Deploying a PostGIS database Part 4 – The AcuGIS Cloud

In this video I show how to deploy your PostGIS database to a second remote server option, the AcuGIS Cloud.  In general my perception is that getting started with AcuGIS was much easier for general GIS use than A2 hosting. They focus on GIS and they know GIS. Installing PostGIS was a breeze, they have the latest versions of both PostgreSQL and PostGIS available, they have all the extensions for PostGIS, and they have shp2pgsql and raster2pgsql available right in their control panel which simplifies loading your data.

They also have remote access enabled by default,which made access from QGIS easy. And if you ever need to use Geoserver, or set up your own Spatial Data Infrastructure using Geonode to provide ArcGIS Online like functionality they offer hosting plans for those as well.

In short, I was impressed with AcuGIS so far although I have not given it a thorough test. Look for a further comparison between A2 hosting and AcuGIS very soon in Part 5 of this series.

See Part 1
See Part 2
See Part 3
See Parts 5&6

If you want to learn more about PostGIS please check out my course Introduction to spatial databases with PostGIS and QGIS, with over 11 hours of content, available now at for $20. And if you are interested in my other courses on Web GIS and QGIS please check out my course page on this blog.

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