The NorthStack Weblog Company News and articles of interest to our customers.


Static WordPress Frontends – What’s the Fuss About?

We got an interesting question from someone curious about NorthStack Serverless: “I don't see why a static WordPress front-end is a benefit. Why not just use a CDN to speed up your site?” It’s a great question. As “headless WordPress” becomes more…

Dynamic Comments with Gatsby and WordPress

Using a static site generator like Gatsby for the frontend of your WordPress site can be an excellent solution for a fast, easily maintained, and scalable site. But what about dynamic content, like comments? In this article, we’ll show you how to…

We’ve Re-Created WordPress’ Twenty Nineteen Theme with Gatsby

There's no doubt that WordPress has become as big as it has because of how easy it is to manage content. Due to the multitude of changes that can be made from within the WordPress admin, it empowers users to make changes…

The NorthStack Beta is Opening

We know how excited you are to start building masterpieces on a true serverless hosting solution. We can't wait to see the amazing apps and sites you make out in the wild. Today, we’ve got huge news for the hundreds of people…

How to Create a Static Blog with Jekyll

Jekyll is a great way to create static, scalable sites with ease. Not only is Jekyll a great way to make your project amazingly fast by eliminating the need for any additional server-side processing, but it also gives you the ability to…

The State of the Stack

First and foremost, thank you all for expressing such immense excitement towards NorthStack. We can’t wait to show you the raw power of NorthStack so that you can get a first-hand look into what we’ve been working so hard to build. While…

The Business of WordPress: How We Grew the Imagely Brand

In the Business of WordPress series successful brands, people and services in WordPress tell us how they got to where they are now. There’s a lot of ‘noise’ online – lots of companies competing for the same audience’s attention. However, it is…

Explainer: What Is Serverless Architecture?

Web hosting has evolved. Say hello to serverless hosting. In the old days, there was only shared hosting. Typically very inexpensive, its primary feature is that hundreds or thousands of websites are packed onto a single server, with each site getting a…

What’s the Difference Between Cloud Computing and Serverless?

Just when you thought you understood cloud computing, a new concept appears: Serverless. The layman's understanding of “the cloud” is close enough to the definition of Serverless it can leave you scratching your head and wondering, “Wait, how exactly are they different?”…