Cloud Hosting Providers

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The main types of hosting are Shared hosting, VPS and Dedicated servers. Another type of hosting, Cloud hosting, was added recently as it has grown in popularity for the past few years. In the nearest future it may displace all other hosting types because it is highly scalable, secure and fast. Moreover, it can be used for all kinds of projects because you pay only for the resources used. Also, as the cloud is a network that consists of lots of different physical servers, your website will not go down in case of traffic or server load increase.

Below you can check some of the innovations that will bring Cloud hosting to the forefront of hosting technologies.

We highly recommend not to purchase the cheapest hosting package. Usually, they come with a row of issues: the server is often down, the hardware is outdated, lousy and slow support, registration and payment errors, etc.

For your convenience, we have created a tool that can help you to choose the right hosting package for you just by answering a few simple questions.

CMS is a content management system. A lot of hosting providers offer so-called CMS optimized packages. However, this is a marketing trick because most CMSs do not have special software or hosting requirements.

Trial period is a period of time, usually from 7 to 30 days, during which you can use the hosting services for free to test them.

Moneyback policy allows the customer to receive a refund for his order within a certain period after the purchase.

Bulletproof hosting - it’s a type of service that allows to host almost any type of content, even the restricted one (adult content, warez, spam etc). Bulletproof hosting providers do not remove your content in case someone reports an abuse.

Unlimited hosting - refers to companies that provide packages with unlimited disk space, bandwidth, number of domains, databases or email accounts, etc. This is usually a marketing trick but sometimes you can find something worth a try.

Secure hosting - it’s a type of service when the hosting provider is mostly responsible for the security of the user’s account: updates the software installed on their servers, provides an antivirus and malware scanner, firewalls and basic anti-DDoS protection, etc.

DDoS-protected hosting - companies that provide packages that include anti-DDoS protection. These packages are considerably more expensive than regular ones. Nevertheless, they’re totally worth their price because the company will ensure that your website is secured from cyber attacks.

Most websites require MySQL and PHP installed on the server to work correctly. Almost all hosting providers support these technologies.

ASP.NET is a Microsoft web application development platform.

The more comfortable the control panel is, the easier will it be for you to change the website and hosting account settings.

Most hosting providers that are in TOP20 in our rating offer user-friendly control panels, such as cPanel, Plesk or DirectAdmin. That’s why we recommend to pay attention to other, more important parameters, while choosing a hosting provider.

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These hosting companies are rated the best in August 2019
Cloud hosting 5.0
4.5
Users
4.8
hostings.info
  • Country: USA
  • Founded : 1999
  • Customers: 50000 (~0.04 % market)
  • Server Location: USA
  • Control panel: cPanel, Direct Admin, Plesk, Custom panel
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Anna Belous
Anna Belous Hosting Expert (4 years' experience)

Interserver is a hosting provider with a wide range of services, including email hosting with a separate gateway server, more than 15 different VPS packages and GPU powered, storage and 10Gbps Dedicated servers. All of their servers are located in USA.


