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Q. What is cloud hosting?

Q. How do cloud servers differ from dedicated servers?

Q. How do cloud servers differ from traditional virtual private servers (VPS)?

Q. How does cloud hosting differ from shared hosting?

Q. What is a public cloud?

Q. What is a private cloud?

Q. What types of applications can run in the cloud?

Q. What benefits will it bring to my business?

Q. How do I scale with Cloud Servers?

Q. How much CPU do I get?

Q. Can I upgrade my storage without upgrading the entire plan?

Q. Is Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 available on Cloud Servers?

Q. Can I host more than one web site?

Q. How much bandwidth is included?

Q. What happens if the hardware fails?

Q. What's the minimum contract?



Q. What is cloud hosting?

The term 'cloud' is used to describe a number of very different products, but in our case, it refers to on-demand, scalable, virtualized servers accessible over the internet.

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Q. How do cloud servers differ from dedicated servers?

When buying a dedicated server, there is usually a lead time on the hardware, and it is difficult to change the server specification as your needs evolve, forcing you to buy something large enough for your application to grow into. You pay for the server 24 hours a day, not just when you want it up and running. Our cloud servers, on the other hand, can be deployed immediately from our easy-to-use web control panel and have no setup charge, a low minimum price, and no commitment to a contract. As your requirements change, you can instantly scale the resources you use, both up and down, and can even pay-as-you-go simply for the hours your servers are running.

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Q. How do cloud servers differ from traditional virtual private servers (VPS)?

Traditional VPS providers slice up large dedicated servers to share them between customers. Typically VPS providers use container technology such as Virtuozzo to isolate multiple users on a single server from one another, whilst running a single shared instance from the operating system. By contrast, our technology enables every user to run their own isolated copy of an operating system of their choice, providing greater choice of operating systems, higher performance, deeper configurability, and stronger isolation and security guarantees.

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Q. How does cloud hosting differ from shared hosting?

Shared hosting solutions usually only give access to your server through a web control panel, where you can manage a number of websites hosted on that server. With our cloud server, you have full administrator control over your server, install any software as well as configure it to meet your needs.

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Q. What is a public cloud?

A public cloud is a service that anyone can tap into with a network connection and a credit card. "Public clouds are shared infrastructures with pay-as-you-go economics," explains Forrester analyst James Staten in an April report. "Public clouds are easily accessible, multitenant virtualized infrastructures that are managed via a self-service portal."

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Q. What is a private cloud?

A private cloud attempts to mimic the delivery models of public cloud vendors but does so entirely within the firewall, for the benefit of an enterprises user. A private cloud is highly virtualized, stringing together mass quantities of IT infrastructure in one or a few easily managed resource pools.

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Q. What types of applications can run in the cloud?

Technically, you can put any application in the cloud. But that doesn't mean it's a good idea. For example, there's little reason to run a desktop disk defragmentation or systems analysis tool in the cloud, because you want the application sitting on the desktop, dedicated to the system with little to no latency.

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Q. What benefits will it bring to my business?

Many people focus first on cost savings, but the cloud is much more than a cost-cutting exercise. A flexible approach to IT means you can bring products and services to the market faster, innovate with less risk, and enable more flexible ways of working.

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Q. How do I scale with Cloud Servers?

If you wish to scale your Cloud either up or down, log in to your client area and purchase the CPU/RAM/HDD that you require or, cancel that which you no longer require.

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Q. How much CPU do I get?

1 CPU upgradable to 4

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Q. Can I upgrade my storage without upgrading the entire plan?

Yes, it is possible

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Q. Is Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 available on Cloud Servers?

Yes it is available

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Q. Can I host more than one web site?

Absolutely! We don't set any limits on the number of sites you can host. You'll need to ensure that you give your server enough memory, disk space and processor to handle the demand. If you're not sure how much to allocate, contact us and we can advise you.

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Q. How much bandwidth is included?

We include 200GB, upgradable on demand

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Q. What happens if hardware fails?

The Cloud has a completely self-healing architecture. This means that if any hardware node should fail, any cloud servers running on resources on that node will be re-provisioned on alternative hardware. This happens without the need for any human intervention. We can also engineer solutions for instantaneous failover for customers with specific availability requirements. Contact us and we can discuss the various options available.

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Q. What's the minimum contract?

The contract is monthly.

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