Convesio has successfully raised $5M in funding from a select group of private investors. This follows Convesio’s crowdfunding round in 2019, where they raised over $1M from 800+ individual investors.
Convesio has demonstrated impressive developments over the past two years. These achievements, combined with the fact that the platform offers a solution to scaling challenges that most players in the market haven’t arrived at, made investing a natural next step.
The Convesio team plans to use these funds to fast-track development of their scalable WordPress hosting platform, grow their user base and boost sales and marketing activities.
Scaling WordPress is now easier than ever before
The release of the third version of the platform last year represented the culmination of over three years of R & D and delivered Convesio’s original promise: to make Enterprise-grade WordPress hosting available to everyone.
Convesio leverages Docker container technology to offer both vertical and horizontal scalability, which is typically achieved via complex and costly VPS designs and implementations. Convesio allows anyone to deploy a highly-scalable WordPress website in minutes via an easy to use dashboard.
Customers can configure auto scaling by setting the minimum and maximum number of containers for their website to run on. Convesio will deploy and remove additional ones automatically depending on the required resources, with a load balancer sharing traffic evenly across each. More advanced users can set custom threshold values that trigger scaling events. These are based on different combinations of CPU, Memory and PHP Worker usage.
Performance at scale
Convesio was architected to deliver a consistently fast experience irrespective of the load, and solves business-critical challenges of scaling WordPress.
eCommerce – handling expected or unexpected surges in traffic, whether it’s a Black Friday type of event, a flash sale or a campaign gone viral. Convesio keeps WooCommerce running fast at all times.
eLearning – where an LMS needs additional grunt as large numbers of users sign up, login and request content, but only on certain days and times of the day. Only paying for extra capacity when it’s needed.
Virtual Events – Convesio automatically scales resources as attendees join and leave live events, whether there are hundreds or thousands participants at any one given time.
Online publications – Convesio helps the UX of high-traffic publications and media sites stay consistently fast for both website visitors and the editorial staff drafting, editing and publishing content in WordPress Admin.
Scales ups and larger businesses – Requiring a solid foundation to future-proof their hosting requirements on.
Convesio delivers peace of mind too, as Vito Peleg of the Atarim Web Agency Summit can attest:
Running the biggest virtual summit in the WordPress space was a challenge! When we held our first event the system even crashed on the first day, as we were not expecting so many people to join. We learnt our lesson for the next event and Convesio’s team helped us set things up right from the get go and the whole thing, start to finish ran extremely smooth, with 2x the requests we had the year before.
Convesio was able to handle 2M+ requests to 6K visitors from 91 countries in two days without a glitch and Vito was able to focus 100% on running the event.
Scaling down costs
By productizing scalability and offering it ‘at the click of a button’, Convesio customers are able to save a significant amount of money compared to its direct competitors – Enterprise WordPress hosts, or Big Cloud providers such as AWS and Google Cloud – that offer solutions costing tens of thousands of dollars in set up, administration and annual maintenance.
There is no need to plan for maximum capacity needed. Customers only pay for extra resources when they are needed, even if it’s a couple of hours a month.
A new benchmark for the industry
Convesio’s docker-based WordPress hosting platform is the kind of unique solution that helps the WordPress economy expand, despite fierce competition.
Thanks to their innovative solution to WordPress scalability challenges, Convesio has transformed the industry in the same way that an industry giant would. The outcome of their efforts closely aligns with WordPress’ own mission to democratize publishing.
This $5M funding will go a long way towards helping the Convesio team to accelerate platform development and company growth as a whole. In doing so, Convesio will also be empowering its customers to achieve unprecedented growth.
Convesio was founded in 2018 to provide businesses and agencies a platform for hosting scalable, secure WordPress sites without the complexity of traditional cloud providers.
Convesio uses Docker technology that offers a number of advantages over the traditional VPS stack. Docker containers are leaner, more portable and less dependent on hardware, which is why the likes of Spotify, Netflix and Lyft use them for faster and more efficient delivery of their applications.
Thanks to containerization, Convesio is able to achieve true elastic scaling, both vertically and horizontally. This means that during scaling events new instances of WordPress can be deployed on different servers and not limited by hardware capacity.
Convesio’s innovative platform is complemented by a team of developers and engineers with many years of experience in scaling WordPress.