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Platform.sh vs Render.com

Launched in 2019, Render promised to be an easy, flexible provider for small companies and teams to run applications in the cloud. It’s been the cool kid on the block for a while now but developers are in need of a little more operational maturity. When it comes to running long-term businesses in need of stability, reliability, and scalability into the future–Platform.sh is unmatched. Give your development team peace of mind while accelerating the time it takes to build and deploy applications with the Platform.sh PaaS.

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Key differentiators

  • Enterprise-grade

    Our services are enterprise-ready as standard–no matter your chosen Platform.sh plan. That’s why we host some of the biggest names across a variety of industries. Including whole white-label clouds for other PaaS providers.

  • Powerful multi-cloud PaaS

    While many other PaaS providers are good for very specific use cases or frameworks, Platform.sh gives you a unified, multi-cloud experience across your portfolio–regardless of your chosen tech stack or development strategy.

  • Development to production

    Platform.sh removes the complexities of cloud infrastructure management and optimizes development-to-production workflows with a variety of flexible tools, features, and capabilities.

  • Efficient, reliable, and secure

    Our platform was built with a security-first mindset. Code only able to be introduced to an application via Git providing full visibility and traceability.

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Build, iterate, and deploy modern applications on bullet-proof infrastructure

Preview environments
Security and compliance
Monitoring, Profiling, and Observability
SLA
Managed Services
Container types
Storage
CDN
Platform.sh
3 preview environments at no additional cost. Create unlimited new live clones with simple git branching.
Trust center. numerous security, privacy and data protection certifications, including HIPAA, SOC 2, PCI-DSS. Frequent Live or consistent backups
CPU, RAM, Disk, and Network activity for every deployed application and environment. Built-in integration with Blackfire.io: APM, function-level profiling, and monitoring
Guarantee an uptime guarantee up to 99.99% and 1-hour Support SLA
Uses carefully maintained, secured and verified images
Provides scalable, persistent storage from 5GB
Platform.sh provides CDN services for Enterprise tier applications for all types of applications.
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Render only has preview environments in paid plans. Each preview environment is at additional payment.
GDPR compliant. No other privacy standards compliance. SOC2 and HIPAA support only for higher plans.
Basic metrics for the deployed apps as well as log forwarding. Additional insights only via an external integration or another self-deployed application. No integration with NewRelic (only Scout APM)
Only provides SLA in their highest tier. Uptime and Support SLA are not published.
Managed Postgres and Redis services, otherwise install your own service as another paid application
Uses user-defined Docker images
Persistent storage is a paid feature. Applications with persistent disks can not scale horizontally
Render only provides CDN services to static websites
Platform.sh
Render

Preview environments

3 preview environments at no additional cost. Create unlimited new live clones with simple Git branching.

Security and compliance

Trust center, numerous security, privacy and data protection certifications, including HIPAA, SOC 2, PCI-DSS. Frequent Live or consistent backups

Monitoring, Profiling, and Observability

CPU, RAM, Disk, and Network activity for every deployed application and environment. Built-in integration with Blackfire.io: APM, function-level profiling, and monitoring

SLA

Guarantee an uptime guarantee up to 99.99% and 1-hour Support SLA

Managed Services

Postgres, Redis, Kafka, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, OpenSearch, Elasticsearch, Solr, Memcached, RabbitMQ, Varnish, Network-Storage, Vault KMS, Headless Chrome, and InfluxDB

Container types

Uses carefully maintained, secured and verified images

Storage

Provides scalable, persistent storage from 5GB

CDN

Platform.sh provides CDN services for Enterprise tier applications for all types of applications.

You get even more with Platform.sh

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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Highly scalable and 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.

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

And with Platform.sh auto-scaling, scale up any site as needed, without downtime, when there’s a surge of traffic.

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Security

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. Your location is your choice.

With Platform.sh, you can run your applications in

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

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