VultrCloud Web Hosting

The web has exploded in popularity over the last couple of years. The sheer volume of websites is an indication of the number of resources it takes to host them. And due to the popularity of the web, the bandwidth requirements for web hosting have skyrocketed, and that’s why services like a wordpress hosting provider is used a lot with wordpress sites.

A new web hosting company, Vultr, wants to turn the tide on this trend by offering an affordable cloud solution called VultrCloud.

Cloud Servers and Cloud Apps

The idea behind Vultr is to make web hosting affordable by providing cloud servers and a cloud-hosted app. Instead of paying for a single server (which most companies do), VultrCloud is meant to be billed based on the number of users you have, not just the number of devices in your home or office. This makes it extremely cost-effective to use.

According to Vultr’s press release, if you have 20 users in your home, you’ll only have to pay for $0.49 per user per month. You can even kick your users off if you want and keep the hosting account free.

The app is built on the AWS cloud services and, unlike some apps that are hosted on your own servers (think Microsoft Office), VultrCloud has full control over its data. You also don’t have to worry about data theft because the app is stored in the cloud.

Vultr also says they’ve cracked the client-side encryption algorithms used by HTTPS sites. In other words, they offer to protect your web traffic from prying eyes.

Where to Use VultrCloud

Not all services make the transition from an on-premise to a cloud-hosted solution. Since VultrCloud works seamlessly with their on-premises infrastructure, you can buy a VultrCloud plan from Vultr.

The company says it’s currently available in all 50 states, UK, Australia and New Zealand. They’ll be looking to expand their offerings to more locations soon, with an online option available in April 2016.

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There are a few things you should keep in mind before using VultrCloud:

The service works at the server level, so if you don’t have your own servers, you need to add one. You can use Vultr’s pricing calculator to figure out the costs and know what your share of the cost will be. As of right now, Vultr offers a free tier with 500GB of storage. This is sufficient for most websites, but you won’t be able to use unlimited storage due to Amazon’s Terms of Service. This limits you to uploading and caching one file per hour. If you want more space, you’ll need to spend at least $9.99 per month.