Cloud Server, Cloud VPS & Storage Pricing Information

Payment schemes

You can pay for your ElasticHosts cloud servers and cloud storage in two different ways:

1. Pay by the hour:

This scheme offers most flexibility if you do not expect to run your servers all the time. You deposit a prepay balance with us, from which credit is deducted automatically as you make use of the service, (rather like a pay-as-you-go phone). When your servers are off, you are not billed for CPU or RAM usage but you are billed for storage and other items in your account, e.g. static IPs.

2. Monthly plan:

This scheme offers a 50% discount over the hourly rates if you commit to a minimum level of resources for a minimum of one month, (rather like a phone contract). We recommend you always purchase a monthly plan to cover your use of disk, SSD, IPs, VLANs, firewalls, data transfer and licenses. In addition we recommend you purchase a plan for CPU and memory if you expect to run your servers continuously.

If you commit for a whole year in advance then you will benefit from an additional "12 months for the price of 10" discount. This offer does not apply to Microsoft licenses.

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Tip: You can mix and match both schemes. Even if you purchase a plan, we recommend that you always keep a small amount of prepay credit in your account, in case you exceed the amounts committed in your plan (e.g. data transfer, or CPU, memory and SSD if you are running a container, as your container will automatically scale up to the maximum level that you have set on the control panel).

Our Prices in Full

Cloud Storage prices

US/Canada/Asia/Australia (USD) UK (GBP) Amsterdam, Europe (Euro)
Disk (GB per month) $0.10 - only in Dallas £0.06 - only in London Maidenhead -
SSD (GB per month) $0.25 £0.15 €0.18
Data (committed in advance) (per GB) $0.05 (w/ 1TB Free) San Jose, Dallas, Miami
$0.15 Los Angeles, Canada
$0.05 (w/ 100GB Free) Hong Kong
$0.25 Australia
£0.06 €0.06
(w/ 1TB Free)
Data (burst above committed level) (per GB) $0.10 (w/ 1TB Free) San Jose, Dallas, Miami
$0.30 Los Angeles, Canada
$0.10 (w/ 100GB Free) Hong Kong
$0.50 Australia
£0.12 €0.12
(w/ 1TB Free)

VM prices

US/Canada/Asia/Australia (USD) UK (GBP) Amsterdam, Europe (Euro)
VM CPU (core-GHz per hour) $0.018 £0.012 €0.015
VM Memory (GB per hour) $0.025 £0.016 €0.020
Disk (GB per month) $0.10 £0.06 €0.07
SSD (GB per month) $0.25 £0.15 €0.18
Data (committed in advance) (per GB) $0.05 (w/ 1TB Free) San Jose, Dallas, Miami
$0.15 Los Angeles, Canada
$0.05 (w/ 100GB Free) Hong Kong
$0.25 Australia
£0.06 €0.06 (w/ 1TB Free)
Data (burst above committed level) (per GB) $0.10 (w/ 1TB Free) San Jose, Dallas, Miami
$0.30 Los Angeles, Canada
$0.10 (w/ 100GB Free) Hong Kong
$0.50 Australia
£0.12 €0.12 (w/ 1TB Free)
Static public IP address (admin fee/month) $3.00 £2.00 €2.50
Private network VLAN (per month) $7.50 £5.00 €6.00
Firewall (per month) $7.50 £5.00 €6.00
Windows Web Server 2008 R2 (per month) $15.00 £10.00 €12.00
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (per month) $30.00 £20.00 €24.00
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (per month) $75.00 £45.00 €55.00
Windows Server 2012 (per month) $30.00 £20.00 €24.00
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Web Edition (per month) $22.50 £15.00 €18.00
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard (per month) $385.00 £240.00 €300.00
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard (per month) $385.00 £240.00 €300.00
Windows Remote Desktop Services CALs (per month) $5.50 £4.00 €5.00
cPanel VPS license (per month) $20.00 £13.00 €18.00

Container Prices

US/Canada/Asia/Australia (USD) UK (GBP) Amsterdam, Europe (Euro)
Container CPU (core-GHz per hour) $0.008 £0.005 €0.006
Container Memory (GB per hour) $0.011 £0.007 €0.009
SSD (GB per month) $0.25 £0.15 €0.18
Data (committed in advance) (per GB) $0.05 (w/ 1TB Free) San Jose, Dallas, Miami
$0.15 Los Angeles, Canada
$0.05 (w/ 100GB Free) Hong Kong
$0.25 Australia
£0.06 €0.06 (w/ 1TB Free)
Data (burst above committed level) (per GB) $0.10 (w/ 1TB Free) San Jose, Dallas, Miami
$0.30 Los Angeles, Canada
$0.10 (w/ 100GB Free) Hong Kong
$0.50 Australia
£0.12 €0.12 (w/ 1TB Free)
Static public IP address (admin fee/month) $3.00 £2.00 €2.50
Private network VLAN (per month) $7.50 £5.00 €6.00
Firewall (per month) $7.50 £5.00 €6.00
cPanel VPS license (per month) $20.00 £13.00 €18.00

Q&A

How is the pre-paid scheme billed?

Pre-paid use is billed as you use it, from your pre-paid balance. It is charged in 15 minute periods at double the monthly rate of subscriptions. 15 minute periods are per-account and measured by the clock – this means that 15 minutes bought at 09:05 expires at 09:20 even if you stop the server earlier, but also that if you stop the server at 09:10 and start a new, replacement server at 09:15 then it is still covered until 09:20.

Minimum pre-paid balance requirements

If you are paying by the hour for usage costing more than £0.20/hour or $0.30/hour or €0.25/hour, you must have enough balance to cover 14 days ahead, otherwise you will not be able to add new disk space or start a server.

Minimum hourly rates

There are no minimum hourly rates for VMs. The minimum charges for RAM with Elastic Containers are calculated as 1/4 the maximum to which it can scale. For example, if you have a container with a maximum memory limit of 2048 MB, then the minimum hourly charge for that is equivalent to 512 MB. The absolute minimum for RAM on containers, no matter what maximum size, is 256 MB.

Minimum payment plan requirements

If you purchase a subscription you will be subject to the following minimum subscriptions:

  • 500 core-MHz CPU and 256 MB RAM for Virtual Machines
  • 0 core-MHz CPU and 256 MB RAM for Containers.

Payment Methods

We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, PayPal or American Express (UK). In addition, we accept payment by bank transfer for sums of at least £300 or $400 or €350. If you wish to pay by bank transfer please contact us for details.

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How do you guarantee CPU performance?

Ratings are relative to a single 2.0 GHz core of an AMD ‘Magny-Cours’ Opteron 6128 processor, which scores 2.0 core-GHz. Processor specs represent the typical performance of a virtual server. Performance is guaranteed to be at least half these levels, and will typically meet or exceed them as we allocate spare capacity where it is most needed.

For an interactive look at our prices, please go to our pricing calculator where you can get a quote for a custom pricing plan.