Australian Government Architecture

GovCMS - PaaS hosting

GovCMS Platform as a Service (PaaS) hosting is a by government, for government website hosting solution.

The PaaS hosting solution includes security and management of the platform. While being more flexible with greater allowable Drupal modules, customers with PaaS hosting are responsible for regular security patching, software updates and Drupal application maintenance. Application and infrastructure maintenance is provided, but more limited than SaaS. Regular backups of your site are also included.

Web Protection Services can be included as part of the SaaS pricing a Web Application Firewall, Content Delivery Network, Distributed Denial of Service protection and Bot Manager. PaaS customers can choose their own solutions rather than the GovCMS Web Protection Services listed above where desired.

GovCMS also provides training courses, training material and videos online. GovCMS has an active community for connecting with other agencies working on GovCMS and developers working around the GovCMS ecosystem.

There are more than 350 government websites hosted on the GovCMS platform, you can find many of the sites through the GovCMS Gallery. For PaaS pricing it is customised to your needs, contact GovCMS.

Those considering GovCMS can use the Am I eligible to use GovCMS? tool to confirm their eligibility.

More information can be found on the GovCMS website.

Alternatively, contact GovCMS via their contact form.



This design is part of the following capability.

Content Management (Individual)


This design can be relevant to meeting the requirements of the following policies.

Content Management policy (Position)

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