Earn extra revenue: become an Intrahost Affiliate!

If you have your own website, you can earn an additional revenue stream by signing up to our new and improved affiliate scheme. And just to show you how grateful we are, we’re offering a £10 bonus just for signing up! The bonus will be added to your affiliate account and will get you off to a flying start before you begin to earn additional revenue on up to 70% commission. We pay out regularly, there are absolutely no set up costs and you can choose from a wide range of banner designs to suit your website.

Why choose Intranet affiliate scheme?

You can earn 70% if you sign up to our cloud servers and web hosting scheme direct, or 55% when signing up through Affiliate Future. For dedicated servers, hosted exchange and SSL, we pay 10% commission direct, or 10% through Affiliate future. For domains with pay 10% through Affiliate Future.

Here are some examples:

Intrahost Direct

Affiliate Future

Windows Plesk Cloud Server

£40.56

£31.87

Business Plus Web Hosting 12 mth plan

£38.30

£32.83

Getting started with the Intrahost Affiliate scheme

If you haven’t already, create an Intrahost account and then go to the banners area to choose and download one of our banner ads to place on your website. Go to the Affiliates sub-menu halfway down the Intrahost site, to the right of “Open Ticket”, ensuring that you’re logged in.

On this page you will see your Unique Referral Link; copy this code and use it as the URL link for the banner on your site.

It’s that easy!

How do I get paid?

When a visit clicks thorough on the banner ad on your site and goes on to place an order within 90 days, you will receive commission on that sale. Once your account has earned £50, you can then log a ticket to request a credit on your hosting account, or we’ll send you a cheque.

As you can see, there really is nothing to becoming an Intrahost affiliate and you don’t have to put any more work into your website than you normally would. However, if your site attracts a lot of traffic then of course people are more likely to click and you earn more.

Why choose Intrahost?

98% of our customers are still with us 12 months after first signing up for hosting services. Additionally, we offer the following:

  • 99.99% Network Uptime
  • 99.99% Server Uptime
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • 24/7 Fast and Friendly Support™
  • State-of-the-art UK Data Centres
  • Enterprise Grade Disk Storage

We offer all of our customers a full money-back guarantee if they are not 100% satisfied with the service we provide, meaning that you can rest safe in the knowledge that you’re involved with a company who are ethically sound. This also gives you peace of mind that placing our banner on your website won’t result in your customers complaining about the products you advertise.

We’re proud of the high-quality services that we provide and guarantee you and your visitors will be too!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and start earning extra cash, whilst knowing that you’re also offering your customers a great service through your website.

Cloud Computing: Top 5 Cloud Myths Debunked

When a new technology like cloud computing emerges, for the first few years you’re not going to get a consensus. When it is impacting business practice, making it easier for freelancers and creatives to get started and service their clients, helping SMEs work on the go and be more flexible it is inevitable that people will see different strengths in it. Cloud Computing has become as attractive for big multi-national corporates as it has for independent, self-employed web designers. Its strength lies in its ability to be moulded to suit individual needs. Looking for a safe and secure way to manage staff at a range of sites? Try Hosted Exchange. Want to diversify your business and add a new technology to your offer? Try Cloud Hosting.

Yet the strength of cloud computing can also be its weakness. Get five vendors in a room together and ask them what the biggest thing about cloud computing is. They’ll probably all give you a different answer. That can be good for people who want to shop around but it can also create problems. It makes it hard to define and explain to someone who has no knowledge of the technology. What do you say is the most important thing about the Cloud if the people selling cloud computing can’t agree? Leading on from that is the creation of myths. When people can’t agree on a definition it becomes easier for myths and false ideas to permeate and spread.

Cloud computing might have been in development for a generation but we’re still at the stage of myths. For those wanting to sell the advantages of the Cloud, here are the top five myths that need to be debunked.

1. The Cloud isn’t secure

This is one that just keeps coming back, even if those who work in cloud computing know it isn’t true. It can be easy to understand where the naysayers are coming from. The growth of computer technology and its explosion into all of our lives came with the PC, the Personal Computer. You could define and grow your little corner of the technology world with your own keyboard and screen. Ownership was a huge psychological factor. When people set-up their own businesses they did so with sizeable servers in the corner.

There was an element of control stemming from the fact that you could micromanage every inch of your IT arrangements.

Cloud computing throws that practice out of the window. If you use a Cloud Server or Hosted Exchange you no longer need a server in your office. You’re essentially renting space on a server owned by someone else and it’s often based in a different country. You’re handing over a lot of responsibility to a third party you really need to trust. We’re not very good at that.

Similarly the PC has always been sold by vendors as being the most secure option. It was in their interests to tell us that so they did. Perhaps this is why so many of them are now finding it hard to sell Cloud computing; they’re going against the message they’ve been feeding consumers for three decades. In fact, you lose your PC or it crashes we all know what happens. Everything can be lost. Having your work and material backed up remotely is more reliable.

In terms of security every provider will put different levels of importance on that. Finding the right solution means asking what their security provision is. There are two elements of security; making sure the Cloud itself is secure protecting you from a virus or spam and physical security i.e., making sure the servers are protected. An Intrahost, for example, there is a complex security system regulating who comes in and out of the building where the servers are housed as well as CCTV.

The information we’re putting on the Cloud, whether for personal use or business, is highly important and sometimes sensitive. Dismissing cloud computing as not being secure tars every provider with the same brush. Security and reliability are tied up in the same thing. Asking the provider exactly what they do to make sure your presence in the Cloud is protected is vital. The flexibility of cloud computing means you can scale the privacy and public nature of what you invest in depending on what you need.

2. Cloud Computing is just for big business

There can be a tendency in business to assume those that are making the most money are the most important. The knock-on effect from this mentality means that when a new technology emerges the chatter tends to talk about it in terms of how it will impact the very biggest firms. SMEs and entrepreneurs don’t feel it is applicable to them, largely because they haven’t been told it is.

It’s easier for multi-national developers and providers to shout from the rooftops when they sign a deal with a major brand. It makes them appear mainstream and successful, but it does alienate smaller firms who are often their bread and butter. The SMEs are also the ones who can drive adoption and with the growth in that sector and their impact on the economy their importance shouldn’t be underestimated.

A flexible Cloud solution can benefit a freelance web designer in the exact same way it can a global conglomerate; perhaps even more so. A freelancer can’t afford the infrastructure needed to run a huge business but a Cloud Server and Virtualization technology opens the door to an IT solution that meets their needs and helps them grow their business. The scalability of the Cloud, it’s cost-effectiveness makes the real difference for this smaller business set-ups.

Big business might have a larger budget but the strength of the Cloud comes from its ability to be moulded to suit need, rather than forcing the same solution on everybody.

3. We already use Gmail so we don’t need the Cloud

The principles of Cloud Computing have filtered through into business thinking, but much of it is based on knowledge from one small corner of the technology, rather than the big picture. A set-up like Gmail can make people think they don’t need to explore wider Cloud services. They can log-in to their email, set-up a calendar, share Docs from device to device.

However, with a Hosted exchange solution you get this and more. You get a POP Mailbox, 50MB of storage, several email aliases – vital for a small business or a creative working as part of a team – smartphone and web access, shared calendars as well as the security measures like anti-spam and anti-virus and backed up software. It’s a much easier to get in touch with a Cloud Provider than Google. If your Gmail goes down do you have 24/7 access?

Having one OpenSource solution can limit your business. Anyone who sets up on their own ultimately wants to grow. They want to be able to increase their storage needs if they want to, offer new services to clients. OpenSource is great when you start out but it isn’t scalable enough when you’re ready to expand.

4. Cloud computing is all about cost

Yes, cost is important. No, it means you probably won’t need an in-house IT team. Cost is what has made cloud computing accessible to businesses of all sizes. But it isn’t the most important factor. Being able to grow your business flexibly, securing a scalable solution to meet what your business needs and no-one else’s as well as being able to sign up and start within hours are much stronger benefits.

The economy has inevitably meant we are all working harder, more often and need our work to be more flexible. Cloud Computing has grown probably because it fits with that mentality. It can suit what we want to do when we want to do it. It has removed the frustration and the tethers tying us down to IT. Want to work from home? No problem. What to be able to answer your clients and work efficiently when you’re on the move? The Cloud can sort that. It is this basic ethos that has made the Cloud popular and is at the heart of it appeal.

5. The Cloud isn’t going to last

Yes, technology does tend to come and go. Ask anyone who’s had to invest in myriad devices from any particular software giant and you’ll know that. The minute you lay down your credit card a voice in the back of your head tells you “This will be obsolete in five years, what’s the point?” Frustrating? Yes. Much you can do about it? No.

Cloud computing will evolve. What we see as being the norm now will change. But because the Cloud is as much an ethos and practice as it is a service it will never disappear completely. Personal Clouds are growing in popularity, particularly like cloud servers where individuals look for the simplest solution that is flexible enough to meet their needs.

Remember the Pick and Mix at Woolworths? All the sweets were there but the reason we liked it was because we could pick and choose what we liked. For me it was marshmallows, fried egg sweets and cola bottles. Your pick won’t have been the same. Cloud providers are making it much easier for cloud computing customers to select the bits they need and taking away the rest.

While people can find solutions that are secure, reliable, scalable, meet their needs and is cost-effective they will keep returning to the Cloud.

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Can cloud hosting help the creative entrepreneur?

The explosion in the number of entrepreneurs and SMEs is changing the UK’s business landscape. But to grow, succeed and see their ideas come to fruition they need to rely on an infrastructure that suits their budgets, rather than draining their resources. Creative entrepreneur John Aitken talks to Hosted Technology expert Laura Brown about how the Cloud can help him launch his ideas. Do you ever feel like you have so many ideas they’re just going to spill out of you? For creative entrepreneurs, developing projects and initiatives they are passionate about are part and parcel of their working practice.

John Aitken confesses he has ideas coming out of his ears. He has several projects all in strategy and development stage that he aims to launch later this year. The online profile of each of the projects, one a social enterprise aiming to create a web community in the truest sense providing advice and support in what’s planned to cover a range of sectors from health, family and employment.

He turned to Intrahost to help support his projects. Each has its own distinct identity and website so he relies on Intrahost for web hosting and domain registration.

“Intrahost has been massively supportive in terms of migration, helping maintain the sites, connectivity”. He says.

One of the main issues, particularly in this sector, is the need for flexibility. For projects to get off the ground they can’t be hampered by huge outgoings, especially if the income hasn’t been secured yet. For John, Intrahost understands that flexibility. For example one of the projects John is working on deals with recruitment, particularly helping looking to get back into work. “My main goal,” he says, “is to develop a mobile solution. I want to be able to help individuals build their work life around their home life and create a better balance”.

It’s an initiative about flexibility that needs flexibility. Cloud Computing means he can find a scalable solution that sits hand in hand with the project throughout the strategy stage. The IT isn’t pulling him down and proving to be a hindrance rather than a help.

So what are creative entrepreneurs like John looking for from a Cloud provider?

“To be honest, it’s a scary option to be doing what feels like handing over your business to someone else. You don’t really know the provider and you have to trust them. This is the biggest thing for anybody. You’re signing up to a virtual space where you worry someone could nick everything off the server. Look at Natwest and the problems they have had with security and reliability. Even large corporates can get it wrong and down time is the last thing you want when you are relying on a third-party to fix it”.

Trust is a key issue for small business but there is also the bridge cloud computing offers for those limited by a lack of funds for investment. The truth is that many small businesses are finding it hard to secure finance. While a large company with deep pockets could see technology as a tool for growth, a SME might see the same potential but be unable to afford it.

A decent bandwidth connection is going to be vital for every one of John’s projects.

“I couldn’t afford to buy T1 cables and lay down £20k to get myself that kind of connection”.

So working with a Cloud provider like Intrahost means he can avail himself of the investment they have already made. That investment doesn’t just benefit John. A Cloud Server means that a variety of entrepreneurs or SMEs like him could all rent a bit of same server, defining their own space, memory and requirements and establishing it on Intrahost’s foundations.

“Security and reliability is important”, John says, “but it’s also about knowledge. Many are still in an old technology state. They don’t see themselves as being able to move to a cloud solution, especially if they have no IT knowledge. Say you’re a lady selling jewellery down the street; you’ll do better if you’re able to sell more stuff online. The cloud would make that easier but she might not know about it”.

So if the benefits of cloud computing for the entrepreneurial and SME sector are to be truly felt, the onus is on the providers to help educate and popularise it.

“It’s a massive step for anyone. Money and security are always going to be the two things that people will care most about. There will always be people who aren’t necessarily behind it but the opportunity is still there”.

At the moment John’s projects are still in the development stage. As he works towards a launch he’s still testing the viability of initiatives, including stress testing and doesn’t know yet how successful they might be. Intrahost offers him a managed solution along with a team he’s happy to trust.

“Currently they offer me a good model. It’s in line with my strategy and we have a good relationship. I’m hoping to move all of my work to their cloud hosting. The proof is in the pudding as we work up to the launch”.

 

Could the cloud protect you from the economy?

There’s been a sense amongst entrepreneurs and small business that if they’ve been able to grow over the past four years it’s been a bonus. Standing still, for many has been the aim. It’s been a challenging time but could investigating opportunities in the cloud help boost your business? News has been released about several small software firms who are planning to go public over the coming year. They include Atlassian and Tableau Software. Their aim is to take advantage of the growing trend for cloud computing adoption in the business world.

Increasingly, virtualization and Cloud Hosting is being seen as an income stream for these larger firms. Whether advertising, app creation, communication each of these companies has one thing in common; their services are based in the cloud. The sector itself is expected to grow to $288 billion this year and it’s being driven by entrepreneurs.

Admittedly, these are the kind of figures few of us will see and our corner of the market might be a tiny one, compared to the industry big hitters, but the approach is the same. Like every industry, technology changes rapidly. Facebook going public has showed the risks in place but also that there is potential if the focus is on winning over business investors, rather than trying to get the public on-side.

For freelancers, small business owners and contractors the approach is the same. Focus on offering more services to the business community itself and you shore up a revenue outlet for the future. Cloud Hosting offer an opportunity to host websites for example. The process of virtualization removes the need to rely on one single server. The traditional model of internet hosting the problem always was if the server goes down, so does the website. Effectively renting a corner of a cloud server can offer a cost-effective solution for a small business to offer a new service. Virtualization means the properties of the physical server hosting the Cloud, the processor, memory, drives etc, can be accessed independently. It offers a bespoke solution for a web designer or copywriter, say, who wants to be able to offer their clients something more. Hosting also means the possibility of a regular income stream, good for covering the down periods through the summer.

When the economy is up and down confidence is always an issue. If the big businesses adopt a new approach to weather the storm then small firms and entrepreneurs can take note and adopt the same approach. If the cloud offers new opportunities then they should be seized. The key to successful business is diversifying, not staying doggedly on the same path.

Cloud Servers aren't just for big business

IBM has announced it is offering a new service for its “enterprise class” customers. The computing giant says it plans to park its mainframes in the Cloud. Essentially it means that the amount of downtime will be reduced by nearly a fifth which will make a big difference for any business wanting to use it's services and relying upon it for their infrastructure.

The service is likely to be more expensive, but for big companies that can afford it, it will  probably be a popular move.

However, again it seems to reinforce the message coming from the big developers and manufacturers that the Cloud is best for big business. It isn’t the case and different elements, such as Cloud Servers, for example, can offer a welcome opportunity to cut costs and build an entrepreneur’s empire without breaking the bank.

Cloud Servers provide an infrastructure that can grow or be squeezed depending on the needs of the individual or business. Say you’re setting up a small business on the side. It might be a product idea that you think could take off, but aren’t willing to give up the day job for; perhaps you host a podcast as a creative outlet; maybe you design websites for friends or local businesses as a side job. A Cloud Server offers scalability in terms of operating systems, flexible pay rates on a month by month basis that is based on how many servers you have, how much size you’re taking up in terms of memory and disk space as well as bandwidth.

You can opt to only rent the space month by month. So when there’s a lot of work on and you’re busy you might need more space. A quiet month and you can drop off. It’s not like having an expensive virtual office space that costs a fortune month in and month out, even if you’re not using it. More importantly you can sign up in hours. You get advice and support 24/7 and can develop a package that suits you.

