Fortrabbit helps you write and deploy PHP code for your app or website without having to deal with complicated frameworks.
- Payment plans that scale to the needs of your business
- Disposable apps help you experiment with code
- Suitable for agencies, web designers, and app designers
- Automation lets you focus on code rather than worrying about how it will run
- Easy deployment lets you hit the ground running with your new app
- Clean dashboard puts all relevant information in one place
- Only supports PHP, reducing its value for more complicated multi-language applications
- Payment plan structure means that all but hobbyists will require paying a monthly fee
Fortrabbit argues that the hosting industry is archaic and outmoded, and they present themselves as an alternative to the old model. Their focused software model with easy deployment sells their article well. Fortrabbit is focused on doing one thing and doing it right. In this case, it's creating a PaaS (Platform as a Service) model focused exclusively on PHP. Given the complicated number of languages many apps use today, creating a platform solely built around one could seem limiting. Luckily, PHP is a critical component of most modern websites and applications, meaning Fortrabbit can exist as a cornerstone app for most developers. SaaP lives and dies on the quality of the platform, and Fortrabbit has designed their's for ease of use. Everything you need to do can be handled from a single dashboard that allows you to juggle the demands of multiple apps at the same time. Having all your projects cleanly displayed in one place is a boon for both amateur and professional developers, and this versatility is further complemented by the inclusion of disposable apps. Whether you're looking to experiment with a new feature to integrate into an existing app or simply learn the ropes of the language, disposable apps allow you to easily see how they work in practice and scrap them with a click of a button. For larger companies dealing with a large amount of apps, Fortrabbit can serve as a meaningful management tool. Regardless of your role in an app's development, you'll be able to see everything your teams create and access the results in real time. Content management systems and frameworks can be installed quickly to provide your team with access to a wider range of tools than what's available out of the box. Fortrabbit's platform is designed to grow as businesses do. The scaled structure of Fortrabbit's payment plan allows you to only pay for the amount of access you need, and all you need to do to keep pace with your growing business is upgrade your plan. Freelancers won't have to pay exorbitant fees on the off season, instead opting to just scale their plan up or down as their workload waxes and wanes. Fortrabbit allows you to create your first application for free, so you can get a full understanding of how the platform works before you invest anything in the software. The value of Fortrabbit extends beyond the development phase. You can deploy your apps through SFTP, ReSync, Composer, Git, and SSH, and you can assign a project manager role after deployment so that you can keep to pace with upgrades, patches, and fixes. The company boasts that 90% of Fortrabbit's tasks are automated. Health checks, auto recovery, and data replication are built into the program, so you won't have to worry about faulty code scrapping your entire project or data being lost because of a simple error.