What is PaaS ?

“Platform as a Service” (PaaS) is one of the latest developments in web technology. It means that you get the benefits of a server that is specialized in the performance of services that you install on it, but without the need to handle the actual management of the server's administration.

It's the dedicated and simplified version of our IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) VPS server platform, but specific to a technology or a combination of technologies, such as a language runtime (PHP, Node.js, Python or Ruby) and a database (MySQL, PostgreSQL or MongoDB).

Concretely, you benefit from dedicated resources in the form of secure instances. Each instance has an environment that is optimized and ready to go.

The entire system is based on our dynamic granular cloud infrastructure. In case of a physical machine failure, we can transfer the virtual instances to another physical machine.

Your instance can therefore be instantly adapted to meet your hosting requirements, with no need to migrate your data.

Our platform also offers a built-in caching service, the Web Accelerator, that your application can use to boost up performance at no extra cost. Built with Varnish, it's very use to use with modern web frameworks and hand-made websites and applications.

IaaS can provide an entire virtual server (i.e. a Linux Debian server) as PaaS provides only some specific technologies (i.e. a programming language and a database) and SaaS provides software (i.e. customer relationship management (CRM) tools).

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Last modified: 08/14/2015 at 15:03 by Alexandre L. (Gandi)