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Last updated January 11, 2017

Shifter – Serverless Hosting for WordPress

Shifter brings serverless hosting to the WordPress for the first time.

Shifter – Serverless Hosting for WordPress

Shifter brings serverless hosting to the WordPress for the first time.

$680
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
8
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, January 11 2017 4:10 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 11, 2017

About

 

What is Shifter? Shifter seamlessly transforms your WordPress site into a series of static HTML files, so you can concentrate on the day-to-day without having to worry about maintenance, server updates, or scalability.

First time ever? Yes. Shifter would be the first commercially available Serverless hosting solution for WordPress.

How? Shifter is built entirely with AWS, Docker, and the Serverless Framework. Our developers are using the latest technology available to introduce something entierly new to WordPress.

Why Shifter? Only Shifter delivers the built-in security and adaptability of WordPress with the breakneck speed of static technology.

Serverless Architecture. Static web pages are nearly maintenance-free, load at lightning speed, and allow for unlimited scalability.

Built for WordPress. Shifter allows WordPress to do what it does best, easily managing your content while keeping your site secure.

Extreme Speed. Static HTML files make PHP and MySQL obsolete, so content can be delivered to your user’s screen at lightning speed no matter where they are in the world.

Durability. Static files guarantee a high-performance website that won’t fail or slow down due to increased traffic.

Safety + Security. The CDN only stores static files, so you don’t have to stress about weaknesses or security holes in your server, WordPress plugins, or PHP.

Maintenance-Free. When you shift your site to static, WordPress disappears, and so do concerns for system vulnerabilities. 

Why Kickstarter? Our goal is to develop more features for everyone. We can make Shifter something any WordPress user, developer, or Serverless advocate would enjoy. With your support, these features in the Shifter development roadmap will become a reality.

DigitalCube and the Shifter Team. We are a nimble, dynamic team of WordPress experts and contributors with over 10 years of experience. We are committed to doing more with less and pushing boundaries to stay on the cutting edge of technology. Everything we do, we do with our customers in mind. We challenge ourselves to solve your problems and make your lives easier.

Risks and challenges

Serverless hosting for WordPress is a new concept and we anticipate challenges. Our team is invested in overcoming those challenges for the betterment of the community.

There are three areas of difficulty with this project. Serverless, WordPress, and AWS. These are the tools and backbone of the project and where our expertise lies. For the most challenging tasks, we will turn to our partners and friends for support to overcome them.

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    Early Adopter

    Enjoy 1 month of early access. Be among the first to make WordPress serverless and all the perks of the contributor level.

    - 1 month hosting
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    You're a team player so you should look the part. At this level, get a premium Shifter t-shirt, and 3 months hosting.

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    You know how to get the job done. For that, get 6 months hosting, a Shifter hoodie, and access to pre-release features.

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    While you're busy moving mountains we'll help you get started. Enjoy a personalized migration service to Shifter and a full year of hosting.

    - 12 Months Hosting
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    Zen

    Let's talk about how Shifter can help you. At this level, we'll create a case study on our website about you and include that as a topic at speaking events. This means your message, brand, or project gets personalized attention from a team of WordPress and AWS experts.

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    Matsuri

    Celebrating is serious business so let's do it together. You will co-sponsor the WordCamp 2017 with us, currently a $25,000 value. This includes representation at the booth, opportunity to connect with the vibrant WordPress community, and collaborating with us to promote your brand or message.

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    Hanami

    Every celebration requires reflection. Let's discuss that during your ramen tour of Japan with the Shifter team. That's right, we'll arrange for travel to and from to meet the team, discuss the future of Shifter, and express our gratitue for contribution to the project.

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