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There are instructions at encrypt.stanford.edu that will walk you through the steps necessary to fulfill University security requirements for each of your devices. Before you begin, however, being prepared ahead of time for the following steps may help you streamline the encryption process.

In case something goes wrong during the encryption process, you should back up your computer before running the SWDE installer.

The School of Medicine recommends using CrashPlan: it’s asecure, monitored, convenient backup system and it’s free for School of Medicine affiliates. Additionally, the SoM can assist you in restoring your information from CrashPlan, in the event of a hard drive crash or lost computer. While it is not currently required, it is strongly recommended.

For instructions and help with installation, visit the School of Medicine’sCrashPlan Guide.

For desktop and laptop computers, Stanford Whole Disk Encryption (SWDE) installer makes certain that your computer has all the necessary requirements, and then guides you through the activation of your computer’s native encryption software (FileVault for Mac, and BitLocker for Windows).

(For mobile device encryption instructions, select your operating system:Apple/iOSorAndroid.)

Each time you access your system (on startup, after sleep/hibernation, etc), you use a “key” (password) to unlock your data. IF YOU CANNOT REMEMBER YOUR KEY, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR ENCRYPTED DATA.

In case of a forgotten key, it is likely that someone at ITS will be able to help you recover your data. However, we still recommend the following:

Once you have selected your login password and backup method, you are ready to move on to theencryption process.

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Enable BitLocker on USB Flash Drives to Protect Data

Encrypting USB flash drives protects the data stored on the volume. Any USB flash drive formatted with FAT, FAT32, or NTFS can be encrypted with BitLocker. The length of time it takes to encrypt a drive depends on the size of the drive, the processing power of the computer, and the level of activity on the computer.

Before you enable BitLocker, you should configure the appropriate Removable Data Drive policies and settings in Group Policy and then wait for Group Policy to be refreshed. If you dont do this and you enable BitLocker, you might need to turn BitLocker off and then turn BitLocker back on because certain state and management flags are set when you turn on BitLocker.

To be sure that you can recover an encrypted volume, you should allow data-recovery agents and store recovery information in Active Directory. If you use a flash drive with earlier versions of Windows, the Allow Access To BitLocker-Protected Removable Data Drives From Earlier Versions Of Windows policy can ensure that you have access to the USB flash drive on other operating systems and computers. Unlocked drives are read-only.

To enable BitLocker encryption on a USB flash drive, do the following: 1. Insert the USB flash drive, click Start, and then click Computer. 2. Right-click the USB flash drive, and then click Turn On BitLocker. BitLocker initializes the drive. 3. On the Choose How You Want To Unlock This Drive page, choose one or more for the following options, and then click Next:

4. On the How Do You Want To Store Your Recovery Key page, click Save The Recovery Key To A File. 5. In the Save BitLocker Recovery Key As dialog box, choose a save location, and then click Save. 6. You can now print the recovery key if you want to. When you have finished, click Next. 7. On the Are You Ready To Encrypt This Drive page, click Start Encrypting. Do not remove the USB flash drive until the encryption process is complete. How long the encryption process takes depends on the size of the drive and other factors.

The encryption process does the following: 1. Adds an Autorun.inf file, the BitLocker To Go reader, and a Read Me.txt file to the USB flash drive. 2. Creates a virtual volume with the full contents of the drive in the remaining drive space. 3. Encrypts the virtual volume to protect it.USB flash drive encryption takes approximately 6 to 10 minutes per gigabyte to complete. The encryption process can be paused and resumed provided that you dont remove the drive.

As a result, when AutoPlay is enabled and you insert the encrypted drive into a USB slot on a computer running Windows 7, Windows 7 runs the BitLocker To Go reader, which in turn displays a dialog box. When you are prompted, enter the password, smart card PIN, or both to unlock the drive. Optionally, select Automatically Unlock On This Computer From Now On to save the password in an encrypted file on the computers system volume. Finally, click Unlock to unlock the volume so that you can use it.

