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Review of Cloud Server Hosts!


This post is to compare each cloud hosting provider that charges by the hour (**note** i will not review hosts that charge per month, atleast not yet) - i only have compared 3 hosts, i will update this when i have some more free time.

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Gigenetcloud.com

MINIMUM Cloud Server:
384 MB RAM/15 GB Disk Space - 1.38 cents per hour

MAXIMUM Cloud Server:
8192 MB RAM/320 GB Disk Space - 27.78 cents per hour

Pay As You Go BANDWITH Pricing:
Inbound: FREE
Outbound: 20 cents.

Operating Systems Supported And Pricing:
Centos 5 - Free
Centos 5 with Cpanel 11 - $10/month
ClearOS 5 - Free
Debian 5 - Free
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS - Free
Windows 2003 Enterprise - Free - Limited Time
Windows 2008 Enterprise - Free - Limited Time
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rackspacecloud.com

MINIMUM Cloud Server:
256 MB RAM/10 GB Disk Space - 1.5 cents per hour

MAXIMUM Cloud Server:
15872 MB RAM/620 GB Disk Space - 96 cents per hour

Pay As You Go BANDWITH Pricing:
Inbound: 8 cents.
Outbound: 22 cents.

Operating Systems Supported And Pricing:
Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) - Free
Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) - Free
Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) - Free
Ubuntu 8.04.2 (Hardy Heron) LTS - Free
Gentoo 2008.0 - Free
Debian 5.0 Lenny - Free
Centos 5.4 - Free
Centos 5.3 - Free
Oracle EL R5U4 - Free
Oracle EL R5U3 JEOS - Free
Gentoo 10.1 - Free
Red Hat EL 5.4 - Free
Red Hat EL 5.3 - Free
Arch 2009.02 - Free
Fedora 12 (Constantine) - Free
Fedora 11 (Leonidas) - Free
Arch 2009.02 - Free
Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2 Enterprise Edition 32-bit - 3.5 cents/hour
Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2 Enterprise Edition 64-bit - 3.5 cents/hour
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Enterprise Edition 32-bit - 3.5 cents/hour
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Enterprise Edition 64-bit - 3.5 cents/hour
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition 64-bit - 3.5 cents/hour
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aws.amazon.com/ec2/

MINIMUM Cloud Server:
256 MB RAM/10 GB Disk Space - 1.5 cents per hour

MAXIMUM Cloud Server:
15872 MB RAM/620 GB Disk Space - 96 cents per hour

Pay As You Go BANDWITH Pricing:
Inbound: Free until June 30, 2010
Outbound: Free First GB - Then Starts at 15 cents per GB

Operating Systems Supported And Pricing:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Unknown
OpenSolaris - Free
Fedora - Free
Windows Server 2003/2008 - starts at 4.5 cents/hour
openSUSE Linux - Free
Gentoo Linux - Free
Oracle Enterprise Linux - unkown
Ubuntu Linux - Free
Debian - Free
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So, according to these 3 hosts, gigenet is the cheapest in almost every area. (os, ram, space, bandwith ect..)



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Do you need US location? If not, cloud.bg has a very affordable service in Europe.

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The website of this company "Gigenetcloud" looks very good and they have a good comparison page. However they claim something which looks a little bit pretentious - "Fastest Cloud Server Deployment on the GLOBE! Deploy a server in under 1 minute!"... but it might not be far from truth. I also like the idea to use centralized storage. Our approach is the same!

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The website of this company "Gigenetcloud" looks very good and they have a good comparison page. However they claim something which looks a little bit pretentious - "Fastest Cloud Server Deployment on the GLOBE! Deploy a server in under 1 minute!"... but it might not be far from truth. I also like the idea to use centralized storage. Our approach is the same!
Many of our Linux and Windows deployments that have disk allocations of less than 30GB are deployed within 1 minute. The longest we have seen it take to deploy a machine is 10 minutes.

