Compare 67 Web Hosting Plans w/ Resource Scaling

Resource scaling is a great new feature and web hosting technology that came along with the arrival of cloud hosting. Show more Over time your site may grow and need more server resources. With these plans you can easily scale the amount of resources you get with your web hosting plan. This will in many cases eliminate the need to move to a new server and you could avoid the hassle and possible down-time on your website that that could cause. Some of these plans allow only scaling up and not down, but most cloud plans allow scaling both ways.

$7.95/mo*

Rating60%100

Shared Cloud

in USA

w/ these features: Caching, cPanel, Data Mirroring, Resource Scaling, Unmetered Bandwidth

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy, Professional E-Mail, SiteLock Monitoring.

CPU: 2 Cores

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RAM: 2 GB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 45 Day Money Back

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The cloud web hosting plans is on sale and you will get a discount for your first period. Choose as long billing cycle as possible to maximize your savings and discount. The 1 year pre pay billing cycle costs $7.95/mo on sale and will renew at $10.95/mo after your initial period is over. You can pre pay for longer periods of 2 years ($6.95/mo) and 3 years ($4.95/mo) for lower monthly costs.

Shared resources

Note that the reason it looks like this plan has so much more resources than other plans at the same price point is that available CPU and RAM is the max amount of CPU cores and memory that your hosting account has access to at any given time. It is shared resources and is not dedicated to your account.

Included features

The HostGator cloud includes several safety and loading speed features. By selecting one of these cloud hosting plans you can ensure that you can easily and quickly scale your server and increase or decrease resources when required with 1 click.

Extra features

Domain Whois Protection is $1.25/mo and a .com will cost you $15/year. I would suggest to get the domain and Whois Protection from a cheaper registrar, read more about domain registration here. SiteLock Monitoring (virus scanner) is another $1.67/mo. Daily Backups is $2/mo.

Data center

The HostGator servers are located in Houston, Texas, USA.

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$9.95/mo*

Rating70%100

Shared Cloud

in USA

w/ these features: Caching, cPanel, Data Mirroring, Resource Scaling, Unlimited Websites, Unmetered Bandwidth

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy, Professional E-Mail, SiteLock Monitoring, SSL Certificate.

CPU: 4 Cores

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RAM: 4 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 45 Day Money Back

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The cloud web hosting plans is on sale and you will get a discount for your first period. Choose as long billing cycle as possible to maximize your savings and discount. The 1 year pre pay billing cycle costs $9.95/mo on sale and will renew at $13.95/mo after your initial period is over. You can pre pay for longer periods of 2 years ($8.95/mo) and 3 years ($7.95/mo) for lower monthly costs.

Shared resources

Note that the reason it looks like this plan has so much more resources than other plans at the same price point is that available CPU and RAM is the max amount of CPU cores and memory that your hosting account has access to at any given time. It is shared resources and is not dedicated to your account.

Included features

The HostGator cloud includes several safety and loading speed features. By selecting one of these cloud hosting plans you can ensure that you can easily and quickly scale your server and increase or decrease resources when required with 1 click.

Extra features

SSL Certificate is $1.67/mo. Domain Whois Protection is $1.25/mo and a .com will cost you $15/year. I would suggest to get the domain and Whois Protection from a cheaper registrar, read more about domain registration here. SiteLock Monitoring (virus scanner) is another $1.67/mo. Daily Backups is $2/mo.

Data center

The HostGator servers are located in Houston, Texas, USA.

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$10.00/mo*

Rating95%100

Cloud

in Asia, Canada, EU, India, UK, USA

w/ these features: CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, FREE Trial, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Memcached, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SFTP, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Varnish Cache, Website Migration, WP-CLI

CPU: 1 Core

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RAM: 1 GB

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Space: 25 GB

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Bandwidth: 1 TB

Payment options: Credit Card

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Cheap cloud plan to get started

I love that this plan is so cheap, it makes it a great plan for new websites. Also it is super scalable.

