The scalability limitations of WordPress multisite
At a glance:
- All sites share server resources, causing performance issues
- All customers share the same database, causing security issues
- All sites share the same filesystem, which will crash eventually
- Limited to multisite-only plugins
- Unsafe and unscalable development
A WordPress multisite network enables creating and managing multiple websites within a single WordPress installation. It is helpful for organizations or individuals managing multiple websites and wishing to share resources and user accounts across them.
However, running a multisite network on a single server can lead to performance issues if one site experiences high traffic or consumes many server resources.
Using WordPress multisite can have more downsides, such as the fact that all subsites share the same database, filesystem, and server resources, which can lead to performance issues and a lack of flexibility in terms of customization.
It also means that changes to a multisite are immediately pushed to production. This is an unsafe and unscalable method of development.
This makes managing multisite installations more complex and time-consuming, as updates and maintenance can’t be tested and are instantly done for the entire network rather than individual sites.
Finally, since all sites are connected, a security breach in one site can potentially compromise the entire network.
WPCS solves all scaling challenges of WordPress
At a glance:
- Fully-managed, serverless cloud hosting with scalable infrastructure
- Version Management System for safe development
- Individual sites, not vendor lock-in, utilize full WordPress ecosystem
- Automatic backups, no security risks
- Only focus on WordPress
To address these issues, WPCS offers a fully-managed, serverless multi-tenant cloud platform designed for scaling WordPress applications.
Its Version Management System is designed to address the limitations of WordPress multisite networks, where all subsites share the same database, file system, and server, leading to performance and security issues.
With WPCS, each site operates independently, allowing for greater scalability, security, and performance. Multi-tenant WordPress by WPCS offers automatic backups, centralized development, and serverless architecture to ensure optimal site performance and availability.
WPCS leverages a serverless architecture to automatically scale resources based on demand, ensuring consistent performance across all sites, even during traffic spikes or resource-intensive operations.
In essence, WPCS introduces the scalable infrastructure and best practices of SaaS to WordPress, making it an ideal choice for organizations or individuals looking to create a high-performance web presence.
WPCS is a fully-managed service, meaning users do not need to worry about server maintenance, updates, or security. Instead, they can focus on creating and managing their websites while WPCS takes care of the rest.
Seamless migration from multisite to WPCS
For users currently running a WordPress multisite network, upgrading to multi-tenant WordPress with WPCS is a simple process requiring zero effort or additional costs.
WPCS provides a free onboarding migration service to help users transition to the new platform, ensuring a smooth and seamless experience.
In conclusion, while WordPress multisite is a helpful feature for managing multiple websites within a single installation, it can lead to performance issues if not appropriately managed.
WPCS offers a fully-managed, serverless cloud service that addresses these issues and provides additional features and benefits unavailable in a standard WordPress multisite installation.
With WPCS, users can create a high-performance web presence that is scalable, secure, and easy to manage.