Cloud servers are ideal for a wide range of applications as they provide the benefits of having your own dedicated server but at an affordable price. Cloud servers bridge the gap between shared web hosting services and dedicated hosting services in a way that opens a vast array of options to small businesses. Many times clients need to install software for their site but they cannot in a shared environment. For these customers, Cloud Servers have been an invaluable tool to extend their website.
The Cloud On Demand
Our Cloud Servers are priced using an on-demand, pay-per-hour model that is substantially less than our dedicated server pricing. Starting at just $.06 cents per hour you can have all of the advantages of a dedicated server without the high price tag. We also offer a half-hypervisor and full-hypervisor option enabling you to host 6 or 12 cloud servers at prices even less than our hourly model.
Understanding Cloud Servers
EPhost Cloud Servers are just like dedicated servers in that you get your own server and have complete administrative access to it. In fact, from a user standpoint it’s hard to tell the difference between the two. A Cloud server though is substantially different in that it is not a piece of hardware (a server) but rather a Cloudized software-based server that sits inside a large physical server called a host server. Several Cloud servers can live inside a single large server.
Cloud Hosting Platform
The EPhost Cloud Hosting Platform is a server network comprised of host servers, storage area network, and special software called a hypervisor which enable the on-demand delivery of scalable Cloud servers. Cloud servers in the cloud can be easily deployed and extended less expensively than traditional dedicated servers making them an affordable alternative for customers wanting the same performance and security.
Reliability & Redundancy
Reliability is one of the most important factors when choosing a server to run your business and should not be overlooked. We have built a Cloud environment that can withstand the loss of entire HDD's and continue to function without interruption. This level of redundancy is included in all of our Cloud Server plans and in this way Cloud Servers have an added benefit that physical servers do not. If a piece of hardware should fail in a physical server that server will be down until the hardware can be repaired, but Cloud Servers can be rapidly moved from physical server to physical server to maintain uptime.
EPhost Cloud Server Solutions
EPhost Cloud Servers are available with varying degrees of CPU, RAM and HDD space. They also feature optional server management for the best possible service levels.
Cloud Server Management
We understand that in many cases our business owners need the flexibility and reliability of a Cloud Server but do not have the time or skills necessary to maintain that server. So we offer management services to free you of the responsibilities associated with having your own personal server. We will keep your server is perfect working order and monitor it 24 hour per day to ensure that you have the most hassle free and reliable experience with your Cloud Server.
Scalable On-Demand Service
To extend server resources like CPU, RAM and HDD space traditional dedicated servers require physical replacement of these components. In Cloud servers CPU, RAM, HDD space can be extended with a few clicks of the mouse. If your website requires more CPU, and RAM during peak months you can upgrade your service during those months and then downgrade when those resources are no longer necessary. Pay for only what you need, when you need it.
Affordable Alternative to Dedicated Servers
You can get the exact same capabilities as a dedicated server with substantially less setup and monthly fees. You can stand-up and tear down a Cloud Server one month for testing, then get a brand new one when you are ready to take your website live. This makes them an affordable alternative to a dedicated server and ideal for websites of any size.
You can think of The Cloud as the overall enviroment in which Virtual Servers live. The Cloud controls virtual servers to ensure the best performance, security and reliability for our customers.
Scalable & On-Demand
Using our cloud control system you can create and destroy virtual servers at will. The Cloud Controls enable you to fully control the server as if it was sitting right in front of you.
At EPhost we features a large suite of additional products and services to extend your cloud server. Whether you need a MS SQL server license, SSL certificate, or server management we have an option for you.