How much it costs to host a site in a cloud and how to migrate
- How much it costs to host a site in a cloud and how to migrate
Fast site loading, smooth operation, and the ability to withstand a large influx of visitors are important for any resource, regardless of what CMS it runs on — WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart, Drupal, or any other. Among other things, high-quality cloud hosting will help you achieve high-performance indicators. Here we will tell you how much it costs to host a site based on popular CMS in the cloud from Tucha, how to transfer data, and what reliability and convenience advantages you will get.
There are several hosting options for hosting web projects in the cloud:
- Cloud hosting (or shared hosting) based on our TuchaHosting service is suitable for small and medium-sized web projects, such as a landing page, business card site, or a small online shop.
To put it simply, it is a kind of coworking, where several residents work at once and share the available resources between themselves. In translation into hosting language, it means that several sites are hosted on one server, and its capacity is distributed between them. One of the main advantages of this type of hosting is an affordable price.
- Dedicated virtual hosting (VPS/VDS) based on TuchaBit and TuchaFlex+ services is a good solution for more loaded web projects, including online shops and corporate portals with a large number of visitors and users.
If your project requires a guaranteed amount of dedicated computing resources, and you want more flexibility in managing and scaling, we recommend paying your attention to virtual servers. It is like a separate office, where one renter owns all the premises (i.e. resources).
In the cloud from Tucha, you can host a website that works on any CMS. Among the most popular are Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart, etc. We will not mention Bitrix: Site Management here, because we wrote a separate article about it. Each site owner will be able to choose the service that is the best for their specific business task.
No matter what type of cloud hosting you choose, it will ensure fast and reliable operation of your site and access from anywhere in the world, protection of data from loss and damage, and help you save money on physical IT equipment. Also, as a provider, we guarantee the level of service availability from 99.0% to 99.9%, depending on the chosen solution.
All our prices are available on our website. They are transparent and uniform for all clients. If you know what you need exactly, use the calculator on our website, or choose one of the ready-made options.
In other cases, contact our specialists for advice and calculations. They will ask about the type of CMS that your site is based on, about its size, and its daily average load indicators. After that, they will choose the best solution for you. You can calculate the approximate cost of hosting yourself. To do this, you need to answer two simple questions:
1. What is your site size and current load?
Owners of sites with small and moderate loads can choose any of our services — TuchaHosting, TuchaBit, or TuchaFlex+. For projects that have a high load and a large number of users per day, regular cloud hosting may not be enough. In this case, you should choose between services that provide dedicated virtual servers — TuchaBit or TuchaFlex+.
Tucha specialists will help you choose the resource configuration that is best suited for your specific task, both at the start and during the process.
2. Where is better to store data in — Ukraine or abroad?
For hosting sites, you can choose a platform both in Ukraine and abroad (mainly in Germany):
- TuchaHosting is a stable cloud hosting service with data centers outside Ukraine (mainly in Germany). The service has guaranteed availability at the level of 99.9% and unlimited traffic, MySQL server databases, mailboxes, and FTP accounts. TuchaHosting is easy to scale, so you can easily choose a bigger tariff if the site load grows.
- TuchaBit is virtual servers of balanced configurations (units) in Ukraine with guaranteed service availability at the level of 99.0%. One unit is 1 GB of RAM and 25 GB of hard disk storage. The service is scaled by adding the required number of units.
- TuchaFlex+ is virtual servers of any configuration in Europe (mainly in Germany). You can choose any necessary set of resources and easily scale it in the future, for example: add the required amount of RAM, hard disk size, number of processors, and IP addresses. Guaranteed availability of services is 99.9%.
Let us calculate how much it will cost to host a small site. For example, a landing page or business card site based on WordPress, Droopal, Joomla, or any other modern CMS that weighs up to 10 GB and has moderate daily traffic.
Most likely, we will start by offering a hosting service rent of which will cost you:
- from 4 euros/month based on TuchaHosting service (when paying for 12 months at once);
- 11.00 euros/month if you choose for hosting the virtual server based on Ukrainian platforms using TuchaBit service;
- 16.50 euros/month if you place the site on the virtual server in European data centers using TuchaFlex+ service.
Note that in this article all prices inclusive of VAT (for those who pay this tax). Payment for services is made in hryvnia at the exchange rate of the NBU, on the first day of the current month. A full set of accounting documents is provided.
Let us learn more about the cost and what includes each type of hosting:
For a site that weighs up to 10 GB, we usually offer a 10 GB tariff. This tariff is paid for three months at once: the greater the period that you pay for, the higher discount you get (valid for the vast majority of TuchaHosting tariffs). So, paying for 3 months of services, the cost of web hosting with a 5% discount will be 4.75 euros/month; paying for 6 months with a 10% discount, the cost will be 4.50 Euro/month; paying for 12 months with a 20% discount, the cost will be 4 Euro/month.