Windows Standard Wordpress
Price 5.00 USD 5.00 USD 8.00 USD
DDoS Protection - - -
Websites 25 pcs 1 pcs
Database
Disk Space
Platform windows linux linux
Control panel Plesk cPanel cPanel
Linux Cloud VPS Windows Cloud VPS Linux Cloud VPS 1 Linux Cloud VPS 2 Windows Cloud VPS 1
Price 6.00 USD 10.00 USD 12.00 USD 18.00 USD 20.00 USD
Memory (RAM) 1.024 Gb 1.024 Gb 2.048 Gb 3.072 Gb 2.048 Gb
DDoS Protection - - - - -
Disk Space 25 Gb 25 Gb 50 Gb 75 Gb 50 Gb
Platform linux windows linux linux windows
CPU - - - - -
CPU Cores 1 pcs 1 pcs 1 pcs 1 pcs 1 pcs
3 Quick Server 1 Quick Server 2 4 5
Price 39.00 USD 90.00 USD 99.00 USD 139.00 USD 310.00 USD
Memory (RAM) 1 Gb 16 Gb 16 Gb 16 Gb 8 Gb
DDoS Protection - - - - -
Disk Space 250 Gb 379 Gb 415 Gb 250 Gb 250 Gb
Platform - - - - -
Control panel - - - - -
CPU 1.60 GHz 3.30 GHz 3.30 GHz 3.30 GHz 2.10 GHz
CPU Cores 2 pcs 8 pcs 8 pcs 4 pcs 6 pcs
Uptime: 100% excellent
0 minutes of downtime per month
Speed : 4.28 sec medium
for processing image 2000x2000 px
Ping : 198 ms good to user in
Ping : 114 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 20 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 252 ms medium to user in
Ping : 92 ms excellent to user in
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Ping : 80 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 293 ms medium to user in
Ping : 69 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 54 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 240 ms good to user in
Load : 181 scores
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PHP configuration
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Support
We asked a question and received the answer in one hour
Cloud hosting 4.9
4.4
Users
4.4
hostings.info
  • Country: USA
  • Founded : 1997
  • Customers: 30000 (~0.03 % market)
  • Server Location: USA, Europe, Netherlands
  • Control panel: cPanel
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1 2 3 4
Price 59.00 USD 99.00 USD 139.00 USD 189.00 USD
Memory (RAM) 2 Gb 4 Gb 8 Gb 16 Gb
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disk Space 40 Gb 100 Gb 150 Gb 200 Gb
Platform linux - - -
Control panel - - - -
CPU - - - -
CPU Cores 2 pcs 4 pcs 8 pcs 8 pcs
Dedicated Server 1 Dedicated Bundle 1 Dedicated Server 2 Dedicated Bundle 2 Dedicated Server 3
Price 199.00 USD 269.00 USD 299.00 USD 389.00 USD 399.00 USD
Memory (RAM) 16 Gb 32 Gb 32 Gb 32 Gb 64 Gb
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disk Space 500 Gb 500 Gb 500 Gb 500 Gb 480 Gb
Platform - - - - -
Control panel - - - - -
CPU 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz 4.0 GHz 4.0 GHz 2.1 GHz
CPU Cores 4 pcs 4 pcs 6 pcs 6 pcs 16 pcs
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Cloud hosting 4.6
0.0
Users
4.0
hostings.info
  • Country: Canada
  • Founded : 2012
  • Customers: 8000 (~0.05 % market)
  • Server Location: USA, Canada, Netherlands
  • Price:
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Mystery Box Single Processor Dual Processors
Price 29.00 USD 39.00 USD 129.00 USD
Memory (RAM) 8 Gb 32 Gb 64 Gb
DDoS Protection - - -
Disk Space 250 Gb 3072 Gb 2048 Gb
Platform - - -
Control panel - - -
CPU 3.0 GHz 3.3 GHz 2.0 GHz
CPU Cores 2 pcs 4 pcs 16 pcs
Intel E3 1240 V3 Intel E3 1270 V3 Intel E3 1230 V6 Intel E3 1240 V5 Intel E3 1270 V6
Price 70.00 USD 80.00 USD 109.00 USD 119.00 USD 125.00 USD
Memory (RAM) 32 Gb 32 Gb 16 Gb 16 Gb 32 Gb
DDoS Protection - - - - -
Disk Space 500 Gb 500 Gb 500 Gb 500 Gb 1000 Gb
Platform - - - - -
Control panel - - - - -
CPU 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
CPU Cores 4 pcs 4 pcs 4 pcs 4 pcs 4 pcs
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Cloud hosting 4.5
4.4
Users
 
