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  1. Ripul
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    Being a Paid member of WPCloudDeploy, I purchased it and put it under the table waiting for custom plugin deployment. I think its time to revisit it, on the otherhand you also have sail.io from konstantin koshvenin which is also similar to this.

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  2. Tomasz
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    For me, the most important thing is that the plugin is made by people from WordPress ecosystem for people from WordPress ecosystem, and it brings automation.

    There will be a promotion for Black Friday?

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  3. Aman
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    Thanks for the article, I tried their FireupWP service out, just to get a feel for it on a DO droplet with 6C & 8GB just to see if their stack was responsive. I must say I am a bit disappointed, since I have regular shared DirectAdmin hosting accounts for less money that are far more responsive then their service, for less money.

    Anyway, thanks for the article, it was some nice hours playing around

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  4. Steven Gliebe
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    This is the first WP/WaaS solution I’ve seen that automates subscriptions and provisioning while scaling horizontally. WP Ultimo is interesting but multisite is not easy to scale vertically past a few hundred sites. A website provider expecting to host more than a few hundred sites is likely to hit a technical wall so it’s great to see how WPCloudDeploy can help.

    I’d personally not be comfortable managing WaaS provisioning via self-hosted WordPress itself (security and the 24/7/365 concerns) but can imagine there being a number of niche “instant website” providers having some real success with this. All the best to its makers and users. Very ambitious and another great example of how WordPress can be used for literally anything.

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  5. Jonathan Denwood
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    My angle on this is slightly different its a semi interesting product/service however like Steven Gliebe I do have some concerns that encourages some developer types to become hosting providers which I really don’t feel is a great idea to encourage.

    However, I do have a more serious problem with particular post and it down to why its been given this free exposure on Tavern in the first place which normally would have cost $000 of dollars in paid advertisement?

    I’ve got to tell you the truth Justin I have some real concerns why you feel it right or correct to give particular commercial plugin/service such public exposure?

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    • Justin Tadlock
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      We routinely feature commercial products and services here at WP Tavern. And, we don’t do any paid advertisements. I don’t see any reason to treat WP Cloud Deploy differently. Commercial products are a reality of our industry, and ignoring them would be a disservice to our readers who are interested in them.

      I thought it sounded like an interesting project, so I wrote about it.

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      • Jonathan Denwood
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        Hi Justin I totally understand and I want to make one thing totally clear in public I feel you a great and “honest” guy and you doing a good job at the Tavern.

        However this middle road you’re trying to navigate here is a real “minefield”
        I personally feel it would be best to do a mixture of editorial about small plugins developer and also allow paid advertisement on the Tavern.

        This whole sub-culture in the WordPress community that money is bad is in my mind a bit childish.

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        • Justin Tadlock
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          Thanks for the kind words.

          The Tavern writers wouldn’t be the ones to make decisions on ads. However, one of the things I like about working here is that we don’t have advertisements. It allows us to be free from potential conflicts of interest or at least the perception that we are beholden to third parties. I think this is generally a good thing for one of the biggest publications in the WordPress space.

          Finding that balance can be tough sometimes, like you said. One of the things I like to do is showcase smaller projects or those from folks who are not well known, providing a break from stories around the bigger players. It’s one of my favorite parts of the job.

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  6. Jo
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    Hi Jonathan,

    It seems proper harsh criticism about an open source solution, when you promote via affiliate links a direct SaaS based competitor on your YT channel.

    I’d rather have authentic un-sponsored content here, than see the commercial and biased content you are asking to see on here.
    Keep WP Tavern just the way it is. Not always perfect but nothing is.

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