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September 27, 2019 at 11:17 am #3903
All about Strattic, Miriam and Zeev….
Twelve years ago Miriam stumbled across WordPress and it was love at first sight. Since then, she has gone on to found one of Israel’s leading WordPress development agencies, illuminea. Getting tired of issues related to speed, security and scalability when building websites, Miriam went on to co-found Strattic, the “unhosting” platform that publishes Open Source CMSs as static and serverless, making them virtually unhackable, and exponentially faster. . Five-time organizer of WordCamp Israel, regular speaker at WordPress meetups and events including three-time speaker at WordCamp Europe, and mom of seven. Advocate for women in tech.
Zeev Suraski is one of the architects and principal authors of the PHP programming language. His involvement with PHP dates back to 1997 when he co-created the foundation for PHP 3 – the first version of PHP that resembles ‘modern’ PHP. Zeev later spearheaded the PHP 4 project – which made PHP the most popular development language in the world for Web apps, contributed to PHP 5, is to blame for the sixth version of PHP being named PHP 7, and is in the process of helping bring PHP 8 into realization. Zeev is one of the founders of Zend Technologies, which helped proliferate PHP in the enterprise.
Strattic is revolutionizing the hosting industry by converting WordPress websites to a serverless architecture, instantly making sites faster and virtually unhackable, with absolutely no change in user behavior and using 90% less energy. All in one click. We’re a team of thirteen, with most of us located in our main office in Jerusalem, a few in Tel Aviv, one person in Australia and one in Germany.
Our ideal customers are anyone who has a website that really matters to them, and that they care about. Meaning, the website plays an important role for their business or organization, whether it’s in terms of lead generation, content management, branding, etc., so they care about speed and security. Customers who also want to remove the headache of managing and maintaining the technical side of their site so they can just do their job are also a great fit. So that could be mid- to large-sized companies, enterprise, non-profits, and definitely agencies.
There are many excellent hosting companies out there. The difference between them and Strattic is that essentially they just provide a parking space for your website, and security, scalability, and speed is mostly your responsibility. With Strattic, all of that is taken care of since a static site is super fast: we’ve seen some sites be anywhere for 2 to 10 times faster. Website speed is top priority for many since a slow website can result in revenue loss and lower site engagement. Also, with Strattic, there is no need for devops and server management to take care of scaling sites so they don’t crash; and with no underlying server and database, there’s almost nothing to hack so the sites are incredibly secure.
In addition, the Strattic approach helps bring the awesomeness that is WordPress into the era of modern web development and the JAMstack. This helps future-proof WordPress in a way.
— with Miriam Schwab.September 27, 2019 at 11:17 am #3905
I’d like to start today’s AMA, by welcoming Miriam Schwab and Zeev Suraski here, and thanking them in advance for their time.
I hope our group has lots of great questions for you. I’ve got a few myself 🙂September 27, 2019 at 11:17 am #3906
Ivan Igor Vidaković
Wow, even if AMA stays only on introduction is pretty much enough. 🙂
What a brilliant product and the main ideas behind it, positively surprising for me.September 27, 2019 at 11:17 am #3907
Ivan Igor Vidaković
My first question, I would like to know more about how Strattic works with WordPress, how does post and content updates work, does user need to “commit” to Strattic when the content is changed?September 27, 2019 at 11:17 am #3908
Is strattic suitable for an e-commerce situation?September 27, 2019 at 11:17 am #3909
I know that’s not how it’s supposed to go exactly, but I actually have a question to the audience – how do you deal with security for your WordPress sites? How much of a burden is it?September 27, 2019 at 11:17 am #3910
What sort of websites are *not* a good fit for JAMstack? What are the biggest hurdles trying to make WordPress static?September 27, 2019 at 11:17 am #3911
Zeev, I have to say I am a bit in awe of the whole PHP history you bring with you, and that more or less everyone in this group earns a fair chunk of change monthly based on the work you have done.
Was it easy to choose to be in the OSS world?
How can you keep going 22years later?September 27, 2019 at 11:17 am #3912
Everyone else in the group, get your last questions in. 8 mins left. 🙂September 27, 2019 at 11:17 am #3913
Ivan Igor Vidaković
In addition to Zeev Suraski question about security, how do you take care of security in Strattic?September 27, 2019 at 11:17 am #3914
I’d like to thank Miriam Schwab and Zeev Suraski for their time today.
I do hope that the group has got a good feel for what Strattic can offer, and I wish you well in future with the growth of this product. I’ll be keeping an eye on it.September 27, 2019 at 11:17 am #3915
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