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Review of Cloud Hosting Providers

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Review & Comparison of Cloud Hosting Providers

Cloud Hosting is a web hosting service delivered from a group of connected servers. Resources shared include processing power, storage, memory and bandwidth.

Cloud Hosting Providers build large data centers in several parts of the world (or at least the larger ones) with a lot of redundancies. They then lease out their hardware to companies big and small on a usage or metered basis. Let’s
say your business signs up with a cloud hosting provider and you request a certain number of compute cycles or processing power, storage, memory and bandwidth. The cloud hosting provider will start billing you for that many
resources. Now your marketing campaign kicks in successfully and all of a sudden you have a traffic spike and your website is getting overloaded. You simply request your provider for additional processing power and bandwidth. They provide you the additional resources and adjust your bill accordingly.

If this extra load was only seasonal and you don’t need the additional resources after three months, simply ask your provider to adjust the resources. They will do that and your monthly bill will go down accordingly. You basically
pay for metered services. You get good scalability – that is you can increase or decrease resources as and when needed. You don’t need to have a massive data center if you won’t need that much computing power for an extended period. Additional resources can be deployed almost instantly. The cloud can handle
traffic spikes.

Companies that do business globally replicate their websites in several parts of the world. That way, their websites are very responsive and customers don’t have to contend with trans-continental slowdowns. The challenge then is
synchronizing the databases across several data centers. Here again, cloud hosting providers come to the rescue as they have the resources to house and  synchronize the databases. Since they do it for several large companies, the
costs are spread out over several users. Users have a better response time, companies extend their reach at a lower cost and cloud hosting providers do good business by being the intermediary or facilitator. Win-Win-Win.

There are some disadvantages to Cloud Hosting though. One is loss of control. These resources are not in house and while they are at your disposal, they are owned by somebody else. Another is potential weakening of security. While all kinds of safety and security precautions are taken, there is still that element of uncertainty as you don’t have total control.

Cloud Hosting is not for the small business / home business as quite often they don’t have the technical resources to handle the complexity of cloud hosting. You need to have some in-house expertise to set your company up on a
cloud platform.

There are lots of companies offering Cloud hosting today. It is a bit difficult and time consuming to compare one to the other. We have tried to do some of the legwork for you. The following comparison will make it easier for you to make a better more informed decision when opting for a cloud hosting provider.

PlansPlan IPlan IIPlan IIIPlan IVPlan V
HostingcompanyRAM/Disk/
Bandwidth/CPU
RAM/Disk/Bandwidth/CPURAM/Disk/Bandwidth/CPURAM/Disk/Bandwidth/CPURAM/Disk/Bandwidth/CPU

PayPer Cloud

Data center is located in California

 

1GB/50GB/
1Mbit/1

2GB/175GB/
1Mbit/1

4GB/500GB/1Mbit/
2
8GB/1TB/1Mbit/
4

 

$67 / Month$92.85 / Month$185.95 /  Month$220 / Month

 

  


FireHost

Primary data centre located in Richardson TX, and a secondary backup data centre at Scottsdale, AZ.

 

1GB/100GB/

Unlimited/1 Core

2GB/200GB/

Unlimited/2

Core

3GB/400GB/

Unlimited/3 Core

4GB/500GB/

Unlimited /4

Core

5GB/1TB/

Unlimited /5

Core

 

$345

$520

$795

$970

$1,569

 

7GB/4TB/ Unlimited /7 Core

8GB/4TB/ Unlimited /8 Core

 

$4,791

$4,866

 

 

Connectria

Connectria’s enterprise-class hosting  facilities are located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Connectria’s Midwest  operations includes two data center locations in St. Louis, MO.

 

3GB/150GB/2TB/
1xQuad Core Xeon 2.0 Ghz

6GB/300GB/3TB/
1xQuad Core Xeon 2.4 Ghz

12GB/300GB/4TB/
1xQuad Core Xeon 2.66 Ghz

24GB/1.2TB/10Mbps
Unmetered/
1xSix Core Xeon 2.93 Ghz

48GB/1.8TB/20Mbps
Unmetered/
2xQuad Core Xeon 2.0 Ghz

 

$299

$452

$632

$1,017

$1,607

GoGrid

Data center is located in the San Francisco Telecom Center, conveniently located just south of  San Francisco’s Financial District.

