Specific to website hosting, cloud hosting works in a way such that your website pulls from the virtual resources of multiple servers to provide for all the aspects of what it takes to host your site. The cloud is the server cluster and this method of hosting makes for a balanced load. The resources are made accessible virtually and can be availed when needed.
Drupal is a unique content management system that is almost as popular as WordPress and has features that really catch the eye of some webmasters. You will know the power of Drupal once you try it. I have seen lots of Drupal users who have not gone back because of its functionality.
However, one of the problems Drupal users face is finding reliable Drupal web hosting. Sometimes they will be so excited about their website only to find that it is not working with their web host. The problem is not because of Drupal itself. Instead, how the server is configured.
There are certain requirements for hosting a Drupal website:
- Minimum 15 Megabytes of disk space
- Apache 1.3, Apache 2.x, or Microsoft IIS
- MySQL 5.0.15 or higher with PDO, SQLite 3.3.7 or higher
- PHP 5.2.5 or higher
Here are some web hosting companies that are compatible with Drupal.
If you want webhosting that is not only compatible with Drupal but also updated with the latest needs of its users, then Green Geeks is your best bet. They regularly update their servers because they have constant contact with users and what they like. This hosting provider also encourages Drupal users to host their websites with them by providing a coupon. All you need to do is type in the promo code ‘TAKE20OFF’ and you will instantly get a 20 percent discount on your web hosting plan. They have an easy 1-Click installation of the latest version of Drupal. GreenGeeks is the “Official Drupal for Dummies Web Host”.
Another web hosting company where you can host Drupal is A2 Hosting. This web host can help you install the script in one click through its cPanel. You will love the features of this web hosting and they guarantee 99.9% uptime for your website along with a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that you can try out the web host and if it does not work for you, you can opt for another host. The best part is that you can also custom install Drupal. Their customer service representatives are willing to help you in every step of the installation process. A2 Hosting always has a monthly discount code available, usually between 10 and 20 percent off, which you can find on www.a2hosting.com before signing up.
Last but not least, there is BlueHost. If you have been looking through different web hosting providers, then you should know by now that BlueHost is one of the most popular hosting providers in the industry. Blue Host offers an array of features aside from being able to install your Drupal website. You can host unlimited domains so you can have all of your websites on one web host and have the ability to install scripts in just a few clicks of the mouse. There special promo price of $3.95/month is really affordable and you do not need to worry about hidden fees.
Now that you are familiar with some web hosts that are compatible with Drupal, it is time to host your website. Do not be afraid to contact their customer service support in case you’re lost. I hope this article has helped you find the best Drupal Web Hosting for you.