Cloud Web Hosting
Keeping your team on the ball with Cloud Hosting
Cloud Web Hosting is designed to keep downtime for your email and websites to an absolute minimum. It is targeted at businesses and consumers who need a very high level of uptime but don’t have a large IT budget to spend on complicated load-balanced, multi-server solutions. It is perfect for web sites that are not busy enough to need the increased hardware resources of a VPS or dedicated server but still would like to have access to enterprise grade hardware and uptime.
Our subsidiary company NZ Cloud Hosting’s service allows multiple users to easily access and edit shared content, an essential facility for businesses and the perfect tool for teams working together on collaborative projects
Cloud Web Hosting / FAQs
What is Shared Cloud Web Hosting? Why do I need it?
Shared Cloud Web Hosting is designed to keep downtime for your email and websites to an absolute minimum. It is targeted at businesses and consumers who need a very high level of uptime but don’t have a large IT budget to spend on complicated load-balanced, multi-server solutions. It is perfect for web sites that are not busy enough to need the increased hardware resources of a VPS or dedicated server but still would like to have access to enterprise grade hardware and uptime.
Cloud web hosting is ideal for small online stores, affiliate marketers, budding entrepreneurs, web designers, photographers, small businesses, or anyone who needs the peace of mind that can be found in enterprise class web hosting.
How does NZCloudHosting’s Shared Cloud Web Hosting work?
We start with enterprise grade hardware and software that encompasses every component of the system. There is at minimum two of EVERY component, all configured for seamless and automatic failover. We utilize network storage in a RAID 10 configuration which is then mirrored to a secondary RAID 10 array. The arrays are accessed by frontend servers which serve the data to your websites. There are multiple routes to the storage so if an interface card failed the secondary would take over instantly. In addition to this redundancy, the data is backed up to a third location in an easily restorable format.
All of your sites are operated in virtual machines. If the physical machine your virtual machine is hosted on experiences a failure, they will be automatically migrated to a spare server without any prolonged downtime. For more information on how our system responds to some common problems and disasters please read below.
We have designed our redundant web hosting to have no single fault layer and to offer our customers an affordable shared hosting solution with enterprise class reliability.
How much does Shared Cloud Web Hosting cost?
Pricing starts at NZD $60.00/Year. Our plans and features are available here.
How will Shared Cloud Web Hosting react to hardware disasters or even something as simple as a massive traffic burst from Slashdot?
A major worry with traditional shared hosting is the possibility of hardware failure. This includes everything from the relatively minor hard drive crash to the extreme event of a motherboard failure. With our Shared Cloud Web Hosting you are fully protected from all these events. Because we are using virtualized machines, any hardware failure on a frontend server is easy to bypass — we simply move our clients in real time to a new server. A majority of failures can be mitigated with zero downtime but in the event of complete hardware failure we can migrate the virtual machine to a spare server and be up again in under 10 minutes. Even the storage system is redundant and provides automatic, uninterrupted flow of your vital data!
Another common problem with shared web hosting is that any single user on your shared server has the potential to make the server unstable for everyone else. This is generally caused by large bursts of traffic or by a broken or badly written script. With our solution you are still sharing hardware resources with others to make it cost effective, but you are further protected from the chance this will affect your site. Because our Cloud Hosting uses our virtualized machine technology, we can easily move the container the problem user is in to a spare server and increase the hardware resources by 500% to 1000%. This allows us to keep everyone’s websites online and happy while we track down the problem or until the burst is over.
Does Shared Cloud Web Hosting have all the features of NZCloudHosting’s normal web hosting?
Yes! NZCloudHosting’s Cloud Hosting includes every feature found in our normal shared web hosting packages. The only difference is the system is built on enterprise grade hardware and designed for full redundancy.