I am looking to host a php app as a SaaS offering

  • Posted October 14, 2020
  • PHP

Can i take my php app code and create a way to sell it as saas? Does digital ocean have an options to support that? Thank you


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Platform as a Service (PaaS) is an innovative cloud computing model that helps to deliver applications over the web. In this model, a cloud provider offers hardware and software tools, typically those required for application development, to the users as a service. The cloud infrastructure provides the ability to efficiently and quickly design and deploy apps and have them functioning reliably. Typically, the platform functions as an enabler of cloud applications.

Hi there @marc421,

It depends on the way that you want to set this up. For example, I have the https://quizapi.ip running on a single Droplet.

However, if you wanted to spin up a separate server for each of your clients, what you could do is pre-configure your server and take a snapshot of it. Then using the snapshot you could start new servers based on that snapshot. Also, you could automate the process using the DigitalOcean API.

Another option would be to use the new DigitalOcean App platform and spin up instances of your PHP application on there by just providing a link to your GitHub repository.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby