Why choose Ymir
vs running a server?
There are a lot of reasons to love running your own server, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. With Ymir, you get to keep control of your infrastructure without all the headaches of managing it.
Running your own server isn't all rainbows and unicorns
We all know the saying, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Well, that’s especially true when you run your own server. You’re the one responsible for everything.
You need to stay on top of security, backups, SSL certificates, etc. You need to make sure they’re all set up and working. But not only that, you’re responsible if they stop working tomorrow.
A server doesn’t run itself. (Otherwise, we might have to worry about Skynet!) That’s why comparing server costs alone doesn’t reflect the actual cost of running your own server.
At the very least, if you do all the work running a server, it costs you your time. And your time is valuable.
Ymir offers a great alternative to running your own server
Peace of mind
Once deployed, your WordPress site will be available as long as you pay your AWS bill. No more server updates, hacking cleanups, unexplained outages, and traffic spike blowups. If it worked today, it’ll work tomorrow.
Keep control of your infrastructure
With Ymir, you still get to keep control like you would running a server. All it does is create and manage your AWS infrastructure for you. But that infrastructure will always be yours, even if you cancel your Ymir subscription.
No hidden costs
Since there are no more servers, you don’t have to worry about the hidden costs of running them. Your cost is now your AWS and Ymir bills. That’s it.
Tailor your environment to your needs
With Docker deployments, you can install any library or PHP extension that you need like you would if you ran your own server.
Which is right for you?
Running your own server is always going to be the most affordable option available to you. You can have a server for a few dollars a month. But this option is only the most affordable because you spend your time managing it for free.
If you only run your own server because you want the control, Ymir is a great option. It depends if you care about having a server or not. With serverless, you don't have direct access to a server anymore, but you can still install custom packages if you deploy using Docker.
But if you just want the benefits of running your own server without the hidden costs of managing it, this is exactly the need that Ymir wants to address. With Ymir, you get an infrastructure that’s secure, doesn’t need updates, can scale to handle any amount of traffic. All that without you having to do anything.
This is the peace of mind that you get with Ymir.