Article | November 26, 2012

Choosing A Cloud Vendor For Hosted Servers

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Ali Din

By Ali Din, Sr. Vice President and CMO, dinCloud

Is hosting servers more complicated than it appears?

Recent headlines cited that a well-known website hosting company,, shut down its virtual private server offering. This was based on pulling it back and re-packaging it. In my conversations with another cloud provider, I heard a similar case where they launched a hosted server offering but had to stop offering it until they figured out “how to do it correctly.”

Most people would think that hosting servers is fairly straight-forward. However, as a cloud service provider, it is a lot more complicated than it seems. There are a lot of factors that go in to the business model (change by the hour, the day, or a flat monthly price), and also technical considerations (some of which need to support the direction the business model determines.