Host a PHP Database in Under 2 Minutes

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Pagoda Box announces a simpler way to deploy MySQL databases for PHP applications. It's now possible to host a PHP database in 30-90 seconds, then scale the live database on-demand, without downtime or a server admin.

Pagoda Box raises the standard in PaaS PHP hosting. Now, even web users with no server administration skills have two ways to instantly host a PHP database.

1- Use a point-and-click web dashboard, or 
2- Include a Boxfile (yaml) configuration with a code deploy.

(See dashboard step-by-step:, or Boxfile example:

Pagoda Box automates the deployment, distribution, syncing and connections to a database. In less than 2 minutes, a PHP MySQL server is deployed to a fully scalable hosting infrastructure. MongoDB and other PHP database types are also on the development roadmap, and will soon join MySQL.

Quick deploys aren't the only innovations. Databases are scalable for live sites, without downtime. When resizing, Pagoda Box creates a second database, then migrates data behind the scenes. When the new server is ready and synced, the internal network is simply connected to the updated database without interruption, and the old MySQL server is decommissioned. Users never lose database services.

In addition, it's possible to associate multiple DBs with one application. Developers can launch databases for sales, catalog, or sessions, all managed from a centralized dashboard. In each case, data encryption, user validation, application validation and database validation ensure data security.

To learn more about hosting PHP databases, visit

About Pagoda Box, Inc.
Pagoda Box provides fully scalable enterprise hosting for web developers, eliminating their need to configure or administrate servers. The Pagoda Box "hosting framework" streamlines web development workflows with rapid deployment and simple ongoing management.

The Pagoda Box team began as a high-availability e-commerce implementation firm specialized in hosting infrastructures and deployment. In October, 2011, Pagoda Box launched a PaaS to help web developers launch and manage complex cloud infrastructures without specialized training. Former projects and consulting include Zumiez, Sam's Club Auction, Rockstar Energy Drinks, Rejuvenation, Allen Brothers, Idahoan, Zurchers, Skullcandy, and Lacrosse Footwear.


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