hostings.info
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Founded : 2008
  • Customers: 65000 (~0.20 % market)
  • Server Location: USA, Brazil, Germany, South Africa
  • Control panel: Vesta
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Cloud hosting 4.4
4.5
Users
4.4
hostings.info
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Founded : 2001
  • Customers: 35000 (~0.11 % market)
  • Server Location: United Kingdom, Europe
  • Control panel: cPanel, Plesk
  • Price:
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Basic Plan Basic Plan Intermediate Plan Intermediate Plan Advanced Plan
Price 4.44 USD 4.44 USD 6.65 USD 6.65 USD 8.88 USD
DDoS Protection No No No No No
Websites - 1 pcs - 3 pcs -
Database 10 pcs - 30 pcs -
Disk Space 2 Gb 1 Gb 10 Gb 25 Gb 20 Gb
Platform linux windows linux windows linux
Control panel cPanel Plesk cPanel Plesk cPanel
VPS Starter VPS Starter VPS Standard VPS Professional VPS Enterprise
Price 17.32 USD 21.32 USD 26.65 USD 35.99 USD 45.32 USD
Memory (RAM) 1.5 Gb 2 Gb 3 Gb 4 Gb 8 Gb
DDoS Protection No No No No No
Disk Space 30 Gb 40 Gb 60 Gb 120 Gb 240 Gb
Platform linux windows linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel Plesk cPanel cPanel cPanel
CPU - - - - -
CPU Cores 2 pcs 2 pcs 2 pcs 4 pcs 6 pcs
eUK E3 Standard eUK E3 Professional eUK E3 Enterprise
Price 93.32 USD 119.99 USD 146.65 USD
Memory (RAM) 8 Gb 16 Gb 32 Gb
DDoS Protection No No No
Disk Space 4000 Gb 2000 Gb 4000 Gb
Platform - - -
Control panel - - -
CPU 3.0 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
CPU Cores 4 pcs 4 pcs 4 pcs
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Cloud hosting 4.3
4.3
Users
4.5
hostings.info
  • Country: USA
  • Founded : 2004
  • Customers: 1700000 (~1.48 % market)
  • Server Location: USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Singapore
  • Control panel: cPanel
  • Test period : 30 days
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  • Speed:
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StartUp GrowBig GoGeek
Price 3.95 USD 5.95 USD 11.95 USD
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes
Websites 1 pcs
Database
Disk Space 10 Gb 20 Gb 30 Gb
Platform linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
Entry
Price 0.00 USD
Memory (RAM) -
DDoS Protection -
Disk Space -
Platform -
Control panel -
CPU -
CPU Cores -
Entry Server Power Server Super Power
Price 179.00 USD 258.00 USD 336.00 USD
Memory (RAM) 4 Gb 4 Gb 16 Gb
DDoS Protection - - -
Disk Space 500 Gb 1000 Gb 2000 Gb
Platform linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
CPU 3.20 GHz 3.50 GHz 2.00 GHz
CPU Cores 4 pcs 4 pcs 12 pcs
Uptime: 100% excellent
0 minutes of downtime per month
Speed : 3.84 sec good
for processing image 2000x2000 px
Ping : 281 ms medium to user in
Ping : 202 ms good to user in
Ping : 89 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 314 ms bad to user in
Ping : 15 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 268 ms medium to user in
Ping : 344 ms bad to user in
Ping : 227 ms good to user in
Ping : 257 ms medium to user in
Ping : 5 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 42 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 10 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 132 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 169 ms good to user in
Load : 119 scores
Download speed
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PHP configuration
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Support
We asked a question and received the answer in 4 minutes
Cloud hosting 4.1
4.1
Users
4.6
hostings.info
  • Country: USA
  • Founded : 2003
  • Customers: 2000000 (~1.74 % market)
  • Server Location: USA
  • Control panel: cPanel, Custom built
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Anastasia Sarkisyan
Anastasia Sarkisyan Hosting Expert (2 years' experience)

BlueHost offers a standard spectrum of hosting services as well as CMS and e-commerce optimized packages such as WordPress or WooCommerce. Also, the company designed an enhanced cPanel. Would be a nice choice for proficient users rather than beginners.