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Chapter: 8 COMPANY PROFILES

8.1 International Business Machine (IBM) Corporation

8.1.1 Company overview8.1.2 Business performance8.1.3 Strategic moves and developments8.1.4 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of IBM Corporation

8.2 Hewlett Packard (HP) Company

8.2.1 Company overview8.2.2 Business performance8.2.3 Strategic moves and developments8.2.4 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Hewlett Packard Company

8.3 Microsoft Corporation

8.3.1 Company overview8.3.2 Business performance8.3.3 Strategic moves and developments.8.3.4 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Microsoft Corporation

8.4 CISCO Systems Inc.

8.4.1 Company overview8.4.2 Business performance8.4.3 Strategic moves and developments8.4.4 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Cisco System, Inc.

8.5 Google Incorporation

8.5.1 Company overview8.5.2 Business performance8.5.3 Strategic moves and developments8.5.4 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Google Incorporation

8.6 Intel Corporation (McAfee, Inc.)

8.6.1 Company overview8.6.2 Business performance8.6.3 Strategic moves and developments8.6.4 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Intel Corporation

8.7 Symantec Corporation

8.7.1 Company overview8.7.2 Business performance8.7.3 Strategic moves and developments8.7.4 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Symantec Corporation

8.8 Trend Micro

8.8.1 Company overview8.8.2 Business performance8.8.3 Strategic moves and developments8.8.4 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Trend Micro

8.9 Kaspersky Lab

8.9.1 Company Overview8.9.2 Strategic moves and developments8.9.3 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Kaspersky Lab

8.10 Dell (SonicWall, Inc.)

8.10.1 Company overview8.10.2 Strategic moves and developments8.10.3 SWOT analysis and strategic conclusion of Dell Inc.

List of Figures

FIG. 1 TOP WINNING STRATEGIESFIG. 2 TOP IMPACTING FACTORSFIG. 3 TOP INVESTMENT POCKETS OF INTERNET SECURITY MARKETFIG. 4 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSISFIG. 5 PORTERS FIVE FORCES MODELFIG. 6 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS, 2014FIG. 7 MEASURES ADOPTED BY VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS FOR PREVENTING INTERNET ATTACKS CAUSED DUE TO BYODFIG. 8 AREAS TARGETED BY CYBER ATTACKERSFIG. 9 SECURITY ATTACKS FACED BY LARGE AND SMALL ENTERPRISES IN UKFIG. 10 PENETRATION OF INTERNET ACROSS WORLDFIG. 11 INCREASING INTERNET ATTACKSFIG. 12 INCREASE IN ONLINE AND MOBILE BANKINGFIG. 13 SECURITY AWARENESS MATURITY MODELFIG. 14 GROWING E-COMMERCE MARKETFIG. 15 EVOLUTION OF E-GOVERNANCEFIG. 16 RISING INTERNET ATTACKS INCIDENTSFIG. 17 COMPARISON OF COMPANIES WITH INSTALLATION SIZE OF SOFTWAREFIG. 18 INTERNET USERS IN WORLD, DISTRIBUTION BY REGIONS 2013 Q4FIG. 19 CRYPTOGRAPHY PROCESSFIG. 20 INTERNET USAGE BY AGE GROUPSFIG. 21 INDUSTRIES TARGETED BY VARIOUS INTERNET ATTACKSFIG. 22 REVENUE OF IBM CORPORATION, 2012 – 2014 ($MILLION)FIG. 23 REVENUE OF IBM CORPORATION BY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (%), 2014FIG. 24 REVENUE OF IBM CORPORATION BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2014FIG. 25 SWOT ANALYSIS OF IBM CORPORATIONFIG. 26 REVENUE OF HEWLETT PACKARD, 2013 – 2015 ($MILLION)FIG. 27 REVENUE OF HEWLETT PACKARD BY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (%), 2015FIG. 28 REVENUE OF HEWLETT PACKARD BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2015FIG. 29 SWOT ANALYSIS OF HEWLETT PACKARD COMPANYFIG. 30 REVENUE OF MICROSOFT CORPORATION REVENUE, 2013 – 2015 ($MILLION)FIG. 31 REVENUE OF MICROSOFT CORPORATION BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2015FIG. 32 REVENUE OF MICROSOFT CORPORATION BY OPERATING SEGMENTS (%), 2015FIG. 33 SWOT ANALYSIS OF MICROSOFT CORPORATIONFIG. 34 REVENUE OF CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., 2013 – 2015 ($MILLION)FIG. 35 REVENUE OF CISCO SYSTEM, INC. BY PRODUCT SEGMENT (%), 2015FIG. 36 REVENUE OF CISCO SYSTEM, INC. BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2015FIG. 37 SWOT ANALYSIS OF CISCO SYSTEM, INC.FIG. 38 REVENUE OF GOOGLE INCORPORATION, 2012 – 2014 ($MILLION)FIG. 39 REVENUE OF GOOGLE INCORPORATION BY SOURCE (%), 2014FIG. 40 REVENUE OF GOOGLE INCORPORATION BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2014FIG. 41 SWOT ANALYSIS OF GOOGLE INCORPORATIONFIG. 42 REVENUE OF INTEL CORPORATION, 2012 – 2014 ($MILLION)FIG. 43 REVENUE OF INTEL CORPORATION BY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (%), 2014FIG. 44 REVENUE OF INTEL CORPORATION BY COUNTRY (%), 2014FIG. 45 SWOT ANALYSIS OF INTEL CORPORATIONFIG. 46 REVENUE OF SYMANTEC CORPORATION, 2013 – 2015 ($MILLION)FIG. 47 REVENUE OF SYMANTEC CORPORATION BY OPERATING SEGMENT (%), 2015FIG. 48 REVENUE OF SYMANTEC CORPORATION BY GEOGRAPHY (%), 2015FIG. 49 SWOT ANALYSIS OF SYMANTEC CORPORATIONFIG. 50 REVENUE OF TREND MICRO, 2012 – 2014 ($MILLION)FIG. 51 SWOT ANALYSIS OF TREND MICROFIG. 52 SWOT ANALYSIS OF KASPERSKY LABFIG. 53 SWOT ANALYSIS OF DELL INC.

