The VIP platform
The VIP platform (also referred to in our documentation as VIP Go) has container-based infrastructure that allows clients to run core WordPress with custom themes and plugins on Automattic’s world-class hardware and network infrastructure.
On our platform, the codebase consists of core WordPress, a handful of platform-specific mu-plugins, and the client’s custom code. Media is served from the VIP Files Service, a globally distributed object store, and sites are cached on the edge with Varnish. VIP looks after hourly platform backups and 24/7 monitoring.
While your site is in development, it will use a convenience URL ending in
.go-vip.net. The production environment tracks the
master branch of the connected GitHub repository, which auto-deploys. VIP can also set up child environments for development purposes, which will track a specific branch in the same repo. We also encourage developing locally.
The VIP platform supports both single-site and multisite installations of WordPress.
VIP clients are offered a variety of tools:
- Jetpack, VaultPress, and Akismet are connected by default to each VIP Go application.
- Sites are connected to New Relic for application monitoring.
- VIP clients can take advantage of supercharged search via Jetpack Search, powered by Elasticsearch.
- Scanning for coding issues on each PR.