PaaS or Platform as a Service is a cloud computing category that delivers applications over the internet. In this model, a cloud provider offers hardware and software tools to its users. These services are hosted in the cloud. Users can access them via their browser. This frees them from having to install software or hardware to develop and run a new application.
They can create software applications utilizing the tools offered by the provider who manages infrastructure and applications for clients and makes support available to them. The provider also keeps updating the services, upgrading the existing features and incorporating additional ones.
Most PaaS platforms are software development oriented. They offer developers many benefits like enabling teams to collaborate on projects and allowing them to frequently upgrade or change operating system features. Users pay for these services on a subscription basis, only paying for what they use. PaaS holds many advantages for software developers, businesses, and web developers.