Cloud hosting is based on cloud computing technologies which used the networked infrastructure software and capacity to provide resources to users in an on-demand environment and the cloud technology is also easy integration of extra resources, such as Disk space, RAM or CPU. Users can only pay for resources that they use.
Price: (in US Dollars)
Choose the price that you're willing to pay each month, or indicate 'No Preference'. Please note that some providers charge customers every 3 months, 6 months, or even annually. Cloud hosting is the usage-based billing. Paying only for what you use.
Choose the minimum amount of disk space you require. Some providers offer only 1 GB of disk space, while others offer up to 150 GB, or even 'Unlimited' disk space. If you do not know the amount of disk space you require, or have no specific preferences as far as the amount of disk space you need available, choose 'No Preference'.
Cloud hosting is more cost effective compare to shared hosting services or another hosting services - costs are based on the resources (RAM, etc.) you actually use. Indicate here the minimum amount of RAM you require. If you do not know the amount of RAM you require, or have no specific preferences as far as the amount of RAM is concerned, choose 'No Preference'.
Data transfer represents the amount of data used every time someone visits a web page. For example, if a web page contains a 30KB image, and the HTML file it is placed on is 12KB, the total data transfer is 42KB for that page when someone visits it. If hundreds (or thousands) of people visit this web page at any given time, the amount of data transferred is 42KB multiplied by the number of people visiting. If this total exceeds the amount of bandwidth assigned to a web site by a web host, the web page is no longer available. The amount of bandwidth a site requires depends on the nature of the site. Sites containing graphics require more bandwidth than text-based web sites. Sites offering audio and video files often require a very large data transfer allowance. If you do not know the amount of data you require, or have no specific preferences as far as the amount of data is concerned, choose 'No Preference'.
Select one of the options available or choose 'Any' if you do not have a preference:
A Windows server should be used if you intend to utilize Microsoft solutions (Microsoft SQL Server, etc.), or other solutions designed specifically for use on the Windows platform. Windows can be used to host solutions designed for UNIX and Linux, although some say they run better on the platforms they were designed for. The current Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS) version is Windows 2008. While many hosts offer both, some only offer the previous Windows version, Windows 2003.
UNIX and Linux are closely related platforms. Linux is a free Unix-type OS. A range of scripts and solutions have been designed for these platforms, including the extremely popular PHP programming language. While Microsoft Windows can be used to host scripts and solutions designed for UNIX and Linux, it is not possible to run Windows solutions on the UNIX / Linux platforms.