PaaS Editions

The platform offers Business, Enterprise, and Lite options for service providers, SMEs, and SMBs. Refer to the information below to choose PaaS installation type according to your business needs and use cases.

Let’s start with a brief overview of the PaaS editions and then analyze a table with a detailed comparison.

  • Business Edition

The common use case is public cloud hosting of heterogeneous applications and services that belong to different customers, which is possible due to the secure multi-tenancy of the platform (i.e. mainly designed for cloud hosting service providers). This edition provides a complete list of features, includes business and technical support, as well as a turnkey installation and configuration performed by platform engineers according to specific project needs.

  • Enterprise Edition

A fully-featured DevOps platform is installed as a private, hybrid or multi-cloud and provided with 24/7 support. Virtuozzo PaaS team performs installation with fine tunings and adjustments in accordance with particular project specifics. The common use case is creating a dedicated cloud computing service for ISVs, telco, system integrators, large-scale e-commerce, digital agencies or enterprise companies with complex CI/CD pipelines, and varying access level requirements.

  • Lite Edition

A personal PaaS, which is conveniently packaged for automated installation on Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, or Vultr. It is specially designed as a lightweight version for smaller customers that require a virtual private cloud but have a limited budget. The common use case is creating a dedicated Platform-as-a-Service for small business (self-employments, new entrepreneurships, startups, small e-commerce, media and gaming projects, etc.).

PaaS Editions Comparison

The platform installations vary with a different set of available features, services, and pricing models.

The following values are used in the tables below to mark the two specific cases:

  • LIMITED - The feature is provided with functional restriction due to implementation specifics of the Lite Edition platform. Choose (or upgrade to) Enterprise or Business Edition to get a full version of the feature.
  • BY REQUEST - The feature may require extra fee (e.g. to obtain a third-party solution license) or signing additional agreement. Contact Virtuozzo team to request the integration.

Dev and DevOps

FeaturesBusiness EditionEnterprise EditionLite Edition
Dashboard for Developers
Powerful and intuitive user interface panel for developers to create and manage environments for application hosting. The dashboard provides a user-friendly topology wizard, deployment manager, access to log and config files, team collaboration functionality, and integration with CI/CD tools.
Marketplace Panel
A Marketplace panel in the developers' dashboard provides access to the numerous popular solutions prepackaged for installation in one click.
System Container Support
A system container is an operating system centric solution that is quite similar to virtual machine but with lower overhead and easier management.
Application Container Support
An application container is an application, service, or even microservice centric solution that usually runs just a single process inside.
VMs Support
Ability to add VM-based infrastructure for Windows support within the platform.
Open-Source Certified Stack Templates
A set of optimized middleware stacks for application servers (Java, PHP, Ruby, Node.js, GO, and Python), load balancers, databases, and more.
Automatic Vertical Scaling
An ability to dynamically change the amount of resources (RAM and CPU) provided to a server based on the current load and without downtime.
Automatic Horizontal Scaling
An ability to scale servers in and out without downtime and to automate this process via load triggers.
Collaboration and Account Management
Possibility to share an account with collaborators and assign different access levels.
Clustered Applications and Templates
On-demand automatic clusterization for some of the managed container templates (MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.) and a set of prepackaged applications (WordPress, Magento, etc.).
For Lite Edition - except packages with public IP or commercial add-ons.
LIMITED
Kubernetes Support
A preconfigured Kubernetes Cluster package that automates deployment, scaling, and management of microservices and containerized applications.
Application Deployment Options
Automated deployment via Archive/URL, GIT/SVN, and IDE plugins.
Cloud Scripting
A unique Cloud Scripting engine is designed for application packaging, automation of frequent tasks, complex CI/CD flows and clustering configurations.
Traffic Distributor Add-on
The automatically configured Traffic Distributor solution for smart load balancing and advanced requests routing between environments.
Public IPv4 and IPv6
A possibility to attach public IP(s) (both IPv4 and IPv6) to any container.
Platform Built-In SSL Certificates
A built-in SSL wildcard certificate to secure environments with the default domain name.
Let’s Encrypt Certificates
Add-on to automatically issue a secure SSL certificate from a trusted Let’s Encrypt authority for environments with an internal or custom domain name.
For Lite Edition - configured with SNI.
LIMITED
Custom SSL Certificates
An ability to upload and use custom SSL certificates for your environments.
For Lite Edition - configured with SNI.
LIMITED
FTP \ FTPS Support
An FTP add-on for the remote access to the application servers and databases.
SSH Gate
An SSH Gate infrastructure component to accept user connections from the Internet and then transmits these connections to the desired container, using an internal network.
Web SSH
A built-in Web SSH client for direct access to containers over the SSH protocol in the dashboard without any additional tools.
Load Alerts Notifications for End Users
Containers are provisioned with a customizable set of load alerts for automatic notifications via email.
Web Sockets, HTTP/2, HTTP/3
Support of the latest transfer protocol and continuous full-duplex WebSockets connection between client and server.
CLI and API
Platform API and command-line interface (CLI) allow developers and system administrators to automate DevOps workflows via scripts.

