AWS is perfect for premium hosting - only pay for what you need, scale to as big as you want, and access over 100 different AWS web services to make it much quicker to build your app.
Using autoscaling, you can avoid your website "crashing" when it comes under high load due to your successful marketing efforts - it will simply automatically spread across more servers, which will then be removed when you no longer need them.
AWS is hard! You need every second of developer time to show up in your website, not months spent trying to wrangle AWS to get it up and running.
With Idealstack - you develop your PHP app just like any PHP developer is used to working - write your code locally, then deploy it over SFTP, over SSH (eg using tools like Capistrano) or using continuous deployment tools like Jenkins or AWS's own CodeBuild.
Idealstack abstracts away a lot of the 'hard problems' you need to solve for a high performing website, for instance:
The beauty of using Idealstack & AWS together is that you have all the power of AWS at your disposal. So one day, if you need it, you can do things that neither you or we even considered. No other hosting system out there can match this flexibility.
Here's just a few examples:
There's many many more, that's the point - you have absolute freedom to develop new services or solve your unique problems, that you can never get on any other type of hosting.
Unlike most other means of deploying apps on AWS, Idealstack works like a normal PHP hosting console. If your team are capable of using tools like Cpanel or Plesk, or hosting providers like Godaddy, they're capable of using Idealstack with little or no training. Idealstack can be a drop-in replacement for your existing systems or can co-exist alongside them, without providing another confusing tool for your team to work with.
Idealstack can run any PHP app, and it works great with Wordpress, Magento, Drupal and other CMS's & Ecommerce platforms, along with frames like Laravel, Zend, Symfony or CakePHP. It automatically maps many of the complexities of running a modern PHP hosting stack on cluster onto things that older applications can support, for instance automatically using DynamoDB for native PHP sessions, or automatically using SES for local mail transport.