Build An Infinitely Scalable & Geographically Distributed WaaS Service!

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  • Sell Subscriptions To WordPress Sites

    Sell subscriptions to WordPress sites that are automatically launched on any of your selected servers and any cloud server provider.

  • Collect Subscription Payments with Stripe & Paypal

    Use the WooCommerce Stripe & Paypal payment providers to setup subscriptions.

  • Eliminate The Limitations of WordPress Multisite

    WordPress Multisite is convenient but not supported by many themes, plugins and WordPress services.  Now, you don't need it to launch your WaaS!

How It Works

1.) Select Your WaaS Servers From Your Existing Inventory

You can select a subset of your servers to be used for your WaaS or you can specify a specific server for each product you sell.  Deploy as many servers as you need at multiple providers in multiple regions. 

2.) Define Your Products In WooCommerce

You can define multiple products at various price points, subscription lengths and with or without site templates.

3.) Users Purchase On The Front-End

Your end users can purchase any of your site subscriptions using the standard WooCommerce check-out process.

4.) Users Login To WP-ADMIN And Go Through Your Pre-defined On-boarding Process

Your users are redirected to either the WPCD control panel or to wp-admin.  This image shows the wp-admin area of their new site, themed using the Admin-2020 theme.

Benefits

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Easy Scaling

Scale your sites horizontally or vertically.  Scale them individually on their own servers or as a group on a single server.  Store multiple small sites on a single server while keeping your larger sites on their own servers.

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More Plugins & Themes

Many plugins are not officially supported or simply will not run properly on Multisite. 

At the top of the list is WooCommerce.

Using regular WP sites eliminates this issue.

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Redundancy

Deploying your customers' sites on different servers substantially reduces the odds of a 100% service outage. 

Distribute your sites across multiple server providers for even more redundancy.

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Rolling Updates

When rolling out updates you can stagger them, preventing a bad update from taking down all your customers in one shot.

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Better Security

Reduce the footprint of malware.  Distributed data means less odds of all your customers being infected by a single vector or bad actor.

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All the WPCD Core Features

Push sites between servers • Simple backups to AWS S3 •  Advanced backups to other services •  Allow or disallow access to WPCD dashboard • View all WPCD Feaures

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Privacy & Legal

You can now tackle certain Privacy & Legal data issues that crop up when selling to citizens of the world. If you are running a WaaS where you need to locate each of your customers' data in their own region, you can do that with WPCD by simply deploying servers in different regions.

All from within the WPCD dashboard.

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Granular Disaster Recovery

In Multisite, it's very hard to restore a single site. In most cases, if a customer somehow trashes their site data they have no recourse without rolling back the entire WaaS!  That's a non-issue with WPCD. 

WPCD sites are just regular WP sites that can be restored individually at any time.

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Larger Template Sites

Your template sites can be much much larger than if you were using a Multisite solution.  This is because copying a template site in multisite has to complete within the web server / php script timeout limits.  WPCD has architected around this which makes it practical to create and use very large template sites 

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All The Power of WooCommerce

WooCommerce is extremely flexible and well supported in the WordPress ecosystem.  

Its powerful subscription options are second-to-none.  

And you can bring it all to bear on your WaaS

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Absolute Control

When you host your WaaS sites at a 3rd party hosting company you lose a certain amount of control.  

With WPCD, you can take back that control and completely customize and fine-tune your WaaS deployment environment and management features.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Is This Different From WPUltimo?

This is a large question so lets break it down into multiple parts:

Cost

It's cheaper to get started with WPUltimo.  For a few hundred dollars and a small monthly hosting fee you can quickly start to work on your WaaS.

WPCD is far more expensive and requires more expensive components (such as WooCommerce Subscriptions).  Of course you get some advantages and features that are unavailable in WPUltimo.

But from a pure cost perspective it will be cheaper to get started with WPUltimo.

Ease Of Use

WPUltimo can reasonably be used by someone with limited WP Expertise.  WPCloudDeploy is targeted at users who have at least one year of solid WP experience. 

Hosting Options

WPUltimo can technically be used on any WordPress host.  WPCloudDeploy can only be used on WPCloudDeploy servers.

Scalablity

You can only scale WPUltimo vertically (bigger servers).  With WPCD you can scale out horizontally as well.

Redundancy

If there's an issue with WPUltimo (or the server or host that its running on), all customers of the WaaS are affected. 

With WPCloudDeploy, you can distribute your customers across multiple servers, reducing the impact of a single-server issue.

Additionally, you can distribute your sites across multiple service providers so that an outage at one provider does not bring down all your customers simultaneously.

Flexibility

Many plugins are not officially supported or simply will not run properly on Multisite - which is the foundation of WPUltimo.  WPCD uses regular WordPress sites which eliminates this issue.

Other Features

WPUltimo includes some features that WPCD does not provide.  If you need these features you'll need to add them into your site via additional plugins.  Some of these unavailable features are:

  • Automatic pricing pages
  • Pricing based on number of entries in one or more custom post types or the number of users
  • Limit plugins and theme options by pricing plans
  • Disk and other resource quotas

3rd Party Support

WooCommerce is supported by just about every major and medium-sized plugin and theme as a first class feature.  WPUltimo has far less official support.  And many who do support it will not have the WPUltimo specific knowledge to help trouble-shoot issues.

Bottom Line

WPUltimo is usually deployed on a single Multisite on a single server.  This makes it easier to get started with it and provides the ability to use some functions that are not available on WPCD distributed sites.

WPCD provides far better scaling, uses regular WP sites that support more plugins, themes and other extensions, but does this at a higher start-up cost and a with little more technical knowledge required.

How Do Templates Work?

Technically, you can make any existing site a template site.  And you can store them on any server - as long as it's not a server where you'll be storing a customer site that is based on that template.

When you define a product, you can choose to associate a template site with it. 

When a user purchases that product, a copy of the template site is copied to the server and the domain changed to match the new users' temporary domain.

Do You Support Quotas?

Unfortunately we do not. There's no good way for us to implement quotas in real-time from a distributed set of WordPress sites.

What Is The "all-in" Cost For Your Solution?

Here are the minimum costs you'll incur to get started building WaaS networks with WPCD:

  • WPCD License: $799 /yr
  • WooCommerce Subscriptions: $199 /yr
  • MainWP or ManageWP or similar: $400 (one time lifetime price; or $19.99 per month)
  • 3 small servers (WPCD Server, Template Server, Customer Server) - $30.00 / month

So, in the first month you'll incur $1428 of costs (or around  $1050 if paying for MainWP Monthly.)

Additional costs need to be budgeted for things like backup space as well.

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30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Purchase the WPCloud Deploy Core plugin today and try it out for 30 days.  If you're not happy we will provide a refund, no questions asked.

PS: Purchase an all-access pass and get a personal one-on-one on-boarding walk-through to help you get started!