Transitioning from a Multisite to WPCS turns subsites into single WP installations that each have a separate database, but shared functionality.
Leverage the dominant cloud architecture for SaaS:
Stand alone WP installations with shared functionality, but separate database – making managing thousands of sites possible.
Deploy with 100% confidence.
Version Control lets you easily make changes and keep all of your websites updated from one place.
Multi-tenant WordPress is getting embraced by the community as the next iteration of WordPress Multisite. Read their words:
“After using WPCS for just a few minutes I immediately realized how powerful but yet beautifully simple they’ve made the entire Multi Tenancy process, a process that’s never quite been known as such.
Multi Tenancy has long been known to be the ultimate solution to the limitations of WordPress Multisite, as well as the true enablement of WaaS and SaaS on WordPress.”
“WPCS is just a great service. From now on, managing hunderds of WordPress sites is a breeze. With just a few clicks all of them are updated or provided with a new feature/plugin.
No more stress to break things. Simply start a new environment (tenant) to see results before deploying to all production websites.”
Compared to WordPress Multisite, sharing one database over the network, Multi-tenant WordPress creates separate WordPress installations for every customer.
The WordPress multi-tenant cloud platform runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS), orchestrated by Kubernetes.
AWS’ cloud services is the biggest and most mature public cloud platform on earth, which is why we built our WordPress multi-tenant cloud platform with AWS as the foundation.
Our container-based infrastructure provides quick scalability, availability, and resilience. All your WP installations come with uncapped performance & bandwidth.
Use WordPress multi-tenancy to build, scale and manage your WordPress based SaaS.
WordPress Multisite enables you to manage multiple subsites from a single WordPress dashboard. Very convenient in some cases. But there are a few pitfalls.
The best way to visualize a multisite and the possible benefits are to think of it as a network of connected websites. As the owner of the multisite, you can set up and manage all websites under a single WordPress installation.
Our multi-tenant cloud platform enables you to create multiple versions of any WordPress product that spin up highly-available tenants (websites) with shared functionality but separate content. This enables you to develop and distribute changes like a SaaS.
You can create multi-tenant WordPress products right in the platform and manage all websites as one product. Your entire Website as a Service and all tenants are hosted in the cloud, which means you can build any WordPress website and multiply as many as you wish.
WPCS guarantees uncapped performance for all websites. Our container-based infrastructure provides quick scalability, availability, and resilience.
All your WP installations come with uncapped performance & bandwidth. Moreover, the system enables you to automate the entire process from sale to launch.
Our pricing is flat, keeping our Fair Use Policy in mind. Getting a lot of traffic on a single tenant will simply scale up your product.
We will contact you if your product exceeds our Fair Use Policy in terms of resource usage. This hasn’t happened yet with any of our clients. We will always contact you first whenever it may happen to find a solution.
SSL Certificates are included. Our SSL certificates are provisioned using Let’s Encrypt’s services. They are based on single domains. So subdomain1.mywebsite.com and subdomain2.mywebsite.com receive separate certificates on different tenants.
It depends heavily on your current stack and functionality. In general, you can make an export of one of your subsites (including the plugins, themes, etc) and import that in a Version.
Deploy a Snapshot and create a new tenant based on that Snapshot. This allows you to test your product in WPCS without having to incur downtime. You can read more about this in our documentation.
After you have verified that everything is functional and in working order, contact us to discuss a migration plan. We are happy to help you migrate to WPCS.
Yes, you can place a CNAME record in your domain registrar. This way, when customers sign up on your website you can provide them with a subdomain (example.com, subsite1.example.com, subsite2.example.com)
When customers are ready to launch their site, they can easily do so by changing their domain name. You simply have to add the main domain to the Tenant, Press verify and set it as the main domain. This can also be done using automations. We explain this in detail in our course.
Absolutely, we don’t have vendor lock-in. If one of your customers wants to leave, you can easily create an export of the website using the WP All in One Migration tool. If you want to leave, we will provide you with exports of your full stack at WPCS asap.
We are also working on the ability to download snapshots and tenant backups. This will allow you to host all the sites you have on WPCS on any traditional hosting solution.
We haven’t seen any plugins that are technically not supported so far. That being said, we do require plugins to ‘play nice’ with WordPress’ best practices. Especially when it comes to file management. Concretely: any plugin writing files must use the appropriate wp-content folder. (The path is found under the WP_CONTENT_DIR constant)
We enforce this rule as both a security measure and as a best practice to keep your development cycle orderly and sane. From there, however, plugins are free to write to disk as they wish. As for adding constants to the wp-config.php file, this is currently not possible.
We are working on allowing for tenant-specific constants to be defined before WordPress initialises. Until then, constants can only be defined in plugins or themes. If you have a specific case you’d like to discuss in this context, please let us know
It depends on what the SaaS/WaaS does. The most we can say is it won’t take much longer than if you’d build in WordPress elsewhere. We presume you also want to automate your business, which in total can amount to about a week. We include a full course after signing up for a trial.
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