PHP Fog gets $1.8m in funds

PHP is one of the most popular web development language in the world, with millions of active developers and tens of millions of PHP-based sites already in deployment.

A new company on the PHP scene has been created to service the hundreds of thousands of application developers who work with PHP on a daily basis.

PHP Fog is the only company offering deployment and infinite scaling of PHP applications in the cloud with little to know effort. The company offers one-click deployments for many popular PHP apps and frameworks including WordPress, Drupal, Kohana, Zend, and SugarCRM.

The company is currently in private beta but expects to launch publicly in the first half of 2011.

The technology around PHP Fog allows you to create a new site in less then one minute of your time. You do not even need to know how to code (although, it really, really is beneficial if you can :)).

Deploying changes to your site is as easy as git push, No longer do you need to work with FTP or any other 1990’s technology. PHP Fog has been built to work around the developer – which is a good thing, because it means that your developers are no longer system administrators – especially in smaller shops.

With PHP Fog, all of your servers (cache, web/http, database servers and load balancers) are on separate boxes

It will be interesting to see how this technology evolves. A similar provider for Rails, Heroku, was not too long ago acquired by Salesforce for $212 million in cash. What company will buy PHP Fog and for how much?

Yahoo are big users of PHP, so they could be in line. Facebook seem to have gone their own way with Hiphop. Interesting times ahead! I can’t wait to see what times I can get out of PHP Fog for page loads!

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