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Free Cloud Hosting Starter Package: Includes Free Cloud Server & Cloud Storage

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Introduction

NephoScale is pleased to offer all new users a free cloud hosting starter package, which includes both cloud computing and cloud storage. The starter package is intended to help you save money in developing and deploying your applications, and is a cost effective way to become familiar with NephoScale’s time saving features and advanced infrastructure cloud services. All new registered users are eligible to deploy a 256MB RAM free cloud server and get the first 5GB of cloud storage for free for the duration of 1 year. The 5GB of free object-based cloud storage can be used to backup or host data files. The free cloud server and cloud storage can be used in combination to test or host web applications, test-drive and navigate the NephoScale customer portal, or evaluate our unique programmatic interface, called CloudScript, which can be used to more rapidly deploy and manage cloud infrastructures. Recommended reading: The Best Free Cloud Storage Services

Free Cloud Hosting Starter Package: Includes Free Cloud Server & Cloud Storage

Details of the Cloud Computing Starter Package

Below are the highlights of NephoScale’s Free Cloud Computing and Storage Starter Package:

Free Cloud Server:

  • One NephoScale cloud server supporting multiple SSH/SFTP logins and root access
  • 256MB of total cloud server memory (RAM) available
  • 750 hours per month cloud server usage
  • 10GB of total cloud server disk space
  • 50GB of inbound Internet transfer per month
  • 50GB of outbound Internet transfer per month
  • Out-of-band Clientless In-browser VNC Console Access with Reverse SSH
  • Direct root access to underlying operating system to create/modify Cron jobs and define/modify Bootup Actions
  • Support for all standard open source command line utilities, editors, version control tools, etc.
  • Data Transfer In charges for usage above 50GB free allotment: FREE
  • Data Transfer Out charges for usage above 50GB free allotment: $0.13/GB

Free Cloud Storage:

  • 5GB data store in the NephoScale Object-Based Cloud Storage Service
  • 10,000 GET requests in object-base cloud storage per month
  • 1,000 PUT requests in object-based cloud storage per month
  • 10GB of inbound Internet transfer from to object-based cloud storage per month
  • 10GB of outbound Internet transfer object-based cloud storage per month
  • Free data transfer between cloud server and cloud storage
  • GET requests charges for usage above the 10,000 per month free allotment: $0.01 per 10,000 requests
  • PUT requests charges for usage above the 1,000 per month free allotment: $0.01 per 1,000 requests
  • Data Transfer In charges for usage above 10GB per month free allotment: FREE
  • Data Transfer Out charges for usage above 10GB per month free allotment: $0.13/GB
  • Additional cloud storage beyond 5GB free allotment: $0.15/GB per month

* There are no charges for GET/PUT requests or data transfer between NephoScale Cloud Servers, On-Demand Dedicated Servers, or Cloud Storage. GET/PUT request and data transfer charges related to Cloud Storage only apply to interaction with the NephoScale Cloud Storage from outside the NephoScale network. Usage beyond the free allotments will be subject to NephoScale’s standard usage rates, which can be found on the NephoScale website in the cloud storage pricing details. Because there is the possibility that additional usage charges could exist, a valid credit card is required to sign up. NephoScale’s Free Cloud Starter Package expires 1 year from the date of a customer’s sign-up. After expiration, you will be charged standard usage rates on all items, and the hourly usage rate for the 256MB cloud server will be $.03/hr. If you would like to continue using the 256MB cloud server beyond the 1 year “free period” you must agree to the NephoScale terms of service, otherwise the cloud server will be terminated on the 1 year expiration date and will be unavailable for further use.

The following operating systems are available for use on the free cloud server:

  • CentOS 5.5 64-bit – base image
  • CentOS 5.7 64-bit – base image
  • Ubuntu Server 10.04 64-bit – base image
  • Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS 64-bit – base image

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