program - LATHAM, NEW YORK (December 9th, 2016) – Leading Datacenter and Cloud Hosting Solutions provider TurnKey Internet, Inc. announced today the launch of its new Cloud Channel Partner Reseller program. The program will provide access to white label resale and distribution on all Cloud-Hosted products ...
greencloudhosting.co.uk Icon - Dec 8, 2016 - How to Ensure Your Business Data is Always Fully Backed Up - Running a business has its own unique challenges, but making sure your valuable data is safe and secure doesn’t need to be one of them. The post How to Ensure Your Business Data is Always Fully Backed Up appeared first on Green Cloud Hosting.
peak10.com Icon - Dec 6, 2016 - Peak 10 takes A&R Logistics from Disaster to Recovery, and Beyond – at “Warp Speed” - New Peak 10 Case Study Highlights How Logistics Company Dodges Disaster with DRaaS CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 6, 2016) – In its latest case study, national IT infrastructure, connectivity and cloud services provider, Peak 10, Inc., explains the potentially catastrophic power interruptions that A&R ...
eqsn.net Icon - Dec 6, 2016 - Half Yearly Results for the period ended 30 September 2016 - iomart (AIM:IOM), the cloud computing company, is pleased to report its consolidated half yearly results for the period ended 30 September 2016. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Revenue growth of 16% to £42.1m (H1 2016: £36.4m) Cloud Services organic growth of 10% (H1 2016: 10%) Adjusted EBITDA1 growth of 13% ...

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New Azure Cloud Training Has Been Added by Microsoft - Dec, 2016 - Microsoft recently announced new Azure Cloud Training for partners. About 90% of the revenue comes from partners, so the company wants to make sure they are trained in Azure with certifications. This will help to support the growth of Azure. New training opportunities include free Azure training courses held online in a self-paced environment. ...
Capital One Has Chosen AWS for Cloud Infrastructure - Dec, 2016 - Recently, Capital One announced they will be using Amazon Web Services as their main cloud provider. Capital One is a large financial holdings company based out of McLean, Virginia. They are a Fortune 500 company with many financial products and services for consumers and businesses. The agreement to use AWS as their main cloud provider is a ...
Amazon Unveils New High Tech Cloud Services - Nov, 2016 - With Amazon’s cloud computing revenue expected to top $10 billion this year, the company has announced some new cloud computing products. On Wednesday, Amazon introduced Polly an image recognition service and Lex a speech-to-text service. The products were introduced on Wednesday at the company’s re:Invent conference by Andy Jassy, the CEO of ...