Cloud services play an important role in the hosting infrastructure of most modern businesses. It may be one of the most significant line items in your IT budget each month, so it's important to understand the costs involved.
In this article, we'll explore cloud servers pricing so you can understand what it will cost to host in the cloud.
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How much does a cloud server cost?
The monthly pricing for Cloud server prices start at $5 per month for a small server with 1GB of RAM, 25GB SSD storage and 1 CPU core. This cost increases based on the amount of storage, bandwidth, CPU cores, and memory required for the server. A Cloud server with 128GB of RAM, 3TB of storage, and 24 CPU cores can cost as much as $650 per month. However, most businesses opt to setup many small Cloud servers running independent functions.
Cloud service providers like ServerMania also often run a free trial so you can see if the platform works for you. Contact our sales team to request a free cloud server trial.
How are cloud servers billed?
Cloud servers are great because they are only billed by the hour, so you only pay for the resources you need right now. If a server is online for 8 hours and destroyed, you only have to pay for the time you need and nothing more.
Another benefit of a clouding server is that it can be instantly scaled up at any time. Unlike a dedicated server where you need to predict your resource usage for months or years to come, with a cloud you only need to pay for the plan you need right now, which helps reduce costs.
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Are cloud servers more expensive than other servers?
Yes, Cloud servers are generally more expensive than equivalent resources on a dedicated or VPS server. That's because the resources on cloud hosting are considered high-availability and high-performance in that each component of a Cloud server is redundant across CPU, storage, and networking.
This means that when a node hosting a cloud server goes offline, the resources are automatically migrated to a new node automatically in order to minimize downtime.
As well, some of the increased cost of a cloud server is negated by the fact that you don't need to pay for unused resources and most people opt to create multiple cloud instances for increased redundancy rather than one single point of failure in a dedicated node.
Is cloud cheaper than a dedicated server?
Cloud servers are cheaper than dedicated servers as the cheapest cloud plan starts at $5/month and a dedicated server starts at $50/month generally. With a dedicated server, you pay the same monthly price regardless of whether the resources are being used or not. On cloud infrastructure, you only pay for what you need today and can pay by the hour or per month.
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Cloud Server Pricing Comparison
Other Cloud Costs to Consider
There may be other costs associated with a cloud server, such as:
- Managed Services: You can add managed support services to any ServerMania server. Managed services are great for mission-critical applications as we can monitor your server for uptime and perform server support management tasks for a flat monthly rate.
- OS Costs: Microsoft Windows server licensing costs should be factored into the server price when considering costs.
- Backup Storage: Cloud servers can be backed up using our powerful cloud backup infrastructure, starting at $35/month.
Getting Started With A Cloud Server
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