At the heart of our system is an extremely powerful grid of linux micro-containers with unequaled density in the industry. This means we separate each and every component of the system, dynamically allocating CPU shares and memory, while every container has an extremely minimal overhead. All of this allows us to deliver much higher performance on a GB/GB and Ghz/Ghz comparison.
Platform.sh runs your installation using a multi-layered HTTP stack that makes full use of all the cores on the machine, unlike a traditional Apache-based hosting solution. Behind the scenes, PHP is running with PHP-FPM and Nginx processes so you can serve many more authenticated clients on CPU heavy tasks (such as the Admin pages).
And we run all of this on fast SSDs with guaranteed IOPs to offer blazing speeds and smooth operation.