What Is Auto Scaling?

Auto scaling is where the number of resources made available to your cloud solution can be increased/decreased depending on traffic requirements.

Why Use Auto Scaling?

Auto scaling allows you to increase user concurrency when you need it without having to upgrade your hosting solution permanently.

The Nexcess Cloud and Auto Scaling

Nexcess Cloud Auto Scaling is enabled automatically on all cloud solutions. Each solution comes with 12 hours free. If you do not wish to take advantage of Nexcess Cloud Auto Scaling, you can quickly disable it in the Client Portal.

Scaled Price (per 10 min.)
Base Concurrent Users
Scaled Concurrent Users
$66/ mon
(AUD)
Scaled Price (Per 10 Min.)
$0.03
Base Concurrent Users
25
Scaled Concurrent Users
50
$134/ mon
(AUD)
Scaled Price (Per 10 Min.)
$0.06
Base Concurrent Users
50
Scaled Concurrent Users
75
$242/ mon
(AUD)
Scaled Price (Per 10 Min.)
$0.09
Base Concurrent Users
75
Scaled Concurrent Users
100
$404/ mon
(AUD)
Scaled Price (Per 10 Min.)
$0.12
Base Concurrent Users
100
Scaled Concurrent Users
125
$742/ mon
(AUD)
Scaled Price (Per 10 Min.)
$0.14
Base Concurrent Users
125
Scaled Concurrent Users
150
$1,147/ mon
(AUD)
Scaled Price (Per 10 Min.)
$0.16
Base Concurrent Users
150
Scaled Concurrent Users
175
* Auto scaling and the Nexcess Cloud are billing in USD.

How Does Scaling Work?

Auto scaling monitors your website and triggers a scaling event whenever traffic begins to exceed concurrent user capacity.*

A scaling event adjusts the PHP process limit to accommodate bursts in user concurrency on your site.

Learn more about PHP Processes.


*Auto scaling is capped based on your solution. Review pricing for further details.

How to Enable Auto Scaling

Want to know how to enable auto scaling?
Refer to our auto scaling documentation for a detailed guide.

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