List of Tables

TABLE 1 WORLD INTERNET SECURITY MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 2 WORLD INTERNET SECURITY MARKET BY PRODUCT AND SERVICES, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 3 INTERNET SECURITY SUITES SOFTWARE COMPARISON, 2014TABLE 4 WORLD INTERNET SECURITY SOFTWARE MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 5 GLOBAL HACKING INCIDENCES, 2014TABLE 6 FIREWALLS COMPARISON CHARTTABLE 7 WORLD INTERNET SECURITY HARDWARE MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 8 WORLD INTERNET SECURITY SERVICES MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 9 COMPARISON OF COMPANIES WITH DIFFERENT MANAGED SECURITY SERVICESTABLE 10 WORLD INTERNET SECURITY MARKET BY TECHNOLOGY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 11 WORLD INTERNET SECURITY AUTHENTICATION TECHNOLOGY MARKET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 12 WORLD INTERNET SECURITY ACCESS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY MARKET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 13 WORLD INTERNET SECURITY CONTENT FILTERING TECHNOLOGY MARKET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 14 WORLD INTERNET SECURITY CRYPTOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY MARKET REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 15 WORLD INTERNET SECURITY MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2014 – 2021($MILLION)TABLE 16 WORLD BFSI INTERNET SECURITY MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021($MILLION)TABLE 17 WORLD RETAIL INTERNET SECURITY MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021($MILLION)TABLE 18 WORLD GOVERNMENT INTERNET SECURITY MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021($MILLION)TABLE 19 WORLD TELECOM & IT INTERNET SECURITY MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021($MILLION)TABLE 20 WORLD EDUCATION INTERNET SECURITY MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 21 WORLD MANUFACTURING INTERNET SECURITY MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 22 WORLD AEROSPACE, DEFENCE AND INTELLIGENCE INTERNET SECURITY MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 23 WORLD INTERNET SECURITY OTHERS MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2014 – 2021 ($MILLION)TABLE 24 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNET SECURITY MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2014 – 2021($MILLION)TABLE 25 EUROPEAN INTERNET SECURITY MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2014 – 2021($MILLION)TABLE 26 ASIA-PACIFIC INTERNET SECURITY MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2014 – 2021($MILLION)TABLE 27 LAMEA INTERNET SECURITY MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2014 – 2021($MILLION)TABLE 28 IBM CORPORATION BUSINESS SNAPSHOTTABLE 29 HEWLETT PACKARD BUSINESS SNAPSHOTTABLE 30 MICROSOFT CORPORATION BUSINESS SNAPSHOTTABLE 31 CISCO SYSTEMS INC. BUSINESS SNAPSHOTTABLE 32 GOOGLE INCORPORATION BUSINESS SNAPSHOTTABLE 33 INTEL CORPORATION BUSINESS SNAPSHOTTABLE 34 SYMANTEC CORPORATION BUSINESS SNAPSHOTTABLE 35 TREND MICRO BUSINESS SNAPSHOTTABLE 36 KASPERSKY LAB BUSINESS SNAPSHOTTABLE 37 DELL BUSINESS SNAPSHOT

