Frequently Asked Questions

General

Who is GearHost for?

GearHost is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud built for .NET, PHP and Node.js developers who need to launch and scale applications quickly.

What makes us different from the others?

Our solution is aimed at making it simple and easy for developers to deploy applications in the cloud at an attractive price that won't break the bank.

What are the different scaling tiers?

GearHost allows you to start off with a Free CloudSite, scale to a Shared CloudSite, scale to a Reserved Node then scale the Reserved Node to up to 10 instances. All with a single click.

What is the benefit of multiple Reserved instances?

Adding more instances increases the speed of your application by adding more instance workers to complete requests to your growing user count.

Why does GearHost offer a free account?

Why not? As developers ourselves we know you need a way to host sites in development. In time as you go live we hope you scale your site to a paid account. No code changes required and it's instant.

What are the advantages over a shared host?

Most traditional shared hosting platforms are not clustered creating performance bottlenecks and service outages due to "noisy neighbors". GearHost shared nodes are fully independent from other applications providing 99.99% uptime and amazing performance, guaranteed to surpass your current host by 4X.

What are the advantages over a dedicated server?

In a dedicated server environment you are not able to scale very easily. You are limited as the physical or virtual server and can only scale vertically, if even that. Scaling with GearHost is done both vertically and horizontally with just a single click with no code changes.