A short Cloud Hosting Link List

Amazon EC2

  • The “mother of all clouds” (Amazon was the first to offer these services and apparently has the most servers)
  • Barely usable without an interface like http://www.rightscale.com
  • No monthly minimum
  • Cloud hosting of specialized Linuxes (no native Windows)
  • More: http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=201590011
  • First Impression after setting up a system: Looks like the best solution for Linux hosting, great control panel (I mean rightscale, of course), easy to use, virtual server runs solid

GoGrid (US, San Francisco, servepath subsidiary)

  • Cloud Hosting of Linux and Windows
  • No monthly minimum
  • More: http://www.gogrid.com/
  • First Impression after setting up a system: Looks like the best solution for Windows hosting, great control panel, easy to use, virtual server runs solid

Flexiscale (UK)

  • Cloud Hosting of Linux and Windows
  • No monthly minimum
  • More: http://www.flexiscale.com
  • First Impression after setting up a system: Webinterface looks and feels “old style” and sluggish. Starting my first server failed. My support ticket was solved 17h later with the manual start by their team.

ElasticHosts (UK)

Mosso (US, Rackspace subsidiary)

  • Cloud hosting of various web based platforms (php, ASP etc)
  • No “real” virtual machines, no non-web custom software
  • More: http://www.mosso.com

Joyent (US)

[ added July 30th 2008 ]

AppNexus (US)

  • Cloud hosting focused on larger customers (Linux and Windows)
  • Quote from an email from AppNexus: “We are focused on larger customers than GoGrid and flexiscale. We do have some small customers that only have a few servers in our cloud, but most of our customers spend $5 to $10,000 with us each month.
  • First Impression: None yet.
  • More: http://www.appnexus.com
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One Response to “A short Cloud Hosting Link List”

  1. Some more cloud computing links « Hotware: Dirk’s Software Blog Says:

    […] and UK-based cloud provider ElasticHosts Ltd. (I had mentioned them here) has switched from “announcement” to “beta test” mode. You can order and […]


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