Russian hosting provider CloudLITE serves more than 21,000 customers from a Moscow data center. From its Russian-language website, it offers new customers a range of Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Virtual Dedicated Servers (VDS), SSL certificates, and cloud infrastructure.
Features and Ease of Use
CloudLITE offers three VPS/VDS categories for Linux, Windows, and CMS (e.g., WordPress), targeted at e-commerce companies and businesses with high-traffic websites.
- 99.95% uptime SLA
- 1 GB to 8 GB RAM
- Up to 90 GB storage space
- Unlimited traffic
CloudLITE’s servers sit in a Tier III data center in which components can be replaced without interrupting operations. SSD storage assures higher reliability (plus much faster speeds) than traditional HDD storage.
This host supplies some operating systems for free, including some Windows versions, as well as the Ubuntu and CentOS Linux distributions. Just choose your operating system — and WordPress, if required — at the checkout. Also, at the checkout, you can pay for automatic backups.
When it comes to controlling your virtual machine, CloudLITE provides the vCloud Director control panel. Or, you can manage your website files, databases, or other hosting features via the ISPmanager control panel that is free for the first month.
If you want to set up a virtual data center, you can pick one of CloudLITE’s Virtual Infrastructure (IAAS) plans. You get your own data center without having to manage any equipment.
Pricing and Support
CloudLITE’s prices are low, and you can pay via multiple methods such as PayPal, WebMoney, Qiwi, Yandex.Money, Alfa-Click, Euroset, or Elecsnet.
Any customers with a Russian mobile phone number can request a three-day free trial, which doesn’t sound very long but is not that unusual for VPS and VDS solutions. If you can’t access this trial plan, you can still start with minimal risk by committing to only one month at a time.
For self-support, CloudLITE provides a categorized list of frequently asked questions. If these don’t answer all your questions, you can summon support by telephone or ticket. A support agent answered all my questions: