Matthieu Robin, CEO of Hidora explains how their pay-as-you-use pricing, no hidden fees and wide array of free services can help companies, especially start-ups, maximize their budget.
How are you hosting plans structured?
If you compare us to other hosting solutions our main difference is our pay-as-you-use pricing. At Hidora we do not have fixed plans and our pricing starts from 2.2 CHF monthly.
There are no hidden costs and we provide many services for free, such as custom domain, Let’s Encrypt certificate add-on, first 10 GB of SSD storage, as well as first 1.4 TB of network traffic.
Our pricing is based on the amount of consumed resources, so customers do not pay for unused RAM and CPU. This kind of pricing helps our customers significantly reduce costs. One of our clients decreased his hosting spending by 5 times compared to Amazon Web Service!
To estimate your cost, go to our website and enter your requited RAM, CPU, and SSD Storage into the calculator.
How can start-ups benefit by using the Hidora solution?
Every start-up is concerned about spending, especially those that are backed by investors. That’s why it makes sense to pay only for consumed resources as the traffic load can be very unpredictable.
Additional, Hidora can take your product live in a matter of hours, reducing TTM (time-to-market).
Lastly, you can manage the cloud environment without the cost of hiring a dedicated system administrator.
What hosting technologies are available?
In addition to the widely used CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu operating systems, Hidora offers specialized software stacks, including automated cloud hosting platforms for common stacks like Node.js, PHP, Java, Python, Go, .Net, and Docker. Our main difference compared to competitors is that our stacks can be scaled both vertically and horizontally, with automatic horizontal scaling also available. This means that if your website has a traffic spike, you do not need to worry about adding additional web server and load balancer – Hidora will do it for you.
We never stop developing and adding new technologies. We recently added Litespeed web server and load balancer to provide blazing fast website experience for our customers.
In addition, Hidora provides a marketplace of 60+ ready-to-use cloud applications, including WordPress, Magento and Drupal.
For developers and DevOps who prefer the latest technologies we offer Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and CI/CD servers based on Gitlab and Jenkins.
Hidora provide a wide range of database technologies, including MySQL, MariaDB, Percona, PostgreSQL, and NoSQL database servers: Redis, MongoDB and Cassandra. Hidora enables different replication modes for databases, including database clusters with automated failover.
Do you offer any ecommerce solutions?
Definitely. Hidora provides scalable WordPress and Magento solutions that can efficiently handle traffic spikes. For example, blackfriday.ch which we have hosted for the last two years, has successfully handled Black Friday sales in 2017 and 2018. Our e-commerce Magento and WordPress offerings include performance optimized PHP web servers, caching servers and databases, automatic load balancing and CDN. We provide the full range of technologies necessary for e-commerce to make your website super-fast: SSD-servers, load balancers and even CDN.
Do you have a migration service for customers with existing web sites?
Our team has complete expertise in data and system migration, and we help companies migrate from another hosting provider or on-premise server to the Hidora cloud. We not only assist companies with migration, but we also optimize its performance, high-availability, fault tolerance, and reliability. As a result, our clients get more than just migration services.
For example, if you have a Magento ecommerce store we can help you to move it to our scalable cloud infrastructure, or even transform a single-instance monolith Magento topology to a multi-tiered clustered topology if needed.
What help is available for companies looking to move to the cloud?
Our expertise allows us to select the optimal set of technologies for our clients: different types of cloud technologies, DevOps tools, microservices, etc. We conduct training sessions to help customers understand why they need each technology and help implement them,and transfer their application to the cloud.
What protection is in place against hackers and other cyber threats?
All new trials user are placed on a dedicated infrastructure to avoid disturbing production servers. This helps avoid fake profiles, hackers, miners, etc.
We have DDOS protection and a cluster of firewalls defending our infrastructure. Of course, all our infrastructure, software is updated regularly to patch our services.
How can users access support?
We are always ready to support our customers. To reach the support you just need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.