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

Media is served from the VIP File System, a globally distributed object store, and site content is served by Varnish from a global network of edge cache server locations. 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 production 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. WordPress application codebases consist of core WordPress, a platform-specific mu-plugins, and an application’s custom code.

Last updated: February 02, 2023