I was a big decision for us to make to remove the hosted version. But since we are still a small team, we had a choice to make to either focus on developing Webiny and making it better and faster, or we could use those same resources and keep developing and evolving our serverless cloud that was powering the hosted Webiny version.
Managing both unfortunately wasn’t an option as the team and resources were stretched too thinly and it would have been a big challenge for us to provide a quality service, and we didn’t want to settle by providing a mediocre one.
The hosted version might come back at a later stage once we scale enough to manage such a service.
For now the resources we have are focused towards improving Webiny and making it the best open-source serverless CMS out there. The page load times with the next release will improve dramatically, going down to millisecond time. Additionally new features like the Form Builder and Headless CMS are coming soon.
I hope this gives you a better understanding about why we had to make such a shift.