Better Websites.
Better Business.

Performance Foundry specialises in better
WordPress websites for businesses worldwide.

Corporate sites. E-commerce and membership. Lead generation. Blogs and publishing platforms. Fast, secure and at scale.

We’re the online team you wish you had in house.

The best thing about working with Performance Foundry is that I feel I can trust them.

Colleen Lanin, TravelMamas.com

Managed WordPress Hosting and Maintenance

We not only host your website, we look after it for you.

What do we do?

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Migrate your site to our servers

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Host your site

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Optimise for speed

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Daily backups

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Run updates

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Keep your site secure

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Answer your WP questions

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Fix small issues

Enabling Bigger Business

Griffin’s business was growing. 5DayDeal.com runs flash sales for photographers: thousands of dollars of training and software reduced to around a hundred bucks. But Griffin and his team just couldn’t handle the traffic from hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Until they came to Performance Foundry.

For the first time in 5DayDeal history the servers did not crash during the initial onslaught of hour one…

Since the last sale we hired the team from Performance Foundry to do a complete overhaul of the site for speed and optimisation.

If you need help with a high performance WordPress website, I highly recommend Performance Foundry.

Griffin Stewart, 5DayDeal.com

Seven Steps To A Great Website

The Foundry Seven Step Process is the heart of our development work. It keeps you in control, and your project on time and on budget.

Our process ensures consistently excellent websites with a completely personalised approach. Each WordPress website we build is unique and custom made, with each of our seven stages designed to ensure you receive professional service at affordable prices, and finish with an excellent website.

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1. Exploration

You tell us what you want your website to achieve for your business, and we go from there.

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2. Website Framework

We create the framework for your website, decide how visitors are going to move through it, and identify the job which each page has to do.

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3. Design

Your website takes shape, colour and form.

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4. Development

We use the design choices you made to build upon your website framework, and our development team tests every feature and link.

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5. Staging

We're almost there -- adding content, fixing bugs, and training you to manage your site.

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6. Launch

We launch your website when you want and how you want – overnight with no fuss, or with fireworks in collaboration with your PR and marketing teams.

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7. Maintenance and Optimisation

We keep your website running with managed hosting, security monitoring, regular updates and website optimisation.

Stories From the Foundry

Cowboy Coding

Are you cowboy coding? Take this test to find out!

Cowboy coding is whatever change you do directly on your live site, without doing a controlled test first. Take the cowboy coding test!

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Blog Promotion

How to promote your blog? 7 tips for blog promotion

Blog promotion is an important part of running your site — but how to promote your blog? We share 7 tips for marketing your blog posts.

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Does Performance Foundry Work Well?

Let's ask our clients!

Chris hargreaves

Chris Hargreaves

Total Utilities Management Group

Craig and the team have always gone the extra mile by taking the time to understand our business requirements, providing an extremely professional and efficient personalised service.

We recently requested Performance Foundry commence a trial of SEO optimisation. We are seeing real gains in turning clicks into hard leads through the expert analysis and detailed reporting that Performance Foundry provide.

We would happily recommend Performance Foundry to any other businesses that are looking to build a long term solid relationship with their SEO optimisation / website maintenance provider.

Rebeakah Plotkin

Rebekah Plotkin

Grassroots Business Fund

We recently redid our entire website, moving it from Drupal to WordPress. As we started testing the site, we realized it was slow to load and the mobile site was a disaster.

We called up Performance Foundry asking for help. Craig and his team did a fantastic job speeding things up and optimizing the site for mobile users. All of this while meeting our short deadline and a tight budget.

Colleen Lanin

Travel Mamas

The best thing about working with Performance Foundry is that I feel I can trust them. And, they don’t take things personally or get wound up when I’m worried about something to with my website. They assure me that everything will smooth over, and it always does. This calm and respectful attitude appears to be quite unusual among web developers. They have gotten me out of a few pickles that other tech support companies could not.

Katie Lara

Travelingpanties.com

Performance Foundry has surpassed all my expectations. They get any tasks done in a timely manner and are extremely easy to work with and responsive. I feel very safe that my website is in their hands.

Jo Fitzsimons

Indiana Jo

I switched to Performance Foundry because the big brand hosting companies were failing me. My site was down a lot and when it was up, my load speed was over a minute. Within 48 hours, Performance Foundry moved my site, did some maintenance and got my load time down to a few seconds. My traffic has been on the increase ever since.

Ana Silva O’Reilly

Mrs. O Around the World

I have been working with Performance Foundry for over two years now and I have three words to say — peace of mind. I know my website is in excellent hands and every time there is an issue or I add something new to the website I couldn’t hope for a more responsive support team.

I trust the team so much I have hired them independently to some of my consultancy clients as I totally trust their technical abilities and won’t let me down. On a personal note, everyone from the team is a delight to deal with. Mrs. O approved indeed.

Beatrice Bernard-Poulin

Eille la cheap!! & AustralieQC.ca

I don’t remember when it is exactly I first contacted Craig about helping me out with my website – but one thing I know for sure is that I haven’t regretted it one second.

I sort of know how to code, once built websites with FTP, and if I wanted to, I could probably figure out why plugins are sometimes breaking. But the truth is, it’s not my passion. And my time is best spent elsewhere.

Since I decided to go with a managed hosting plan, I hear other bloggers and business owners complaining about issues with their websites, and I can focus about what I’m passionate about: creating quality content. And when the rare issue does pop up, I know someone will be fixing it within hours.

Bethaney Davies

Flashpacker Family

Switching to managed WordPress hosting through Performance Foundry was the best money I’ve ever spent on my blog. I had major site speed and error issues that were cleared up right away by Craig and his team.

I’m not interested in the technical side of blogging so having managed hosting has freed up a lot of my time and mental energy allowing me to focus on more profitable aspects of my blog. It was definitely a wise investment that has allowed my blog to grow and perform for my readers without interruption.

Thomas Dowson

Archaeology Travel

Some months after a theme change on my website I noticed my traffic numbers were plummeting week on week. At first I put it down to the end of season quiet time. By chance I did a speed test and found the load times for my pages were abysmal. I then spent weeks trying to sort this out, when I should have been adding content to my website. Literally, I had sleepless nights! And it was during one of these nights that I realised the monthly cost of a managed hosting plan was considerably less than the cost of my time I was wasting. If I have a problem with my car, I go to a mechanic. I do not waste time becoming a mechanic myself. So why when there is something wrong with my website am I reading everything I can to resolve the issue instead of finding a trusted expert?

Thankfully I did find a recommended team and within a few months of handing my site over to Performance Foundry, the traffic to my website has not just recovered, it has nearly doubled. Oh, and I am sleeping again.

To be honest, at first it did feel weird handing over so much control of my website to other people. At least I had met Linda, and Craig has a good reputation amongst the travel blogging community. So that helped a lot. But in working with all members of the Performance Foundry team, I have come to greatly appreciate an attention to detail that is both professional and personal.

Now, I only wish I had changed from a standard, generic hosting plan to a more personal, managed hosting package sooner. As I learned from my falling traffic numbers, paying to free up my time is little more than pennies in the bigger picture!

Anne Slater-Brooks

TravelTheGlobe4Less

I moved to Performance Foundry after having difficulties with both Siteground and Bluehost. The latter were horrific with long queue times, them messing up my site when transferring to https and a very blasé attitude to my issues.

Siteground were better but I was constantly receiving messages about CPU. I am not a techie and have no desire to be but I do like to sleep easy at night and instead I was worrying whether my site would crash overnight. The issues I experienced with a poor interface in February cost me half my traffic which I am still rebuilding. For this reason I decided to take the plunge. My time is more valuable than the price I pay to Performance Foundry. After all if I save just a few hours a month it pays for the hosting.

My god they have been brilliant too.

They never seem to get frustrated by stupid questions, they take care of my plugins and updates, make suggestions for site speed improvement and are SOOOO helpful! They even redirected a load of broken links for me and gave me some additional advice on how to avoid them. It has been the best decision I made. Just wish I had done it sooner and I might have had one less wrinkle!