Let us remind you that the service consists of virtual units, and 1 unit is 1 GB of RAM and 25 GB of hard disk memory. The rental cost of one unit is 9 euros/month. For example, for a site that weighs up to 10 GB, we will most likely offer a virtual machine that will consist of one unit. It includes:
- 1 CPU;
- 1 GB RAM;
- 25 GB SSD.
Also, we add one IP address, which costs 2 euros/month. It means that we have a virtual machine that costs 11 euros/month. The price already includes two full disk snapshots. We wrote an article about snapshots, their purpose, and ways of their creation.
Also, for more convenient and efficient work with sites on virtual machines, we recommend installing any convenient web hosting control panel, for example, ISPManager or Vesta.
It is a flexible constructor that allows you to build the desired configuration machine. For hosting a site that weights up to 10 GB, we will offer to rent a server with this set of resources:
- 1 CPU = 2.50 Euro/month;
- 1 GB RAM = 10 euros/month;
- 10 GB SSD = 2 euros/month;
- 1 IP address = 2 euros/month.
Total price — 16.50 euros/month. This price already includes the creation and storage of two full snapshots of the virtual machine disk.
The offered configurations are initial and depend on the specific load of each client. If the load of the site increases in the future (for example, it will be filled with content or the number of visitors will increase), you can quickly and easily add the required number of resources or change the tariff.
Tucha team is always ready to help clients migrate web projects based on Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, OpenCart, etc. to the cloud. We provide a site transfer service for free.
All our capacities are located in the secure data centers that meet Tier 3 security level or higher. It means that the data centers also have backup communication channels, such as an Internet connection, power supply, etc. This is important for users because any maintenance and repair work inside the data centers does not affect the availability of services.
Regular backups and their storage in the cloud will help you provide additional data protection. For this, we recommend using cloud backup hosting based on the service TuchaBackup. It will help you securely place all backup copies of site files and databases far outside Ukraine (mainly in Germany) and provide access to them at any time. You can begin with a 50 GB cloud storage configuration, which costs 5 euros/month. In the future, you can easily increase the storage capacity if necessary.
Every Tucha client has an opportunity to make sure that they get the best service and support, and their website is stable and fast. You can test the services for free for 7 days. Tucha specialists will also help you decide on the appropriate service and configuration (or tariff), and if necessary, transfer the necessary data to the cloud.
Along with uninterrupted hosting, all Tucha customers are guaranteed to receive the best technical support, which is available round-the-clock. Our team is interested in solving the tasks of each client and always provides a quick response via any of the communication channels — phone, email, ticket system. The simplicity of communication, availability of technical support in 24x7 mode, and timely assistance can be confirmed by numerous reviews from our customers and partners.
For the period of cooperation, you can choose one of four types of technical support, and change it in the course of work:
- Basic (free).
- Permanent server administration (50% of the server cost, but not less than 30 euros/month).
- Hourly server administration (20 euros/hour).
- Warranty support (available for free under certain conditions).
You can pay for any Tucha service in hryvnia. We offer a fair exchange rate since the cost is fixed for the entire month at the NBU exchange rate on the first day of each month. For those who pay VAT, the price already includes this tax.
Now let us talk a bit about available payment methods in Ukraine. You can choose any method that is convenient for you:
- company's current account;
- bank card - using Privat24 application or PrivatBank terminals;
And if you need to pay for services in euros using PayPal or Bank Transfer, we suggest using the services of our partner in Poland.
During the entire period of cooperation, Tucha clients receive all the necessary documents, such as work completion acts, tax invoices, and original invoices. To solve accounting issues more quickly and efficiently, we actively involve e-document management. But if you need paper versions of any documents, we will quickly prepare and provide them.
Our cooperation with each client is based on the Public Agreement (offer). If necessary, we will also provide a paper version of this document.
Hosting websites on Drupal, OpenCart, Joomla, WordPress, and other popular CMS in the clouds from Tucha is the key to their stable operation and performance under any load. If you need more resources, you can quickly and easily add them (or increase the tariff) or reduce if necessary. At the same time, you will get the best round-the-clock technical support, assistance from Tucha specialists, and involvement in solving your tasks throughout the entire period of cooperation.
Contact us to get the high-quality hosting for your site at any time! Write to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org or call +380 44 583-5-583 and get the best solution for hosting your project in the reliable clouds from Tucha.