Company: PHP Fog
The Lowdown: PHP Fog, a PHP-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud specialist, was founded in 2010 by Lucas Carlson, a PHP developer for more than eight years. The Portland, Ore.-based company offers cloud-based development and scaling of applications in the PHP Web development language, including one-click deployments for PHP apps such as WordPress, Drupal, Kohana, Zend and SugarCRM, according to PHP Fog. In January 2011, the company received $1.8 million in financing. It is currently in a private beta but expects to launch publicly during the first half of 2011.