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Jelastic's Auto-Scaling PHP Cloud-Hosting PaaS

Jelastic's interoperable cloud-hosting platform for Java has been augmented with the firm's new PHP hosting service. Designed to run applications without code adaptation, Jelastic's PHP Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) also offers advanced options for experienced programmers who do want to work on the command line.

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"Jelastic for PHP [has the] features and flexibility to host and scale complex PHP applications. We've made it easier than ever to develop and run PHP apps, without vendor lock-in, in the datacenter of your choice," said Ruslan Synytsky, CEO of Jelastic.

Synytsky goes further and suggests that his firm's channel program offers the next-level cloud services needed to "compete with the big guys".

There is scalability here for developers who want to deploy PHP applications across multiple nodes. Also featured, built-in cluster management capabilities enable applications to scale up or down.

There is additional vertical scaling so that applications can receive as much CPU and RAM as needed for each server node. If load increases, resources are instantly reallocated to meet demands.

NOTE: Jelastic insists that users never overpay for unnecessarily large "server instances," and do not need to manage resources.

Each server node executes in a virtual container in complete isolation — and this is even when it runs on the same physical server. Container isolation provides security and resource usage protection of applications from one another.

The firm says that there is simple cloud setup here: "Select (and easily switch between) PHP versions, configure PHP settings, network ports, and public IP addresses. Unlike Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Jelastic manages everything for you, so you stay focused on your application and not on your environment."

This product release is also flexible for "any" application; i.e., Apache or NGINX application servers, SQL (MariaDB, PostgresSQL, MySQL) or NoSQL (MongoDB, CouchDB) databases, and Memcached. Multiple PHP extensions and most modules are also available.

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