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,

Managed WordPress Hosting and Maintenance

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

What do we do?

Migrate your site to our servers

Host your site

Optimise for speed

Daily backups

Run updates

Keep your site secure

Answer your WP questions

Fix small issues

Enabling Bigger Business

Griffin’s business was growing. 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,

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.

1. Exploration

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

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.

3. Design

Your website takes shape, colour and form.

4. Development

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

5. Staging

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

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.

7. Maintenance and Optimisation

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

Stories From the Foundry

Experiences from WordCamp, Paris 2017

Two of the Performance Foundry team headed to Paris to attend WordCamp Paris. Read about Robin’s experience!

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Paris, WordCamp, and Gutenberg

WordCamps are about learning, connecting to people and contributing to WordPress, and at WordCamp Europe 2017, in Paris, there was place for all of that.

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Does Performance Foundry Work Well?

Let's ask our clients!

Kerri McConnel

Beer and Croissants

I’ve spent most of my years in the corporate world looking after customers, and after one too many bad customer experiences with my original host, I went looking for someone more professional.

Being fairly new to the blogging world at the time, I didn’t really feel as though I could justify spending a lot of money on a host. But it was hard to overlook my values of quality and integrity.

Time and time again, since signing on with Performance Foundry I have had my decision validated. Exceptional customer service, every time, and only the very best of help and support. The fact that they ring me a couple of times a year just to “check-in” is testament to the value they place on customer service.

Being able to do everything I need to to run my business is so much easier knowing these guys are my back end support.

David Lee

Travel Blog Success

Craig Martin has been a part of Travel Blog Success, my online community for travel bloggers, since it launched in 2010. Over the years, I’ve watched him engage and help bloggers firsthand.

In Fall 2016, when Travel Blog Success was experiencing multiple technical problems, in part due to changes in the server environment of our web host, I appealed to him for help. Because the issue was affecting our sales, he treated it as a high priority, working over a dozen hours to troubleshoot the problem.

Ultimately, we were able to resolve the biggest issue, and a host of smaller ones, by moving Travel Blog Success to Performance Foundry’s hosting. Since then, we’ve used Performance Foundry to perform a variety of small and medium design-related tasks, and have been very happy with the support and results.

I’m happy to recommend Craig and his team to bloggers everywhere!

Katja and Victoria

We had been unhappy with our previous hosting provider for a while and had investigated other hosting options but didn’t find one that we thought would be more reliable.

When we heard about Performance Foundry, we loved the idea but were unsure about the cost involved. Having been with Performance Foundry for nearly two months now, I wish we had made the jump sooner!

Signing up to Performance Foundry has been, without doubt, one of our best investments to date. Our site is faster, the load time is quicker and our page views have increased by one third in just a few weeks. We could not be happier.

Simon Pierce

Planet Ocean

I switched over to Performance Foundry from a budget host after I installed a “site down” monitoring alert. As it turned out, my website was regularly offline, and I was also noticing exploits such as URL injections. I’m trying to develop a WordPress-based business, and it was abundantly clear to me that my lack of technical knowledge was likely to result in ongoing problems.

I solved this situation by switching to Performance Foundry. Their expert, personalised assistance immediately meant that I have dramatically improved site uptime (it’s as close to 100% as it can reasonably be), and their specialised hosting led to a massive speed boost, which immediately resulted in more traffic. I’ve also got the peace of mind of knowing that magical ninja WordPress security elves (I’m pretty sure that’s how it works?) are securing my site from external attack around the clock.

Basically, Performance Foundry manages the site for me, so I can focus on my business. I’m so glad I made the switch.


Living the Dream

I migrated Living the Dream over to Performance Foundry as my site was growing beyond what my old host could provide and was experiencing frequent crashes and long load times. The migration to Performance Foundry was seamless and almost immediately my homepage load time improved by upwards of 90% before any other optimizations were done.

Whenever I’ve had an issue come up on my site, the support team gets back to me almost immediately with a fix. Many times the problem was being worked on before I even notified them about it, too. It is because of this that I migrated my second blog, Discover the Burgh, over to Performance Foundry just one month after Living the Dream and now no longer have the worry I once had to keep my sites running at their best.

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 do 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.

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.

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.

Katie Lara

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.