Inevitably, for big business having a well-built infrastructure is important. It helps to cuts costs, to develop an IT system that suits the company, rather than a legacy system that takes time, energy and saps resources. In the current climate establishing a system that is as cost-effective as possible is a number one priority.

However, it isn’t only important to multi-national conglomerates.

Cloud Servers have the scalability that is also needed for freelancers, independent creative or budding entrepreneurs who need an infrastructure to start to build their project but don’t want to lay out a lot of money.

What to do if your traffic spikes?*

*Or, what happens when all your dreams come true? Let us be brutally frank. Every scrap of work you do today is about getting people to visit your website. You want people to read something pithy and erudite you’ve written on Twitter or to click a link you’ve posted on LinkedIn to a portfolio piece and you want them to visit your website. There they will read about what you do and, most importantly, how you see yourself. Then, they might want to work with you or hire you.

Whether employed, self-employed, freelance, contracting, or just getting your profile out there for the fun of it, this is why you have a website. If you’re using a cloud server to host websites for your clients then it’s probably the reason they have a website as well.

But what if all your dreams come true and suddenly hundreds and thousands of people flood to your site? Quids in? Probably not, actually, if you have a limit on your monthly traffic allowance.

Picture the scene. Say you’re a designer. You’ve just finished  a video of your work and you post online. A few contacts retweet it and link to the portfolio. Then a trade title picks it up and retweets it to their 3,000 followers. Then it’s picked up by one of the Twitter celebs like Stephen Fry or Derren Brown and retweeted to their millions of followers. The limit on your website means it goes down and no one else can view it. A wasted opportunity.

It could be something on a much smaller scale, but much more serious. Imagine you’ve been invited to talk at a conference. It’s a big opportunity and you want to be able to gain as much mileage as you can. Will your Cloud Server be able to cope with hundreds of people clicking on your url at the same time? If not it can damage your profile and ability to take advantage of these opportunities to extend your job opportunities.

If you want to host your website on a Cloud Server, and want to be able to do the same either for clients or a few websites you maintain then you need to ask the question about monthly traffic figures.

At Intrahost you can pick from a number of different deals and packages to suit your needs. But no matter the CPU Power, the Disk Space or the guaranteed memory you opt for you will always get unmetered monthly traffic.

Whether you blog, tweet, post on Facebook or LinkedIn, write guest articles or simply promote yourself through advertising, your aim is always to push traffic through your website. Why opt for a flexible and bespoke solution like a Cloud Server and then sign up to a deal that doesn’t allow you to grow your profile. Sign up to the wrong deal and you could end up hobbling yourself.

How a Cloud Server can help you build a business

Everyone wants to make a little bit of extra money. Times are hard for a lot of households and the cost of living is increasing. That means that, on the side, a lot of people are developing new ways of making themselves some cash to top up their earnings. A lot of people are looking online for that extra revenue stream. Many who can offer to design websites for friends and family and local businesses. This can stay as a sideline or it can become your full time job. Whatever it becomes there is another way for you to make even more money.

This isn’t a get rich quick scheme but an added service you can offer that can also makes you a little money.

If you host your website and those you design on a cloud server you can make money by offering is as a service for your clients.

How does a Cloud Server work? Cloud Servers are measured by how much memory you use. Imagine you have a long beach. You might want to just use one deck chair or you might want to set a few aside for you and your friends. The Cloud Server works in the same way. The beach is the physical server. That little patch you pay for is defined by what you need; CPU Power, memory, traffic etc.

So you can use a section of the Cloud Server just for yourself, or you could extend it and invite your friends to come along.

It’s free to setup with Intrahost and you sign up to a monthly contract. CPU Power is 2.5 GHz and Disk Space ranges from 10GB to 20GB while you can choose the amount of Memory you’re guaranteed. Every Cloud Server through Intrahost comes with unmetered Monthly Traffic so whatever the demands or the amount of people that visit it, it won’t disrupt the service. You can pick the Operating System you want and can choose how many domains you want to register for the Cloud Server.

The benefit for you is that it’s a bespoke deal. It’s designed to fit you and your needs. This makes it more cost-effective. The deal isn’t long-term so you aren’t tied in to an annual contract. It’s monthly.

What’s the benefit for your clients? Well it removes the need for them to look after it. Because you’re getting a good deal they’re getting a good deal. They can pay you to cover the costs and you can earn extra income.

A Cloud Server  can help you build a business and offer a new way for you to make a little money. We're not talking about turning yourself into Sir Alan Sugar but it can give your earnings a boost.

 

 

 

How to make money in 1, 2, 3

What are the steps between designing your client’s site and hosting it? In fact it isn’t that much. Increasingly more and more web designers and creative teams are looking to monetise the service they provide in more diverse ways. If you’re designing the websites, why not host them as well?

It is increasingly an extra income strand that can provide a much needed boost in fund and services. Intrahost provides cloud servers for customers looking to do just that.

So how does it work, and how can you go from an idea to a reality in three steps?

First of all, what do you need?

A cloud server starts with, unsurprisingly, an actual server. It then uses the space to create a number of “virtual machines”. Each Cloud Server has its own allocation of RAM, CPU power. In essence, one computer appears like several. From your machine you can manage and host your client’s websites. It’s cheaper and it’s easy to back up so it’s more secure.

The first thing to do is decide what you need. Agreements are different depending on how much memory you need, how many domains you are planning to look after and for some providers how much traffic you’re expecting each month.

What you are looking for is the most cost-effective plan for your needs. Intrahost has an increasing disk space and guaranteed memory with five different cloud server deals, but it offers the same CPU Power and unmetered monthly traffic no matter how much you’re paying each month. Ask the questions because you’ll want to know exactly what you’re getting for your money and where extra costs could come from. This is meant to make you money, remember.

Second step, how long will it take?

There is no point in choosing your deal, arranging the monthly payment and then being told the service won’t begin until the beginning of next month. A frustrating wait for you and your clients. Intrahost sets up all cloud server accounts once the verification process has been done. That usually doesn’t take more than 24 hours.

Third and last step, what are you actually getting?

You’re selling this service to your clients so it’s worth doing the research to understand the benefits for them, and for you. Each server might have several different customers but each customer has an exclusive deal with their own resources linked to it through Intrahost. The deals are designed to meet your requirements, meaning it is more secure and there is less of a chance that your service will be interrupted.

You’ll be signing on a month by month basis which offers more flexibility so you can amend and mould your deal to match on-going requirements. If you or your clients use open source technology you want to know how they will work with the cloud server (fine on Intrahost fyi) as well as commercial applications. Your biggest fear is that a client will have their services reduced because of an application they use. You need to cover those bases and while it’s rare it will impact on the service you are offering.

Hosting various websites through a cloud server is an increasingly popular method to add a new income stream or simply a new, streamlined service for your own online activity or for your clients. However to make sure you’re making money and offering the right service it is always important to talk directly to your provider and ask the difficult questions before you sign up. Knowing what you need and more importantly what you’ll get will impact on what you can offer your clients.

 

The launch of Raspberry Pi, crashes websites

The Raspberry Pi, an incredibly cheap, low-spec, credit card sized computer board went on sale in late February 2012.  The huge demand of this £22 computer saw overwhelming interest, causing websites to crash. The miniature computer is packed with all the features to set up the most basic computer. The Raspberry Pi Project began in 2006, where variations of the product were made to produce the smallest size computer board possible.

The Raspberry Pi Model B includes:  256MB RAM CPU and all the ports to add a keyboard, monitor, internet access, speakers and power supply (all sold separately). This cost-cutting computer has amazingly already sold out.

In late 2012, the Raspberry Pi will target the Education sector, where tomorrow’s developers can learn more about programming basics. Plus the Raspberry Pi includes the open source Operating System Linux.

RS Components, Premier Farnell and the Raspberry Pi website has felt the strain from the heavy demands of potential customers.

Are you prepared for the demand of your new product launch?

Your web hosting solution can make or break your product launch. Many large scale websites use multiple complex hosting solutions including multiple dedicated servers, which can be very expensive. The latest concept in hosting is the Virtual Data Centre.

The Virtual Data Centre - on-demand hosting

Unlike dedicated server hosting, the Virtual Data Centre allows you to have complete control of your hosting resources in real-time. For instance, if you have a large flow of visits you can increase your bandwidth and processing power within minutes. Attain more customers and enquiries with a hosting solution that supports the demands of your business.

Highly flexible hosting allows you to pay for the resources that you use. Our handy iPhone control panel allows you to make changes whilst on the move.

From 1.8p per hour you can have highly flexible to hosting to suit your needs.

Who should use the Virtual Data Centre:

  •  Marketing agencies
  •  Medium to large scale businesses
  •  e-Commerce websites
  •  Event websites

Want to know more?  Sign up for your virtual data centre and only pay for what you use.

Cloud computing boosts business productivity

Cloud computing is a revolutionary concept that allows you to access server resources and applications as and when needed. The term “cloud computing” is a service that’s available 24/7. Water, gas and electricity are frequently available the same approach applies with cloud based computing. A vast majority of cloud-based applications including: Google Docs, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Gmail and Skype all help to improve business productivity.

Other types of applications included Hosted Exchange 2010, cloud hosting, hosted desktops and the Virtual Data Centre. All these products and services offer high availability.

Cloud Servers save you money

Cloud server hosting is a great way of obtaining dedicated resources at an affordable price. Businesses demand reliable I.T. and hosting services with minimum downtime and are available anywhere. Cloud based technologies are enriching I.T. infrastructures for the better.  Imagine multiple servers working together as a team to provide dedicated: storage, memory, processing power, RAM and bandwidth to hundreds of customers at one time. This enormous cloud solution is highly flexible and scalable to the requirements of the customer.

Cloud servers have reduced downtime

Self-healing cloud technology promotes high availability. If one server fails, a redundant server will replace the failed server. If your online presence operates mission critical applications, it’s crucial that you have a contingency plan in place.

Cloud technology saves time and money. But more importantly allows you to focus on running your business. A highly reliable I.T. infrastructure that has a variety of resources boosts productivity no matter where you are.

Virtual Data Centre Technology Unleashed!

The Virtual Data Centre (VDC) launched by the Intrahost team is the most powerful cloud hosting technology available. This powerful hosting infrastructure is so customisable that you can acquire additional resources effortlessly.

Ultimate Cloud Server Hosting

A majority of cloud server packages on the market only allow you to upgrade by ordering additional nodes, that are packed with surplus RAM, CPU, storage and bandwidth.

What if you only want to order more bandwidth?

You have to purchase an extra node and pay for additional resources that you won't even use. But with the Virtual Data Centre by Intrahost - can order whatever you want. You're not forced to upgrade to additional nodes. If you just want to order additional RAM you can order more.

Complete Control

The Intrahost VDC allows you to change resources from our web based control panel and also the OnApp iPhone control panel. Within minutes you can create your very own revolutionary VDC with ease.

The Virtual Data Centre can save you money

This revolutionary concept can help you save time, money and resources. Our unique Pay-As-You-Go hosting keeps you in control of your billing where you only pay for what you use. Just like a Pay-As-You-Go mobile phone, the Virtual Data Centre uses credits and when you need more you just top-up. It's that simple.

No monthly contracts, no minimum term, create your own Virtual Data Centre, increase availability and save money.

Intrahost's Ad Appears In .net Magazine

Virtual Data CentreThe Intrahost Team have been busy working on their latest product the Virtual Data Centre. Our revolutionary Virtual Data Centre allows you to use resources as and when you need them including: RAM, CPU, storage and bandwidth. Our Fast and Friendly team are helping businesses save money and improve their IT infrastructure. Recently we launched an advert in .Net magazine to launch our new Virtual Data Centre. If you're looking to save money, take advantage of scalable cloud hosting from just 2p per hour.

What is Cloud Hosting or Cloud Computing?

Now there's an interesting question. I'm afraid to say that Clouding Hosting or Cloud Computing doesn't as yet have a clear definition. Most vendors that are selling cloud computing services (and there are very few as I type this post), are essentially providing a pool of resources, consisting of bandwidth, CPU time, memory and disk storage. This resource pool is then allocated as needed in the form of Virtual Machines, via a control panel. These VMs are then charged for on an hourly basis and used for whatever the user is looking to provision, including web applications and databases. Only time will crystalise the actual definition of cloud hosting, and by that time the marketing folk will have relabled it...