Platform as a service (PaaS) is a deployment and development environment within the cloud that delivers simple cloud-based apps to complex, cloud-enabled applications. PaaS is designed to support the complete web application lifecycle of building, testing, deploying, managing, and updating.
PaaS allows you to avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing software license. PaaS includes a complete infrastructure of servers, storages, networking, and middleware development tools), database management systems, etc. A complete platform is offered in PaaS in which the client can host their applications without the need to worry about the maintenance of the servers and its operating systems. However, the user of the PaaS service should look after the implementation of the developed application to decide whether to scale it up or down depending on the traffic that the application receives.