Bunkhouse Servers

Every app deployed with Nanobox starts out in a single, multi-component server called a "Bunkhouse". Your Bunkhouse houses and runs all of your app's components (webservers, databases, etc.). Each component is built as a virtualized container inside the Bunkhouse server.

Bunkhouse servers do have some limitations, as explained below, and there will likely be a time you need components to be individually scalable. Components can be moved out of a bunkhouse into their own scalable cluster, or even into another bunkhouse server. This process is explained the Moving Components Out of a Bunkhouse doc.

Things to Know About a Bunkhouse Server

While running in a Bunkhouse may be sufficient for some apps, there are some import things you should know about.

Components Can't be Scaled

Components inside of a bunkhouse server cannot be scaled individually. Only the bunkhouse server itself can be scaled.

Limited Bunkhouse Scalability

Bunkhouse servers can only be scaled vertically, meaning you can only adjust what resources are available to the server.

No Redundancy

Components on a bunkhouse server and the bunkhouse server itself cannot be redundant.

Components Share Resources

Components on a bunkhouse server share RAM, CPU, disk, disk IO, etc., with all other components running on the same bunkhouse server.

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