Cloud hosting allow an unlimited number of servers to act as one through the use of a virtual server. This provides benefits such as there being no single point of failure. It can also provide an increased reliability, scalability and cost efficiency.
Cloud hosting can be most cost-effective since you only pay for the resources you use. Whereas with a VPS or dedicated hosting plan, you rarely use all of your allowance since you are restricted to purchasing pre-defined hosting plans.
Based in Delaware, USA, Adroit SSD offer cheap cloud hosting plans that use SSD for storage.
Their entry level plan costs only $3.98 per month for 25GB of storage, 75GB of bandwidth, and 1GB of RAM. All of their plans are optimised for WordPress and use the Cloudlinux platform to ensure a high standard of security and resource allocation.
Use the discount code KEVIN40 at checkout to get a recurring discount of 40% off of all plans.
Be sure to check out my review of AdroitSSD for more information on the service.
Arvixe have a selection of Linux and Windows based cloud hosting plans. Their basic cloud hosting package costs $108 per month for 150GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, and eight CPU cores.
The company also sells shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated hosting solutions.
A Small Orange offer everything from shared hosting to dedicated hosting plans. They also have a huge selection of cloud VPS hosting solutions.
Prices start at $20 per month for 30GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, and 500GB of bandwidth.
A hugely popular cloud hosting service that is known for its friendly dashboard. You can select from infrastructures such as Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Google Computer Engine.
You can also select the platform or application that you are using so that your hosting space is optimised for it.
Prices start from as low as $5 per month.
A hugely popular hosting platform that was designed for developers. Plans can be paid on a monthly or hourly basis and feature tier-one bandwidth and a user-friendly interface.
Their cheapest plan retails at $5 per month or $0.007 per hour. This offers 512MB of RAM, one CPU core, 20GB of storage, and 1TB of bandwidth.
Digital Ocean use solid state drives for storage and offer locations in the USA, Europe, and Asia.
One Step Hosting offers shared hosting, SSD VPS hosting, and dedicated hosting plans; however their main focus is Cloud VPS Hosting packages.
The company is based in the UK, but they have fifteen cloud locations across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Their Cloud VPS plans start from £9.99/$14.99 per month. This will get you a VPS with 1GB of RAM, 25GB of SSD storage, and an unlimited amount of bandwidth.
RackSpace are a Texas based managed cloud hosting company that have been operating since the late 1990s. They market themselves as the number one cloud hosting company online and their billion dollar yearly revenue suggests this is true.
They have a large hosting infrastructure that supports dedicated servers, public cloud, and private cloud services. You can mix and match between all of these hosting options in order to create your perfect hosting environment.
A European based hosting company that offers everything from shared hosting to dedicated hosting plans.
Their cloud hosting plans retail from €48 per month for a 3.0GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, 20GB of storage, and 5TB of bandwidth. All of their servers are managed and use SSDs for storage. Offsite website backups are made daily too and they provide access to a global content delivery network to improve the performance of your website.
Vultr deliver high performance cloud hosting that can be paid on a monthly or hourly basis. They boast a ten gigabit redundant network and have fourteen data centres in the USA, Europe, Japan, and Australia. All data is stored on SSD storage and servers use fast Intel CPUs.
Their lowest monthly plan costs just $5 per month or $0.007 per hour. That gets you one CPU core, 768MB of RAM, 15GB of SSD storage, and 1TB of bandwidth.