Here is a list of top 5 cloud PaaS providers of 2015 along with their unique features to help the users to choose the provider to host or develop their app. Previously we published lot of articles and guides on Platform as a Service which is service model of cloud computing. PaaS as discussed before, are great for cloud computing services that enable the developers to test and run the Web applications without the task of maintaining the infrastructure.
Top 5 Cloud PaaS Providers in 2015
Red Hat OpenShift PaaS is a free and paid PaaS service as well as a Software (named OpenShift Origin) with Free Software License. OpenShift uses cartridge system to deploy application quickly from Web GUI. The biggest advantage of RedHat OpenShift for the developers is that, the users on free tier can use 3 x 1GB “gear” forever for free of cost. Their Graphical user interface is so easy that an user without any knowledge of coding can deploy the common CMS and forums.
Heroku PaaS is another free and paid PaaS service. Heroic has easy to use git based custom easy commands to deploy the applications quickly. The biggest advantage of Heroku PaaS for the developers is that, the users on free tier can use unlimited instances forever for free of cost. Heroic PaaS is well known as the oldest PaaS with huge third party documentation.
AppFog PaaS is a paid PaaS service. AppFog’s infrastructure itself is a Free Software. Unfortunately, AppFogg has some limitations which includes no Free usage tier unlike the above services.
Google App Engine PaaS is a PaaS to create and run applications directly on the infrastructures of Google. App Engine is well known, old and supports a good range of programing languages. Also, App Engine has lot of third party documentations and guides.
Rackspace Cloud Sites appease Service is less known to be a PaaS, indeed it is a special type of PaaS (appease) and is serving thousands of webmasters to run their website with high uptime. Rackspace Cloud Sites is a practical working example of the power of PaaS.