Why doesn't wildcloud offer managed updates for WordPress or PHP versions?

At wildcloud, we prioritize the stability and security of your multi-tenant WordPress environments.

As a platform designed to scale, we adhere to the philosophy that code updates, including those for WordPress or PHP, should never be pushed blindly to production sites, especially at scale. This approach is rooted in the following principles:

  • Stability Over Convenience: While automatic updates can be convenient, they can also introduce unexpected issues. We believe in a cautious approach to updates, ensuring that they do not compromise the stability of your sites.

  • Multi-Tenant Considerations: Given that wildcloud is a multi-tenant platform, an update to the core code affects all tenants running on that version. To prevent widespread issues, we avoid pushing updates that have not been thoroughly tested.

  • Version Control: Our platform's version control system allows for updates to be tested in isolation before being deployed. This ensures that any changes, including updates to WordPress or PHP, are fully vetted and do not cause disruptions when applied to live environments.

  • Rollback Capabilities: By managing updates through versions, if an update does cause issues, tenants can be quickly reverted to a previous version, minimizing downtime and impact on your sites.

In summary, wildcloud's approach to updates is designed to safeguard your multi-tenant environments, ensuring that any changes made are done so with careful consideration and testing to maintain the integrity and performance of your sites.