A Redakt CMS website can be hosted anywhere - on-premises, Microsoft Azure, or Amazon cloud hosting, just for starters. Use a single server or a distributed environment. One CMS, multiple platforms.
No Tying You Down
Many CMS products will tie you down to a single hosting option.
But what if you need multiple sites in many different situations? What if the cost of hosting dramatically changes? You need the flexibility that Redakt CMS offers in order to get the best from your sites.
But different products mean different bottom lines. Each organisation has different needs and being tied down to a fixed system means limitations on what you can achieve with your business.
Many organizations have different hosting needs for each of their projects. For example, one of your clients may require their platform to be hosted on-premise on Linux, while another requires Microsoft Azure. Most of the time one product will not fit all. Redakt challenges that.
Redakt CMS, on the other hand, offers a variety of options. You can use a single CMS throughout your organization for all your clients, instead of having the expertise of your developers fragmented over multiple different systems. It allows you to ascribe different product personas to your sites without having to alter the operations. This is a flexible system. Use it however you need it to be.
In the cloud or on-premises
Redakt can be hosted in the cloud without any special configuration.
You can choose from Microsoft Azure, Amazon Elastic Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, or anything else that can host .NET Core applications. For Azure and Amazon, their additional cloud services like CosmosDB, blob storage, and service bus, are supported out-of-the-box.
Of course, you can also host Redakt CMS on-premises on Windows, Linux, or macOS servers. Or you can create a Docker container and move your application from one environment to another with ease. We're really very flexible.
With serverless hosting, no application is tied to a specific server instance. Typically, this feature is used for performing small tasks, such as resizing an image.
You will only pay for the time it takes to run such tasks, an interesting pricing model if you extrapolate it to the whole site. Imagine only paying for your hosting while people are actually visiting your website, and not when it is idle. This could be super cost-effective for websites that have an irregular traffic load, like campaign websites, providing lots of new opportunities with serverless hosting.
Support for other platforms like AWS Lambda and Azure Functions is on the cards, but we're waiting for these platforms to provide us with the right tools for full enterprise hosting. We hope it's soon.
Single instance or load-balanced
We designed Redakt to be high-performance from the outset. For most websites, a single server will be sufficient, however, we also offer load-balancing for high traffic sites out-of-the-box. There's no special setup, as Redakt CMS will detect when multiple instances are running and keep everything synchronized.
You can even operate the back office application on a separate server safely behind a firewall, while your public web servers are load-balanced. Security, safety, and speed, all in one package.