Reviews and expert opinion mClouds.ru

Ranked 1378th from 3627 Web Hosting
4.2
  • Features
    4.1
  • Ease of Use
    4.1
  • Support
    4.4
  • Pricing
    4.2
Server locations
Russia
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Russian host mClouds.ru offers decent cloud-based virtual servers at decent prices, and they sit in a decent Tier III data center. The pre-sales support responses are decent, too, but you won't find shared hosting or dedicated servers here.

Overview

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The mClouds.ru cloud platform was launched in January 2016, and it sits in Russia’s largest commercial data center: The Moscow-based Tier III NORD4 data center. A redundant power supply, air conditioners, and network infrastructure ensure that servers continue functioning without a hitch.

mClouds.ru provides virtual servers and cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and it has so far activated over 2000 servers. Its website is in Russian.

Features and Ease of Use

mClouds.ru offers five VPS plans (and its cart shows an additional plan) with the choice of various Windows and Linux operating systems. You can expect to benefit from these features:

  • 2 to 8 vCPUs
  • 2 GB to 14 GB RAM
  • 50 GB SSD to 130 GB SSD
  • 100 Mbps network speed
  • Weekly backup

You can get the ISPmanager 5 Lite control panel and ESET NOD32 Antivirus at extra cost, but you won’t have to pay extra for Windows, which is already included in the prices (where applicable). For security, the servers come with protection against DDoS attacks.

For scalability, you can add more RAM, CPU, or SSD resources as required. All storage is SSD, which is far faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage, and the VPS/VDS servers run in a VMware HA (High Availability) cloud so that there is no single point of failure. You get a 99.982% server uptime guarantee, but the actual uptime was 100% for the three months leading up to this review.

In addition to virtual servers, mClouds.ru’s cloud IaaS provides a pool of virtual resources (memory, processors, and disk storage) and multiple operating systems, databases, and business applications.

Pricing and Support

The VPS plans are competitively-priced, and you can pay for them in Russian rubles or U.S. dollars by bank card, Yandex.Money, QIWI Wallet, WebMoney, Alfa-Click, Promsvyazbank, Kuppi.ru, or KupiVkredit. Although the website also alludes to PayPal, I couldn’t find this as an option in the cart.

Available billing cycles are monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual. In exchange for one-time payments for long terms, you get bonuses of between 10% and 20% credited to your account. The service-level agreement includes a money-back guarantee but doesn’t say how long it lasts.

Contact this cloud company’s 24/7 customer support team by telephone, email, or live chat. A ticket system is also available for pre-sales (during working hours on weekdays) and for technical support (also includes Saturdays). I was pleased to receive lightning-fast responses via the live chat and ticket channels:

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For self-support, mClouds.ru provides an informative blog, a separate “articles” section, and a help section that’s available to logged-in users.

Bottom line on mClouds.ru

For a competitively-priced Russian VPS, you could give mClouds.ru a try. However, if you’re looking for shared hosting or a dedicated server, you’ll have to look somewhere else.

Pros

  • Competitively-priced virtual servers
  • 99.982%+ server uptime guarantee
  • Bonuses for long-term commitments
  • Super-fast customer support

Cons

  • Less than five years of industry experience
  • No shared hosting or dedicated servers

Check out mClouds.ru for competitively-priced Russian virtual servers.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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