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2020 Review of Ace Cloud Hosting


Ace Cloud Hosting


From the 2020 reviews of hosting systems for accounting firms.

Ace Cloud Hosting is a hosting provider that offers an excellent selection of hosting services for a variety of industries. An authorized Commercial Host for QuickBooks Desktop applications, Ace Cloud Hosting also hosts tax software such as Drake Software along with Sage Software application hosting.  

Ace Cloud Hosting easily hosts all QuickBooks Desktop versions including QuickBooks Desktop Pro, QuickBooks Desktop Premier, QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise, and QuickBooks Desktop Accountant. All QuickBooks Desktop applications can also be purchased directly from Ace Cloud Hosting.   

Ideal for CPA firms, Ace Cloud Hosting also offers CPA Hosting, which includes unlimited cloud storage and includes hosting for more than 200 applications which include accounting applications such as Accounting CS, AccountantsWorld, Avalara, CCH iFirm, and Client Accounting Suite. Other applications are available for eCommerce, point of sale, project management, time tracking, CRM, inventory management, and human resources. 

Along with hosting solutions for CPA firms, Ace Cloud Hosting also offers industry specific solutions for accounting, retail, tax, construction, legal, nonprofit, and education industries, with custom cloud solutions offered for each. In addition, Ace Cloud Hosting offers hosting options for a variety of Sage Software applications including Sage 50, Sage, 100, and Sage 300, as well as Sage BusinessWorks and Sage CRM with tax software hosting options for Drake, ATX, Lacerte, ProSystem fx, ProSeries, TaxAct, UltraTax Software, and TaxWise hosting applications also available. Ace Cloud Hosting can also host Office 365, OfficeTools, Quicken, and Microsoft Exchange.

In addition to its custom hosting options, Ace Cloud Hosting offers a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution that will create a virtual desktop.  Options available include a Hosted Virtual Desktop, Desktop as a Service, Workspace as a Service, along with Managed VMare Horizon Desktops, and Managed Citrix Desktops. All VDI services include an automatic 30-day backup of all data, and more importantly, the ability to continue working uninterrupted, even if disaster strikes. And with more employees working from home now than ever before, Ace Cloud Hosting offers the convenience of accessing all applications at any time.   

The Workspace as a Service is ideal for businesses that use multiple platforms to access data, delivering virtual desktops across multiple platforms including Windows, macOS, Android, or iOS. Ace Cloud Hosting can also host custom software applications, with an option to build a custom managed server or private server available. 

Ace Cloud Hosting guarantees a 99.999 percent uptime with built-in disaster recovery mechanisms in place to handle any disaster. Data centers are positioned in multiple locations throughout North America including Phoenix, Las Vegas, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Reno/Tahoe. All data centers focus on both physical and server security, with all data centers guarded 24/7, with controlled access used, while servers are protected with antivirus software and have both software and hardware-based firewalls.

The application also offers Backup as a Service, which manages all data on secure servers, can restore files within minutes should disaster or ransomware attacks occur, and the ability to retain system backup indefinitely. Disaster Recovery as a Service is also available, with both options working to keep systems running.

Ace Cloud Hosting offers a variety of resources easily available on the Ace Cloud Hosting website, including case studies, infographics, whitepapers, and videos, as well as access to events and webinars. A completely searchable knowledge base is available as well. Product support is included in the cost of the application, with 24/7 support that is accessible via phone, chat, or email.

Specializing in QuickBooks and Sage Software hosting, Ace Cloud Hosting offers excellent custom hosting options for a variety of industries. Plan pricing is based on the type of service subscribed to, with QuickBooks hosting starting at $34 per user/per month for the Basic plan, with Premium hosting available for $49 per user/per month. Desktop as a Service plans start at $34 per desktop, while the Managed Server Plan starts at $75 per month. Pricing is transparent, with all plans and their cost available on the Ace Cloud Hosting website.

Those interested in Ace Cloud Hosting should visit the website to view special offers including a New Customer Offer, which provides new users with up to 50% off the cost of their subscription for up to 3 months. Volume discounts are also available, and a free trial can be requested from Ace Cloud Hosting for those interested in trying out the application.


  • Offers a variety of plans and pricing options
  • Hosts QuickBooks Desktop, Sage, and Tax Software applications
  • Custom options available for a variety of industries

Potential Limitations:

  • May not be the best solution for very small businesses

2020 Rating – 5 Stars