 

8GB/2×320 GB/

Unlimited/4 Cores

12GB/2×500 GB/

Unlimited/8 Cores

24GB/5×147 GB/

Unlimited/8 Cores

.5 GB RAM/25 GB Disk/
.5TB/.5 Core

2 GB RAM/100 GB Disk/
3.6TB/2Cores

 

$300

$400

$600

 $171

$772

  

Instance

Data centers are based in Dallas TX.

 

256MB/10GB/
1TB/ND

512MB/50GB/
1TB/ND

1GB/100GB/
1TB/ND

2GB/150GB/
1TB/ND

4GB/300GB/
1TB/ND

 

$22

$50 

$100

$191

 $383

  

1&1 VDS Dynamic Cloud Server

 Data center located in Kansas City USA.

 

512 MB/30GB/

ND/1 Core

1GB/50GB/

ND/1 Core

2GB/80GB/

ND/2 Core

4GB/120GB/
ND/3 Core

 

 

 $9.99

$14.99

$24.99

$34.99

 

  

Alatum

Based in Singapore as part of collaboration between SingTel and Hewlett Packard. Note: All prices in Singapore Dollars (SGD)

 

2GB/10GB/
Unlimited/1xCore

4GB/20GB/
Unlimited/2xCore

8GB/80GB/
Unlimited/4xCore

16GB/250GB/
Unlimited/8xCore

 

$480

$960

$1,943

$3,940

 

 

 


Rackspace

Pay-as-you-go

Utility based pricing keeps costs under control by paying for only what you use, down to the minute. True consumption-based pricing and billing.

 Based in San Antonio, TX .Nine (9)
Data Centers: San Antonio, TX (2); Dallas, TX; Herndon, VA; Chicago,
IL; Ashburn, VA;
London, UK; Slough, UK; Hong Kong

 

1GB/20GB/
200Mb/s/1 v

2GB/40GB/
400Mb/s/2v

4GB/80GB/
800Mb/s/4v

8GB/160GB/
1600Mb/s/8v

Linux

$0.032/hr

$0.064/hr

$0.128/hr

$0.256/hr

Windows

$0.084/hr$0.168/hr

$0.336/hr


Elastic Hosts

Data centers near London UK and one in San Antonio TX.

 

1GB/100GB/

2GB/2000 Mhz

2GB/200GB/

5GB/3000 Mhz

3GB/400GB/

11GB/4000 Mhz

4GB/500GB/

202GB/5000 Mhz

6GB/800GB/

400GB/8000 Mhz

 

$49.42

$86.12

$149.8

$188.48

$296.6

 

 

Hostway

Data centers are based in Chicago

 

1Gb/40GB/
2TB/1xCore

2Gb/80GB/
2TB/2xCore

4Gb/120GB/
2TB/3xCore

8Gb/200GB/
2TB/4xCore

4Gb/200GB/
4TB/2xCore

 

$86

$154

$243

$386

$428


Amazon EC2

Amazon EC2 is currently available in seven regions: US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo).

Note: ECU (EC2 Compute Unit)- One EC2 Compute Unit (ECU) provides the equivalent CPU capacity of a 1.0-1.2 GHz. All prices are on per hour usage basis 

 

613MB/EBS Storage/
15GB/2xECU

1.7GB/160GB/
15GB/1xECU

1.7GB/350GB/
15GB/5xECU

7.5GB/850GB/
15GB/4xECU

17.1GB/420GB/
15GB/6.5xECU

Linux

$0.02

$0.085

$0.17

$0.34

$0.50 

Windows

$0.03

$0.12

$0.29

$0.48 

$0.62

 

7GB/1690GB/
15GB/20xECU

15GB/1690GB/
15GB/8xECU

34.2GB/850GB/
15GB/13.0xECU

23GB/1690GB/
15GB/33.5xECU
68.4GB/1690GB/
15GB/26xECU

Linux

$0.68

$0.68

$1.00

$1.30

$2.00

Windows

$1.16

$0.96

$1.24

$1.61

$2.48

Note:

  • Some cloud hosting providers have even higher tiers.

  • You can also ask for a custom plan if none of the available plans fit your requirements.



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