Operating System

  • CentOS
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • CloudLinux
  • Windows

Choose the Operating System you want installing on your cloud server.

We offer a choice of both Linux distributions and Microsoft Windows.

Control Panel £0

  • I don't require aControl Panel

Select the Control Panel to be installed on your cloud server.

A control panel offers an easy to use web based interface for configuring and managing your cloud server.

CPU & Memory

vCPU up to 12 vCPU cores on high-performance Xeon processors.

1 Core

Memory configure up to 32GB of superfast ECC memory


Choose up to 12 vCPU cores, the more vCPU cores assigned the better the overall performance of your cloud server.

For production environments generally 4 to 8 vCPUs is recommended depending on workload.

Choose the amount of memory to be assigned to your cloud server.

We recommend a minimum of 4GB for most server roles. 8GB to 16GB is recommended for best performance.


Primary up to 500 GB of cloud storage


Choose up to 1TB of storage per drive.

Storage tiers allows you to choose the level of performance required depending on your applications.


Offsite Backup keep your data safe with our offsite backup service


Add a backup plan to your cloud server.

Backups are fully configurable – allowing you to choose the type, frequency and encryption level.


Fortigate Firewall with advanced security services

  • Application Firewall
  • DDOS Protection
  • Intrusion Prevention (IPS)
  • Malware Protection
  • High Availability
  • VPN

Add Firewall +£ 83.33/mo

Protect your cloud server(s) by adding a hardware based firewall.

A hardware firewall adds an additional layer of protection against hackers, DDoS attacks & all manner of malicious activity and is highly recommended.

Data Transfer

Bandwidth includes a 1Gbit connection as standard


Select the amount of data transfer required per month per month.

All cloud servers are connected via a 1Gbit port and include 5TB of data transfer allowance per month.

Almost there...

Before we can proceed with your order, we need to know what operating system and control panel you would like us to install on your cloud server.


  • General

    We offer a range of Linux distributions as well as Microsoft Windows Server.

    Which OS should I choose?

    If you require a Linux server and don't intend on reselling hosting, then we recommend selecting CentOS due to its renowned stability and long-term support. CentOS is also compatible with both Plesk and cPanel/WHM.

    If you require a Linux server and intend to resell hosting then we recommend CloudLinux as it has a number of features such as account isolation that makes it ideal for use in a shared hosting environment.

    For Windows VMs, we offer Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit.

    All Linux distributions are 64-bit; 32-bit distributions are available upon request however please note 32-bit operating systems are limited to a maximum of 4GB RAM and as a result are not recommended.

    If the distribution or operating system version you require is not listed please contact our support team. In the vast majority of cases we can provide the OS or version you require.

    OS Plesk cPanel/WHM
    Centos 7.x Yes Yes
    Centos 6.x Yes Yes
    Debian 8.x Yes Yes
    Debian 7.x Yes Yes
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Yes Yes
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Yes Yes
    Cloud Linux Yes Yes
    Windows Server 2012 R2 Yes Yes
  • CentOS

    CentOS is a Linux operating system that is based on the commercially available Red Hat Enterprise Linux, because of its close relationship with RedHat it has become known for its very high level of security, stability and long term support.

    If you are unsure which Linux distribution to choose we would advise selecting CentOS.

    Supported control panels include:

    • Plesk
    • cPanel/WHM
  • Debian

    Debian is a Linux Operating system known for its maturity and stability making it an excellent choice for applications such as web, mail and database servers.

    Supported control panels:

    • Plesk

    Please note we do not provide technical support for control panels we do not offer directly. If you prefer Webmin or DirectAdmin, you will need to order your cloud server without a control panel and install it manually.

  • Ubuntu

    Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) is the server edition of Ubuntu Linux by Canonical.

    Designed for enterprise deployments; Ubuntu LTS Linux is an excellent choice for mission critical applications.

    Supported control panels:

    • Plesk

    Please note we do not provide technical support for control panels we do not offer directly. If you prefer Webmin or DirectAdmin, you will need to order your cloud server without a control panel and install it manually.

  • CloudLinux

    CloudLinux is designed specifically for web hosts and is the recommended choice for clients that intend to use their cloud server to resell web hosting.

    CloudLinux provides a number of web hosting specific features including account isolation, per account resource limiting and throttling and server hardening – perfect for shared hosting environments.

