Looking at the prices offered by Digital Ocean, Linode, Vultr and even Amazon Lightsail, maybe you are tempted to move your websites over to those cloud hosting providers. Just one catch — you need to know server administration skills to be able to do that, or what people call nowadays as DevOp.
What if it is easier for people like you and I?
What if there is a service that offers a web panel to your servers in Digital Ocean, Linode, Vultr and other cloud hosting providers, much like how CPanel functions for your shared hosting account?
But why move at all?
There are many benefits of moving over to cloud hosting as opposed to normal shared hosting.
You do know that with a shared hosting, your website is lumped together with other shared hosting account in the same server machine, right? It is normal that there are 200 to 400 websites per server all sharing the same RAM and CPU resources.
With cloud servers or VPS, you can get full control over your server. Resources like RAM and CPU usage is set dedicated to your use only. You can also sleep well at night knowing that you don’t have a shared-hosting neighbour that resides in the same server as yours.
Has anything like these happened to you? Or perhaps, have you heard any of your friends had problems with these? Of course you have…
- your email is not being delivered because your IP address was blacklisted, just because your shared hosting neighbour decided to spam people
- suddenly your website cannot be accessed because your shared hosting neighbour experienced a spike of new traffic, or maybe a DDOS attack
- your website was blocked by Google and Chrome browser as it was marked malicious. It turns your website was infected by malware, where the malware traveled from one shared hosting account to another inside that same server
Well, fortunately there is RunCloud.
If you are are only familiar with the CPanel, but have been wanting to move over to cloud hosting? Then perhaps it is time you try out RunCloud.
How Does RunCloud Work?
RunCloud is a SaaS-based web panel for your servers. From RunCloud, once you have your servers connected, you can start monitoring them. Actually, the works on deploying a new server also becomes a lot easier. If you have never deployed a server before, then let me tell you, it can take from 2 hours to 2 full days, depending on how experienced you are.
But with RunCloud, everything is done is 20 minutes.
To get started, just sign up for an account at RunCloud. It is really easy and you don’t need a credit card. They have a free account, but for your first 15 days, you get to try all the Pro features.
Next, you need to get a server from any cloud hosting provider that you like. I recommend Linode. When asked for a the operating system, make sure you choose Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. On Linode, you create a linode (server) first. And then you have to install an image (operating system). That is when you choose Ubuntu 16.04 or RunCloud would not work.
In my next blog post, I will show you a complete tutorial on how to get started with RunCloud. In the meantime, why don’t you check it out.