Fasthosts offers everything from domain registration and business email to dedicated servers. Now this leading web hosting provider is offering users a single platform for a complete range of cloud-based services: CloudNX.
CloudNX provides high-performance Virtual Private Servers on demand. These virtual machines are provisioned in as little as 55 seconds, and users can choose from the latest Linux or Windows operating systems, as well as flexible configurations of CPU vCores, RAM and fast SSD storage.
With scalable resources and advanced features including load balancers and monitoring, Virtual Private Servers are ideal for running websites with variable performance demands. There are no upfront costs or contracts, and usage is tracked by the minute – so you only need to pay for the server resources you actually use.
Apps and stacks
For users that need to launching their ideal development environment quickly, CloudNX also offers Apps & Stacks. These custom software stacks can be deployed with a wide range of components, including a choice of web server, database and scripting language.
Developers have instant access to their tools of choice, from a standard Apache/MySQL/PHP setup to more specialised configurations. Pre-installed applications for popular software such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal mean users can easily get started with their preferred content management system.
With Apps & Stacks, the operating system and software updates are managed by Fasthosts, so developers can focus on their code, rather than messing around with server admin. Every stack includes its own dedicated processor vCores, memory and SSD storage, which can be allocated automatically according to the performance needs of each project, or scaled on a custom basis.
Bare Metal Servers
Also now available on CloudNX, Bare Metal Servers are single-tenant, physical machines, fully integrated on a cloud platform. With powerful dedicated hardware including Intel Xeon processors, Bare Metal Servers are a perfect solution for demanding applications like intensive ecommerce, but offering the added benefit of cloud-like flexibility.
Billing is based on usage per hour, so you can spin up a Bare Metal Server for temporary, heavy workloads, with no long-term commitment. They’re quick to set up, too: a new Bare Metal Server is ready to use in just eight minutes. This solution can be fully integrated with other CloudNX services, interacting with Virtual Private Servers and load balancers on a single high-performance network.
Everything on one platform
To keep things nice and simple, all of these services can be controlled from one convenient interface. The CloudNX control panel offers a full range of options for launching and managing Virtual Private Servers, Apps & Stacks, and Bare Metal Servers, along with easy ways to keep track of usage and costs.
Fasthosts has data centres in the UK, mainland Europe and the US, and the performance of servers and projects can be optimised for the needs of different audiences worldwide. There’s also UK-based technical support on hand 24/7 to ensure any issues, queries and tasks can be resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible.