Boris Böhne | Freelancer


Closing the Drupal Hosting Gap - A Review of Wodby

03.12.2016 | 17:15 – 18:00 | A125

en | Intermediate | Development Workflows

When it comes to hosting solutions for Drupal, there are many well-known players in the market. Just think of Acquia Cloud, Pantheon,, or freistilbox. They all do a great job providing contemporary Drupal business hosting solutions.

But if you are a freelancer or small agency that started off maybe ten years ago, you might face a problem: you've got many small customers, maybe just personal blogs, small non-profits, little side-projects. They usually don't have the budget to choose business hosting solutions or upgrade their sites regulary, so they stick to Drupal 6 or Drupal 7. And they stick to affordable hosting solutions, in the worst case some outdated shared hosting or self-managed VPS.

On the other side, your job as freelancer or agency is building Drupal sites, not spending your time with DevOps stuff, right? And you need to save time, so of course you want to have git deployments, drush support, testing / staging environments. Perhaps you need additional services, like Varnish or Solr?

Wodby ( tries to provide an alternative solution for this topic, introducing an interesting concept: you bring your own server or vps, your git repositories and your workflow. Wodby spins up a managed infrastructure for you, based on Docker, providing environments and additional services for your Drupal applications, including Drupal 6, 7 and 8.

I've been using their services for some months now, and I'm very happy with Wodby. In this session, I'll give an overview on the various Wodby features and the workflows I'm using to host many of my Drupal sites - at a very reasonable cost level. It's worth a look for sure.