Host your applications in the Cloudwith GOV.UK Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Use GOV.UK Platform as a Service (PaaS) to host your public sector service so you do not need to worry about infrastructure.

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Deploy applications without infrastructure specialists

With GOV.UK PaaS, you can deploy applications to the internet in minutes, without depending on a team of site reliability engineers.

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What is GOV.UK PaaS

GOV.UK PaaS is a cloud hosting platform that's designed for the public sector. We take care of the hosting technology so you can focus on your applications and services.

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Save time and money

Using GOV.UK PaaS can save you time and money because:

  • you do not need to build your own infrastructure or platform
  • you do not need to employ infrastructure engineers to maintain the platform
  • information assurance is easier because the platform is already assured by the Cabinet Office
  • procurement is easier with a memorandum of understanding
  • cloud resource costs are lower than they would be for smaller contracts

Meet the demands of your users

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

  • deploy new applications
  • scale applications to meet demand
  • add backing services (like S3 Object Storage, PostgreSQL and Redis databases)

See the full list of what’s available with GOV.UK PaaS.


Resilient and secure

GOV.UK PaaS is designed to meet the needs of government and public-facing services. It:

  • is hosted in the UK by default or Ireland by request
  • has a target 99.95% uptime for applications - view historical performance
  • is supported 24 hours a day
  • is information assurance-accredited infrastructure, so application accreditation is faster
  • is accredited for handling information up to OFFICIAL
  • allows you to manage your team members’ permissions from an admin interface

Read more about how we keep GOV.UK PaaS secure.


Supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

GOV.UK PaaS is built and managed by a full-time multidisciplinary team at the Government Digital Service.

The team provides 24/7 platform support for live services. We provide support for any other issues with the platform during office hours.

Read more about how we support the platform.

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Trusted by teams across the public sector

Teams and services that are already using GOV.UK PaaS include: Trade Tariff, GOV.UK Notify, Digital Marketplace, great.gov.uk, BEIS Primary Authority Register, Teaching Vacancies, Flying drones and model aircraft and the Energy Performance of Buildings Register.

If you work in the public sector and need to host a service, you can sign up to GOV.UK PaaS and get started straight away.