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Digital Currencies and Financial Inclusion: Revisited | CGAP

When CGAP published its Brief on Bitcoin versus Electronic Money in January of this year, we concluded: The current realities of Bitcoin mean it is still a long way off from reaching the unbanked. It seemed that digital currencies such as Bitcoin were primarily the domain of consumers in developed countries who were tech-savvy and enjoyed playing around with the latest hot item. Yet demonstrating just how quickly things move in this space, just a few months later a start-up called BitPesa launched a service using Bitcoin to provide cheap and fast remittance services to Kenya. CGAP decided to provide support to BitPesa for market research of potential customers, so that CGAP could understand what potential digital currencies have for financial inclusion as well as to understand the practical and regulatory barriers facing a start-up wanting to link Bitcoin with the formal banking and mobile money infrastructure in an emerging market.

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BitPesa, based in Nairobi, is initially focusing on providing remittance services for the UK to Kenya corridor and charges a variable rate of 3% on transfers. Here is how it works.

CGAP was interested in BitPesa as a test case for the link between digital currencies and financial inclusion for two main reasons. First, not only are international remittances very significant (Kenyans working abroad sent home $1.3 billion in 2013) but they are a huge pain point in Africa. Tackling this expensive and inefficient system makes a lot of sense. The World Bank calculates that the average fee for a 300 transfer from the UK to Kenya is 9% – and thats excluding additional margin made off the exchange rate. BitPesas 3% fee is a significant reduction. Aside from cost, international bank transfers and even PayPal can take days or even a week to clear. There doesnt seem to be a lot of motivation from banks to increase efficiency in this space and extremely efficient peer-to-peer protocols like Bitcoin might provide some impetus for improvement.

Second, Kenya is an ideal country in which to test this out as the majority of the population regularly uses accounts of some sort bank accounts or, more commonly, M-PESA accounts which increasingly are linked to bank accounts such as CBAs M-Shwari account. Most remittance services do not send money to accounts; instead recipients must cash out the entire amount immediately at one of the remittance services locations in that country. This is a great opportunity to push remittances into accounts where recipients can store value to use as needed or send it on to pay school fees or buy goods.

So, just six months after its soft launch, what can we learn from BitPesa about the potential of digital currencies for enhanced financial inclusion?

1. So far, the strongest use case for BitPesa is Kenyan entrepreneurs who need to receive payments from abroad.Nicknamed the Silicon Savannah, Nairobi has plenty of tech start-ups, many of whom receive money from abroad. Before BitPesa, someone from the company would literally go to the ATM several times a day and withdraw the maximum amount in order to receive payments from customers abroad and then go into the bank branch to deposit into their shilling denominated account. BitPesa provides an alternative to this inconvenient method of accessing money. The video below shows some great examples of how start-ups are using BitPesa.

