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A Quick Overview
Choosing hosting can be tricky and you’ve got better things to do. Let’s cut to the chase and see if Cloud Containers are the right fit for you.
What are Cloud Containers?
Our latest hosting solution, Cloud Containers make use of technologies like Docker and SaltStack that allow you to have a container (think of them like a mini server) for each individual website or application, all running on your own private server.
This makes your hosting far more flexible by allowing each container to run different software or services, depending on your needs, without interfering with each other. For example you could have a website running PHP 5.4 and another on PHP 7.0, independently, in just a few clicks.
Is this the right solution for me?
For most people and projects Cloud Containers will be a great fit. They are as suitable for hosting a single website as they are for many and can scale up in resources as required. This product also offers a huge amount of control for developers while still being incredibly easy to use if you just want to set and forget your hosting.
What are the important features?
- Simple control panel to manage your websites, containers and databases.
- Run Apache on one container and Nginx on the next with per container settings.
- Graphs and metrics on each container’s resource usage and performance.
- Built on Docker so you can have your own custom containers.
- Automatic daily backups stored in a secure offsite location.
- SSH and SFTP access control on a per container basis.
- Free and automated SSL certificates using Let’s Encrypt.
- Better security through websites being isolated to their container.
Plans & Pricing
Get up and running in minutes with easy sign up, automated provisioning and the ability to change or cancel your plan at any time.
- 6 Cores
- 8GB RAM
- 60GB Storage
- 80 Containers (See FAQ)
- Automatic Backups
- 100GB Intl. Bandwidth
Need a bigger plan? Get in touch to discuss our custom options. All prices exclude GST.
Cloud Container Features
forkpath Flexible Foundation
Cloud Containers let your hosting do more than ever, without the technical headaches. Each container runs an independent environment, letting you use PHP 5.4 on one, and PHP 7.0 on the next.
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Our servers use modern hardware that we have put through the grinder to ensure they offer excellent performance and reliability. SSD storage is also standard across our whole product range.
layergroup Growth Ready
With no contract term to worry about, and plan upgrades that take just a few minutes, you can focus on growth, knowing that your hosting will be ready when the time comes, no questions asked.
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Cloud Containers are integrated with Let’s Encrypt right out of the box, which means you get free, automated SSL certificates for every website with just a click of a button.
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For any important websites or applications we highly recommend our Managed Hosting. We will monitor your servers and respond to any issues around the clock, so you can focus on what matters.
counterclockwise Automatic Backups
Your data is important and needs to be treated that way. We take a daily backup of your server and store it for 7 days in a secure offsite location, ready to go if you happen to need it.
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The SiteHost Control Panel is custom built to give you the power to get things done, without the complexity of things you don’t need. Easily add more containers, setup access or take a quick backup.
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As well as taking advantage of our pre-built Docker images, you can create your own completely custom containers. Simply provide us your Dockerfile and we’ll take care of the rest.
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We don’t do long wait times and outsourced support. Our team of engineers are based right here in New Zealand, ready to help, and can be reached around the clock should you need them.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many containers can I have?
Every server has a finite amount of resources that can be used. That means one container could in theory use all the resources on that server 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 are the maximum number we would recommend at that level based on average usage we have seen, for you it might be less.
What are Docker containers?
There are some great resources that will explain what Docker is in better detail than we can here, but put simply we view Docker containers as mini servers, or boxes that store applications or websites and everything they need to run.
For 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.
Do I need server management?
We highly recommend opting for Server Management if your server will be hosting critical applications or websites where uptime is important. Problems arise, downtime happens. You should consider who would respond at 3AM if there's an urgent problem, especially if you don't have your own dedicated system engineers.
Do you offer a free trial?
Yes. If you're not happy with your hosting simply cancel it within 7 days and you won't be charged. Do note however that we require a credit card to be associated with accounts on sign up.
Do you have a Service Level Agreement?
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 Managed Hosting. You can read more about our uptime guarantee and getting a full SLA in our knowledge base.
Options & Upgrades
A few options for those times when you need a little more or something a little different.
|Upgrade Options||Monthly NZD, excl. GST|
|check Additional Docker Image||$5 per Docker Image|
|check Custom Docker Image||$20 per Docker Image|
|check Additional Disk Space||$2.50 per 5GB|
|Additional Services||Price NZD, excl. GST|
|check Server Management||From $150 per month|
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