Customise your resources and configure your virtual machines with full root access – our Cloud Servers give you power and flexibility on demand.
Configure your server, your way
Combine your choice of scalable CPU, RAM and SSD storage resources to create a Cloud Server that suits your needs.
Choose from our range of pre-built packages
- 1 vCore
- 1GB DDR4 RAM
- 40GB SSD
- 2 vCore
- 2GB DDR4 RAM
- 80GB SSD
- 2 vCore
- 4GB DDR4 RAM
- 120GB SSD
- 4 vCore
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
- 240GB SSD
- 8 vCore
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
- 280GB SSD
- 8 vCore
- 32GB DDR4 RAM
- 400GB SSD
- 12 vCore
- 48GB DDR4 RAM
- 400GB SSD
- 16 vCore
- 64GB DDR4 RAM
- 400GB SSD
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.
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
Powered by 100% renewable energy, our green data centres are protected by the latest security features – and are based in the UK.
Choice of international data centres, plus UK support
Select one of our data centres in the UK, the US, Germany or Spain to optimise the experience of your visitors. Whichever location you choose, you'll always receive 24/7 UK support, with personalised and cost-effective server management also available from our dedicated Professional Services team.
Full root access
You’re in complete control of every aspect of your Cloud Server, including your Linux or Windows OS of choice. Remotely configure and manage your Cloud Servers as if they were physical machines sitting in your office.
All-inclusive secure technology
Custom firewall policies can be assigned to one or more 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
High-performance Cloud Servers
Provision your Windows and Linux Cloud Servers in as little as 55 seconds. We provide the virtualisation, storage and network management you need. Load balancing and lightning-fast SSD storage give you the reliability and speed your projects demand.
Cloud server monitoring
Nagios-based monitoring is integrated into the CloudNX control panel, giving you control over system resources, network traffic and individual ports. Clear graphical representation of server performance data helps you quantify the impact of traffic spikes, avert slowdowns and identify when upgrades are needed.
Pay as you use
With no upfront costs or contracts, Cloud Server users can see and control usage for the current month, down to minutes. Start and stop your plan or make immediate granular changes to any resource – CPU, RAM, SSD – all with ongoing cost estimates, and a summary of the total amount payable on the last day of the month.
Stay in control of your Cloud Server
You can always view current usage for the month (bill so far) before your next invoice date, along with all past monthly invoices and an estimate of usage up to the last day of the month.
- Start or stop
- Pause your server
- Actual usage
- Estimated usage
Start or stop
You can start or stop a plan at the end of the month, with total amount payable shown on the last day of the month, and the balance payable on the 1st of the next month.
Pause your server
Your storage space, CPUs, RAM, and IP address are all reserved if your plan is paused. During this time only total storage allocated to your plan will be billed.
A top-level summary shows you all chargeable features in your CloudNX plan, giving a detailed breakdown of usage and charges for all relevant items (a components breakdown doesn’t apply to pre-set configurations).
Daily and monthly budgets are simple to manage: you can see projected upcoming invoices, based on current usage and latest settings (at the time of viewing).
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Frequently asked questions
Questions about Cloud Servers? Our FAQs provide answers to the most common queries. You can also contact our expert support team at any time.
What is a cloud server?
A cloud server is flexible virtual machine within a hosted environment of shared resources. Cloud Servers offer 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 server 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.