2. Getting to individual remittance recipients, including the unbanked, will be more of a challenge. Businesses need to receive bulk payments and so are highly motivated to figure out the cheapest and most efficient way to do this. Entrepreneurs by nature are tech-savvy. However, its going to take longer for the average Kenyan living in the diaspora to learn about BitPesa and be comfortable trying out a new and unknown technology for sending money abroad. BitPesa is conducting focus groups and outreach in Kenyan neighborhoods in the UK and is confident that this customer segment will grow, but it wont happen overnight.

3. Even if BitPesa succeeds in reaching mass market international remittance recipients, the inclusion effect will be limited to enhanced use cases for the funds received. Channeling remittance funds into a wallet with multiple functionalities is significantly better than the way most recipients access and use funds today. However, for an even bigger effect, consumers would need to be able to use digital currencies within Kenya to send funds or buy goods more cheaply and efficiently. Right now, the service still requires Kenyans to cash out from their BitPesa accounts into local currency. Therefore the most likely route to lasting inclusion would be expanding the availability and use of merchant payments through mobile money such as Kopo Kopo or Lipa na M-PESA.

It will be fascinating to watch the digital currency story unfold . There are many compelling reasons why digital currencies could significantly impact financial inclusion. Practically, despite the promising early beginning of BitPesa, there are many challenges to overcome before digital currencies reach the unbanked at scale in a significant way. In our next blog post, well unpack some of the most controversial elements of digital currencies and lay out which common arguments against them have merit and which we think can be disproved.

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Bitcoin vs. Electronic Money: Digital But Different

Washington, D.C., 23 January 2014:A new CGAP report released today compares the main differences between Bitcoin and electronic money (e-money). The report shows that Bitcoin as a virtual currency is markedly different from e-money and cautions regulators and policy makers not to confuse the two.

There are few similarities between Bitcoin and e-money other than both being in digital format, according to the report. While e-money is a mechanism for interacting with government-issued and regulated currencies such as dollars and euros, Bitcoin is a virtual currency that has no fiat currency counterpart. Bitcoin is based on a decentralized peer-to-peer network that can be transferred somewhat anonymously and can be highly volatile in terms of value. These characteristics of Bitcoin, while having some potential benefits, can pose considerable risks to consumers and make it a challenge for regulators.

The full report is available at CGAP.org.

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On the other hand, e-money is digitally issued against equal value of fiat currency, and it can be centrally regulated, usually by a central bank. The report also points out that, unlike Bitcoin, there is growing evidence that e-money schemes have helped bring people into the formal financial system, especially in developing countries through mobile phone technology.

The current reality is that Bitcoin is still a long way off from reaching the unbanked, notes Sarah Rotman, Financial Sector Specialist at CGAP and author of the report. While we shouldnt completely rule out Bitcoins future potential in this market, its very difficult to predict where Bitcoin will be in five years and if it can have any impact for the poor.

With the current widespread attention surrounding Bitcoin, the report warns that regulatory concerns about the virtual currency could spill over to e-money and cause previously favorable regulatory progress to be retracted. It concludes that for e-money to continue to open access to the formal financial system for the worlds unbanked, continuing with proportional regulation is essential.

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Established in 1995, CGAP is a global think-tank which seeks to advance financial inclusion. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP is a collaboration of more than 30 member agencies that are united by the mission of improving the lives of poor people through better access to appropriate financial services. CGAP combines a pragmatic approach to market development with an evidence-based advocacy platform to advance poor peoples access to financial services. More at: http://www.cgap.org

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HostGator provides free transfers for new accounts within 30 days of sign-up, and to newly upgraded accounts. For upgraded accounts it must be an inter-server upgrade to qualify. Please note that downgraded accounts do not qualify for free transfers.

Depending on which type of account you sign up for, we offer differing numbers of free transfers. Please refer to the chart below to see what we include for new packages.

Full cPanel Transfers is the number of cPanel to cPanel transfers that are included.

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Total Free Transfers is the total number websites that we will move for you.

1While we can do unlimited cPanel to cPanel transfers for you, depending on your account, you will have a limited number of Manual Transfers.

