Platform as a Service

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a peace-of-mind experience created by Jelastic and delivered by MassiveGRID.

It is ideal for developers who need to host their applications on a reliable platform with all the available tools. Developers can develop, run, and manage applications without having to face the complexity of building and maintaining the associated infrastructure.

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Pay for Usage, Not Limits

Save up to 45% on cloud spending with numerous ways to minimize expenses. Why pay for resources when they are not being used?

1-Click Deployment Applications

Marketplace with 50+ preconfigured applications for 1-click installation, including WordPress, Magento, Kubernetes, ownCloud and more.

User-Friendly Interface

Developers' dashboard includes intuitive application topology wizard, deployment manager, access to log and config files, marketplace with prepackaged applications and functionality for team collaboration.

PaaS on High Availability

MassiveGRID offers a full High Availability Platform as a Service experience through a 100% Uptime SLA, in Tier-4 Data Centers with 99.9999% Uptime Storage.

Platform as a Service

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a peace-of-mind experience created by Jelastic and delivered by MassiveGRID.

It is ideal for developers who need to host their applications on a reliable platform with all the available tools. Developers can develop, run, and manage applications without having to face the complexity of building and maintaining the associated infrastructure.

Start Your 14-Day Free Trial:

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Please check your email.

You already have a MassiveGRID account.

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User-Friendly Interface

Developers' dashboard includes intuitive application topology wizard, deployment manager, access to log and config files, marketplace with prepackaged applications and functionality for team collaboration.

Pay for Usage, Not Limits

Save up to 45% on cloud spending with numerous ways to minimize expenses. Why pay for resources when they are not being used?

1-Click Deployment Applications

Marketplace with a rich set of preconfigured applications for one click installation, including WordPress, Magento, Kubernetes, ownCloud and hundreds of additional applications.

PaaS on High Availability

MassiveGRID offers a full High Availability Platform as a Service experience through a 100% Uptime SLA, in Tier-4 Data Centers with 99.9999% Uptime Storage.

Pay-per-Use Pricing for Ultimate Platform as a Service Flexibility

MassiveGRID Platform as a Service provides a unique process of automatic scaling with payments based on real consumption instead of server size. 

MassiveGRID PaaS Value for Money

RAM and CPU consumption is monitored for each container. You are charged only for the resources utilized, not the limits.
You can set up a maximum Scaling Limit for each container, so the resources will be always available in case of load spikes or other consumption changes.

No matter how high the limit - the payment will be only based on real usage. The rest of the allocated resources will be just waiting in the pool for the application to request them, and it is totally free of charge. This is why Platform as a Service is the next generation of Cloud Hosting.

Reserved cloudlets

These cloudlets are reserved in advance (using the topology wizard). You always pay for the configured reserved cloudlets, even if you use fewer resources.

The discount level is the total sum of all Reserved Cloudlets per environment.

 
Reserved CloudletsCost per Reserved Cloudlet
Per MonthDiscount
1 – 7$1.335%
8 – 14$1.37%
15 – 29$1.279%
30 – 59$1.2312%
60 – 119$1.1915%
120 – 239$1.1518%
240 – ∞$1.0922%
Dynamic cloudlets

Instant dynamic scaling resources for your application. You only pay for Dynamic Cloudlets in use. Use the Scaling Limit in the topology wizard to set the maximum allowed per server.

The discount level is the total sum of all Dynamic Cloudlets in use per environment.

Dynamic CloudletsCost per Dynamic Cloudlet
Per MonthDiscount
1 – 7$1.40%
8 – 14$1.372%
15 – 29$1.344%
30 – 59$1.326%
60 – 119$1.298%
120 – 239$1.2610%
240 – ∞$1.2312%

Disk space is charged hourly per GB of disk space used in your environment.

Disk UsedPrice per GB / HourPrice per GB / Month
First 10GB/monthFREEFREE
First 10GB/month – ∞$0.000208$0.15184

Traffic usage is charged hourly. The discount level is based on the amount of external traffic used per environment in the previous month. Internal traffic is absolutely free!

External traffic last monthDiscountFree / hourPrice per GB
1GB – 9GB0%1GB$0.045
10GB – 39GB6%1GB$0.0425
40GB – 99GB22%1GB$0.035
100GB – 349GB22%1GB$0.035
350GB – ∞56%1GB$0.02
Jelastic SSL

This is a protocol which establishes a secure connection between your client and your Jelastic environment. The charge is taken hourly.

NamePrice / HourPrice / Month
Jelastic SSLFREEFREE
External IP

This is an external IP address which is directly accessible from outside of the cluster. The charge is taken hourly.

NameCountPrice per IP / HourPrice per IP / Month
Public IPv41 – ∞$0.00278$2.03

RAM / CPU
RAM/CPU


Reserved cloudlets

These cloudlets are reserved in advance (using the topology wizard). You always pay for the configured reserved cloudlets, even if you use fewer resources.

The discount level is the total sum of all Reserved Cloudlets per environment.

