Cloud Computing: PHP Fog Platform as a Service Scales PHP, MySQL Apps

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2011-07-01
 
 
 

PHP Clouds

Each subscriber cloud gets its own of EC2 instances, with MySQL database service provided from scalable, multi-tenant MySQL instances.

PHP Clouds

JumpStart

The service includes a handful of "jumpstart" templates for getting up and running with popular applications and frameworks.

JumpStart

Application Details

Jumpstart templates require little configuration to get up and running.

Application Details

Mediawiki

I tested PHP Fog with Mediawiki and with Wordpress, both of which were available in template form.

Mediawiki

phpMyAdmin

PHP Fog enables users to access the MySQL database associated with their application through phpMyAdmin, the popular Web-based MySQL administration tool.

phpMyAdmin

Database Settings

PHP Fog charges $2 per GB per month for database size beyond an included 20MB capacity.

Database Settings

Application Stats

The service provides for application stats and diagnostic information through a partnership with SaaS-based application performance management vendor New Relic.

Application Stats

Application Scaling

PHP Fog service tiers correspond to different Amazon EC2 instance sizes, and are priced per server per month. Pricing is pro-rated per day, so a customer can opt to scale server count up or down as needed, and pay accordingly.

Application Scaling

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