There might be some complex or jargon keywords that might be difficult to understand or have a specific meaning while using wildcloud.

Application - Applications represent a WaaS or SaaS that you are selling or maintaining on wildcloud. Basically they are a collection of versions, tenants and snapshots and are isolated from other applications.

Application configuration - The scaling and container configuration for your whole Application. These settings manage how many and what kind of resources are available for your websites.

CDN - Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a network of interconnected servers that speeds up webpage loading for data-heavy applications.

CLI - Command Line Interface, with which you can enter text commands to configure, navigate, or run programs on any server or computer system.

Console - It refers to the centralized Dashboard of your wildcloud platform which offers a comprehensive overview and management for multi-tenant WordPress sites, featuring essential tools like version control, plugin management, and backup management.

Container - These are the software packages that contain your multi-tenant application. Ultimately containers serve your websites (tenants) in the wildcloud platform. They get assigned resources that can be utilized like CPU and memory and can be horizontally scaled, both according to your Application configuration.

Cronjobs - These are background tasks WordPress uses to process certain nonimmediate tasks (think of cache refreshing, sending out emails or checking for updates) that have to be run every so often.

DNS - Domain Name System (DNS) turns domain names into IP addresses, which browsers use to load internet pages.

Domain - Refers to the web address a tenant or website is available under. There is the Apex domain ( in the domain and there are subdomains (docs in

FTP - File Transfer Protocol is used to transfer files and folders between your local machine (desktop) and your hosting account.

Invoices - These are created per period, per subscription and contain the service fee for the coming period and the costs associated with usage of the platform from the previous period.

Lifecycle Hook - Lifecycle hooks are certain moments in the lifetime of a tenant on which you can run specific code. For example, when a tenant is created, there's a "tenant_created" hook that you can use to run custom code.

Multi-tenant - It refers to multiple WordPress sites that share a single WordPress codebase, with each site having its database.

Production - It refers to the base version of your application and the safe space for your tenants.

Recycle - It is used to recover the API key that allows you to manage tenants automatically or in workflow automation products.

Region - It refers to the region for your data centre to deploy your local WordPress installation into WildCloud.

Scaling - It determines the number of containers we maximally run to serve your applications. The more sites in your product are visited, the more containers are needed.

Shut down - It refers to the status of the Version editor.

Snapshot - It refers to an instantaneous “picture” of your server’s file system Version status at a certain period. There is also a database dump in the snapshot.

SSL - Secure Sockets Layer is a security protocol that creates an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser.

Storefront - It is an application that uses a feature by WildCloud, the API, to provision and manage tenants on the WildCloud platform. This exposes a key benefit of WildCloud, the ability to sell tenants and manage subscriptions automatically.

Tenant - These are individual WordPress live websites that share the same plugins, themes and language files. These are the main products which you sell to your customers online.

Tenant Snapshot - It behaves like regular snapshots, based on tenants. Tenant snapshots have different starting points other than the one the Version snapshot gives you. You can also create versions based on a tenant snapshot.

Version - It is the multi-tenant environment in which your Tenants live. When you deploy a Snapshot of a Version, it instantly sends all the code changes (plugins, themes, language files) to all Tenants inside that Version.

Version editor/Snapshot editor - The WordPress website that opens when you click the "Editor" button on a Version. This editor can be used to update multi-tenant environments and create new starting points for your tenants.
WaaS - Website as a Service (WaaS) model is a distribution model in which a service provider offers websites to customers as a service.

WooCommerce - It is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress that transforms WordPress websites into powerful eCommerce sites.

WPCS - Former name of WildCloud.