Web hosting provider for the cloud

With Cloudways you can get access to the best cloud services in the world. All with easy to use interfaces and even a a free trial account to try out a small plan by any of the cloud server providers. The trial last for 3 days and you don't even need to enter credit card details to try it.

Plan features

The CloudwaysBot is a server assistant that will monitor your servers, applications, billing issues, and overall performance. You can set up the alerts and recommendations you want to receive. You also get access to two Cloudways developed WordPress plugins. One for migrating your sites there, and one plugin that is supposedly best in class when it comes to caching WordPress sites.

Daily offsite backups

You can select yourself how often you want to have the automatically backups generated. You can also choose for how long they should be retained. It is also possible to generate backups on demand. $0.033/GB per server will be applied for off-site backup storage.

Lack of payment options

Only accepting credit and debit cards is a drawback to all the Cloudways plans ufortunately.

Cloudways expert live support

Get access to expert cloud tech support 24/7. You can also ask their live sales support any questions you might have before buying.

Scale your server as needed

There are lots of levels for scaling your server to just have the amount of resources you require. Starting at just 1 GB RAM and 1 CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 CPU cores and 192 GB RAM.

Data center locations

Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA - New York, USA - San Francisco, Canada - Toronto, Europe - London, Europe - Amsterdam, Europe - Frankfurt, Asia - Singapore, Asia / India - Banglore

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$10.95/mo*

Rating55%100

Shared Cloud

in USA

w/ these features: Caching, CDN, Data Mirroring, FREE Domain, Resource Scaling, Unmetered Bandwidth, Varnish Cache

+Show optional extras: Bluehost SEO Tools Start, Daily Backups, Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring.

CPU: 2 Cores

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RAM: 2 GB

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Space: 100 GB

Max websites: 1

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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1 year pre paid billing cycle required to get the price of $10.95/mo. 2 years and the price drops to $8.95/mo and for 3 years it goes all the way down to $6.95/mo. There is no month-to-month billing options for this plan unfortunately.

You data on a cloud server like this is more reliable, it is mirrored 3 times to help withstand hardware failures and retain uptime. Loading speed benefits include a global CDN and local caching. If your traffic grows and you need more resources in the future then you can easily allocate more server resources or move to another plan all with the click of a button, all without restarts of your server or downtime at all. You can easily see how much resources you are using and if you should upgrade. Every cloud plan comes with a free domain name.

The Daily Backups extra costs $2.99/mo and lets you select backups from daily, weekly or monthly when and if you need to recover files. You can select only a couple or files and folders or the entire site depending on what you need. Domain Whois Privacy is $0.99/mo and lets you hide your personal name and contact information from your domain information that will be posted on lots of sites on the internet. Search Engine Jumpstart is a bundle with SEO resources and tips and costs $2.99/mo. You can get a lot of SEO tips for free, check out out our guide and lists with resources here. The SiteLock Monitoring scans daily for lots of bad stuff like malware. It costs $1.99/mo.

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$11.95/mo*

Rating75%100

Shared Cloud

in USA

w/ these features: Caching, cPanel, Data Mirroring, Dedicated IP, Resource Scaling, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Websites, Unmetered Bandwidth

+Show optional extras: Domain Whois Privacy, Professional E-Mail, SiteLock Monitoring.

CPU: 6 Cores

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RAM: 6 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 45 Day Money Back

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The cloud web hosting plans is on sale and you will get a discount for your first period. Choose as long billing cycle as possible to maximize your savings and discount. The 1 year pre pay billing cycle costs $9.95/mo on sale and will renew at $13.95/mo after your initial period is over. You can pre pay for longer periods of 2 years ($8.95/mo) and 3 years ($7.95/mo) for lower monthly costs.

Shared resources

Note that the reason it looks like this plan has so much more resources than other plans at the same price point is that available CPU and RAM is the max amount of CPU cores and memory that your hosting account has access to at any given time. It is shared resources and is not dedicated to your account.

Included features

The HostGator cloud includes several safety and loading speed features. By selecting one of these cloud hosting plans you can ensure that you can easily and quickly scale your server and increase or decrease resources when required with 1 click.

