Serious Hosting for Serious Clients
We’ve recently upgraded our server to a dedicated server with Liquid Web, and are making several significant changes to how we offer hosting to our customers.
Our new Managed WordPress Hosting plan will include new security and speed features, as well as a free domain name and a free SSL for every website, at a monthly rate of $25 or an annual rate of $270. You can read more about the plan here.
This new plan will replace all existing plans for all of our clients by the end of this year. It seems like this upgrade has been a forever project!
Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe
First of all, if we had to give a one-word answer as to why we invested in this change, the word would be security.
One bad apple almost always spoils the whole bushel. We lease our very own server now in a very high-tech data center. Our clients — and only our clients — host their websites on that server.
If one website becomes infected with malware or otherwise compromised, all of the websites can be affected.
To minimize this, we want to be able to ensure that all sites are updated immediately. Furthermore, we want to make sure that they are scanned and backed up every day. Finally, we want to make sure that no one else is installing software on them except us.
We’ve been providing most of this service for the past year. As a result, we’ve seen our instances of malware infections, email blacklisting due to spam, and outages drop significantly.
Therefore, this type of clean hosting environment is what we want to provide: fully managed by us, as protected as possible with all maintenance done on a daily basis, and 100% guaranteed uptime for our clients.
Since we now know we have a server built for performance, we want to distribute those costs for all of this extra service to all of our clients who choose to host with us. While the price may be noticeably higher than before, the value and quality of the hosting service are simply incomparable.
We are not offering basic hosting any longer because basic hosting is too risky and ends up costing us all in downtime and wasted hours of support. The time has come to go to the next level.
Managed WordPress Hosting costs more because it saves more. And now we want to provide the same high level of support to all clients and make sure that we manage every website on our server the same way.
Good Hosting Is In The Details
Due to problems with our previous server, we’ve tested various services and solutions over the past year while offering our clients basic hosting. We feel like we probably have an extraordinary hosting service now. What makes us truly different is that we are only providing this service to websites that we have built and that we maintain. Since no one else will be on our server except sites 100% built and 100% supported by us, we, therefore, have a unique level of control.
Most of all, our Managed WordPress Hosting will include:
- Guaranteed 100% Uptime*
- SSL Certificated installed on every website
- One Domain Name of your choice*
- Unlimited Email
- Detailed Performance Reports (emailed to you weekly)
- Security Scans (Daily )
- Off-Site Backups (Daily )
- Server-Side Backups (Daily )
- SAFE Updates to WordPress Core Files, Theme, and Plugins (Checked Daily, Restore Points Set, Updated As Needed)
- Database Optimization (Daily)
- Spam Removal (Daily)
- Email Protection: Anti-Spam & Anti-Virus (Always On)
- Service Hardening: HTTP/S, CPanel, PHP (Always On)
- Brute Force Attack Detection & Prevention (Always On)
- Nessus Vulnerability Scans (Available On-Demand)
Also, we have fine-tuned and modified the server specifically to make WordPress sites load fast. Really fast. We’ll also be going to each of our client’s websites to make several custom adjustments. These tweaks will better align with our new server and also drastically improve the speed of their sites.
Most noteworthy, with most of our Managed WordPress Hosting tools in place, this website currently scores an A/94 on Pingdom’s website speed test. As a result, it ranks faster than 90% of all tested sites. We have some more tweaking to do, but as you can imagine we are fairly excited.
In conclusion, this new hosting service will make all the sites on our server faster, more secure, and more search-engine friendly.
Hosting Grown Up
We firmly believe Managed WordPress Hosting is what a professional website needs in 2017. That is why we are doing this. Therefore by the end of this year, we will not offer any other level of hosting service.
While this upgrade is a significant change for us, this is the space we need to be in, and this is the standard of service we need to provide our clients. At the end of the day, we want to provide the best possible hosting for the websites we build.
We are excited to roll this out, and we appreciate all who have supported us over the years as we’ve grown. Furthermore, we are proud to have reached this stage and be able to offer a truly enterprise-class level of hosting.
100% Uptime Guarantee: If you experience downtime, we will credit you with 10x the amount of time you were down.
Included domain name is limited to available .com, .net, or .org TLD. All other TLD will bill at current market rates.