Run Your Online Store in the Gcore Cloud

Use the powerful and resilient Gcore Cloud to launch your online store, marketplace, or other e-commerce services. Automate traffic and workload management with the help of our Cloud services, including Load Balancer and Managed Kubernetes.

Why host your online store in the Gcore Cloud?

Exceptional flexibility

Multiple sizes of virtual machines are always available and ready to upgrade.

Secure environment

Gcore is GDPR, PCI DSS, and ISO/IEC 27001 compliant. Our data centers are Tier III & Tier IV certified.

DDoS protection

Advanced protection against L3, L4, and L7 DDoS attacks. Basic DDoS protection is free for virtual machines and bare metal servers.

Easy setup

Out-of-the-box environments that you can deploy in minutes with an easy-to-use control panel, detailed knowledge base, Terraform, and API documentation.

Readiness for traffic spikes

Guaranteed availability during Black Friday, holidays, or other peak periods, and successful promotion of your resource with built-in load balancing and managed K8s autoscaling.

Global presence

More than 25 data centers in Europe, Asia, the US, and Latin America to accommodate the geographic location of your users.

Cost-efficiency

Pay-as-you-go plans with hourly billing. 30% cheaper than the big 3 Cloud providers. A short time-to-market.

Integrated services

A single cloud solution with Managed Kubernetes, Object Storage, Next-gen CDN, and other services.

An example of solution ​​architecture

Modern e-commerce apps are often created as containerized microservices and handled by orchestration systems like Kubernetes. This helps to boost app flexibility, fault tolerance, and scalability.

Microservice architecture makes your online store development and operations more flexible. You can separate each functional component into its own microservice and manage them individually—deploy, update, relaunch, etc. This gives you more freedom and speeds up the addition of new features.

Kubernetes enhances your app's resilience and scalability. During peak times—like seasonal sales—Kubernetes can automatically adjust your resources based on the actual workload, scaling up and down as needed. Gcore's Managed Kubernetes simplifies your cluster setup and management, while our team takes care of the master nodes.

An example of solution ​​architecture

Cloud services to keep your online store infrastructure running smoothly

Load Balancers

Ensure the availability of your applications during traffic spikes by managing infrastructure loads via API.

Managed Kubernetes

Deploy and optimize applications and clusters with container-based virtualization.

DDoS Protection

Guarantee availability of your app run in the Cloud at L3, L4, and L7. Protection for virtual machines at L3 is free.

Marketplace

Get access to ready-made applications, databases, and distributions.

Virtual Machines

Production-grade instances designed for a wide range of workloads and predictable performance. Based on modern Intel® Xeon® Ice-Lake 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors.

Virtual Private Cloud

Set up protected isolated networks even between virtual machines and bare metal servers for free.

Object Storage

Keep objects in S3-compatible storage for faster scaling.

Block Storage

Store data on disks of different types and create snapshots of resources on a schedule.

Load Balancers

Ensure the availability of your applications during traffic spikes by managing infrastructure loads via API.

Managed Kubernetes

Deploy and optimize applications and clusters with container-based virtualization.

DDoS Protection

Guarantee availability of your app run in the Cloud at L3, L4, and L7. Protection for virtual machines at L3 is free.

Marketplace

Get access to ready-made applications, databases, and distributions.

Virtual Machines

Production-grade instances designed for a wide range of workloads and predictable performance. Based on modern Intel® Xeon® Ice-Lake 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors.

Virtual Private Cloud

Set up protected isolated networks even between virtual machines and bare metal servers for free.

Object Storage

Keep objects in S3-compatible storage for faster scaling.

Block Storage

Store data on disks of different types and create snapshots of resources on a schedule.

Ready to increase your sales and average order value?

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Success stories

We evolved World of Tanks with Gcore support, overcoming challenges and reaching new heights together. Believe me, it takes years to build an always-on infrastructure that can handle over a million PCCU.

Victor Kislyi

Wargaming

The speed, convenience, and quality of services provided are the three main characteristics we have found in our partner Gcore.

Tomislav Gojević

Nanobit

The Gcore team understand our needs and promptly responds to our requests. The infrastructure provisioned meets the highest international standards.

Terry Kim

Bandai Namco

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Frequently Asked Questions 

There are many advantages of deploying an online store in the cloud, including ease of scalability, high availability, cost-effectiveness, and global reach. The latter is important for businesses that want to expand their reach or sell internationally.

The decision to deploy an online store on virtual machines (VMs) or bare metal servers depends on a number of factors, including your specific requirements and budget. Here’s a general guide:

  • VMs are a good option if you need to scale your service quickly and easily and reduce your IT workload.
  • Bare metal servers are suitable if you want to achieve outstanding performance for your online store and have complete control over hardware and software.

This depends on several factors, including most importantly the following:

  • The closer the location to your audience, the better the performance and latency. For example, if your target audience is in the Netherlands, it is ideal to host your online store on a VM or bare metal server in that country.
  • If you cater to a wide range of locations, using a CDN network is ideal. This will allow end users to access your online store as if it were hosted in a nearby location. CDN also helps you reduce the cost of computing cloud resources because you don’t have to rent them in remote locations. For example, the Gcore CDN network has over 150 points of presence worldwide. This means you can deliver a great user experience to your audience anywhere in the world.
  • Take into account local regulations—such as GDPR and ​​CCPA—in the regions you want to host your online store.

During traffic and load spikes, you can use services such as a load balancer to allocate traffic dynamically between your resources and avoid overloading any of them. You can also use PaaS services like:

  • Managed Kubernetes to automatically scale your compute resources up and down.
  • Managed Logging to monitor the usage of your resources and analyze which ones need to be scaled, for example.

If you want your online store to be a resilient and scalable cloud-native application, Kubernetes can make it happen. Kubernetes can automatically adjust your resources based on the workload, scaling up and down as needed. This helps performance significantly during peak periods such as seasonal sales. Kubernetes is also the right choice if you want to provide a 24/7 service and seamlessly roll out updates and bug fixes.

If you want to simplify the setup and management of your Kubernetes cluster, consider Gcore’s Managed Kubernetes. The service reduces your team’s workload: you only manage worker nodes, while Gcore's team manages master nodes, which contain control planes. You can also use bare metal servers as worker nodes to get better performance for your application.

Databases typically require high-performance computing and low-latency storage. Therefore, we recommend using bare metal servers or virtual machines with low-latency SSDs.

To optimize storage space for your static data and get faster access to it, you can use S3-compatible object storage.

Gcore Cloud provides strong security, protecting our customers’ services and data on multiple levels:

Physical security:

  • Compliance with GDPR, PCI DSS, and ISO/IEC 27001
  • Tier III and Tier IV certified data centers

Infrastructure security:

Network security:

The final price is the price of the cloud services you actually use, and you will only be charged for these services on a pay-as-you-go basis. Note that when you use VMs, you don’t pay for egress traffic; you only pay for it when using Bare Metal.

Focus on your online store and business development