    Supported control panels include:

    • Plesk
    • cPanel/WHM

    Key Cloud Linux Features


    CageFS uniquely encapsulates each customer, preventing users from seeing each other and viewing sensitive information. It prevents a large number of attacks, including most of the privilege escalation and information disclosure attacks.

    LVE Manager

    LVE manager gives you full control over CPU, IO, memory, number of processes, and concurrent connections per user. Limit abusers, provide good customers with what they need, and upsell at any time.

    Hardened PHP

    In old PHP versions, including widely used 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4, vulnerabilities, even if discovered, are not patched by the PHP.net community. HardenedPHP fixes those vulnerabilities and secures old and unsupported versions.

    MySQL Governor

    MySQL is one of the main causes of issues on a shared server. MySQL Governor monitors MySQL usage, and throttles abusers, preventing them from overloading the server and improving overall stability and performance.


    SecureLinks is a kernel-level technology that prevents known symbolic link attacks, which further enhances the security level of the servers.


    OptimumCache you can double IO throughput on a typical shared-hosting system by eliminating IO operations related to reading duplicate files, thus optimizing file caching. This is perfect for sites running software like WordPress or Joomla.


    Mod_lsapi is the fastest and most reliable way to serve PHP pages. It has a low memory footprint and understands PHP directives from .htaccess files.

  • Windows Server

    Windows Server 2012 R2 standard is the latest version of Windows server and is the perfect choice for applications developed for ASP.net and MS SQL.

Control Panel

  • What is Plesk?

    Plesk is an advanced control panel designed to make it easy to manage your server, websites and applications. .

    Built for with a focus on security, performance and ease of use it uses an intuitive fully mobile and tablet friendly web based GUI. You can add websites, manage email, install applications using the 1 click installer, monitor your server performance and health, manage security and much much more.

    Web Pro Edition is available FREE with any cloud server and is perfect for managing personal and business websites as well as for developers who manage their clients websites.

    Webhost Edition is designed for business that resell hosting or clients that need to host large numbers of websites.

    Features Web Pro Edition Web Host Edition
    Service Management
    Domain Limit 30 Unlimited
    Website and Email Manager Yes Yes
    Subscription Manager Yes Yes
    Reseller manager No Yes
    Application Tools
    1 Click App Installer Yes Yes
    PHP Version Management Yes Yes
    Wordpress Toolkit Yes Yes
    MySQL Manager Yes Yes
    MSSQL Manager (Windows Only) Yes Yes
    Security Features
    Firewall Yes Yes
    Mod Security Application Firewall with Rules by Atomicorp (Linux Only) Yes Yes
    Intrusion Detection and Prevention (Linux Only) Yes Yes
    Server Shield by Cloudflare Yes Yes
    Spam Filtering Yes Yes
    Outbound Antispam Optional Optional
    Email Anti-virus and Anti-malware Optional Optional
    Server management
    Performance Monitoring Yes Yes
    Health Monitoring Yes Yes
    Web Server Manager Yes Yes
    Automatic control Panel Updates Yes Yes
    ABackup Manager Yes Yes
  • What is cPanel?

    cPanel/WHM is a popular control panel designed for managing servers, websites and applications and can be used for both managing your own websites or as a tool for reselling hosting.

    cPanel/WMH consists of two distinct components:

    cPanel – Used for accessing individual hosting accounts created through WHM allowing end users to manage their websites, applications and emails.

    WHM (Web Host Manager) – Used for administrating your server, creating new cPanel accounts, adding users and managing server security.

  • No Control Panel

    Cloud servers without a control panel can be accessed via SSH on Linux servers and Remote Desktop (RDP) on Windows servers. You will be provided with full root/administrator level access.

    The server will be supplied without any additional software installed other than what is required as part of the default installation.

    It is recommended you have experience managing servers this way if you choose this option. You may choose to do this if you prefer an alternative control panel such as Webmin or DirectAdmin.


You can configure up to 12 vCPU Cores and 64GB of memory per cloud Server.


The more vCPUs you assign to a cloud server the better the overall performance, this is particularly true for applications that require a high levels of concurrency such as e-commerce websites and transactional databases.

All vCPUs run on high performance Intel Xeon E5 Processors.


You can assign up to 64GB to your cloud server, memory is a fixed resource and is not contended with other cloud servers.

For most production servers a minimum of 4GB is recommended however this can vary greatly depending on the application being run.


