What keeps you up at night? For a lot of agency owners, it’s that ever-present anxiety that comes with managing client sites, and having to drop everything at a moment’s notice when a client calls, often at the worst possible times. It’s knowing that your client sites are vulnerable, and it’s that nagging worry in the back of your mind that your backups might not be working.
As the founder of Convesio, I know this anxiety all too well. For the last two decades, I have been helping businesses establish and thrive online. Over the years, I have switched web hosts dozens of times, in hope that I would find a host that was as obsessive about uptime, performance, and security as I was. As technology progressed, it seemed like web hosting providers were frozen in time, with little motivation to truly innovate.
Tired and frustrated, I decided to build it myself.
I was committed to rethinking how a WordPress tech stack would operate. Every component needed to utilize the latest tech and be optimized to get every drop of performance out of WordPress. This would need to be custom built, no cPanel or out of the box server configuration or management tools. It needed to be simple to use, affordable, secure, and scalable, with the ability to handle millions of visitors per site. After thousands of hours, endless cups of coffee, and a too many sleepless nights, Convesio was born.
Convesio is next generation of managed WordPress hosting; the first self-healing, autoscaling, platform-as-a-service for creating and managing WordPress sites.
– Tom Fanelli, CEO/Founder
Most WordPress websites are hosted using shared hosting, which works by putting a large number of websites on the same server to have those sites share certain resources (memory, CPUs, databases, etc.) With many budget hosting providers, each server may contain thousands of websites. If any one of those websites goes viral, gets hacked, or worse yet, becomes victim of a distributed denial of service attack (DDOS), every site on the server will feel the effects. Unfortunately, a Virtual Private Server isn’t going to solve these problems either.
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) have become the work around solution for higher-end hosting providers. With a VPS, a site is isolated from the other sites on the server and not reliant on the mutual resources common with shared hosting. A VPS will protect a site from many of the problems with shared hosting, yet does not fix everything. A VPS does not protect from hardware failures, nor can it protect a site from slowdown due to the server being overwhelmed by another site’s traffic. The vast majority of VPS solutions still run on one server, a single point of failure.
Our system uses a container based approach to isolate your website from the other sites on the server, thus protecting you from bad neighbors just like a VPS. However, unlike a VPS, Convesio can instantly spin up new containers (containing a complete, up-to-date version of your website) to load balance traffic on your site. Our system can create containers on multiple servers, sharing the load and eliminating the single point of failure. In addition to rock solid uptime, every site is is optimized with the fastest WordPress configuration around. Running PHP 7, a customized caching layer and distributed file system gives your site high availability, performance, and redundancy (just like this explanation). No plug-ins required!