Choosing Your Cloud Sites Technology Setup

Behind Cloud Sites, racks full of both Linux and Windows servers power over 100,000 sites and applications. Every Windows-based page is served from clusters built and optimized especially for Windows, and every Linux-based page is served from clusters built and optimized especially for Linux. We use advanced load balancing technologies to automatically detect the type of technology you are running and route each request to the proper pool of servers.

This is a great example of the power of cloud computing, since you no longer have to make a hosting choice between Linux and Windows. Both PHP and .NET are included, allowing you to choose the technology you need site by site.

Every time you add a website to your Cloud Sites account, you can choose whether you want to use Linux or Windows. If you then decide to develop your site in a different way, you can change server setups at any time.

Changing Your Website Technology

It’s quick and easy to change the server type your website uses. Remember: this will change your IP address! You need to update your DNS records or your site will not be accessible.

  1. Log into your Cloud Sites control panel.
  2. Click the domain name where you’d like to change technologies.
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  3. In the Website Details section, click the  icon to the right of Technology.
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    Changing IP Address: Please note that when changing your site’s default technology, this changes the IP for the site. You will need to change your site’s DNS records to reflect the new IP address. Find your site’s IP address in the Website Details section after clicking on the specific website on the Cloud Sites home page.
  4. Use the dropdown menu to choose the technology combination you need. Then click Update Technology.
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