Lately I have been looking into and playing around with Cloud Jelastic, a Java and PHP cloud hosting PaaS, that’s easy to deploy and scale, provided by Lunacloud.
In this post I want to give a little introduction to this useful solution, why it can be interesting, how to work with it and review the statistics of the stack usage in the Cloud Jelastic for December, 2013
If you are a developer, more focused on the web and applications, you probably want to know what is the best and more effective way to deploy your code and host your website/application.
I found on Cloud Jelastic the perfect solution to deploy and host my websites and applications. I was searching for a simple and easy solution that allows me to deploy my applications quickly and at a reasonable cost.
When I tried the 14 days free trial, I realized that this solution fulfill my requirements and even offers more features. I am charged depending on the traffic flow to my application and the resource consumption for each environment is charged on an hourly basis.
My requirements are being complied. Save time and money.
Here are my 3 top reasons to use Cloud Jelastic:
- Flexibility – on application auto-scalling and on pricing model
- Easy integration between PHP and Java environments
- One-click configuration – quick deployment
Now, let’s analyze some important information related to the use of Cloud Jelastic, during the month of December, 2013 and predict some relevant trends for 2014.
At the time of choosing the Engine, I see that Java is the most popular engine among the community of users of Cloud Jelastic, being the choice of ¾ of the users. This is an important indicator that Java will continue to be the engine used by most of developers, when they are planning to set up a new application.
When we talk about Java application servers, I notice that Tom Cat 7 is the leader, with a market share of 83% of usage in comparison with other application servers. In my opinion, the standard user of Cloud Jelastic is looking for performance, so that’s the reason of this statistics.
Now, leaving aside Java application servers, let’s have a look to PHP application servers. Here, I notice that users are divided and undecided, when are choosing their PHP application server. In my opinion, NGINX is more powerful than Apache, because it allows the services and web services integration. This small edge on the market share can mean an increasing adoption of this application server. It is relevant information as a possible trend for this year.
Getting back to Java engines it’s important to retain that the latest version of this engine, it’s the most popular. Was not expected anything else, because Java 7 shows significant improvements over Java 6 and 5, like fixing some vulnerabilities and compatibility with most devices and technologies.
When it comes to PHP version, I see that the latest version is not the most used. The most frequently used version is 5.4, with a smashing result of nearly 90% of usage. I also notice that PHP 5.3 is no longer an option, and PHP 5.5 appears as a fairly recent version to become the choice of the developers community.
I think that platforms like Cloud Jelastic, wich enables a fast and easy deployment of applications will be used more and more, since the applicational market, as mobile and web, is growing at an incredible pace.