1 Cloudlet = 400MHz ΧΕΟΝ CPU & 128MB RAM

Reserved CloudletsCost per Reserved Cloudlet
Per HourDiscount
1 - 7$0.0018225%
8 - 14$0.0017847%
15 - 29$0.0017459%
30 - 59$0.00168812%
60 - 119$0.0016315%
120 - 239$0.00157318%
240 - ∞$0.00149622%
Dynamic cloudlets

Instant dynamic scaling resources for your application. You only pay for Dynamic Cloudlets in use. Use the Scaling Limit in the topology wizard to set the maximum allowed per server.

The discount level is the total sum of all Dynamic Cloudlets in use per environment.

1 Cloudlet = 400MHz ΧΕΟΝ CPU & 128MB RAM

Dynamic CloudletsCost per Dynamic Cloudlet
Per HourDiscount
1 - 7$0.0019180%
8 - 14$0.001882%
15 - 29$0.0018414%
30 - 59$0.0018036%
60 - 119$0.0017648%
120 - 239$0.00172610%
240 - ∞$0.00168812%

Disk Space
Disk Space

Disk space is charged hourly per GB of disk space used in your environment.

Disk UsedPrice per GB / HourPrice per GB / Month
First 10GB/monthFREEFREE
First 10GB/month - ∞$0.000208$0.15184

Traffic
Traffic

Traffic usage is charged hourly. The discount level is based on the amount of external traffic used per environment in the previous month. Internal traffic is absolutely free!

External traffic last monthDiscountFree / hourPrice per GB
1GB - 9GB0%1GB$0.045
10GB - 39GB6%1GB$0.0425
40GB - 99GB22%1GB$0.035
100GB - 349GB22%1GB$0.035
350GB - ∞56%1GB$0.02
Jelastic SSL

This is a protocol which establishes a secure connection between your client and your Jelastic environment. The charge is taken hourly.

NamePrice / HourPrice / Month
Jelastic SSLFREEFREE
External IP

This is an external IP address which is directly accessible from outside of the cluster. The charge is taken hourly.

NameCountPrice per IP / HourPrice per IP / Month
Public IPv41 - ∞$0.00278$2.0294

Traffic usage is charged hourly. The discount level is based on the amount of external traffic used per environment in the previous month. Internal traffic is absolutely free!

External traffic last monthDiscountFree / hourPrice per GB
1GB - 9GB0%1GB$0.045
10GB - 39GB6%1GB$0.0425
40GB - 99GB22%1GB$0.035
100GB - 349GB22%1GB$0.035
350GB - ∞56%1GB$0.02

Options
Options

Jelastic SSL

This is a protocol which establishes a secure connection between your client and your Jelastic environment. The charge is taken hourly.

NamePrice / HourPrice / Month
Jelastic SSLFREEFREE
External IP

This is an external IP address which is directly accessible from outside of the cluster. The charge is taken hourly.

NameCountPrice per IP / HourPrice per IP / Month
Public IPv41 - ∞$0.00278$2.0294

Frequent PaaS Questions

What is Platform as a Service (PaaS)?

Platform as a Service, or PaaS, is a type of cloud-based service that is ideal especially for developers. It  can be deployed both on public cloud and private cloud environments. 

With PaaS you gain access to a cloud-based platform that allows you to focus on the development, deployment and management of all kinds of web applications, web sites and databases, without having to also manage and upkeep the associated IaaS Infrastructure (servers, etc.)

PaaS vs IaaS vs SaaS

We’ll do our best to keep it simple, like the picture below;

What are the differences between IaaS SaaS and PaaS?

We need to define what each cloud model offers;

  •  Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): It provides the necessary IT infrastructure, servers and provides unmanaged or managed cloud services. It is the basis of the pyramid.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS): It provides the necessary tools and removes otherwise persistent obstacles to develop, test, deploy and manage a new application, database, website and also allows developers to combine these components to form complete software solutions.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS): It is the most usual IT application in the business world. Software that are designed to serve a specific purpose, or service. There is nothing to manage, deploy or orchestrate, you just use the software for its intended use. Especially cloud-based software provide fast and highly specialized business solutions. However, there is no room for customization and with every business facing different challenges, PaaS gains momentum for those who can actually utilize it to benefit from it.

What Business Types Can Benefit from PaaS?

IaaS PaaS and SaaS are all crucially important for the business world. 

However, depending on your business’s industry and type you may only benefit from IaaS and SaaS. For example, a company in the Foods & Beverages industry can definitely benefit from hosting its website through IaaS and could definitely benefit from various SaaS applications, such as Salesforce.

On the other hand, it is natural for some types of software and application development businesses to rely on IaaS and PaaS, or even solely on PaaS. Especially software and application development startups have a lot to gain from exclusive PaaS utilization, in terms of cost-efficiency, productivity and speed to market. 

However, this strategic decision should include the consideration of the quality of the chosen PaaS Provider. Specifically, startups which have limited resources and need to have increased adaptability to achieve quick and reliable application and software development, should not choose a third-party vendor. PaaS resellers have no access to the cloud infrastructure and an unnecessary organisational level is added, eventually affecting resolution times, communication and overall productivity. 