2Full cPanel transfers include all domains, Addon Domains, Subdomains, and cPanel settings. This will also include your emails and email accounts. Please note that this does require that your old host’s cPanel backup generator to be active.

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Signing up for a simple web hosting package will usually buy you a defined block of resources on a single server: this much web space, that much bandwidth, maybe a set amount of RAM or CPU cores.

While this works well for many websites, having fixed resources can be a problem for larger projects. There’s generally no way to temporarily allocate extra RAM or bandwidth if you experience an increase in traffic, and even a simple plan upgrade might require your website to go offline for a while.

Cloud hosting plans look much like virtual private server (VPS) products, where you’ll initially pay for a set amount of web space, RAM, CPU time and bandwidth. But these resources are spread across multiple devices instead of just one, and changing your plan later adding another gig of RAM, for instance is generally as easy as dragging a slider, with the extra power coming online within moments.

This flexibility is great for delivering extra power when you need it most, and starting prices can be similar to regular VPS hosting (from 10 or $14 a month). Costs will rise as you add resources, but typically you’ll only pay for the time in which you use these resources.

DigitalOcean’s monster 192GB RAM, 32 vCPU and 3,840GB SSD product costs $960 (685) a month, for instance, but this pay-as-you-go approach allows you to try it out for $1.429 or 1.02 an hour.

Cloud hosting still won’t be for everyone, and small, simple websites are likely to be better off with regular packages. But the technology has a lot to offer anyone with larger or more ambitious projects, and many hosts run free trials which make it easy to explore their abilities for yourself.

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Cloud hosting isn’t just for big business. HostGator’s cloud platform spreads your website load across multiple virtual server instances for more reliable and scalable hosting, but it’s as easy to use as standard shared hosting, and only costs a little more.

For example, the baseline Hatchling Cloud plan gets you support for one domain, unmetered bandwidth and storage, a share of up to two cores and 2GB RAM, and distributed Varnish caching to speed up the loading of static content. You can get started for as little as $4.95 (3.50) a month if you buy three years upfront, although the price leaps to $8.95 (6.40) on renewal.

If you need something more powerful, the top-of-the-range Business Cloud plan supports unlimited domains, gives you up to six cores and 6GB RAM, and includes private SSL and a dedicated IP. Another chunky introductory discount means you can pay as little as $9.95 (7.10) a month over three years, but after that you’ll pay $17.95 (12.80) per month.

Benefits of the cloud plans include (up to) twice as fast load times, along with more site statistics, and because your site is mirrored across multiple devices, the ability to switch your site to another server in the event of a hardware failure.

But the key advantage of all cloud hosting schemes is scalability. If your site can’t cope with demand, you can scale up to eight cores and 8GB RAM with a click. There’s no waiting around for someone to process your order and no downtime while your web space is reallocated you get the extra resources right away.

Offers a wide range of plans catering for all users

Powerful Flex plan

Extras like DDoS protection

Can try before you buy

1&1 Cloud Server Hosting is a powerful range of products which combine dedicated server resources with the performance, flexibility and scalability of the best cloud hosting technologies.

Seven standard root access (self-managed) configurations aim to cover everyone from the individual user (9.99 or $14 a month for a single CPU core, 1GB RAM and 50GB storage) to big businesses (16 cores, 48GB RAM and 500GB storage for a monster 349 or $488 a month).

All plans have decent specifications, giving you unlimited traffic and email accounts, a bundled SSL certificate, DDoS protection and a choice of US and European data centers.

A wide range of options includes Windows hosting, or managed hosting with your choice of stack: Apache + MySQL + PHP 7.2, Nginx + MariaDB + PHP 7.2, Joomla, Drupal, WordPress and more.

The highlight of the range is probably 1&1’s Cloud Hosting Flex package. Not only does this allow for adjusting cores, RAM and storage on demand, and adding up to 99 servers to the same contract, but billing is by the minute and you’re only charged for what you use.

Prices start at 22.28 ($31.20) a month including the management fee. There’s no long-term contract and the first 30 days is free, giving you the chance to try before you buy.

