Cloud Computing – PaaS Introduction (Platform as a Service)

PaaS or Platform as a Service is essentially “web hosting” for your code. Even run a “serverless” enviornment you still need somewhere to run your code from. PaaS gives you a place to run code, without having to worry about Operating System maintenance.

PaaS Features

  • Price – Prices may change significantly after the first renewal period
  • Languages – Different PaaS vendors support different languages. Verify not just the language, but also the language version.
  • ini File Editing – Verify you can edit ini files
  • Additional Tools – Tools such as curl may be required for your code
  • Security – DDoS Protection, Backup services and other security services can offer a base level of protection for your app and services.
  • Compliance – PCI, HIPPA and other compliance may be provided by some vendors

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