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Meet Upsun. The new, self-service, fully managed PaaS, powered by Platform.sh.Try it now

Platform.sh delivers more than Managed Hosting

We do more than just hosting. We enable you to manage your application infrastructure flawlessly so your team has more time to spend on innovation, and less time spent juggling all those tedious application management tasks. Scale, provision, build, and manage your websites and applications in perfect alignment with your performance and goals with Platform.sh. With robust security and compliance measures included, as standard. We deliver everything that Managed Hosting does - and more. We are the Managed Hosting alternative you've been looking for.

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Key differentiators

  • Scale automatically

    With Platform.sh, scaling quickly to meet your traffic needs or increasing resources to your site is simple with auto-scaling. No tickets or waiting time required.

  • Provision immediately

    Clone byte-for-byte environments for testing and deploy with confidence. Provision new projects and as many new environments as you need, in minutes, not hours.

  • Manage effortlessly

    Managing your application infrastructure doesn't have to take up so much of your developers' time. With our infrastructure as code solution you can manage it all directly from your git repository.

  • Choose freely

    No matter the project you're working on, the choice is yours when it comes to your preferred major IaaS provider. Without any extra configuration, refactoring, or new pricing needed to get started.

Why choose Platform.sh over Managed Hosting?

Modern organizations need a better solution to meet customer demands. Platform.sh is the modern PaaS for organizations to build, run, and scale websites and web applications.

New project creation
24/7 Monitoring
Security updates and maintenance
Integrated tools (e.g. CDN, APM, CI/CD)
Website cloning
Hosting partner
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Minutes (and fully automated)
Included (for Enterprise)
Unlimited Cloning
Five hosting partners to give you the most choice: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Orange, OVHcloud
Managed Hosting
Hours/Days (and involving support tickets)
Done by your team or by external partner with additional cost
Extra setup/products required
No cloning capabilities
Limited to the providers data centers
Managed Hosting

New project creation

Minutes (and fully automated)

24/7 Monitoring

Included (for Enterprise)

Security updates and maintenance


Integrated tools (e.g. CDN, APM, CI/CD)


Website cloning

Unlimited Cloning

Hosting partner

Five hosting partners to give you the most choice: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Orange, OVHcloud

All at a lower cost than Managed Hosting

Comparison based on plans for a 500,000 monthly pageviews site.




Medium, low traffic, multiple apps

  • 3GB memory
  • Medium-to-higher traffic websites
  • Microservice apps or multidatabase apps
  • 500,000 monthly pageviews, uncached
  • Elasticsearch, Solr, Meilisearch, or any custom search

Managed Hosting

Example: Hetzner Managed Services


4x Hetzer managed VSERVER MC40 (production, 3x development) with 200G incl. Backups

  • Scaling is a manual process
  • CI/CD: extra tooling needed
  • You need to open tickets to make configuration changes or install new components
  • You might need to pay extra for extended support/remote hands
  • Static staging/development systems

The Platform.sh Professional Medium tier can serve 500,000 pageviews per month, uncached, at a price of $135/month. If your app is cacheable, you can serve far more, and we won’t charge you extra.

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With Platform.sh, you also get

Highly scalable & available

Platform.sh can provide 99.99% high-availability guarantees for mission-critical sites, as well as an SLA of less than an hour for urgent tickets.

Platform.sh runs thousands of ecommerce sites and has extensive experience managing mission-critical applications. We’ve designed triple-redundant architecture to ensure even transactional sites are fault-tolerant.

Platform.sh can also scale up any site as needed, without downtime, when there’s a surge of traffic.

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We take security and compliance seriously. For some countries and companies, that means hosting locally, too. Not only are we SOC 2 certified, we’re compliant with the CASL in Canada and with Germany’s BDSG and strict data locality and access rules.

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Choice is good — that's why Platform.sh is multicloud

We make it easy to use the IaaS provider that works best for your business, whether your choice is based on data locality for compliance, getting your application as close to your end users as possible, or simply preference.

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You choose where you want to run your applications

🇺🇸 United States
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇨🇦 Canada
🇦🇺 Australia
🇮🇪 Ireland
🇫🇷 France
🇩🇪 Germany

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Platform.sh is trusted by 5,000+ organizations to deliver the best digital experiences.

Accelerate your web and applications innovation with Platform.sh

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