General question

The total startup time is the sum of time for provisioning the cloud server and the time required by your service.
In our experience, an EC2 instance is provisioed in less than 45 seconds.
As a reference, an EC2 instance `t3.large` running PostgreSQL + Atlassian JIRA starts up in less than 100 seconds

Security

No, your data are safe if your server support HTTPS protocol. All the data exchanged between your server and your clients is encrypted and not accessible by us.
Security is a first-class feature for us. Your credentials are encrypted at rest and are exchanged via secure HTTPS