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Pagely NorthStack Makes WordPress Serverless

eweek.com | Oct. 19, 2018 | 5 min read

"It's like a bridge between the old legacy WordPress code base and the modern stack," he said. "What we didn't do is actually go in and rewrite WordPress as AWS Lambda functions, that would be a suicide mission that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy." - okay there are a few I'd wish it on. ;)

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R McMurphy

Guys, really? This is not even remotely "serverless." It's just containerization of the individual components of the stack. They're just preying on the general ignorance of the WordPress crowd and trying to play buzzword bingo. People have been containerizing the WordPress stack for years. The only thing new here is the pricing model, which, give credit where its due, is pretty novel.

Just because you don't personally pay for the individual server doesn't make it "serverless." If that's the definition, anybody that uses a WordPress is going "serverless." They're also not the only commercial host that's using containers.

"What we didn't do is actually go in and rewrite WordPress as AWS Lambda functions"

So, what you're saying is - you didn't actually go and make it serverless?

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Joshua Strebel

McMurphy - I appreciate your feedback. Absolutely correct - we did not convert WP into a bunch of lambda functions.

However - that does not mean the environment is not "Serverless"

The NorthStack platform leverages AWS's Aurora Serverless database - which we piloted with AWS while in development (aws.amazon.com/rds/aurora/customers/)

NorthStack also features several other aspects that fall in line with the a common definition of 'servererless' below.

"Serverless is a cloud computing execution model where the cloud provider dynamically manages the allocation and provisioning of servers. A serverless application runs in stateless compute containers that are event-triggered, ephemeral (may last for one invocation), and fully managed by the cloud provider. Pricing is based on the number of executions rather than pre-purchased compute capacity." hackernoon.com/what-is-serverless-architecture-what-are-its-pros-and-cons-cc4b804022e9

Frankly - I don't really mind what you call it.. You can call it 'better than sliced bread hosting' or 'that new thing from Pagely' - whatever floats your boat. We're just trying to push what you may know as managed WordPress ->>> forward.

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