Which plan to choose?

The alwaysdata hosting services is a Platform-as-a-Service 1: it provides the infrastructure (data center, the network…) and the system stack (OS, interpreters, libraries, databases, security…). Customers need only handle deploying, securing and updating their applications.

alwaysdata proposes four kinds of environment:

Shared 2VPSDedicatedGold
Details of the offerAccount on servers hosting hundreds of clientsVirtual server on a physical server hosting less than ten clientsPhysical server reserved for just one clientPhysical server reserved for one redundant client in another datacenter
Hosting account split over a number of physical servers depending on the serviceDivision by account without additional billingDivision by account without additional billingDivision by account without additional billing
Unlimited sites / domains / databases / e-mails (…)Unlimited sites / domains / databases / e-mails (…)Unlimited sites / domains / databases / e-mails (…)Unlimited sites / domains / databases / e-mails (…)
GuaranteesSRT 1hr, IRT 4hrs, Availability rate 99.7%SRT 30 mins, IRT 2hrs, Availability rate 99.8%SRT 15 mins, IRT 1hr, Availability rate 99.9%SRT 15 mins, IRT 1hr, Availability rate 99.99%
SupportTicketsTicketsTickets, urgent tickets, telephoneTickets, urgent tickets, telephone
WebsitesConfigurable HTTP server, application library, SSL Let’s Encrypt, HTTP Cache, WAF, visit statisticsConfigurable HTTP server, application library, SSL Let’s Encrypt, HTTP Cache, WAF, visit statisticsConfigurable HTTP server, application library, SSL Let’s Encrypt, HTTP Cache, WAF, visit statisticsConfigurable HTTP server, application library, SSL Let’s Encrypt, HTTP Cache, WAF, visit statistics
Monitoring probesMonitoring probes
LanguagesPHP, Python, Ruby, Node.js, Java, Elixir, Lua, Go or any other language via the user programPHP, Python, Ruby, Node.js, Java, Elixir, Lua, Go or any other language via the user programPHP, Python, Ruby, Node.js, Java, Elixir, Lua, Go or any other language via the user programPHP, Python, Ruby, Node.js, Java, Elixir, Lua, Go or any other language via the user program
DatabasesMariaDB (MySQL), PostgreSQL, MongoDB, CouchDB, RabbitMQMariaDB (MySQL), PostgreSQL, MongoDB, CouchDB, RabbitMQMariaDB (MySQL), PostgreSQL, MongoDB, CouchDB, RabbitMQMariaDB (MySQL), PostgreSQL, MongoDB, CouchDB, RabbitMQ
ElasticSearch, Memcached, RedisElasticSearch, Memcached, RedisElasticSearch, Memcached, Redis
E-mailsCustomizable configuration, filtering via Sieve scripts, distribution listsCustomizable configuration, filtering via Sieve scripts, distribution listsCustomizable configuration, filtering via Sieve scripts, distribution listsCustomizable configuration, filtering via Sieve scripts, distribution lists
SMTP queue, SMTP relaySMTP queue, SMTP relaySMTP queue, SMTP relay
Remote accessFTP, SFTP, SSH, WebDAVFTP, SFTP, SSH, WebDAVFTP, SFTP, SSH, WebDAVFTP, SFTP, SSH, WebDAV
BackupsDaily, retained for 30 days and directly available to the accountDaily, retained for 30 days and directly available to the accountDaily, retained for 30 days and directly available to the accountDaily, retained for 30 days and directly available to the account
Other servicesAPI, scheduled tasksAPI, scheduled tasks, firewall managementAPI, scheduled tasks, firewall management, VPNAPI, scheduled tasks, firewall management, VPN

  1. Hence, clients do not have root rights and cannot use sudo. Many services can be directly installed at the account level and VPS and dedicated clients can request support for services where this is not the case. ↩︎

  2. The free plan in a shared environment offers 100Mb of disk space for non-commercial use. ↩︎