There’s a lot of tools out there that will manage a server on AWS or other cloud platforms.
Idealstack doesn’t just manage a server, it manages a Stack, made out of 25+ different AWS services. We help you do things “the way they should be done” on AWS, inspired by the principles of the AWS Well Architected Framework
<?php //How do I use highly-available sessions across my cluster using DynamoDB? // It happens automatically, just use normal PHP session functions: session_start(); $_SESSION['Normal Session Stuff'] = 'Easy!'; //How do I send email using AWS's Simple Email Service? // Just use normal PHP mail functions: mail('firstname.lastname@example.org', "Here's an email through SES!", "Just sent you this with the normal PHP mail command"); //How do I read and write files on a highly-available clustered file store? // Just use normal PHP file IO: $file_contents = file_get_contents("myfile.txt"); file_put_contents("myfile.txt", "How easy was that"); //How do I connect to a clustered, highly available mysql-compatible database? // Idealstack sets all this up for you, // including the alias 'database' for your db hostname $mysqli = new mysqli('database', 'your_user', 'your_pass', 'your_db'); //How do I compress and minify the output of my PHP // app to get higher performance and google rank? // mod_pagespeed does it automatically: echo "<!-- Do nothing, it happens automatically with google's mod_pagespeed -->"; //How do I make my app autoscale? // It'll happen automatically: $todo = null;
Idealstack can cluster-enable any PHP app, while still letting it take advantage of the power of AWS. It does this by supporting all the normal PHP functions but transparently mapping them to the appropriate AWS services.
You don't need to change your code or use the AWS API, and this also means you can run any PHP app like Wordpress, Laravel apps, or your own custom code, even legacy apps.
You don’t need to retrain or spend months learning new tools to use idealstack. It works like the familiar hosting consoles that PHP developers are used to:
Because Idealstack runs in your own AWS account, you can easily connect your sites and apps to any other AWS service. The possibilities are endless:
Idealstack can run within the AWS free tier for a minimal stack. We’ve put together a few more examples on our Pricing Page
All Idealstack plans support unlimited sites. By using enough stacks and large enough instances and enough of them you can host as many as you want, including a mix of large and small sites. To get an idea of how many sites typical AWS setups will accomodate, check out our stack sizing guide
Idealstack uses containerisation technology to isolate sites, rolls out OS security updates automatically, and is designed using a best-practice approach to security
You can register these for some of the best prices in the industry via AWS services. Where appropriate Idealstack integrates to these services to simplify things
Connect Idealstack to your AWS account and give it a go. Idealstack can run within the limitations of the AWS Free Tier so if you aren't on AWS yet, signup now and trial it for free.