Top 5 Cloud Hosting Providers

In a few years time, cloud hosting will be one of the most used hosting services because of its entirely new concept that sets it apart from other hosting services. The concept that set web hosting apart is the “Divide and Rule” concept. Which means the resources needed for maintaining your website are spread out across one server. The advantage is that it significantly reduces server downtimes in case of server malfunction. Another feature is that you can manage peak loads without having any bandwidth issues because another server will give additional resources for such matter. Your website does not rely on one server, but a number of servers that work together.


Rackspace is a hosting provider that is hugely popular and is well-known to offer the best cloud hosting services, although too expensive for a hosting provider. Rackspace plans are offered in 3 types, Public Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud. Public cloud is the cheapest where it offers flexible plans and pay-what-you use program for only $15 per month. Private cloud is like VPS for cloud hosting. It uses OpenStack, the operating system for cloud-based hosting system. Hybrid Cloud, on the other hand is where you can run OpenStack cloud in your data center or connect a public cloud rack space.

Microsoft Cloud Solutions

Microsoft Cloud Solutions is a cloud hosting solution offered by Microsoft that has Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. The plan offered is pay-as-you-go priced at $0.12 per hour per computing, $0.15 per GB of storage, and $0.10 for every storage transactions. The basic web edition which is only $9.99 per month, and the business edition priced at $99.99 per month. It is highly scalable and uses automatic scaling and is an open platform which can support both Microsoft and non-Microsoft environment and languages.

iCloud Hosting

iCloud Hosting is another popular cloud hosting provider because it offers cheap hosting plans. Other than that, the site offers domain registrations, and VPS aside from cloud hosting. iCloud Hosting is known for providing the best service and has optimal reliability.

Linode Cloud Servers

Linode Cloud Servers is a hosting provider that permits scalable deployment of applications in which an individual can boot virtual machines. The virtual machines, or node used to run any software or application. The smallest plan which has about 512MB of ram, 20GB of storage, and 200 GB of bandwidth is $19.95 while the larger plan which has 4096 MB of RAM 160GB storage, and 1600GB of bandwidth is prices at $159.95 per month.

GoGrid Cloud Hosting

GoGrid is another hosting provider that has been known for offering fast and reliable servers even when they are just an emerging company. Their lowest-priced server or called X-Small has 512MB of RAM, a storage space of 25GB priced at $18.13 per hour. Their more expensive server called XXX-Large has 24GB of ram, 800GB or storage space priced at $870 per month.

Source by Arnel Y Colar

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