Containerization is a lightweight form of virtualization that involves encapsulating an application and its dependencies into a container.
Containerization is a lightweight form of virtualization that involves encapsulating an application and its dependencies into a container. Containers provide a consistent and isolated environment for applications to run, regardless of the environment they're deployed in. This allows for easy portability between different systems and cloud environments. Unlike traditional virtual machines (VMs), containers share the host system's kernel and do not require a full operating system, making them more efficient, faster to start, and less resource-intensive. They are an essential technology for modern DevOps practices, enabling scalable, predictable, and efficient deployment and management of applications.
wildcloud leverages containerization by using containers to host and manage the applications that run on its platform. Each container includes everything needed to run a tenant's WordPress website, such as the code, runtime, system tools, libraries, and settings. wildcloud's infrastructure, orchestrated by Kubernetes, allows for dynamic scaling of these containers based on the volume and demand of the tenants. This means that as more tenants are added or as demand fluctuates, wildcloud can automatically adjust the number of containers in use, ensuring optimal performance and resource utilization. This container-based approach provides a fully managed, scalable, and isolated environment for each tenant's website, simplifying the hosting and management process for users.