What you should know about WordPress Managed Hosting at Performance Foundry

tl;dr – What’s different from ‘normal’ hosting?
We don’t give you a cPanel, or an email address. We give you a ton of much better stuff instead.

Managed Hosting includes:

Your WordPress install, including files, media and database

Of course!

If you want to stream long-form multimedia, like video and audio, we’d recommend moving those files on a server specially set up for that style of content (it’s different from standard web hosting setups). We can help you with that.

Plain WordPress or WPMS Multisite

Both are fine! Large multisite installations might need to be put on server steroids, so please let us know if you think you’re a special case.

Server-side caching

We make sure your pages are fast without extra plugins. Tech nerds, feel free to enquire about our caching setup. Our hosting partners, Pagely, are pushing the edges of speed.

How fast? These kinds of speed improvements are common when switching from non-specialist hosting:

Response time dropped from 2-5 seconds to 0.3-0.4 seconds after code refactoring. I think we could get to 0.1-0.2 with more work. A case study in why custom themes beat generic ones?
Response time dropped from 2-5 seconds to 0.3-0.4 seconds after code refactoring. I think we could get to 0.1-0.2 with more work. A case study in why custom themes beat generic ones?

Global Content Delivery Network

Your media will load quickly around the world with our build-in CDN (content delivery network). This ‘mirrors’ your media around the world, and then the network can download your images from the closest physical location to the end user.

The CDN is our most flexible cost point, so our pricing packages are based on your bandwidth usage. More traffic = higher cost, but we refuse to penalise you for one-off spikes thanks to a great media mention or promotion. Only if you’re regularly above the threshold do we need to talk about updating your account.

Data centers near where you are

Using Amazon infrastructure, we can keep your database and core files close to your office or main audience. We currently run servers on the east and west coasts of the US, as well as in Europe and Australia.

Regular maintenance and monitoring

We constantly monitor for speed and uptime, with any downtime piped straight into our engineer’s inbox for urgent attention.

We update your site daily to ensure the most-recent security for your plugins. Theme updates are monitored and updated on an as-needed basis, using a local testing environment to check for issues before going live. Core updates are normally run as-needed for security updates, and within a week of major releases, depending on developer feedback around each release.

Our team monitors all WordPress core development chat, to make sure we know what’s coming down the line, and how that will effect your site.

Daily backups and constant security scanning

As well as keeping things up to date, we pro-actively scan for security threats and have network- and sever-level protections in place against attacks.

Our system takes a daily snapshot of files and the database, which are kept for two weeks, providing quick roll-back options if needed.

Access to our support and engineering team

Our support desk is ready for your questions, and it’s staffed by engineers and trained support people. Maintenance questions? We’re onto it within a day. New feature needed? We’ll be in touch with a quote.

We operate a fair-use policy, and allocate around an hour per month, per site for out-of-the-ordinary maintenance work.

Performance Foundry is your virtual in-house tech team.
We’re here to help!

Custom plugins, themes and complete websites

It’s an additional cost, but the Performance Foundry team create custom sites for businesses around the world. Take advantage of that and have a highly-performant site built that’s customised to your business needs.

Search engine and conversion rate optimisation

Add on search marketing or conversion rate optimisation plans, where our team help you with ranking, gaining leads, and making sales.

Free migration

In most cases, we can migrate existing WordPress sites to our managed hosting with no additional cost. There’s no downtime involved: everything just works.

We can migrate from Blogger, Drupal, Wix, Weebly and other platforms. Pricing will vary based on the complexity of the job.

Managed Hosting doesn’t include:

Email accounts

We believe a web server should serve web pages as quickly as possible. Because of that, we have chosen not to host email in the same place.

We recommend using specialist email services, such as Google Apps or Outlook 365, for email.

Control panels

This is the joy of working with us: you don’t need a control panel to organise your site: you just get in there and build content. And because we’re not maintaining a cPanel for you, there’s one fewer bits of software to cause slow downs and security issues.

Headaches

With Managed WordPress from Performance Foundry, you don’t have to worry about the tech side of things: if something’s not working, you file a ticket and we’ll take a look for you: we can fix most things within a day and, if not, will work with you to find a solution.

What does all this cost?

For hassle-free, super-fast WordPress on world-class infrastructure and access to two engineering teams? Pricing starts at just $125/month, or get one month free with a $1375/year plan. We also have specialist plans for publishers and e-commerce sites.

Why is this my best option?

Such a good question! Learn why we think our WordPress hosting is the best around.

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