A neat compromise between power and ease-of-use

User-friendly yet powerful

Highly configurable

Free trial

At first glance, cloud hosting products seem to be divided into two clear groups: user-friendly but basic products from hosts like 1&1, and enterprise-level technology from Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and more, which is so complex that even experts might struggle to set it up.

Cloudways represents an interesting middle path. The company offers managed cloud hosting which is powered by your choice of the top providers Amazon, Google, DigitalOcean, Kyup, Linode or Vultr are supported and comes packed with features, yet is configured from a simple web console which is just as easy to use as the more basic competition.

It’s an impressive platform. Cloudways’ ThunderStack covers all your core performance needs: Nginx, Apache, Memcached, MySQL/MariaDB, Varnish Cache, PHP 7, PHP-FM and Redis. There’s one-click cloning, backup and restore, integrated Git and team collaboration tools for developers, and no less than 25 data centers strategically placed around the world.

Despite all this high-end functionality, Cloudways products are generally simple to operate, and prices start at a beginner-friendly $10 (7.15) a month for one core, 1GB RAM, 25GB storage and 1TB of bandwidth. It’s all supremely configurable, and a free trial allows you to check out the product, with no credit card details required.

A UK-based outfit which offers some unusual perks

Lots of flexibility

In-house platform using open source

Help to configure firewall, backups and more

Founded in 2002, Bytemark is a UK-based cloud hosting company which has designed its own public platform using open source software.

This in-house experience brings some unusual advantages. Bytemark has developed its own hosting environment to set up a server, email and more. It covers everything from installing and managing PHP, MySQL, Perl and Ruby on Rails to helping you configure your firewall, spam rules and backups.

Experienced users can manage their account with a command line client, or even automate common tasks by integrating with Bytemark’s API.

Pricing seems fair. The baseline specification costs 10 ($14) for one core, 1GB RAM, 25GB storage, 1TB bandwidth and one IPv4, plus unusually one IPv6 address. If you need more, everything is available via a simple flat rate: 10 ($14) per 1GB RAM, 2 ($2.80) per 10GB storage, 20 ($28) per extra 1TB of traffic. Unusually, you can even get a Windows licence for only 1 ($1.40) per GB of memory.

As ever with cloud hosting, there’s plenty of flexibility. You can configure your servers with anything from 1 to 180GB RAM, 1 to 16 CPU cores, and 1 to 8 individual disks with either fast SSD or cheaper archive storage.

If you’re interested, Bytemark’s free trial gives you seven days or a 50 ($70) spend (whichever comes first) to find out more.

Hosting for the more demanding user

Really well-featured

Highly flexible

Transparent pricing

While cloud hosting schemes always involve pooling resources from multiple devices, most do their best to keep you away from the low-level details. You may be able to scale your plan by adding CPU cores, RAM or storage, for instance, but the console will present this to you as a single system.

DigitalOcean’s Droplets are based around similar resizable and customizable virtual machines, but that’s just the start the technology has much more to offer.

For starters, the system supports Droplets of different types. If the standard plans aren’t enough priced from $5 (3.55) a month for one core, 1GB RAM and 25GB storage Optimized Droplets aim to ramp up your performance by using the best Broadwell and Skylake CPUs, and providing more RAM and storage space.

Individual Droplets have more features than you might expect, including performance monitoring and alerts, snapshots and automatic system-level backups.

There are various interesting ways to work with your Droplets as a group, including setting up a cloud firewall, and using a load balancer to distribute incoming traffic across your infrastructure.

DigitalOcean’s transparent pricing is a highlight. You’re billed hourly, with monthly caps, ensuring you only pay for the resources you use. Many of the features come for free monitoring, cloud firewall while others follow very simple pricing rules. Snapshots cost $0.05 per gigabyte per month, for instance, while backups are priced at 20% of the cost of the virtual machine easy.

If all you want to do is host a scalable WordPress site, this will probably be overkill, but developers, sysadmins and other more demanding users will appreciate the power and flexibility DigitalOcean offers. Browse the lengthy list of tutorials (which numbers 1,809 at the time of writing) on the DigitalOcean site to find out more.

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