WordPress VIP architecture: best for hosting enterprise WordPress
WordPress VIP is built on a robust, enterprise-grade architecture designed to run the highest volume, most performance-intensive sites. On your biggest day and every day, your site will deliver unparalleled speed for users all over the world. Our infrastructure itself is built, maintained, and enhanced by the most knowledgeable experts and core contributors to WordPress specifically to meet the needs of large enterprises.
Purpose-built for WordPress, the WordPress VIP architecture is optimized for enterprise clients. Facebook, The New York Times, Salesforce, AccuWeather, TechCrunch, and many other massive digital properties rely on WordPress VIP for unparalleled scale and performance.
Fast time to first byte
Our global CDN, with 28 data centers throughout the world and comprehensive caching infrastructure, delivers the fastest TTFB in the market. In tests, WordPress VIP performs 20 to 50% faster than major competitors.
Best performing load times
Our image caching capability provides flexibility and scale. Even under load, WordPress VIP consistently outperforms alternatives in independent tests.
When you experience traffic spikes, WordPress VIP rapidly scales capacity to avoid performance degradation.
With multiple lines of defense and multiple security certifications, WordPress VIP’s security keeps you safe from threats.
Better search engine optimization
Our team worked directly with Google to fundamentally understand the challenges and requirements for Core Web Vitals, optimize our architecture, and help our clients optimize their code.
Always up to date
With timely updates to WordPress, the operating system, database, cache support, and more, you always have the latest and greatest capabilities at your disposal—without the hassle.
WordPress VIP is built on a global infrastructure deployed in data centers around the world. From origin to edge, the components work seamlessly to deliver high performance.
Every component needed to run your site, including WordPress itself, databases, WordPress VIP CLI, and more is containerized using Kubernetes. This isolates your environment from others, overcoming the “noisy neighbors” problem while enabling new instances to be spun up immediately when traffic peaks.
Reliable origins data centers
We maintain several origin data centers around the world where your environment can be hosted. All application environments are spread across networking and power infrastructure. This mitigates equipment issues potentially affecting resources assigned to a production environment.
Backup data centers
WordPress VIP maintains a set of backup data centers and provides hourly backups of key components of your environments.
Content delivery network
Our CDN leverages Varnish to cache pages at the edge to ensure faster delivery of content. With a global footprint, WordPress VIP can ensure performance throughout the world.
Beyond our data centers, WordPress VIP’s architecture includes technologies that automatically improve performance without any requirements for customer tuning.
Managed software updates
We maintain a fully managed infrastructure. When new updates are made to core WordPress software, plugins like Jetpack or Akismet, or other platform features, they are all automatically rolled out to all data centers.
Whenever new code is deployed, no matter if that is a plugin or your own code, we automatically scan that new code to recognize and flag performance bottlenecks. We help ensure your site can handle any and all traffic thrown its way.
We protect you and your site from DDoS and other attacks. We intercept hostile traffic at the edge so it never impacts the core function of your site and perform vulnerability scans to head off problems before they arise.
Every component within your architecture is connected via your own private network, secured with mutual TLS, ensuring both high performance and security.
File system security
We run key parts of our production file system in read-only mode, protecting applications from common attacks that install backdoor shells and other malicious files.
Separate cron infrastructure
We maintain a separate infrastructure for scheduled tasks. By offloading cron jobs, we ensure that tasks are completed on time while eliminating any impact to the performance of your site.
Our technology automatically resizes and optimizes images and other media. Every asset your content creators upload is transformed to improve performance.
Beyond the core performance of your site, our architecture provides everything you need to manage your site, support your DevOps processes and monitor performance.
We provide a centralized dashboard where you can configure your applications, your users, and overall health of your environment across our infrastructure.
Command Line Interface
Our Command Line Interface (CLI) provides an easy way to manage and control your overall environment. Our architecture makes management of complex multisite environments simple.
We provide a fully-integrated GitHub code repository to support continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD).
We integrate Application Performance Management via New Relic directly into our offering so you can easily monitor the performance of your applications.
We integrate a secure, fast, reliable, and extensible search technology built on Elasticsearch for both your internal and customer-facing search needs.