cloud hostingCloud Hosting Platform From HostGator

Here at HostGator, the word “unlimited” just expanded in scope. In keeping with our goal to always provide the best hosting service and products in the industry, it is with great pleasure that we now introduce our new cloud hosting platform.

Our new cloud hosting platform offers our customers increased reliability, scalability and performance while still giving them full access to the cPanel features they know and love, in the cloud!

Built on pooled compute and storage resources with features that allow us to provide customer support and respond quickly and easily to any hardware issues that arise, our cloud platform also includes a fully-redundant storage array with three copies of your data mirrored to ensure optimum data integrity for your site.

Our new cloud platform web hosting service natively integrates automatic caching of static content to ensure lightning-fast page load speeds. If more compute resources are needed to serve up the dynamic content, a click of a button can scale up to 8 cores and 8GB RAM via the Server Performance Dashboard. This is up to 4x more than what some competitors offers.

In addition, customers now have access to an Intuitive Performance Cloud Hosting Dashboard which provides real time metrics on page download speed, server uptime, visitor information, and resource utilization.

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Enjoy easy resource scaling with the click of a button with our hosting services:

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Our new cloud hosting packages include all of the features of our classic Baby, Hatchling and Business plans, with the additional benefits outlined above.

Transferring from Shared to Cloud can be done in a snap. Simply contact our team to assist with the transfer after the order is purchased.

Ready to launch your site in the cloud? Learn more about the individual cloud hosting plans below:


Hatchling Cloud

Allows you to host a single domain, while maintaining the unlimited sub and park domain capabilities enjoyed by the classed Shared Hatchling. Dual core CPU unit and 2 GB of RAM are available, with unmetered bandwidth and unmetered storage.

Baby Cloud

Hosting for unlimited domains, along with an increase in CPU (up to quad core), and 4 GB of RAM. Bandwidth and storage are both unmetered.

Business Cloud

Maintains the unlimited domains, addon domains and parked domains, while increasing the CPU up to 6 cores, with 6 GB of RAM. A private SSL is also included for eCommerce purposes. All of the plans include fully integrated local caching.

We’re very pleased to be launching your websites into the cloud with our web hosting services! If you have any questions about the new product or any other of our hosting plans, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Get Started in the Cloud!

22 thoughts on “Cloud Hosting Platform from HostGator

  1. I made a company buy this account, for me, instead of the Baby Cloud they bought the hatchling cloud. Can I top up for the baby cloud?

  2. Hello,
    I am using Baby Plan
    How do i upgrade to Baby Cloud
    Baby Plan to Baby Cloud

  3. cloud service includes: cpanel, creation of corporate email and access from ssh? and if I buy the plan “Hatchling Cloud,” I can go to plan “Baby Cloud”?

    1. Hey Marco,

      You can certainly upgrade at anytime just like our shared services. But you can also add resources in a way that’s different from shared.

  4. cloud service includes: cpanel, creation of corporate email and access from ssh?

  5. entonces el cloud, viene con cpanel en donde puedo crear correos y además puedo tener acceso al ssh? el cloud viene con ubuntu?

    1. Hola Gianfranco ,

      Sí , el cloud viene con cPanel el cual puede crear mensajes de correo electrónico que utilizan sus dominios y tienen acceso a ssh. El cloud no viene con Ubuntu. Viene con CentOS.

  6. Hi,

    From the web developer view point, are there any differences except speed?

    Also, will the website be hosted from multiple locations similar to CDN?

    1. Good question!

      For cloud, it is on a small cluster of servers to allow for automated failover in case of emergency. These are in the same location. If you’re looking for a CDN, our Managed WordPress Hosting has the SiteLock CDN built in so that it can serve your static content quickly from all over.

      You can also review our help article for more information.

  7. Hi
    I would like to buy baby cloud plan. My question is can I increase the disk the disk space of cloud hosting if I need more storage without upgrading to a vps or to a dedicated sever?

    Best Regards

    1. Hi Shihan,

      Thanks for writing! You will not need extra disk space and bandwidth as we do not limit these for Shared hosting accounts (read more here). The bandwidth and storage are unmetered for all of our cloud plans.

  8. Hi, Amella

    I think unmetered or unlimited really does not mean unlimited in webhosting. Could you please tell me, can i have approximately 30 GB of disk space if i buy a baby or business cloud plan.

    Best Regards

    1. While you are correct that unlimited/unmetered does not mean limitless, our shared servers are pretty powerful and can handle most of our users.

      However, if you’re putting over 30 GB of content on your server, you may want to look into a Dedicated option.

      It’s hard to say how well anything will perform with just the numerical value of the space. There are a lot of things that need to be considered. Especially about how optimized your website and scripts are.

      If you have a list of technical specifications and questions that you require, please do not hesitate to provide them in a ticket to our team so that our server administrators can help you determine the server you would need.

  9. In your normal shared hosting, soft file count or inode limit is 100,000 inodes. What is the advantage of shared cloud hosting in terms of inode limitation?
    And do you have a future plan to introduce cloud vps?

    1. Hi, thanks for commenting.

      In terms of inode limitation, there is no advantage of our cloud hosting over our shared hosting plans. The advantage of cloud hosting is the increased speed and scalability, the insight into your site’s performance via dashboard, and that you only pay as you add more resources.

      As far as cloud VPS, anything is possible!

    1. Hi Mykeels,

      My apologies, but I don’t fully understand the question.

      If you need windows hosting in order to run a site dependent on something like, then we do not offer that on cloud just yet. However, you can review our window servers at

      If you’re a windows PC user, and you want to know if you can run your website on the cloud, then yes you should be okay to. The operating system of your computer does not reflect the operating system of your server.

      Feel free to connect with our support team if you have any further questions or concerns.

  10. Hi, can I upgrade from Baby Plan to WordPress Hosting plan? How fast is WordPress Hosting compare to Baby Plan?

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