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 on our beta list: your highly anticipated wait for the NorthStack Beta is (almost) over.

We’re proud to announce that we’re opening up the NorthStack Beta!

Even bigger news for those of you chomping at the bit: if you’re able to work closely with us during the closed beta and provide feedback, you can skip the wait and jump to the front of the line. Details on how the Beta will play out below.

The State of the Stack: June 2019

First, a quick update on our progress. Thanks to the hard work and long hours of our amazing development team, we just finished moving NorthStack over to our production servers. This was an enormous milestone.

With that behind us, we’re ready to bring in beta users to experience the unique benefits of NorthStack Serverless:

  • NorthStack sends WordPress’ famous 5-minute install into hyperdrive. Easily deploy scalable WordPress sites on a true serverless solution with a single command. No prep or configuration needed.
  • Set WordPress free. WordPress is fully unleashed on NorthStack; a solution that’s benefited from the experience of a team that’s specialized in WordPress for over a decade. To say NorthStack runs WordPress fast is an understatement.
  • Wicked-fast static sites. Static site generators like Jekyll and Gatsby can be fully compiled automatically. With NorthStack there’s no need for a separate CI tool, so you can shave $40-50 off your monthly expenses.
  • Work from the comfort of your local environment. The NorthStack CLI allows you to spin up a new app with the stack of your choice with a single command. We automatically provide environments for production, development, and testing.
  • Deployments and local development powered by Docker. The NorthStack CLI makes it easy to push your apps live.

How the Beta Will Work

For the last couple of months we’ve been working closely with a handful of individually selected developers. We’re confident we’re ready for the next phase of beta testing, so this week we’re inviting a new group who can provide detailed feedback and help with troubleshooting. Your input is critical and will shape the future of NorthStack.

If that’s you, please let us know in the comments and make sure you’ve joined the NorthStack Beta list. This is your chance to skip the wait and get in fast.

After that private beta phase, we’ll start working through our list of beta users with waves of invites based on signup order, on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’ve already secured your spot in line, then you’re set. More invites are going out every day.

We do not have dates attached to these phases of beta testing. When it’s time for the next phase, we’ll move to it. We don’t believe in rushing things to hit artificial deadlines — we feel this is the best way to ensure we deliver a quality product.

We’re Changing the Game… Again

It’s rare that a company gets to push an entire industry forward. Way back in 2009, Pagely changed the game by introducing the very first Managed WordPress Hosting solution.

With the release of NorthStack we’re changing the hosting game once again. NorthStack delivers the revolutionary benefits of a true serverless hosting solution:

  • Elastic autoscaling with pay-only-for-what-you-use billing. Each resource is independently metered so there’s never unused or wasted resources.
  • Fully backed by the scalability, security, and reliability of the unparalleled AWS ecosystem of services.
  • Flexible version control that seamlessly integrates with your existing workflow.
  • The perfect balance of managed hosting and developer control. We take care of backups, updates, and all the small things that consume your time so you can focus on building.

As the project moves forward, we’ll be adding new and exciting things including:

  • NodeJS support
  • Laravel support
  • Custom build scripts and pre-configured app templates
  • And much more

If you haven’t yet, be sure to secure your place in line and claim your $50 in free credits. You’ll receive your invite in the coming weeks as we continue to roll out the phased beta in waves.

In the meantime, be sure to check out the resources we’ve created to help you get the most out of NorthStack:

After over 16 months of intense development, today marks a huge step forward for NorthStack Serverless and the entire hosting industry.

Thank you all for your encouragement, your patience, and your enthusiasm. Moments like this where we get to see real people using our product is what makes it all worth it.

Don’t forget to leave us a comment and let us know if you’re interested in being an early beta tester. Or, just leave an encouraging comment for our amazing development team.

3 Comments

  1. Buntu Redempter
    Buntu Redempter

    Congrats! Where can we learn about pricing? I am a huge fan of everything serverless and I would love to be an early beta tester!

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  2. Kunal Desai
    Kunal Desai

    How tp join early beta tester?

    Reply