This plan comes with free Positive SSL.

Extra features

Domain Whois Protection is $1.25/mo and a .com will cost you $15/year. I would suggest to get the domain and Whois Protection from a cheaper registrar, read more about domain registration here. SiteLock Monitoring (virus scanner) is another $1.67/mo. Daily Backups is $2/mo.

Data center

The HostGator servers are located in Houston, Texas, USA.

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$13.75/mo*

Rating90%100

VPS

in USA

w/ these features: Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: MySQL VPS.

RAM: 1 GB

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Space: 30 GB

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Bandwidth: Unlimited

Payment options: Credit Card

Guarantees: 100% Network Uptime

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You need to select and pre pay for 1 year of hosting to get the price of $13.75/mo. If you choose monthly billing this plan will cost $15/mo.

DreamHost allow easy scaling of resources with their VPS to upgrade your amount of server resources. That could make starting out with a cheap plan the best option for site without lots of traffic alread. All VPS plans have 100% SSD storage. One of the reasons why they can offer these plans at so low prices is the fact that they do not offer cPanel, instead they have created their own webpanel. cPanel do cost $13 per month so it is a great way to save money for the cheapest plans.

Conclusion

A great choice for low cost VPS hosting. However the lack of cPanel, and no money back gurantee lowers the score for these plans a little. You might also want to compare the DreamHost VPS plans with the slightly more scalable and better value plans from Digital Ocean here.

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$14.99/mo*

Rating80%100

Cloud

in EU, USA

w/ these features: Dedicated IP, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, Managed, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage

+Show optional extras: MariaDB, Nginx Web Server.

CPU: 1 Core

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RAM: 1 GB

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Space: 50 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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Monthly billing

The 1&1 managed cloud plans are only available with monthly billing, so no fancy pricing schemes here!

Resource scaling, FREE domain and FREE SSL

Scale resources for your cloud plan up and down when needed, with by-the-minute billing. Scale from / to: 1 - 16 CPU vCores, 0.5 - 128 GB RAM and from 20 - 500 GB of SSD storage. Note though that it is not possible to scale SSD storage down.

If you rather want root access instead of "managed" hosting you can slice $5 off the monthly price. You can select your stack and choose between Apache or Nginx + MySQL or MariaDB + PHP.

Free domain and whois privacy

You can get a free .com domain for the first year, then it is $14.99/year + a small ICANN fee. This plan also comes with FREE Whois Privacy, nice. The SSL Certificate is delivered by Symantec and is included with every 1&1 hosting plan.

Data center locations

You can choose between 3 data center locations. One in the USA and two in the EU (Germany and Spain)

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$15.95/mo*

Rating75%100

Shared Cloud

in USA

w/ these features: Caching, CDN, Data Mirroring, FREE Domain, Resource Scaling, Unlimited Websites, Unmetered Bandwidth, Varnish Cache

+Show optional extras: Bluehost SEO Tools Start, Daily Backups, Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring.

CPU: 4 Cores

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RAM: 4 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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1 year pre paid billing cycle required to get the price of $15.95/mo. 2 years and the price drops to $11.95/mo and for 3 years it goes all the way down to $8.95/mo. There is no month-to-month billing options for this plan unfortunately.

You data on a cloud server like this is more reliable, it is mirrored 3 times to help withstand hardware failures and retain uptime. Loading speed benefits include a global CDN and local caching. If your traffic grows and you need more resources in the future then you can easily allocate more server resources or move to another plan all with the click of a button, all without restarts of your server or downtime at all. You can easily see how much resources you are using and if you should upgrade. Every cloud plan comes with a free domain name.

The Daily Backups extra costs $2.99/mo and lets you select backups from daily, weekly or monthly when and if you need to recover files. You can select only a couple or files and folders or the entire site depending on what you need. Domain Whois Privacy is $0.99/mo and lets you hide your personal name and contact information from your domain information that will be posted on lots of sites on the internet. Search Engine Jumpstart is a bundle with SEO resources and tips and costs $2.99/mo. You can get a lot of SEO tips for free, check out out our guide and lists with resources here. The SiteLock Monitoring scans daily for lots of bad stuff like malware. It costs $1.99/mo.

