With Gandi's Simple Hosting, an "instance" corresponds to a secure, isolated, and dedicated hosting space, just like a server. All you need to do is to choose what size pack you want and give it a name!
Simple Hosting was conceived as a multi-platform system, and we will be adding more instance families as we go along. We will soon be adding static HTML and Python/MySQL instance families.
- PHP/MySQL: This instance family is for webmasters that would like to host dynamic websites. You will have FTP access in order to upload files and create directories, and a PHPmyAdmin interface for managing your databases. You can attach as many domain names to your instance as you want, meaning that you can host as many websites as you want on it: you are only limited by the max number of pageviews of your pack, which you can upgrade if needed!
- PHP 5.4 - MySQL 5.5 - PHPmyAdmin
PHP/PostgreSQL: for those who prefer an alternative to MySQL, this instance provides PHP with PostgreSQL
- PHP 5.4 - PostgreSQL 9.2 - Adminer
- Node.js/PostgreSQL: This instance family is for webmasters who need to host a dynamic website written in the Node.js language.
We have many other instance families in mind that would meet some specific needs (2 or 3 examples), but we would also like to get your feedback. For this, feel free to send us your suggestion via our wishlist.