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Setting up Cloud Web Server for Hosting (Simple Guide)

Last updated on November 2nd, 2020 at 10:22 am

Learn more about Setting up Cloud Web Server for Hosting.

In this short article, we highlight how to use a cloudPap for hosting a website or an application by setting up a working Cloud Web Server.

We will consider two approaches

  1. Feature Rich Approach
  2. Cheapest Approach

Setting up Cloud Web Server for Hosting

In our illustration, we will use the cheapest cloudpap that goes for USD$7.99 for a month running on the default centos 7 Operating System

  • Set up cloudpap 1 that has the following features.
  • 1 Core Processor 2.4 GHz Speed
  • 10GB SSD Disk Local RAID 10
  • Openstack KVM
  • Unlimited – 100Mbps Bandwidth
  • 1 IP4 IP Address
  • Allow upto 15 extra IP Address
  • Anti-DDoS Pro Protection
  • RESTful API
  • 97% SLA

Option 1: Feature –Rich

Feature-rich utilizes a commercial Cpanel and in particular, WHM/Cpanel which is available as from $15 per month.

Some of the following features are available


Ability to create unlimited email accounts against your domain names. Access the email accounts, manage other options of mails including forwarders, automated reply, signature, email alias among others.


Allow installation of SSL certificates, configuring SSL, and other options related to SSL and Web security.

It also allows configuring of antivirus and anti-malware applications and other applications including mod security which controls what can be uploaded into the server and how to interact with external agents.


Allow centrally handling of domain names, adding new domain names into the control panel via addon and park domain options or WHM create account option.

It also provides a window of managing subdomains and their related options.


A collection of important apps for server management and website management. Some of the apps include SEO related apps, third party web security apps, web scripts available on one click installer option.


Resources that govern files within the server including web pages and other file-based resources. Features included include FTP that allows upload of files, file editors, ssh among others.


A combination of database management tools – for MySQL/MariaDB and PostgreSQL (WHM/Cpanel) including create of databases and database users and their management.


A collection of important logs including access logs, error logs that are important to the server or website administrator

Domain Name System setting or DNS options are available through zone editor, advance DNS editor. – allow manipulation of how the domain is linked to other resources on the web.


  1. Set up a cloudpap server: Cloudpap 3 minimum is recommended due to disk space and RAM.@ $27.99
  2. Install Centos 7 for Free
  3. Install WHM Cpanel for $15
  4. Install Cloudpap/truehost firewall for free
  5. Install and configure mod security
  6. Configure Easy Apache for favorable resource utilization
  7. Or Outsource server configuration service at $50 onetime cost from Cloudpap


At $42.99 per month, you have a feature rich cloud web server that can host 100 websites.

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