Since 2005 WordPress.org has had a Recommended Hosting Page dedicated to this process of choosing the best host for you, but it hasn’t done a good job at all. In fact, many have complained about it for years and years with no changes ever being made. This is finally no longer true, as WordPress.org are putting the Recommended Hosting page through a complete overhaul.
Choosing the right hosting plan boils down to three important factors; control, resources and requirements. We hear from Gijs from Savvii Managed WordPress Hosting.
It’s officially Fall, and that means it’s time to celebrate with WP Engine’s OctoberPress Hosting Fest! Enjoy 3 free months of hosting with an annual hosting plan.
WP Engine provides hosting that’s as comforting as a warm sweater on a crisp Autumn day, so go ahead and sign up, you won’t regret it!
In case you’ve missed it, Media Temple have recently launched their Premium WordPress Hosting service, which puts them in direct competition with other providers (such as WP Engine and Page.ly) operating in the managed WordPress hosting niche.
Now Media Temple were the cool hosts that everyone wanted to be on just a few years ago, however there was a big shift when managed WordPress hosting providers entered the market, and they kind of lost their foothold in the WordPress market. With this new offering, they are back in the game and eagerly wanting to reclaim their slice of the pie. With their experience and technology they should be well positioned to become one of the leaders in the managed WordPress hosting niche. I’ve put them to the test and here’s what I found.
I recently moved over one of my most important sites to SiteGround from its previous location at a shared host. SiteGround are a hosting company that’s been established for more than 9 years now, they are based in Bulgaria and offer shared hosting, cloud hosting and dedicated servers.
One of the reasons I moved to SiteGround was that I met their team at WordCamp Europe in Leiden earlier this year. They left a lasting impression of me and immediately came across as a fun, knowledgeable and passionate bunch, focused on supplying a great service and keeping their customers satisfied.
Today we’ll be having a look at a hosting service provided by Cloudways. This company does server management for its clients and partners with Cloud providers like AWS, Elastichosts, Linode etc. A client can thus choose their own hosting platform, but leave all the technicalities in the hands of the Cloudways team.
Cloudways offer two main hosting services, Click&Go as well as PowerCloud. We will be focusing on PowerCloud today.
Thanks to Jean, I won a free year of hosting with WP Engine. I was looking for a new WordPress host and have had my eyes on WP Engine for quite a while.
Ok, so WordPress managed hosting is all the rage these days, and it seems like there is a lot of hype around WP Engine in particular.
There’s enough hype that people ask on Twitter or in person, “What’s so great about WP Engine?” At some point, you get tired of harping on the same old benefits of blazing fast speed, incredible security, unbelievable scalbility, and white-glove support. Those are amazing, but you want to tell an even better story and share the “hidden benefits” of hosting with WP Engine.