Build An Infinitely Scalable & Geographically Distributed WaaS Service!
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!
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.
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.
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.
When rolling out updates you can stagger them, preventing a bad update from taking down all your customers in one shot.
Reduce the footprint of malware. Distributed data means less odds of all your customers being infected by a single vector or bad actor.
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.
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.
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
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
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
This is a large question so lets break it down into multiple parts:
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.
WPUltimo can technically be used on any WordPress host. WPCloudDeploy can only be used on WPCloudDeploy servers.
You can only scale WPUltimo vertically (bigger servers). With WPCD you can scale out horizontally as well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately we do not. There's no good way for us to implement quotas in real-time from a distributed set of WordPress sites.
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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