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Great to hear that. Tell me about the Windows solution. There is not load-balancing of Windows based instances, isn't it?

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Great to hear that. Tell me about the Windows solution. There is not load-balancing of Windows based instances, isn't it?
Its most definitely possible to load balancing with Windows on our solutions. It requires some work with virtual IPs and a little know how to get it all operational, but it is most definitely doable.

I would like to note that the bandwidth pricing on this review is a little outdated. We currently charge the following.

Inbound: 8c
Outbound: 15c

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It's also worth mentioning that NFS space is also available for GigeNETCloud if you need additional disk space without more CPU/RAM.

Also each VM comes with an internal IP and all internal traffic (10Gbps) is free across their whole network so if you have a VM and a dedicated server with them they can communicate internally for free.

Now to be fair, I will also provide some information that wasn't disclosed in the first post. GigeNET handles their cloud IP allocation in VLANs so the cost is 140 credits ($4/month) for 4 IPs with only 1 usable. For information on why it is done this way it has been explained numerous times on their forum. I don't know how the other providers handle their IPs but I figured it was only fair for people figuring out pricing.

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Hi,

I like your offering. However I want to use my virtual servers for testing and hence they dont need to be running all the time. Will I be charged if my machines are not running. Can I backup my machine somewhere, delete them, and then recreate them to save all day charging ?

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You forgot to mention about stormondemand.
Stormondemand.com

MINIMUM Cloud Server:
1.7 GB RAM/150 GB Disk Space/1 core- 0.07 cents per hour

MAXIMUM Cloud Server:
45.8 GB RAM/1.5 TB/12 cores Disk Space - 1.37 dollars per hour

Pay As You Go BANDWITH Pricing:
$0.08 inbound / $0.15 outbound

Operating Systems Supported And Pricing:

CentOS 5.4 64-bit ----------------------- Core-Managed $20/mon $0.03/hr
CentOS 5.4 64bit with Cpanel -------- Fully-Managed $20/mon $0.03/hr
CentOS 5.4 64bit ----------------------- Self-Managed
Debian 5.0.1 64bit ----------------------- Self-Managed
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (hardy) X86_64 -- Self-Managed
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (lucid) X86_64 -- Self-Managed
Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) X86_64 ------ Self-Managed

I like stormondemand.

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You forgot to mention about stormondemand.
Stormondemand.com

MINIMUM Cloud Server:
1.7 GB RAM/150 GB Disk Space/1 core- 0.07 cents per hour

MAXIMUM Cloud Server:
45.8 GB RAM/1.5 TB/12 cores Disk Space - 1.37 dollars per hour

Pay As You Go BANDWITH Pricing:
$0.08 inbound / $0.15 outbound

Operating Systems Supported And Pricing:

CentOS 5.4 64-bit ----------------------- Core-Managed $20/mon $0.03/hr
CentOS 5.4 64bit with Cpanel -------- Fully-Managed $20/mon $0.03/hr
CentOS 5.4 64bit ----------------------- Self-Managed
Debian 5.0.1 64bit ----------------------- Self-Managed
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (hardy) X86_64 -- Self-Managed
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (lucid) X86_64 -- Self-Managed
Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) X86_64 ------ Self-Managed

I like stormondemand.
0.07 cents per hour? that's only 50 cents for an entire month!

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0.07 cents per hour? that's only 50 cents for an entire month!
I think he meant to quote from our site, which is $0.07/hr.

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I think he meant to quote from our site, which is $0.07/hr.
lol! if you were charging 0.07 cents, i would be a lifetime subscriber

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lol! if you were charging 0.07 cents, i would be a lifetime subscriber
I'm pretty sure anyone charging 0.07 cents per hour would be a fantastic example of "You pay for what you get."

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I've heard some good things about RackSpace. I'm particularly looking forward to Cascade.

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0.07 cents per hour? that's only 50 cents for an entire month!
Sorry Benny and others, my bad , its $ nor cent

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