Basic Plus Choice plus Go PRO
Price 3.95 USD 4.95 USD 5.95 USD 13.95 USD
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Websites 1 pcs
Database - - - -
Disk Space 50 Gb
Platform linux linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel
Standard Enhanced Ultimate
Price 19.99 USD 29.99 USD 59.99 USD
Memory (RAM) 2 Gb 4 Gb 8 Gb
DDoS Protection Yes No Yes
Disk Space 30 Gb 60 Gb 120 Gb
Platform linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
CPU - - -
CPU Cores 2 pcs 2 pcs 4 pcs
Standard Enhanced Premium
Price 79.99 USD 99.99 USD 119.99 USD
Memory (RAM) 4 Gb 8 Gb 16 Gb
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes
Disk Space 500 Gb 1000 Gb 1000 Gb
Platform linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
CPU 2.3 GHz 2.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
CPU Cores 4 pcs 4 pcs 4 pcs
Uptime: 100% excellent
0 minutes of downtime per month
Speed : 5.64 sec medium
for processing image 2000x2000 px
Ping : 212 ms good to user in
Ping : 147 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 43 ms excellent to user in
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Ping : 124 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 198 ms good to user in
Ping : 252 ms medium to user in
Ping : 152 ms good to user in
Ping : 207 ms good to user in
Ping : 113 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 294 ms medium to user in
Ping : 116 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 43 ms excellent to user in
Ping : 292 ms medium to user in
Load : 5 scores
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PHP configuration
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Support
We asked a question and received the answer in 2 minutes
Cloud hosting 4.0
4.3
Users
4.4
hostings.info
  • Country: USA
  • Founded : 2013
  • Customers: 50000 (~0.04 % market)
  • Server Location: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, India, Germany...
  • Control panel: cPanel
  • Price:
  • Speed:
  • Reliability:
  • Support:
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FastCloud Plus FastCloud Extra FastCloud
Price 5.95 USD 9.95 USD 953.00 USD
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes
Websites 1 pcs
Database
Disk Space 25 Gb 35 Gb 15 Gb
Platform linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
VPS CLOUD 1 VPS CLOUD 2 VPS CLOUD 3 VPS CLOUD 4
Price 59.95 USD 69.95 USD 89.95 USD 139.95 USD
Memory (RAM) 2 Gb 4 Gb 8 Gb 16 Gb
DDoS Protection - - - -
Disk Space 50 Gb 80 Gb 160 Gb 320 Gb
Platform linux linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel
CPU 2.50 GHz 2.50 GHz 2.50 GHz 2.50 GHz
CPU Cores 1 pcs 2 pcs 4 pcs 6 pcs
DS 1 DS 2 DS 3 DS 4
Price 139.00 USD 169.00 USD 229.00 USD 349.00 USD
Memory (RAM) 4 Gb 8 Gb 16 Gb 32 Gb
DDoS Protection - - - -
Disk Space 80 Gb 160 Gb 320 Gb 640 Gb
Platform linux linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel cPanel
CPU - - - -
CPU Cores 2 pcs 4 pcs 8 pcs 16 pcs
Detailed testing of this hosting will appear soon on our website
Cloud hosting 4.0
4.3
Users
 
hostings.info
  • Country: USA
  • Founded : 2003
  • Server Location: USA
  • Price:
  • Speed:
  • Reliability:
  • Support:
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Cloud hosting 3.8
0.0
Users
4.0
hostings.info
  • Country: India
  • Server Location: USA, India, China, Germany, Netherlands
  • Control panel: cPanel
  • Price:
  • Speed:
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Value Business Enterprise
Price 2.95 USD 4.95 USD 7.49 USD
DDoS Protection Yes Yes Yes
Websites 1 pcs 10 pcs
Database - - -
Disk Space 20 Gb 50 Gb
Platform linux linux linux
Control panel cPanel cPanel cPanel
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cloud web hosting

Shared hosting vs Cloud hosting

Shared hosting is the most affordable type of hosting but its features are quite limited. It was called ‘shared’ because you basically ‘share’ the server with hundreds of users. The server is divided into several similar hosting accounts that are owned by different users. These accounts can have different limits such as number of domains and FTP users, disk space etc.

Lots of users might think that a small shared hosting package would be enough for their website. However, Shared hosting has one significant disadvantage - it was not designed for high traffic. In case the traffic increases, most likely, your website will start either to load very slowly, or become unavailable for certain users.

Unlike Shared hosting, Cloud-based hosting is highly scalable, meaning your site can grow over time, using as much resources as it requires and you only pay for what you need. It does not have limits as a cloud consists of several physical servers. If one of them gets overloaded, the load is transferred to another server. So, Cloud hosting is not only more stable than Shared hosting, but also more secure, especially in case of a DDoS-attack. It is a bit more expensive in comparison to Shared but it’s totally worth the price.

