Xeround Available on Orchestra

We’re pleased to announce that Xeround Cloud Databases are now available on Orchestra.

Xeround makes it easy to scale MySQL. Ensure auto-scaling & high-availability of your MySQL application with a zero-management, simple, database-as-a-service. No code changes required to your app! At the moment, we only offer a free plan, for testing your apps. In the coming months, we’ll be rolling out a range of paid plans that will be suitable for production apps. But why not check it out now, and let us know what you think?

Deploying With Orchestra

As with everything else to do with Orchestra, the process is very simple!

Go to your Orchestra addons dashboard.

Enable the Xeround Cloud Databases addon.

Click Manage Addon.

Click Create Database and create a free developer database.

Your database will take a few minutes to initialize.

Once that’s done, configure the database connection settings in your app.

Then deploy your app to Orchestra.


Deploying With Xeround

For a production app, you’ll probably want to move to a Xeround Basic or Pro database.

Go to Xeround, sign up, and login.

Click Create New and select Xeround Basic or Xeround Pro.

Fill in the form, and make sure to set your Data Centre to Amazon EC2 US East.

Note down the password you specify, you’ll need this later!

Wait for the database instance to initialise.

Click on the External DNS hostname and login to phpMyAdmin.

Click Databases in the bar at the top of the page and create a new database.

Using the Internal DNS hostname, configure the database connection settings in your app.

Then deploy your app to Orchestra.


Now you can scale your database along with your app on Orchestra.

See It In Action!

Attend our live webinar with Engine Yard.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT

Are you thinking of running your PHP application in the cloud, or is it already running on Orchestra PHP Cloud? Being one of the most popular databases out there, chances are your PHP application is also using MySQL as its database. With Xeround’s new add-on for Orchestra PHP Platform you can discover the easy way of running MySQL in the cloud.

Join us for this 30 minute webcast, where you will learn how to:

  • Create a new, fully functional, FREE database instance in seconds
  • Seamlessly connect your new cloud database to your Orchestra PHP app
  • Auto-scale your database when more resources are required – with no need for configuration or management overhead on your part.
  • Ensure availability and elasticity with just 1-click!

Register to the Webinar »

About Noah Slater

Noah Slater is a Briton in Berlin who’s been involved with open source since 1999. They’ve contributed to Debian, GNU, and the Free Software Foundation. They currently serve as a member of the Apache Software Foundation. Their principal project is Apache CouchDB, the document database that kicked off the NoSQL movement. They also help out in the Apache Incubator, where they mentor new projects in the ways of community and open source.