Secure And Scalable Hosting Services
Quickfood is a cloud-hosted POS application that was built using the Google Cloud Platform. The use of GCP has the following benefits for users.
Save Money And Gain Security
With Quickfood, you no longer have to worry about expensive maintenance fees or software updates. You also do not need to waste money on upgrades as your POS system is hosted in the cloud.
Improve Your Business Performance
It does not matter what business you’re running. If you want to serve your customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. You can do this now by utilizing Quickfood on GCP to save time and build your brand.
Outstanding Availability and Uptime
At Quickfood we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible service. That’s why we partner with Google Cloud, who offer uptime upwards of 99.99%, the highest in the industry. We’re certain that this commitment ensures that your business will be running smoothly, 100% of the time!
As a Google-managed cloud service, Compute Engine is subject to the same high level of reliability and security that Google is known for. That’s why we set an industry standard for achieving 99.9% uptime for all customers, as well as a 99.99% availability annual credit for any customer whose average monthly uptime falls below 99.99%.
Quickfood Is Hosted On Linux
The backbone of Quickfood is the Apache Web Server. Apache HTTP Server, commonly called Apache, is the most widely used Web server software on the Internet. It was designed to be efficient and easy to configure. The first version of Apache was released in 1995.
The Different Parts Of Hosting Quickfood
Your Domain Name is the Web Address where your Application resides. If your business is named “John’s Pub”, you can register www.johns-pub.co.za
This is then the address your cashiers and managers etc. use to log into your Quickfood Application. Domain Name Registration varies in cost, depending on the extension, e.g. .co.za or .com.
All the required domain name costs are incorporated into your monthly invoice and indicated separately from the other hosting costs.
Opposed to being limited by expensive server hardware you buy, Google Cloud service offers scalable compute engines.
- General purpose workloads
- Ultra-high memory
- Compute-intensive workloads
- Most demanding applications and workloads
Quickfood helps you to select the correct machine in the cloud that suits your requirements.
VM’s can be upgraded or downgraded to save costs at any time.
Just as in the case of processing power with VM’s, you do have the ability to tailor your storage space according to your business requirements.
The Quickfood application and the supporting servers etc. are all lightweight and require a tiny amount of space to work. The rest depends on how many products and customers you serve.
During set-up we start you with the minimum required space to suit you and save money. As your business grows the storage is then scaled to comply with your needs.
Quickfood Hosting Advantages
Pay For Usage
Because Quickfood is hosted in the cloud, you pay only for the resources you use. Each new account is set up at a minimum monthly cost.
After the first month, your usage is evaluated your account is adjusted accordingly. This means that if you use less than the minimum monthly cost as assigned during set-up, we then provide a rebate.
This way your monthly hosting cost is brought to a minimum that relates to your usage.
Data Security In The Cloud
Because Quickfood is a cloud-based application, you can rest assured knowing that your data is safe. Unlike on-site hardware that is prone to theft and breakdowns, cloud-based applications like Quickfood are not prone to data loss.
Quickfood offers additional data security, apart from the data security offered by the cloud. Daily backups of your entire application are made during the end of day procedure.
This means that the hardware you use, like your computers or tablets, to make transactions can at any time break down or go missing with no loss of data, you simply log in from your new device and continue to work as nothing happened.