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$20.95/mo*

Rating80%100

Shared Cloud

in USA

w/ these features: Caching, CDN, Daily Backups, Data Mirroring, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Whois Privacy, Resource Scaling, Unlimited Websites, Unmetered Bandwidth, Varnish Cache

+Show optional extras: Bluehost SEO Tools Start, SiteLock Monitoring.

CPU: 6 Cores

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RAM: 6 GB

Payment options: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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1 year pre paid billing cycle required to get the price of $20.95/mo. 2 years and the price drops to $17.95/mo and for 3 years it goes all the way down to $15.95/mo. There is no month-to-month billing options for this plan unfortunately.

You data on a cloud server like this is more reliable, it is mirrored 3 times to help withstand hardware failures and retain uptime. Loading speed benefits include a global CDN and local caching. If your traffic grows and you need more resources in the future then you can easily allocate more server resources or move to another plan all with the click of a button, all without restarts of your server or downtime at all. You can easily see how much resources you are using and if you should upgrade. Every cloud plan comes with a free domain name. The Daily Backups lets you select backups from daily, weekly or monthly when and if you need to recover files. You can select only a couple or files and folders or the entire site depending on what you need. Domain Whois Privacy is free with this plan and lets you hide your personal name and contact information from your domain information that will be posted on lots of sites on the internet.

Search Engine Jumpstart is a bundle with SEO resources and tips and costs $2.99/mo. You can get a lot of SEO tips for free, check out out our guide and lists with resources here. The SiteLock Monitoring scans daily for lots of bad stuff like malware. It costs $1.99/mo.

Conclusion

Even though this is the most expensive Bluehost cloud plan it is the one that gives the most bang for the buck. It includes SSL, dedicated IP, whois privacy for the free domain. No SSD storage though which is a pretty big drawback to all the Bluehost shared and cloud hosting plans.

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$22.00/mo*

Rating85%100

Cloud

in Asia, Canada, EU, India, UK, USA

w/ these features: CloudwaysBot, Daily Backups, FREE Trial, Git, HTTP/2, Managed, Memcached, Nginx Web Server, Resource Scaling, SFTP, Site Cloning, SSD Storage, SSH, SSL Certificate, Staging Site, Varnish Cache, Website Migration, WP-CLI

CPU: 1 Core

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RAM: 2 GB

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Space: 50 GB

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Bandwidth: 2 TB

Payment options: Credit Card

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Web hosting provider for the cloud

With Cloudways you can get access to the best cloud services in the world. All with easy to use interfaces and even a a free trial account to try out a small plan by any of the cloud server providers. The trial last for 3 days and you don't even need to enter credit card details to try it.

Plan features

The CloudwaysBot is a server assistant that will monitor your servers, applications, billing issues, and overall performance. You can set up the alerts and recommendations you want to receive. You also get access to two Cloudways developed WordPress plugins. One for migrating your sites there, and one plugin that is supposedly best in class when it comes to caching WordPress sites.

Daily offsite backups

You can select yourself how often you want to have the automatically backups generated. You can also choose for how long they should be retained. It is also possible to generate backups on demand. $0.033/GB per server will be applied for off-site backup storage.

Lack of payment options

Only accepting credit and debit cards is a drawback to all the Cloudways plans ufortunately.

Cloudways expert live support

Get access to expert cloud tech support 24/7. You can also ask their live sales support any questions you might have before buying.

Scale your server as needed

There are lots of levels for scaling your server to just have the amount of resources you require. Starting at just 1 GB RAM and 1 CPU core, and going all the way up to 32 CPU cores and 192 GB RAM.

Data center locations

Choose between the following 11 data centers to host your websites and applications: USA - New York, USA - San Francisco, Canada - Toronto, Europe - London, Europe - Amsterdam, Europe - Frankfurt, Asia - Singapore, Asia / India - Banglore

Visit Cloudways

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