Cloud Containers

Our Most Popular, Easiest Hosting Platform

Cloud Containers offer a huge amount of control for developers while still being easy to use. Whether you manage a single website or a stable of hundreds, do more on fast, up-to-date infrastructure without technical headaches.
Cloud Container hosting platform

Efficient hosting without the stress

The Cloud Containers platform makes it easy for you to develop and manage any number of websites. Easily monitor and scale your hosting, and access a range of developer-focused tools that help you achieve more in less time.

Control changes with cloning and syncing

Never edit in production again. Choose an existing Container to copy, work on the clone until it’s good to go, then synchronise the data between Containers to put your changes live.

Scale up fast

Quickly upgrade your plan to handle whatever traffic or growth comes your way. Increase the cores, RAM, and storage at your disposal in one go, or add disk space alone.

See all your sites, databases and domains

Ditch multiple logins and enjoy the ease of having all your sites, containers, databases and domains in one place, under one account.

Track your performance and usage

See server load stats, as well as bandwidth, disk, memory, and CPU usage for every Container and server, for periods from 5 mins to a year.

Install SSL in one click

Don’t pay any extra for SSL, or get caught out by expired certificates. Install SSL in one click and we’ll keep it up to date.

Cache your site the easy way

Remove the complexities of caching in NGINX with our powerful Simple Cache integrated directly into managed Cloud Containers.

Quickly switch images

Switch between Container images in just a few seconds - easily handle framework upgrades, new PHP versions, etc.

Continually monitor server connectivity

Set up connectivity monitoring including DNS, FTP, HTTP/S, SSH and SMTP and get email alerts if anything isn’t responding.

Share files between containers

Use Volumes to share files, assets or code between containers, and to grant users SSH/sFTP access to specific directories.

Run independent environments

Containers run independently letting you easily work with Node.js, PHP, WordPress and more without interfering with each other.

See regular platform updates

We're always improving the Cloud Container platform. Track new features and fixes through Release Notes and optional newsletters.

Choose a plan and get started today

It only takes a few minutes to provision a Cloud Container server and start spinning up containers.

  • 24/7/365 Active Monitoring
  • 24/7/365 Emergency Support
  • Automated Container Updates
  • Server Security Patching
1 Core
Testing or small projects.
$ 35
Get Started
  • 1 Cores
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5GB storage
  • 2 Containers
  • Automatic Backups
  • 50GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 2TB Domestic Bandwidth
2 Cores
Multiple websites or apps.
$ 80
Get Started
  • 2 Cores
  • 2GB RAM
  • 20GB Storage
  • 20 Containers
  • Automatic Backups
  • 100GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 2TB Domestic Bandwidth
4 Cores
Higher-traffic sites or apps.
$ 130
Get Started
  • 4 Cores
  • 4GB RAM
  • 40GB Storage
  • 40 Containers
  • Automatic Backups
  • 200GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 2TB Domestic Bandwidth
6 Cores
Multiple high-traffic sites.
$ 225
Get Started
  • 6 Cores
  • 8GB RAM
  • 60GB Storage
  • 80 Containers
  • Automatic Backups
  • 300GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 2TB Domestic Bandwidth
8 Cores
Larger agencies.
$ 355
Get Started
  • 8 Cores
  • 16GB RAM
  • 80GB Storage
  • 100 Containers
  • Automatic Backups
  • 400GB Intl. Bandwidth
  • 2TB Domestic Bandwidth

Be even more productive with Managed Cloud Containers

Add Managed Services to your Cloud Containers to speed up development and improve performance. Our expert team will monitor and manage your server 24/7/365, and you’ll unlock these time-saving features.

Developers love Cloud Containers

We want to be part of taking Silverstripe to the next level and help a bunch of exciting New Zealand companies shine on the web....I think Cloud Containers are out of the box perfection, and could save people a lot of time and money. I hope more people see SiteHost as on par or better than the big international players like Amazon.

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Nicolaas (Sunny Side Up) - happy SiteHost customer.
Nicolaas F.
Director, Sunny Side Up

It's simple, we've got our own custom Docker images that we can deploy and get up and running within a couple of minutes. The ease of getting it up on SiteHost is great. Anything that's Silverstripe or that kind of PHP project would be going onto SiteHost Cloud Containers.

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Ryan (Voyage) - happy SiteHost customer.
Ryan O'Hara
Director, Voyage

We like having full control of Cloud Containers and direct access to code. Ultimately we have more control over what we have on SiteHost compared to other hosting providers. You guys actually listen to feedback, too. We talked about how CWP had live monitoring of disc space and memory usage, and pretty soon afterwards SiteHost had that as well.

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Carey (Central Station) - happy SiteHost customer.
Carey L.
Lead Developer, Central Station

Containers have been huge! It makes things very easy. Also the support you guys offer is amazing...the best of anywhere.

