Easy Deployment with Simple Application Server

By Shantanu Kaushik

In today’s ever-changing economy and lifestyle, nearly every aspect of the tasks we do is driven or guided by technology. Advancements have fast-tracked the way we all apply time and resources. As a developer, you need tools and resources to work through the challenges and achieve milestones.

Any project has prerequisites that require a well-defined software development lifecycle (SDLC). A properly structured and strategized SDLC can administer productivity and accelerate project success.

Whether you are a developer or a team-strategist, you need to keep yourself updated with the latest tools, trends, and practices of the industry.

Rewind Please

Business applications were considered to be a feat for a handful of software giants.

Things Changed

These managed services are backed by tools that are seasoned and tested. Services, such as Web+ and the Simple Application Server (SAS) have revolutionized the way developers and administrators strategize product deployment.

Alibaba Cloud provides different tools and services based on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Let’s take a look at the image below learn more about the basic variance:

Simple Application Server (SAS)

What can you use it for?

  • Building a website or blog
  • Building a knowledgebase directory
  • Building an efficiency management tool
  • Building a forum
  • Building a personal learning environment
  • Building an e-commerce website
  • Creating a development environment

The structure graph below will shed some light on the workflow of SAS:

Using the Simple Application Server, you can:

  • Deploy and manage applications
  • Build your website
  • Setup a domain resolution
  • Maintain and monitor your website and applications

The Alibaba Cloud Simple Application Server (SAS) offers numerous pre-installed application and system images including:

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • LAMP
  • Ghost
  • Aliyun Linux
  • Windows
  • CentOS
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • Open SUSE

The application images include the application, configuration data, runtime environment, and operating system. The system images only contain the operating system. The Simple Application Server (SAS) makes it a matter of clicks for you to deploy any pre-installed image and get on with your work. Similarly, with operating system images, all you are required to do is to account for which applications you wish to use and install them to get to production.

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Q & A:

SAS integrates the core cloud products from Alibaba Cloud, including the Elastic Compute Service (ECS), storage, networking products, like VPC, domain management, Firewall, Images, snapshots, and more. This enables a more defined and stable platform.

Q. What can we use the SAS for?

You can use the Simple Application Server to create websites and blogs, set up forum communities, and build your own environment.

Q. Which regions are supported by the Alibaba Cloud Simple Application Server?

Q. Which browser-based secure connectivity or server connectivity solution does SAS follow?

The Simple Application Server offers Web SSH connection tools that can be used to access the Linux server easily. You can use the console in Linux OS or use a browser in Windows OS to access.

Q. What about backup and recovery?

Each instance in the Simple Application Server is backed up using snapshots. In case of an issue, these snapshots can be easily used for recovery.

Wrapping Up

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