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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Five?

Five is a low-code development environment that helps software developers build and deploy custom online database applications faster. Developers can rapidly build release-ready software by using Five’s prebuilt features, such as a hosted SQL database, authentication, or access control. And they can add full code to their application almost anywhere.

How do I start using Five?

Grab the free download and start developing applications locally free of charge. First-time users best start by joining Five’s user community.

What can I build with Five?

Five lets developers build online database applications on a MySQL database. Applications built with Five are typically custom business applications for internal or external users.

Can I upgrade my plan to include more developers?

Yes, if you require more resources and seats, you can upgrade to a higher tier. Learn more here.

I’m new to coding. Is Five the right development environment for me?

To use Five effectively, it is best to have a basic understanding of relational databases, SQL, and JavaScript. Simple applications can be built almost entirely without writing code, but for more advanced features a good understanding of web development certainly helps!

Do you have examples of use cases?

Yes: you can check out our use cases and case studies right here. Five is an excellent tool for building custom online database applications.

What are development, testing, and production environments?

Five follows best practices in software engineering, giving developers access to separate development, testing, and production environments for each application and application instance. The development environment lets developers preview changes that they have made to the application. The testing environment lets testers access the application for testing purposes. Production is where end-users access the application. The cost of deploying applications to development, testing, and production is charged separately based on the actual infrastructure cost.

Is my application’s data commingled with data by other developers building applications with Five?

No. Production databases are independent and isolated from each other to ensure data security.

How does Five deploy applications?

Five deploys containerized applications on AWS. Containers are orchestrated by Kubernetes. This means that:

  • you don’t need to worry about the deployment, upgrades, or maintenance of your application, and can focus on developing the application.
  • you don’t need to learn specific cloud skills or implement complex deployment technologies, such as Docker, Kubernetes, or AWS. Five handles everything for you.
  • End-user applications are deployed with a single click to development, testing, or production.

You only need to choose the right instance for your end-user application. The entire deployment process is automated by Five.

Where is my data stored and is it encrypted?

Applications built with Five store production data on AWS. All data stored in Five is encrypted at rest and at transition. Enterprise clients can further select AWS RDS to set up, operate, and scale their MySQL database on the cloud.

Who owns the intellectual property of my application and application data?

You do. The basic rule is that you own your application and your application data. This includes the design of your application and the data that your users upload using the application (pursuant to your own agreement with them, of course). Five owns the intellectual property of its development environment. This is similar to Microsoft owning Microsoft Word, but not the books written with it.

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  Basic Team Business
Price US$29.99/ month US$99.99/ month US$279.99/ month
End-Users Unlimited
Who is this for Best for solo developers building custom small business applications. Best for development teams building internal tools or custom business applications. Best for workloads that require higher levels of compute and storage.
Features Build on top of Five’s built-in MySQL database. Build on top of any data source: Five’s built-in MySQL database, external databases, or any data source with REST API.
Storage 3 GB Storage 20 GB Storage 100 GB Storage
App vCPUs 0.25 0.5 1
DB vCPUs 0.25 0.5 1
Local Testing
Yes Yes Yes
1 2 2
Developers 1 2 3
Extra Developers / US$20.00 US$20.00
Platform Build locally and deploy to the cloud. Build collaboratively on the cloud.
Availability (excl. scheduled maintenance) 99.9%
Support  Documentation, AI, and Community. Documentation, AI, Community, and Email.
Support Windows Best Effort 8 am to 5 pm AEST, Mon – Fri excluding public holidays.
SLA & Availability Upgrade Options  / Yes, contact us if you require custom SLAs.

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