What is Cloud Hosting?

Cloud hosting describes a method of configuring servers in a flexible way to allow for the most affordable, scalable, and reliable web infrastructure.

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  • Simple

    (Or at least it should be!) Our cloud servers launch in under one minute. This lets you focus on delivering content instead of server setup. An intuitive user interface makes controlling servers quick and easy — securing data, resizing servers, and creating new servers takes only a few clicks.

  • Affordable

    Cloud hosting only charges people for the resources they use. Hosting costs are measured per hour to provide the most control over the hosting budget. Additionally, DigitalOcean offers affordable bandwidth pricing, ensuring that sudden traffic spikes do not drive up the monthly bill.

  • Scalable

    Cloud servers scale with incredible speed. You can expand or reduce servers in seconds to ensure that the server keeps up with demand without wasting money on unnecessary resources. Adding new servers or upgrading current offerings is a click away — no complicated architecture required.

  • Reliable

    Cloud hosting is more reliable than shared hosting, where issues in one account may spill over into other sites on the same physical server. Cloud hosting isolates each server, ensuring that possible stress on one does not affect another server's performance.

  • Customizable

    Cloud hosting lets you customize your server. When spinning up a cloud server, you can specify the server's processing power, location, and operating system, as well as configure the server itself to present your content in the best possible way.

  • Secure

    Cloud hosting keeps your content safe. By distributing server data across redundant servers, information hosted in the cloud is protected against hardware failure. Automated backups and snapshots ensure that server content stays safe and up-to-date.