Cloud Hosting

Reliable, secure virtual server solutions for your Cloud Hosting requirements.

Gain greater freedom configuring virtual servers in the cloud. Claranet SOHO offers a cost effective alternative to in-house severs with flexible, scalable, pay as you go, or bespoke solutions suited to your business needs.

With an easy to use customer portal it enables you to build your own data centre in the cloud and provision it in a matter of minutes. With years of experience in cloud computing and a commitment to data security, Claranet SOHO can assist in your route to Cloud Hosting.

Flexible, scalable solutions suited to your business needs.

  • Rapid deployment
  • 100% uptime guarantee
  • Full root and admin access
  • Create and manage your own server environment
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Cloud Hosting benefits

Virtual servers


Choice of data centres within the UK and Europe

flexible dedicated server options


“Pay for what you use” billing options

Rapid server deployment


Self-serviced, managed portal to ensure rapid deployment

All of our servers feature a flexible set of options

A choice of solid server operating systems



A Community driven stable, predictable, manageable and reproducible platform derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).



Based on GNU/Linux. A modern solution, backed by regular releases means it supports most latest applications, with good security and simple deployment.



A usable and responsive operating system which allows problems to be resolved quickly and easily. Packages are continuously updated.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Military-grade security, 99.9% uptime, support for business-critical workloads. Helps reallocate resources; maintaining the status quo to tackling new challenges.


Windows 2008 / 2008 R2

It comes with technical, security, management and administrative features.


Windows Server 2012 R2

Offers flexibility and agility. Enhancements in virtualization, management, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection.

Choice of firewalls to protect your server against intruders


Citrix Netscaler


pfSense 2.02.12 Interface


pfSense Firewall SSL VPN Edition



Choose your Virtual Server


For businesses who need a fully made to measure server.

  • CPU(s): Unlimited
  • Memory: Unlimited
  • Storage: Unlimited

Pay as you go

For a flexible scalable solution.

  • CPU(s): Up to 12
  • Memory: 24GB
  • Storage: Up to 800GB

Talk to us about virtual servers today

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  • What Operating System should I install on my server?

    This all depends on your requirements. If you use PHP, Perl or MySQL with your website, then a Linux OS would be the most suitable. If you use ASP and/or MS SQL, then Windows would be a better option for you.

    These constraints aside, Linux has the advantage that (except for Red Hat Enterprise) it is free, whereas Windows comes with a monthly license fee. If you decide that you'd prefer to have a GUI to administer your sites, then a Linux server with Plesk is still a cheaper (and more popular) option.

  • Backup - committed resource

    You have opportunity at the time you purchase your virtual server to agree on a set amount of data will that be backed up. All systems are backup-ed daily from 8pm. The time it takes to backup your information will vary as it depends on the quantity and type of data that you are backing up.

  • Is my server supported 24/7?

    There are engineers at our data centre 24 hours a day 7 days a week to deal with any system outages. However, currently we do not offer out-of-hours telephone support except on our managed hosting products. If this service would be important to you please contact us.

  • Why would I choose to install Plesk on my server?

    Plesk provides an intuitive and user-friendly GUI (graphical user interface) to help you manage your server; giving you the ability to set up websites and e-mail accounts quickly. Even if you are completely confident using Windows admin tools, or the Linux command-line, Plesk allows you to do most administrative tasks easily and with speed.

  • What if I need more than my committed amount of usage?

    If there are times when you require a little extra space for short periods of time choose to have the burstable option with your order. Burstable enables you to exceed your committed amount of usage up to an agreed limit, the extra is billed on a per unit resource per hour basis.

    Burstable is ideal for users who require more flexibility and resources it enables you to cope with sudden surges in requirements above your committed rate.