Based on hyper-converged technology our storage is reliable, highly scalable and with outstanding performance.

Storage is tiered to provide the best cost to performance for any given application.


Comparable to SATA hard disks, excellent for low IO applications such as light weight website and file storage.


Comparable to enterprise SAS hard drives for a balance between capacity and performance Excellent for mixed use applications such as database driven websites and mail servers.


Comparable to SSD storage. Essential for high IOP application such as SQL servers and heavy use websites and applications.

High Availability

Designed specifically for mission critical application

Our cloud platform is built from the ground up to be highly available, using hyper-converged technology allows our cloud servers to float between physical servers allowing us to offer our 100% infrastructure guarantee.

Solution Management

Tailored management to your application

All our cloud servers come with 24x7 infrastructure support, if you require solution support we offer a range of bespoke support options backed by comprehensive SLAs, perfect for mission critical applications.

Performance Storage

Low latency, high performance SSD based storage

Our high performance storage network combined with SSD storage and hyper-converged design makes our cloud perfect for applications requiring high IO throughput such as transactional databases.

Next-Generation Firewall

Security you can rely upon

By adding a Fortigate next-gen firewall to your solution you get industry leading security. Going far beyond a traditional firewall, Fortigate firewalls are designed to provide truly next generation services.

Secured by FortiGuard Labs

FortiGuard labs works tirelessly analysing attacks across the globe so as to keep every FortiGate firewall updated and protect your business against both new and emerging threats.

With 250+ staff working around the clock, FortiGuard is unique to FortiGate Next Generation Firewalls.

Find out more

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    Everything you need to know...

    Fortiguard intercepts 21,000 spam emails and blocks 160,000 malicious websites per minute; this is why we have introduced fortinet to our product list, everything you need to stay protected in one place at one time.


    Fortiguard Security Services

     Application Control

    Protects against application based threats by allowing or denying usage. Protects against threats by examining network traffic.


    Protects against the latest content-level threats by deciding, and removing malicious software.

     Web Security

    Web application protection with automated updates to ensure defense against the latest application layer threats.

     IP Reputation

    Protects against centrally-managed and automated botnet attacks with up to date information about threatening sources.

     Web Filtering

    Protects against objectionable content from the internet by blocking access to inappropriate and dangerous websites.

100% Uptime SLA

We are so confident in our cloud platform that we offer a 100% infrastructure guarantee backed by our SLA for full peace of mind.

Configure your server

Migrating from another host? We make it easy.

We offer a FREE migration service for Plesk and cPanel, if you have a more complex solution call our experts on 0800 862 0890 and we will happily discuss your migration requirements.

  • What is the difference between a cloud, VPS and dedicated server?

    A dedicated server is a single physical device with fixed resources, to upgrade it requires downtime while the physical hardware is changed or migrating to a new server. One of the major downsides to a dedicated server is that the hardware has fixed increments, this means you will often pay for resources you simply do not need. A VPS is a virtual environment on a dedicated server, through hardware hypervisors multiple virtual machines (VMs) can be created with an allocation of the dedicated servers hardware. The benefit of this over a dedicated server is that it keeps the cost down and you can get resources closer to what you need. In addition to this you can expand the server with little more than a restart needed rather than lengthy downtime. A cloud server is a cluster of dedicated servers with VMs spread across them multiple times. This gives you all of the benefits of the VPS but with the assurance that a failure that may take a dedicated or VPS offline, such as disk, RAM, CPU or motherboard failure, will not take our Cloud platform offline.

  • How do I upgrade my cloud server in the future?

    If you contact our sales or billing team they will be able to advise you of the costs to upgrade whichever resource you need, be that RAM, CPU or storage space. Once any billing changes have taken effect it is little more than a restart needed for the upgrade to be applied. This can be performed at any day, any time, day or night whenever it suits you.

  • Is a virtual server any less secure than a dedicated server?

    This is a common misconception about virtualisation, our Cloud servers are just as secure as a dedicated server.

  • Do you offer a money back guarantee?

    We regret our 30 day money back guarantee is excluded from our cloud hosting platform.

  • What level of support do you offer?

    Included in the cost is 24×7 support team via phone, live chat and ticket.

  • Will I have full root or administrator access to my server?


  • Is there a minimum contract term?

    We do not believe that long contract terms are needed, as such our cloud services run on a rolling monthly contract. For more details, please read our Billing Policy.

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