VPS vs Cloud hosting

VPS is a virtual private server (or virtual dedicated server). It is a more powerful platform for hosting websites than Shared hosting. Though, it is somehow similar to Shared hosting: a physical server is divided into several virtual servers. Nonetheless, these virtual servers have their own dedicated resources such as RAM, CPU and bandwidth. So, your website will not go down because of the ‘neighbour’ is using lots of server resources. Moreover, you have the opportunity to install your own OS and other software, configure and customize it.

Server load may be higher in the evening and lower at daytime. With Cloud hosting this issue may be resolved very easily: you simply can change the pricing plan (manually or automatically) as Cloud hosting supports hourly billing cycles. So, if the traffic is low, you can switch to the cheapest bandwidth rate and when the number of visitors increases you can adjust accordingly.

how cloud hosting works

Another important point is that VPS servers are scalable, however, they still have some limits. For instance, you can get a maximum of 32 Gb RAM for your server. Cloud-based VPS are scalable and you can add as much resources as needed regardless of the physical server characteristics.

Dedicated server vs Cloud hosting

A Dedicated server is a physical server rented by you. You can use all of its resources on your own, without any ‘neighbours’. Cloud hosting makes the existence of a dedicated server meaningless - there is no reason to purchase it, if a Cloud VPS can adjust to traffic or load increase in a matter of seconds. Moreover, it will be less costly than a Dedicated server and, of course, more scalable.

Conclusions

Cloud hosting is definitely more advantageous than all other hosting types. But keep in mind that the more resources you use, the more will you pay. Also, it is very hard to calculate the amount of resources that your website will use in the next month and thus, to estimate the approximate amount of money required to cover the expenses.

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The best companies in 2019
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4.5 15
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30000
4.4 11
3
8000
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65000
4.4 5
5
35000
4.5 7
6
1700000
4.3 18
7
2000000
4.1 30
8
50000
4.3 5
9
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Ratings of hosting providers by site tasks
Hosting price

We highly recommend not to purchase the cheapest hosting package. Usually, they come with a row of issues: the server is often down, the hardware is outdated, lousy and slow support, registration and payment errors, etc.

For your convenience, we have created a tool that can help you to choose the right hosting package for you just by answering a few simple questions.

CMS

CMS is a content management system. A lot of hosting providers offer so-called CMS optimized packages. However, this is a marketing trick because most CMSs do not have special software or hosting requirements.

Free trial

Trial period is a period of time, usually from 7 to 30 days, during which you can use the hosting services for free to test them.

Moneyback policy allows the customer to receive a refund for his order within a certain period after the purchase.

OS

OS means the operating system is installed on the server. We recommend to choose Linux hosting unless your website requires another OS.

Other

Bulletproof hosting - it’s a type of service that allows to host almost any type of content, even the restricted one (adult content, warez, spam etc). Bulletproof hosting providers do not remove your content in case someone reports an abuse.

Unlimited hosting - refers to companies that provide packages with unlimited disk space, bandwidth, number of domains, databases or email accounts, etc. This is usually a marketing trick but sometimes you can find something worth a try.

Secure hosting - it’s a type of service when the hosting provider is mostly responsible for the security of the user’s account: updates the software installed on their servers, provides an antivirus and malware scanner, firewalls and basic anti-DDoS protection, etc.

DDoS-protected hosting - companies that provide packages that include anti-DDoS protection. These packages are considerably more expensive than regular ones. Nevertheless, they’re totally worth their price because the company will ensure that your website is secured from cyber attacks.

Technologies

Most websites require MySQL and PHP installed on the server to work correctly. Almost all hosting providers support these technologies.

ASP.NET is a Microsoft web application development platform.

Control panel

The more comfortable the control panel is, the easier will it be for you to change the website and hosting account settings.

Most hosting providers that are in TOP20 in our rating offer user-friendly control panels, such as cPanel, Plesk or DirectAdmin. That’s why we recommend to pay attention to other, more important parameters, while choosing a hosting provider.

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