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Cloud Hosting

Choose from a selection of preset configurations or customise your hosting components to suit you.

Flexible, affordable cloud hosting

Get total control over your cloud hosting with fully scalable resources.

Configure your server, your way

24/7 support

24/7 UK support

Our team of experienced customer support agents are ready and available to take your support queries 24/7 by phone, email or live chat.

Unlimited bandwidth

Unlimited bandwidth

With our Cloud Servers you'll always receive the same levels of performance, and won't be charged any extra for high visitor numbers.

UK data centres

UK data centres

Powered by 100% renewable energy, our green data centres are protected by the latest security features – and are based in the UK.

Pay as you use

Pay as you use

There are no upfront costs or contracts, so you only pay for what you use. Our CloudNX Control Panel lets you see exactly what your usage has been.

High-performance VMs

High-performance VMs

Get all the power with none of the hassle. We provide the virtualisation, storage and network management you need, with load balancing and speedy SSD storage. Provision your Windows and Linux virtual machines in as little as 55 seconds, so you can started on your projects straight away.

Full root access

Full root access

There are no limits on what you can do with your Cloud Hosting – it's like having a physical machine sitting in your office. Remotely configure and manage every aspect of your server.

Cloud Server monitoring

Transparent monitoring

Manage everything from the CloudNX control panel. Nagios-based monitoring enables clear graphical representation of server performance data, helping you easily see the impact of traffic spikes, prevent slowdowns and identify where upgrades are needed.

All-inclusive secure technology

All-inclusive secure technology

Custom firewall policies can be assigned to any amount of servers, while private networks (VLAN) allow multiple VMs to communicate on a network without public internet access. Try out your servers with confidence – a few clicks can capture full backup clones or create snapshots for change testing.

UK data centres

International data centres, UK support

Select one of our data centres in the UK, US, Germany or Spain to suit your hosting needs. Whichever location you choose, you'll still get access to our 24/7 UK support, as well as personalised hosting management from our Professional Services team.

Try our cloud hosting control panel now

Manage your entire cloud infrastructure from a single intuitive control panel. Configure your Cloud Hosting exactly as you need it, with the ability to deploy and scale your virtual machines up or down at any time. With no contract, there's nothing to stop you getting started right now.

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Stay in control of your Cloud Hosting

Your control panel will show your current usage for the month as well as your estimated usage until your next invoice, helping you to stay on top of your hosting costs. You can also view all of your previous invoices in one location.

  • Create and delete
  • Pause your hosting
  • Actual usage
  • Estimated usage
Start or Stop
Start or Stop
Create and delete

You can spin up and delete servers as you like, and you'll only be charged based on when they were active. Your monthly bill will show the total balance at the beginning of the following month.

Pause your hosting
Pause your server
Pause your hosting

You can pause your Cloud Hosting whenever you like. We'll keep your storage space, CPUs, RAM and IP addresses reserved in case you want to start it up again, and we'll only bill you for your total storage allocation while it's paused.

Actual usage
Actual usage
Actual usage

A top-level summary shows you all chargeable features in your chosen hosting plan, giving a detailed breakdown of usage and charges of all relevant items (a components breakdown doesn't apply to preset configurations).

Estimated usage
Estimated usage
Estimated usage

Budget your hosting easily: you can see projected upcoming invoices, based on your current usage and latest settings.


Need more performance?

Bare Metal Servers

Bare Metal

Top levels of performance from single-tenant hardware with powerful, dedicated resources, and a flexible pay-by-the-hour billing model.

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Frequently asked questions

Questions about Cloud Hosting? Our FAQs provide answers to the most common queries. You can also contact our expert support team at any time.

What is Cloud Hosting?

Cloud Hosting utilises cloud servers, which are flexible virtual machines within a hosted environment of shared resources. Cloud Hosting offers flexibility, scalability and features that ensure that your project is not limited in terms of growth potential or additional functionality.

What is a virtual machine?

A virtual machine is an operating system and associated compute resources which are provisioned by a hypervisor, as opposed to being provisioned directly on fixed server hardware.

Why would I use shared storage?

For maintaining performance of busy websites and applications, it’s often best to use multiple, load-balanced servers as web servers. To keep website management simple across multiple web servers, it can be advantageous to keep all web server content in one place, meaning updates are always consistent.

Can my hosting be paused?

Yes, a cloud server can be paused and restarted as often as desired. If you select a flexible plan, you will only pay for the storage resources you have allocated to your paused server.

What technology is CloudNX built on?

Fasthosts uses leading technology: VMware vSphere virtualisation, HP servers, SolidFire cabinets and F5 Networks load balancing systems, as well as a fully responsive Cloud Panel designed and built in-house. You only deal with one supplier for all your cloud data centre requirements, and get access to a powerful, intuitive CloudNX Panel.

The CloudNX platform has been designed and engineered with proven VMware technology leading to best-in-class orchestration capability.

Do you have a default firewall enabled?

Yes, selected ports are open by default. Which ones depends on if it’s a Linux or Windows server. You can add rules or change these easily in the CloudNX panel.

How does my bill get calculated?

Your bill is calculated by counting every minute of active resources. CPU, RAM and licences are not chargeable when a virtual machine is switched off. Storage and IPs are charged unless they are deleted, whether on or off. All prices are ‘per month’ which means that months with a differing numbers of days are the same price. For this reason ‘per-hour’ prices vary slightly between months of different lengths.

Can I view my charges before the end of the month?

Yes, you can view charges incurred up to midnight of the previous day at any time. You can also view an estimate of the bill at the end of the month which assumes you do not make any more changes in the current month.