For this type of startups it is necessary to work with a high availability PaaS provider, whose cloud infrastructures have no single points of failure. This will truly allow your new project to stand on a steady, fruitful ground from which to build towards success. 

 

Which are the Advantages of PaaS?

The benefits of PaaS are segmented in intrinsic benefits, meaning that they are benefits that derive from the structure of the PaaS service by default, and service provider dependent benefits, deriving from the cloud services providers’ offering.

  • Intrinsic Benefits
  1. Simple, Does Not Distract Developers: You can focus on website and app development with all the available DevOps tools, without the hardships and complexity that come with IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).
  2. Pay for Resource Usage, not Resource Limits: This could become a game changer at lowering the costs of cloud hosting altogether. When you acquire a server under the IaaS cloud model, you practically reserve the resources regardless of using them or not. With PaaS you only pay for the resources that you practically use, when you use them.
  • Cloud Provider Dependent Benefits
  1. User-Friendly Environment: Since PaaS has a specific target audience, software developers, it is highly optimized for this use case. It removes handicapping factors of IaaS, and of course offers practical freedom in contrast to SaaS. Jelastic, the developing company for the PaaS cloud platform delivered by MassiveGRID, has excelled at providing a convenient, usable cloud environment.
  2. Flexible PaaS Pricing Model: MassiveGRID offers a very flexible PaaS pricing model. Users can purchase “PaaS Recharge Cards” that range from $5 to $500. Depending on the hardware and software resources that the cloud environment consumes, users are invoiced according to their needs, based on hourly billing.
  3. High Availability: Even though PaaS allows users to develop, deploy and manage any application quickly and easily, the overall quality highly depends on the servers and overall IT infrastructure it runs on. This is why it is very important that the service provider has a very high quality IaaS offering. MassiveGRID, focuses on delivering high throughput, high reliability and high security computing services. As a result, MassiveGRID’s cloud IaaS offering is based on high availability architecture. MassiveGRID PaaS runs on High Availability nodes, deployed exclusively in Tier3+ and Tier-4 Data Centers. This is how we are able to offer a clean and transparent 100% Uptime SLA to our clients.
  4. 1-Click Deployment of Popular Apps: Jelasitc’s Marketplace provides a plethora of ready-made apps, databases, even ready made clusters, such as the Magento Cluster. All these cloud-based applications and software can be deployed in literally one click, on their own PaaS environment (something similar to IaaS virtual machines), in just a few minutes.

List of 1-Click Deployment Applications offered by Jelastic’s Marketplace:

  • Alfresco
  • Ametys
  • Auto-Scalable Couchbase CE Cluster
  • Auto-Scalable GlassFish Cluster
  • Auto-Scalable Magento Cluster
  • Auto-Scalable Spring Boot Cluster
  • Auto-Scalable TomEE Cluster
  • Cyclos 3 CE
  • Cyclos 4 PRO
  • Cyclos 4 PRO Cluster
  • DevOps Lab – GitLab Server
  • DjangoCMS
  • Docker Engine CE
  • Docker Swarm Cluster
  • DokuWiki
  • DropWizard Fat Jar Builder
  • Drupal
  • Eclipse Che
  • Eclipse Mosquitto
  • Eclipse Vert.x Fat Jar Builder
  • Eclipse Vert.x Thin Jar Builder
  • Ghost
  • Gitblit
  • Jenkins DevOps Pack
  • Joomla
  • Kubernetes Cluster
  • Laravel
  • Liferay
  • LimeSurvey
  • Magento Standalone
  • Magnolia CMS
  • Maian Cart
  • Minio
  • MODX
  • MongoDB Cluster
  • Moodle
  • MySQL / MariaDB Cluster
  • Nexus Repository Manager
  • Node-RED Dev
  • Odoo Community Edition
  • OpenCart
  • OpenCMS
  • OpenFaaS
  • osTicket
  • ownCloud
  • Plesk Hosting Platform
  • PostgreSQL Cluster
  • PrestaShop
  • qdPM
  • Redmine
  • Rocket.Chat
  • Spring Boot fat Jar Builder
  • Spring Boot Thin Jar Builder
  • Thorntail Fat Jar Builder
  • Thorntail Skinny Jar Builder
  • Thorntail Thin War Builder
  • Traffic Distributor
  • WebMail Lite
  • WildFly Continuous Deployment
  • WildFly Managed Domain Cluster
  • WordPress Cluster Kit
  • WordPress Standalone Kit
  • XWiki
 Add ons
  • DripStat
  • Env Start/Stop Scheduler
  • File Synchronization
  • Git-Push-Deploy Add-On
  • HTTP/3 Premium CDN*
  • ionCube Add-On
  • Let’s Encrypt Free SSL
  • Magento Data Migration
  • New Relic APM
  • NGINX Amplify
  • TimeZone Change