Platform Comparison

Choose the Perfect Cloud Hosting Platform

Hostway offers a variety of cloud hosting platforms, suitable for a wide range of applications and workloads. By carefully considering the nature of your application, your business goals and your budget, you can build a solution that best supports your needs.

Rest assured that our flexible lineup of cloud hosting platforms is designed to support your evolving IT and business requirements, today and in the future.

Public Cloud

Microsoft Azure Cloud

On-Demand Agility
  • Microsoft Azure Public Cloud
  • Hostway Service & Support Expertise on Leading Public Cloud Infrastructure

Virtual Private Cloud

Azure Private Cloud

Performance & Control
  • Physically isolated clusters with N+1 design for maximize uptime
  • Familiar toolset/API, easy resource management
  • Predictable billing

Hybrid Cloud

Azure Hybrid Cloud

Ultimate Flexibility
  • Run your apps where they run best – Public or Private
  • Microsoft Azure scale, flexibility and ease of use. Backed by proven Hostway managed support and hosting expertise.

Managed Servers

Cloud Solutions - Managed Servers

Power & Configurability
  • Hosted Virtualization
  • Extensive hardware and operating system options
  • Choose to run a hypervisor for a Hosted Virtualization environment
  • Single tenant compute, storage, management – root-level access


Cloud Solutions - Colocation

Control & Peace of Mind
  • Maintain control of your environment
  • Leverage our state of the art data center infrastructure
  • Count on Hostway’s hosting expertise

Website Hosting

Cloud Solutions - Website Hosting

An Affordable Start
  • Easy-to-use for basic website hosting requirements
  • Suitable for basic website hosting



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Platform Comparison

Public Cloud, Private Cloud or Dedicated Servers – deciding which is best for your application can be confusing. Use the information on this page to help select the best platform for your requirements.

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Public Cloud Private Cloud Dedicated Servers
Fault Tolerant N+1 Architecture – Network\Compute\Storage check check check
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On-Demand VM Creation and Management check check check
On-Demand Storage Provisioning check check check
On-Demand Network Control and Management check check check
On-Demand Firewall Control and Management check check check
Ready to Deploy OS and App Templates check check check
Windows and Linux Server Options check check check
Managed Backup and Restore Services Snapshots Optional Optional
Pay-as-you-go / Metered Billing check
Predictable Monthly Billing Optional check check
Public API for Development Integration check check check
Dedicated Compute Servers check check
Dedicated Storage check
Dedicated Management Plane check
Anti-Virus Protection Optional Optional
Managed Security Services – IDS\IDP\Log Mgmt\Mgd Firewall Optional Optional

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