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I've been looking at cheap cloud servers but most are more expensive than using a dedicated server. Can anyone recommend some others for me.

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If you want them to be reliable (ie an established company, no downtime, no going out of business out of nowhere), then OVH, Linode and Vultr are pretty cheap. OVH is the cheapest.

You can also check out LowEndBox and LowEndOffer, but I'm not sure how reliable those companies are. Most of them are new and may go offline out of nowhere without even notifying you. Most of them have a lot of downtime.


Go with OVH.
 

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Well cloud (real cloud, at least), is supposed to be more expensive than a dedicated server at the high end of the bargain (based on the resource needed), because of its availability and scalability. That means your server doesn't just sit on a single server waiting for it to go out and take the whole platform down. It's distributed across a large infrastructure that reduce the possibility of systemwide failure.

I'd be suspicious if there's something cheap and the provider is calling it cloud tbh. Platform like DO, Linode or Vultr isn't actually a real cloud, but has some characteristics of a cloud stack due to having the ability to take snapshots of the system and restoring it to another instance on the fly, but hardware-wise they're running KVM, just some software magic that made it easier to handle fault, but there's no built in redundancy or fault tolerance as far is i know.
 

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There are many cloud hosting providers that offer cloud hosting, and it may seem expensive up front, but the benefits that it give in the longer run is tremendous. Initially, the basic cloud hosting plan would suffice and select cloud hosting providers that offer auto scaling, true cloud environment and pay per consume payment options.
 

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For cloud hosting, people expecting High Availability. So for cloud server that same spec as dedicated server, the cost of building it is more expensive. However for cloud hosting, you can always order lower end package based on what you need.
 

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You can try Google Cloud they has $300 trial.
Amazon EC2 cloud $300 Trial
microsoft azure $200 Trial
Alibaba Cloud $300 Trial :) I hope this help will be good for you if you beginner with cloud hosting
 

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Cloud.Net has limited resource virtual servers for as little as $3.00 in some regions
 

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I agree with Matt, Digital Ocean has some real cheap starter packages
 

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I still don't get why someone would get a VPS from DigitalOcean, when you can get double the amount of RAM for the same price from Linode or Vultr.

Vultr even has a 512MB RAM VPS for $2.5/month.


Hardware, speed, specs, locations are more or less the same with DO, Linode and Vultr
 

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I'm in the UK, and 1and1 are a pretty good deal. However, as with everything take a look at what you're getting and whether they offer the things that you want. If cost is such a super priority, then you could take a look at getting some pre-used data centre gear and take your chances hosting yourself.
 

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If you are planing to get a cheap cloud server rather go for a VPS in the same price range, it will be almost the same ifnot better. Besides most decent providers offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee on their VPS services. Keep in mind that nowadays they throw around the term "Cloud" for basicly any service even if its not a true cloud but rather a VPS.
 

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Try looking for a local hosting in Asia; they tend to be cheaper, but may or may not reliable. Really look into their reputations when it comes to the local provider. I host my website in Thailand and rarely have any problems. It is cheap compared to web hosting in the US; however, before I decide to sign up with them, I did some researches about them first.
 

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cloud hosting should be expensive, because using more than 1 regular machine
if its cheap, maybe its not real cloud hosting
 

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I've been looking at cheap cloud servers but most are more expensive than using a dedicated server. Can anyone recommend some others for me.

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Hello,
I would recommand you Hetzner which is the best performance/resources/price ratio at the moment.
Otherwise OVH and Scaleway are good alternatives, and Linode or Vultr are not bad at all.
 

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I've been looking at cheap cloud servers but most are more expensive than using a dedicated server. Can anyone recommend some others for me.

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There's a good reason for cloud hosting to be pricey. It takes a lot of resources and expertise to build a proper self-healing cloud architecture with no single point of failure. Cloud hosting is a more reliable solution when compared to a dedicated server, hence the price.

By the way, there still are cloud hosting plans that are cheaper than dedicated servers, especially if you don't need a lot of resources for your cloud setup.
 

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First of all, cloud hosting isn't cheap. It depends on what kind of resources you allocate once you go for a cloud service. Because you are asking something very very generic, there are players who provide basic cloud at USD 10/month or even USD 30/month.

If you are going for a really good quality but economical cloud hosting service, I would suggest ResellerClub's plans which are scalable and begin at $ 15/month with 6 GB RAM (extendable) and 6 CPU cores.
 

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If you are going for a really good quality but economical cloud hosting service, I would suggest ResellerClub's plans which are scalable and begin at $ 15/month with 6 GB RAM (extendable) and 6 CPU cores.
They use OpenVZ = shared CPU and RAM
That means there is NO guarantee of the CPU and RAM. If your VPS will be on a overselled node or there will be a "vps abuser", your web site won't load properly, in the worst case it will time out.
 

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Yes, but open VZ is good if you are using it for limited resources. Especially if it is KVM backed. There are definitely some downsides to this but there are advantages to using this especially for small-medium businesses that don't need dedicated servers.

Also, not completely agreeing with you on the 'no guarantee of CPU and RAM' , the only guarantee here is the backup which I guess most providers give (cause its basic, knowing that their technology is not bulletproof).
 
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