Why use AusNimbus
AusNimbus vs the Competition
AusNimbus is a Platform-as-a-Service for deploying applications in Australia (aka fancy hosting provider).
We understand comparing hosting providers can get confusing - this table might help you get a better picture:
|AusNimbus||PaaS||Shared Hosting||VPS||Managed Hosting||IaaS|
|Example Providers||Us||Heroku, Pivitol||Panthur, NetRegistry||DigitalOcean, Linode||Rackspace||AWS, Google Cloud, Azure|
|Developer Workflows||Yes||Yes||No||Your responsibility||Maybe||Your responsibility|
|Scaling||Simple, limitless||Simple, limitless||Dreaming||No||Your responsibility||Your responsibility|
|Operating System||Managed||Managed||Managed||Your responsibility||Managed||Your responsibility|
|Security||Managed||Managed||Low||Your responsibility||Managed||Your responsibility|
|Skill Required||Developer||Developer||Developer||Developer and sysadmin||Developer||Developer, sysadmin, cloud admin|
How we differ from traditional hosting (shared hosting or VPS)
Modern cloud application deployment revolves around decoupled services and horizontal scaling. It’s important to keep in mind some of the things we don’t offer in comparison to your traditional hosting provider.
We do NOT provide:
We do not have cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, ISPConfig or any other "old school" hosting control panel
Email hosting or configuration
We use and recommend Google G-Suite
Domain registration or DNS services
We are currently evaluating this to be added in the near future.
Sendmail is not available
Back in the days everyone used to rely on sendmail to send any sort of mail script from their website. This has become bad practice as bots have started to abuse this and thus spam filters have started blocking these emails.
Instead of sendmail you can use SMTP (Simple Mail Transport Protocol) with your email provider to send emails from your domain. Make sure you have setup the appropriate SPF and DNSEC rules with your provider to reduce the chances your emails end up in spam.
Fixed IP Addresses
Due to the distributed nature of cloud computing, your applications do not get a "fixed IP". This is because apps often move between different nodes and load balancers based on load and the point in time they were deployed.