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VIP Platform

The VIP Platform has container-based infrastructure that allows clients to run core WordPress with custom themes and plugins on Automattic’s world-class hardware and network infrastructure.

On the VIP Platform platform, the codebase consists of core WordPress, a handful of platform-specific mu-plugins, and a client’s custom code. Media is served from the VIP Files System, a globally distributed object store, and sites are cached on the edge with Varnish. VIP looks after hourly platform backups and 24/7 monitoring.

An overview of the VIP platform infrastructure

While a site is in development, it will use a convenience domain ending in The production environment tracks the master branch of the connected GitHub repository, which auto-deploys. VIP can also set up child environments for development purposes, which will track a specific branch in the same repo. Testing and developing code on a local development environment is encouraged.

The VIP Platform supports both WordPress single site and WordPress multisite installations of WordPress.

Last updated: November 24, 2021