Benefits of Cloud Hosting

If you're in the market for a hosting package and seeking the control offered by a dedicated server plan with the affordability of a shared hosting plan, Blacknight's cloud offering may be the answer.

Below are the benefits of our Cloud plans over shared and dedicated hosting. If you would like to know more about our Cloud offering, do not hesitate to contact us.

Blacknight's cloud offering runs on Dell Blade servers and ensures a green energy footprint. Each blade server comes fully loaded with 128GB of Low Voltage DIMMs, 4 x 8 Core AMD Processors. We are utilising the latest in Fluid Data from Dell Compellent for the SAN giving us 80Gbit/s of SAN connectivity back to the Blade network. Each Server has 20Gbit/s of backbone connectivity to the storage network giving us unparallelled performance compared to others in the market still using 1Gbit/s iSCSI and 4/8Gbit/s Fibre Channel.

Benefits over a dedicated server

  • Cost All of the functionality of a dedicated server at a fraction of the cost.
  • Scalability Need to upgrade your plan? You can do so seamlessly with our user friendly control panel which allows you to upgrade instantly.
  • Backup Manage your own backups easily via our user friendly control panel.
  • Flexibility Instantly increase your service plan to provide for more resources as you grow, easily move to a new more powerful server.

Benefits over shared hosting

  • Security Your file system is not accessible or viewable by any other customer, your files are ensured full privacy and security.
  • Control With administrative or root access, you can modify server configuration files, install applications or modify system software.
  • Isolation You are fully isolated from other users and actions on the server. No other customer can slow down or affect your service.
  • Performance Your resources may be guaranteed based on your plan, nothing else on the server will affect the performance of your cloud package.


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