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- 1 General
- 2 Comparison / news / forums
- 3 VPS / IaaS
- 4 PaaS
- 5 Dedicated
- IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service - provides base virtual machines - amazon, linode, etc.
- PaaS - Platform as a Service - provides servers with apps enabled, limited shell - heroku,
- SaaS - Software as a Service - provides "desktop apps" as webpage - calendar, e-mail, social network, etc.
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elasticity_(cloud_computing) - defined as "the degree to which a system is able to adapt to workload changes by provisioning and de-provisioning resources in an autonomic manner, such that at each point in time the available resources match the current demand as closely as possible". Elasticity is a defining characteristic that differentiates cloud computing from previously proposed computing paradigms, such as grid computing. The dynamic adaptation of capacity, e.g., by altering the use of computing resources, to meet a varying workload is called "elastic computing".
- https://github.com/panicsteve/cloud-to-butt - Chrome extension that replaces occurrences of 'the cloud' with 'my butt'
Comparison / news / forums
- /r/VPS/ - for discussions of virtual private servers and cloud servers.
- lowendbox - Hosting Websites on Bare Minimum VPS/Dedicated Servers
- LowEndTalk - discussion forum
- ServerBear - A Fresh Look at Web Hosting Comparison
- Review Signal: Web Hosting Reviews - turns conversations on Twitter into web hosting reviews. We've collected over 335,000 reviews about web hosting companies and publish them for consumers. Our mission is to take valuable insights publicly shared by others and transform it into useful information. Review Signal's core values are transparency and honesty. We publish all of our algorithms, benchmark our ratings against industry measurements and perform the most respected benchmarks in the WordPress community.
- VpsBenchmarks - We collect VPS plan specifications, thoroughly test their performance and provide screening and comparison tools to make your VPS search short and painless.
- ServerScope - Use our customizable benchmark kit to test your server or browse crowdsourced data to pick the best VPS for your needs
VPS / IaaS
- An always-on reserved EC2 micro instance works out to £5.54 a month (3 year), or £7.08 a month (1 year)
- RamNode - USA and NL
- https://www.vultr.com/pricing - many locations
- e24cloud.com - Powered by Beyond.pl
- https://www.vpn.sh - £1?!
- Time4VPS - Europe
- http://www.cloudatcost.com - dodgy, social media links are dead
See also E-mail#Server
- http://www.heroku.com/ - Ruby, Node.js, Clojure, Java, Python, and Scala
gem install heroku foreman
- http://www.engineyard.com/ - PHP, Ruby
- http://www.appfog.com/ - Java, Python, Node, .Net, Ruby, PHP, MySQL, Mongo, PostgreSQL, and more
- https://koding.com/ - free vm
- https://omega8.cc/ - £34.18 monthly (£20.75/month for a year)
- http://www.buzzr.com/ - lullabot
Google Cloud Platform
- Cloud Shell - Browser Based Command Line | Google Cloud Platform - Google Cloud Shell provides you with command-line access to your cloud resources directly from your browser. You can easily manage your projects and resources without having to install the Google Cloud SDK or other tools on your system. With Cloud Shell, the Cloud SDK gcloud command-line tool and other utilities you need are always available, up to date and fully authenticated when you need them. 
- https://www.nitrous.io/ - free node.js basic plan
- https://zeit.co/now - node
- http://ctl-c.io/ - appfog