Hosting is regarded, by many, as a commodity purchase with very low cost, low reliability solutions being the norm. Given that many websites are now mission critical, our approach to hosting reflects the importance of websites and web-based applications to business.
For three years, we have been developing and enhancing a Drupal-optimised hosting environment utilising Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide solid and reliable enterprise-level hosting for businesses and organisations, but without the high-end enterprise level costs normally associated with such rigorously stable hosting environments.
Amongst the key benefits of hosting with AWS is its "elastic computing” model, meaning your infrastructure can scale up and down automatically to suit demand. The resources auto-scale upwards to cope with demand during peak times, or if your website receives a sudden spike in traffic for some reason. On the flip side, it also means that, when your site is quiet (such as overnight), resources are scaled back so you're only ever paying for infrastructure that's being utilised.
Hosting your Drupal site via Amazon Web Service gives you enterprise-level hosting infrastructure at a fraction of the cost. Adaptive have developed an AWS infrastructure specifically geared to delivering efficient, cost-effective hosting for Drupal sites.
Flexible and cost-effective - the AWS "elastic computing" model provides enterprise-level hosting facilities at a fraction of the enterprise costs
Reliability - configured correctly, AWS enables you to have almost zero unexpected downtime on your website
Global presence – place copies of your website in AWS data centres and “edge” locations around the world
Eco-friendly - some of the AWS regions use 100% carbon-free power
Low setup costs – because you're not acquiring expensive hardware, the setup costs are much lower than would normally be the case
Stability - Service-orientated architecture means that there are fewer issues associated with versions of software
Independence - typically sites are hosted in your own AWS account, configured and supported by Adaptive, so you're not tied in
As part of our AWS Hosting Packages, we offer UK office hours support – Monday to Friday, 8.30am through to 5:00pm - with emergency cover out of hours on a best-endeavour basis. AWS can also be configured with auto-failover and in multiple availability zones, reducing the chances of a major failure to an absolute minimum.
We offer three levels of AWS Support as detailed below. The Basic package includes support as per our SLA to ensure that the server remains stable and available and also includes monitoring, backups and basic maintenance. Our Premium package includes all of the above from the Basic package above plus any on-going AWS configuration such as creation (and subsequent support) of CDN, new instances (EC2, RDS) and AWS-related performance enhancements. The Premium Plus package covers all of this plus regular proactive reviews of the environment to utilise any new or improved services from AWS as they are released.
(1) Costs payable directly to Amazon. Will vary depending on usage. Contact us to discuss requirements and for an initial estimate.
(2) Up to a maximum of 6 hours per month across all Premium services
3) Includes application of all OS-level patches and recycling of instances to maintain efficiency and keep AWS costs to a minimum
(4) Includes regular review and introduction, where applicable, of new or improved AWS services such as using newly available EC2 instance types and/or RDS types (E.G. Aurora
Rates shown are excluding VAT