Platform Management

FeaturesBusiness EditionEnterprise EditionLite Edition
Cluster Admin Panel
Platform admin panel provides a consolidated view of your platform resources, ability to manage them, review performance metrics, customize the dashboard for end users according to your needs.
For Lite Edition - cut panel, mainly excluding reselling, billing, mailing customization.
LIMITED
SMART Containers/VMs Distribution
Special algorithm for containers distribution, which checks if the target host node contains enough resources to handle the added workload and to ensure applications high availability.
Hostnode Groups
The ability to combine multiple hardware servers (hosts) into an efficient hardware structure for your platform.
Multi-Cloud and Multi-Regions
An ability to aggregate various types of hardware, IaaS, and 3rd-party cloud tools in order to orchestrate them within a single Multi-Region platform installation.
Offline Containers Migration
An ability to relocate containers between any of the available hosts (containers are stopped during the process).
Live Containers Migration
Live Migration of containers between the hosts inside the same hardware set without downtime.
SMTP Failover
A possibility to configure a backup SMTP server for the platform.
Mail Relay
A possibility to add an SMTP relay infrastructure component to the platform.
System Email Notifications Customization
A dedicated UI section in admin panel that allows customization (e.g. applying localization) of system emails.
Infrastructure Software Defined Storage
Possibility to run the platform on top of the Cloud Storage for replication, high-availability, and self-healing features.
BY REQUESTBY REQUEST
Infrastructure Backup
Integration with backup tools to ensure infrastructure containers' availability and failover.
BY REQUEST
Advanced Cluster Customization
A list of system settings for customization of the platform.
LIMITED

Security

FeaturesBusiness EditionEnterprise EditionLite Edition
Firewall for End-Users
Container Firewall feature provides end-users with a possibility to control nodes' availability from inside and outside of the platform.
Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication provides an additional layer of the account protection that complements the default password-based security.
Signup SMS / Captcha Verification
The verification during the signup process is intended to protect from creation of fake accounts and restrict the number of trial accounts.
Network Isolation
Network isolation allows separating particular environment groups from the rest of environments even in confines of a single account.
Personal Access Tokens for API Request Authentication
Personal Access Tokens are an alternative approach to authenticate API requests on the platform, which provides greater versatility and reliability.

Monitoring

FeaturesBusiness EditionEnterprise EditionLite Edition
Advanced Infrastructure Monitoring
The platform utilizes different monitoring systems (e.g. Zabbix) to track the availability of various services, resource usage, network parameters, servers' health and integrity.
Business Analytics Reports
Built-in business intelligence software (Pentaho) for tracking and analyzing customers behavior within the platform.
BY REQUEST

Integration

FeaturesBusiness EditionEnterprise EditionLite Edition
Commercial Add-Ons
Prepackaged software stack templates or other third-party solutions that require the appropriate license purchase.
BY REQUESTBY REQUEST
LiteSpeed Web Server and ADC
A high performance and low memory consumption LiteSpeed Web Server and Application Delivery Controller stacks.
BY REQUESTBY REQUEST
Verizon CDN
The HTTP/3 Premium CDN add-on is a highly interconnected global network of Super PoPs (points of presence) with huge bandwidth capacity, advanced caching, and acceleration strategies based on best-in-class IP Anycast technology.
BY REQUESTBY REQUEST
Email Marketing Automation
Integration with ActiveCampaign for automated mailing out to customers.
BY REQUEST

Billing & Pricing Functionality

FeaturesBusiness EditionEnterprise EditionLite Edition
Built-in Billing System
The ability to configure pricing models and tariffs to customize pricing for end-users.
BY REQUEST
Integrations with Payment Gateways
The platform provides support of the popular billing system integrations: WHMCS, HostBill, APS 2.x, OBA, OBAS.
BY REQUEST
Custom Billing Integration
API for integration with a custom billing system.
BY REQUESTBY REQUEST
Reselling and VIP Accounts
Possibility to allocate a dedicated hardware region for enterprise clients or add resellers with separate domains, branding, currency & billing integrations within the same platform installation.
BY REQUEST

Installation Process

FeaturesBusiness EditionEnterprise EditionLite Edition
Professional Services for Platform Installation
Competent Virtuozzo specialists handle the installation process according to your needs.
Custom Platform Domains
A possibility to provide your own domain name for the platform.
BY REQUEST
Managed Updates
Upgrades to the latest platform release are automated and are performed via patcher.
BY REQUEST
Platform Performance Tuning and Optimization
After the platform installation, its performance is evaluated by the Virtuozzo team specialists, and required tweaks are applied to provide optimization.
BY REQUEST

Support

FeaturesBusiness EditionEnterprise EditionLite Edition
Community Support
Access to the broad and responsive community at Stack Overflow.
Requests via Site
A possibility to send a request via the form integrated into the platform.
24/7 Support
Direct access to the platform 24/7 support.
BY REQUEST
Support Ticketing System
Access to the platform support ticketing systems for issues reporting, and subsequent priority/resolution tracking.
BY REQUEST
Hotline, Slack, Skype
Instant 24/7 assistance with the cases of the “high” and “urgent” priority.
BY REQUEST
Technical Support Training
A set of trainings explaining how the platform works and how to troubleshoot possible issues, how to apply customization, manage monitoring and backups.
BY REQUEST
Business Kit and Training
Marketing and sales materials, as well as business training to start promoting and selling PaaS products
BY REQUEST

Pricing

FeaturesBusiness EditionEnterprise EditionLite Edition
Installation Fee
One time installation fee (see Installation Process section above for more info).
License Type
The platform is charged monthly according to the license type.
Revenue SharingLicense per Host ServerLicense per Host Server

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