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Quickly deploy WordPress, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Fedora, Debian, and CentOS.
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Launch your Droplet from data centers around the world.
Ready to scale up? You can upgrade your Droplet with more memory and disk space at any time.
Test & Iterate
Basic Droplets are perfect for simple applications like test environments, websites, blogs, and small databases.
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Backup & Restore
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Web Cloud Hosting FAQ
What is cloud hosting?
Instead of using a single server, cloud hosting utilizes a network of servers to create a more flexible and reliable hosting experience. Cloud hosting services at Name.com are powered by linux-based virtual machines from DigitalOcean.
Is cloud hosting right for me?
Cloud hosting is best suited to systems administrators, web developers, or anyone with the technical know-how for server management. If you are a novice user or are looking for a lower maintenance cloud hosting solution, checkout our hosting comparison chart to see alternative options.
What DigitalOcean services does Name.com support?
As a cloud hosting provider, Name.com currently supports basic shared DigitalOcean Droplets. We do not support block storage add-ons, dedicated CPUs, or kubernetes at this time.
How is this different from a VPS or dedicated hosting solution?
Dedicated hosting solutions are on a single private server, while VPS(Virtual Private Server) and cloud hosting are on shared resources. Unlike dedicated hosting or VPS, cloud hosting is distributed across multiple servers at once. Among these three hosting solutions, cloud hosting has the highest level of flexibility at competitive prices.
Is this a managed or self-managed solution?
Cloud hosting at Name.com is a self-managed solution. You have the freedom to configure your virtual machine and have full control over administration. A base-level understanding of linux and command line is crucial to take advantage of this self-managed cloud hosting solution.
Which distributions are supported?
We support Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Fedora, Debian, and CentOS.
Where are the data-centers located?
DigitalOcean provides data-centers in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Frankfurt, London, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, and Toronto. Availability can vary depending on day and the size of the virtual machine.
Are backups included?
Backups can be added to your cloud hosting plan at checkout or anytime after purchase. These backups can be automated weekly or taken on-demand, with up to three retained at any given time.