A new generation of PHP web developers is looking for a modern more sophisticated, scalable cloud hosting. The fortrabbit PHP hosting platform is the answer.
This is not your Grandmas PHP, nor classical PHP VPS or server hosting. We are running an optimized PHP cloud hosting stack. PHP-based websites and web applications are running very fast and secure. But we not only customize our servers for the best PHP hosting performance, we also allow more PHP options than any other hosting company. With fortrabbit PHP hosting you can easily add multiple PHP modules and choose among various PHP versions for your account.
fortrabbit is an application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) — that's a fancy way to says: self-service cloud hosting service. It automates the configuration, deployment and ongoing management — time- and therefore money saving. Use it during development and to host mission critical applications in production.
Our easy to use web control panel is very different to cPanel, Webmin, Virtualmin or ISPConfig 3. We focus only on one thing the best PHP hosting for professionals. It mostly feels like LAMP hosting, but it's far more advanced — still affordable.
Made for you
You are a sophisticated PHP developer familiar with Git, Composer, the Terminal and modern PHP frameworks and CMS such as Laravel, Symfony or even WordPress. You work in a Startup, in an digital agency, or simply as a web designer. You craft great PHP applications. We run the hosting. The infrastructure is AWS, fortrabbit the glue, you just add code.
The service is constantly and professionally managed. We have a high level of security standards. We are committed to an always safe, secure and up-to-date platform.
Leverage managed enterprise level hosting for an affordable price – providing more than the plain numbers in the SLA with three-nine (99.9%) uptime guarantee.
Backups of all user data and service configurations are stored periodically in separated locations. Disaster recovery plans for worst case scenarios are in place.
AWS Availability Zones are independent datacenter units with autonomous power supply and network uplinks. Our whole infrastructure is spread across multiple zones and is prepared for a complete black-out of a complete zone.
All PHP Production plans run on at least two Nodes to avoid downtime when hardware fails. Scale your App horizontally to handle more traffic. The load balancer distributes requests equally.
All MySQL Production plans run on Amazon's RDS in a replicated setup in multiple availability zones.
Our Memcache Component is your key value store of choice when your App runs on multiple nodes – of course also available in a redundant setup.
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Hosting providers are like apples and oranges. This table might help comparing:
In classical infrastructures (root servers, VPS), you rent a single machine. This machine is as big as it is and whether you use 5% of it's resources or 95% - you pay the same. On the fortrabbit platform you have access to a huge amount of resources - while still being able to pay only for the fraction you actually use at the moment.
Further more: in classical hosting you would begin with a small or moderate machine. When your traction grows and more visitors come to you (or more clients use your API or ..), then you have to migrate. Meaning: buy a bigger machine, move your data, route your domains and so on. However what size your single machine is: if you grow even larger, eventually you will outgrow the biggest, single server you can rent. Now you have to split your load across multiple machines, which requires an entirely different infrastructure, probably changes in your Apps core and quite a lot of planning and migration.
On the fortrabbit platform, you start in an environment which allows you to grow, without migrating data, without re-routing domains or any such things.
PHP is PHPantastic
PHP (recursive acronym for PHP Hypertext Preprocessor) is the most popular web programming language among web developers. As a key part of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), PHP is found on Linux servers are powering the web. CMS systems like Joomla, WordPress, or Drupal and frameworks like Laravel, Symfony, CakePHP, Zend, Agavi are based on it. A large number popular websites, including Facebook and Wikipedia, are written in PHP.
Made for a modern PHP
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You know what they say: PHP is a double claw hammer. And when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. True is that PHP is traditionally used to build all kind of Pretty Home Pages. With an ongoing PHP renaissance the language and the community have evolved. It's just not about websites anymore; it's about backends, frontends, APIs — web applications. The fortrabbit hosting platform is hosting a new mindset of PHP developers. The toolset is optimized for a modern PHP!
A managed platform
The platform makes the difference. No configuration required. Apps are instant and come ready to use with a private Git repo, Composer integration, an App URL, ephemeral storage, traffic, collaboration features, App Secrets and more.
Test for free
It is possible to test a medium preset without obligations. You can even ask us to extend your trial period. Upgrade to a paid version when you are convinced.
One App = 1 website
One App shall host one website. Each App comes with a dedicated App URL, dedicated metrics, a single Git repo and collaboration features. The tiny tinkering plans are designed for small websites.
Multiple data center locations
Choose between US1, Virgina (USA) and EU1, Dublin (Ireland) as location for your App.
Do more with less
You actually don't need more. The fortrabbit infra is different to classical hosting. Please refer to our scaling help article.
Cancel at any time
Yes, you can cancel your Account completely with immediate effect at any time directly from the Dashboard or scale down components or delete Apps.
Pay as you grow
At the end of each month, we'll bill for the monthly usage. The billing period is daily. So you'll be charged just for the days you have actually used a certain App or Component. We have a fancy video as well a dedicated help page on billing.
Made for entrepreneurs
The fortrabbit service is professional B2B hosting. VAT may apply. Prices are net and subject to statutory VAT and may be added. Please also see our billing FAQ page.
Use fortrabbit, not X!
Comparing different hosting offerings is hard. We have set some pages to help you compare fortrabbit with: VPS, Forge, Heroku, AWS, Pagoda Box.