Umbraco Hosting

When it comes to Umbraco hosting you have several options. The quickest and easiest option is to use the new server provided by Umbraco Cloud. Umbraco cloud is a good fit for most organizations. The alternative is to either use a dedicated, or, shared server.  This guide is targeting towards individuals and small businesses.  If you have an enterprise-level organization with complex needs, API’s, load balancers etc.. my best advice would be to speak to an expert.  After a certain size, there really isn’t a one size fits all solutions.  If on the other hand, you want to create a simple 10-50 page website which is mainly content based, then this page will be useful for you.


If you are new to Umbraco and hosting.NET website then I would strongly recommend getting a cloud license.  A traditional hosting plan takes the time to set-up, requires a certain level of knowledge about servers and also doesn’t scale well for the future.  The cloud license does have some limitations, a lot of the hosting stress is taken away from you.  If you're like me, not having access to the server, or, an Azure portal can make life interesting.  If you want an option to host a simple Umbraco website though, Umbraco cloud is a good option for you.

Shared hosting can be fairly cheap and can start from as little as $15.00 a month, while dedicated box can cost hundreds.  Companies like Rackspace charge a premium for these services, so it really all depends on your budget, importance of your brand and how to mature your company is to determine what sort of hosting will meet your businesses needs.   Going with a shared, or, a dedicated server also means you won’t have GIT integration out of the box, or, automatic upgrades etc..  so in most situations, you’ll be paying more to get a worse experience.  If you are deadset on getting traditional hosting, then it will definitely work, it will just involve a little bit more effort.  


The other option is to self-host in the cloud.  My preference is Azure, but AWS would work just as well.

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