New Disaster Recovery Service from WP Engine

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Wouldn't it be ideal for your hosting company to have some sort of recovery solution that kicks in in the worst of times? Enter WP Engine's Hot Standby.
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If you’ve ever run a blog or website you’ve probably experienced some downtime for one reason or another that was completely out of your control. Most of the time it’s just a case of the host doing some scheduled maintenance or a server being down for a short while.

But other times it could be something a bit more serious.

Disasters Can Happen

What would happen if your host’s data center was caught in the middle of a natural disaster or end-of-the-world apocalypse and got shut down for an unknown period of time? Then what would you do to keep your site up and running?

Well, fine, it probably won’t be an end-of-the-world apocalypse, but still, wouldn’t it be ideal for your hosting company to have some sort of recovery solution that kicks in in the worst of times?


The Disaster Recovery Solution

Enter WP Engine’s Hot Standby – their new service that does just that.

This new solution offers WP Engine customers a “fully automated, geographically-redundant, always-on system for their more crucial web applications”. In other words, if the main data centers are compromised you will still be able to keep your site up and running at all times.

They’re doing this by automatically re-routing the traffic from your site to another data center, keeping it up and running at all times and in all cases. So much so that you won’t even have any more of those pesky downtime issues due to scheduled maintenance either. Each server is updated one after another, ensuring that there is no (or very minimal) disruption to your site.

So if you run large sites with an even larger number of visitors that you don’t want to disappoint I’d suggest taking a deeper look into this new service and taking it into consideration. It might just make the difference when the next major natural disaster strikes.

We currently run WP Mayor on WP Engine and we highly recommend their managed WordPress hosting services. The uptime has been excellent and their support is always there to offer assistance in any situation.

What are you waiting for? Give WP Engine a try for a risk-free and see for yourself.

Mark Zahra

Mark is the CEO behind the WP Mayor project. He has been using WordPress since 2012, joining the WP Mayor team in 2014. Since then, he has helped to review, test, and write about hundreds of WordPress products and services; educating the community of millions of WordPress users around the globe.

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