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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!

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  • John-Bunya Klutse
    20 February 2016 at 8:18 pm

    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?

    • Kyler Patterson
      20 February 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Hey John,

      That’s an easy fix! Can you jump on a live chat with our team to help? They’ll create a ticket to upgrade your account.

  • H.M Shakir
    1 May 2016 at 11:49 am

    I am using Baby Plan
    How do i upgrade to Baby Cloud
    Baby Plan to Baby Cloud

    • Kyler Patterson
      2 May 2016 at 9:49 am

      Hey there!

      Currently we’re working on a way to seamlessly transfer from one server type to another. Until that is released, you will need to add the new hosting package to your account, then fill out our transfer form, and we will take care of the rest!

      If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us via Live Chat or phone

  • Marco Lopez
    3 May 2016 at 10:29 am

    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”?

    • Kyler Patterson
      3 May 2016 at 10:31 am

      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.

  • Marco Lopez
    3 May 2016 at 5:49 pm

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

    • Amelia Willson
      4 May 2016 at 9:17 am

      Hi Marco,
      Yes, our cloud service includes cPanel, creation of email with the domain, and access from SSH. You can learn more here.

  • Gianfranco
    4 May 2016 at 2:15 am

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

    • Amelia Willson
      4 May 2016 at 9:20 am

      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.

  • Nilotpal Das
    7 May 2016 at 8:46 am


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

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

    • Kyler Patterson
      9 May 2016 at 9:00 am

      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.

  • Shihan
    26 May 2016 at 7:31 am

    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

    • Amelia Willson
      26 May 2016 at 9:45 am

      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.

  • Shihan
    26 May 2016 at 4:07 pm

    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

    • Amelia Willson
      27 May 2016 at 9:33 am

      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.

  • Hybm
    2 June 2016 at 9:54 am

    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?

    • Amelia Willson
      2 June 2016 at 11:38 am

      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!

  • Mykeels
    17 June 2016 at 4:10 am

    Hi, can i host for windows on the cloud?

    • Amelia Willson
      17 June 2016 at 3:00 pm

      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.

  • John lim
    24 June 2016 at 4:48 am

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

    • Amelia Willson
      24 June 2016 at 10:30 am

      Hi John,

      Thanks for reading. Yes, you can upgrade from your Baby Shared Plan to a WordPress Hosting plan for a 2.5X speed boost! If you need any help, you can contact our support team here.