Webfox - happy SiteHost customer.
James S.

Reliability from SiteHost enables us all to get on with our own work without worrying if our infrastructure is failing.

SiteTools - happy SiteHost customers.
Robin G.

SiteHost allowed us to focus a lot less on hosting and more on design & dev which means we can offer more to our clients in return. We love your Cloud Containers!

Punctuate - happy SiteHost customers.
Dan H.
Fast, easy start

Get started quickly and easily

As soon as you get started with Cloud Containers you’ll see how fast and flexible they are. It only takes a few minutes to launch a server, spin up a Container or two and see how much easier development can be with the right infrastructure.

Provision a server super-fast

Choose your server specs and location, and it will be up and running in just a few clicks.

Choose from prebuilt images

Pre-built images include PHP, Apache, Nginx, .NET Core, WordPress and more - just pick and go.

Risk-free start, no lock-in

You can change or cancel your plan at any time. Try Cloud Containers and if you cancel within 7 days, get your money back.

Host sites around the world

Keep your servers close to your customers with data centre options in Auckland, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, London and California.

BYO containers

Get your hands dirty and create your own Docker images using our registry and build pipeline. Build once, then use over and over.

SiteHost's expert team

We’ll take care of the rest so you don’t have to

While you’re building and maintaining great websites, we’re hard at work keeping the Cloud Containers platform fast and secure. We’re working with customers like you, too, offering 24/7 expert support.

Get support when you need it

We don’t do long wait times or outsourced support. Our team is on the job around the clock and there’s always an engineer available.

Restore from automatic backups

We take daily backups of your containers and store them for 14 days in a secure offsite location just in case you ever need them.

Server maintenance

Don’t worry about patching or upgrading servers. We maintain every Cloud Container server to the same high standard, including hardware and operating system.

Powerful hardware

We put our hardware through the grinder to ensure excellent performance and reliability. NVMe storage is standard across our whole product range.

Built-in security

We keep the Cloud Container platform patched and up-to-date to stop vulnerabilities creeping in. Add Managed Services and we’re even more proactive.

Serious uptime

We guarantee 99.9% uptime for all Cloud Containers. Add Managed Services for an enterprise level SLA that covers uptime, performance and more.

Run different software, CMSs, and services without interference

Making use of technologies like Docker, you get a Container for each individual website or application, all on your own private server. This makes your hosting far more flexible by allowing each Container to run different software or services, without interfering with each other.

Cloud Containers are an easy, flexible and powerful hosting option. Customers are hosting WordPress, Craft CMS, Silverstripe, Umbraco and many other CMSs on Cloud Containers, we know your sites will be fast, secure and scalable.

Run and manage your choice of CMS with SiteHost.

Frequently Asked Questions

Web images:
  • Nginx + PHP (10 versions)
  • Apache + PHP (10 versions)
  • Nginx Proxy
  • Nginx + Puma + Ruby (2 versions)
  • Nginx + Node.js
  • .NET Core + SDK
Service images:
  • Redis (4 versions)
  • MongoDB (4 versions)
  • Postgres (8 versions)
  • Elasticsearch (5 versions)
  • NodeJS (6 versions)
  • Solr (4 versions)
Application image:
  • WordPress + PHP (4 verisons)
Integrated images:
  • PHP MyAdmin
  • MySQL (3 versions)
...or create your own. You can make your own reusable Docker images using our registry and build pipeline.
You can run as many Cloud Containers as you like, so long as they fit on the server(s) that you have provisioned. Every server has a finite amount of resources. In theory, one container could all an entire server's resources if it gets a lot of traffic, is a complex application or takes up a lot of space. Equally you might be able to fit 20 containers before you run out of resources - it all depends on your usage.The number of containers we show on our plans is the absolute maximum that we would recommend on each plan, based on the average usage we have seen. For your individual case, the actual maximum might be fewer.
Put simply, we view Docker containers as mini servers, or boxes that store applications or websites and everything they need to run. When it comes to hosting, that makes websites more portable and far more flexible. Docker containers can be moved around easily without worrying about missing something the website needs to run, plus you can customise your environment for each container, rather than the whole server.
Yes. If you're not happy with your hosting simply cancel it within 7 days and you won't be charged. Note that you will need to provide valid credit card details when you open your account.
24/7 Management is a highly recommended optional extra, especially if your server will be hosting critical applications or websites where uptime is important. Problems arise, downtime happens, and you always have something else to be doing rather than worrying about infrastructure. Who would respond at 3am if there's an urgent problem, especially if you don't have your own dedicated system engineers? With 24/7 Management, you know the answer.
We have an uptime guarantee of 99.9% across our Cloud Container, VPS and VDS platforms. We also offer comprehensive SLAs as part of our 24/7 Management. You can read more about our uptime guarantee and getting a full SLA in our knowledge base.

Incredibly reliable infrastructure

We'll let the numbers do the talking.

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