Modern web hosting for government services

Focus on building your service, not managing infrastructure.

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Deploy applications without infrastructure specialists

You can get something up on the Internet in minutes, without depending on a webops team.

The GOV.UK PaaS team manages the underlying platform, so you can:

  • make the best use of your developers’ time
  • focus your budget on your applications

Meet the demands of your users

As your service grows, GOV.UK PaaS lets you instantly:

  • spin up new apps
  • scale existing ones to meet demand
  • add backing services (like PostgreSQL and Redis databases)

See the full list of current and planned features

Resilient and secure

GOV.UK PaaS is designed to meet the needs of government teams working on public-facing services:

  • It provides 99.99% uptime (based on the last six months’ performance)
  • It offers 24-hour platform-level support
  • It’s possible to test an application on the free plan before moving to one of the paid plans
  • The technology runs on an IA-accredited infrastructure, so times for app accreditation are generally faster

Read more about how we keep GOV.UK PaaS secure

Supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
by the team that builds it

GOV.UK PaaS is built and managed by a full-time team of developers, webops engineers, product managers and user researchers at GDS.

The team provides 24/7 support for any platform-related issue.

If your team is experiencing any issue using the platform we can provide assistance during office hours.

Members of the GOV.UK PaaS team holding a meeting

Trusted by teams across government

Cabinet Office
Ministry of Justice
Department for Internation Trade

Several live services are currently using GOV.UK PaaS, including Trade Tariff, GOV.UK Notify, Digital Marketplace, DiT Horizon, BEIS Primary Authority Register and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

If your department has already signed a memorandum of understanding with GOV.UK PaaS, you could start using it straight away.