The Silicon Review
Running a WordPress blog or site is no easy game. You have to take care of all the content, marketing, site design, social media, and so forth. But before you do that, you have to make sure our WordPress site is running smoothly, and your current WordPress hosting provider isn’t giving you any headaches or issues.
There are plenty of Content Management Systems (CMS) out there but managed WordPress hosting continues to dominate the field. Conservative estimates suggest that WordPress powers at least 30% of all global websites.
So, why do people prefer WordPress? Because it’s more than just a CMS; it’s now evolved into the ultimate platform where you can publish practically anything you like. The possibilities are endless with WordPress, from a simple blog to a complex media site, an e-commerce shop, to an extensive portfolio.
Today, most web hosting companies out there focus on providing affordable solutions. It costs you less than $5 to get an account with a shared hosting provider. And that’s a great solution if you’re just getting started. But for a medium-sized or business site going for high-quality WordPress hosting is a better alternative.
By quality hosting, I mean managed WordPress hosting created explicitly for WordPress users. Managed WordPress hosting can help you get a faster-loading site, and it also takes a load off your shoulders by handling a lot of essential maintenance and performance optimization tasks for you.
One of the tops managed WordPress hosting providers to choose from is WP Engine. WP Engine is the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company. It powers the freedom to create on WordPress. WP Engine’s managed WordPress hosting, eCommerce solutions, and enterprise offerings, including their WordPress experience platform and headless WordPress solution, power 1.5M digital experiences globally for companies and agencies of all sizes.
WP Engine—the best WordPress hosting solution for your business
WP Engine is a managed hosting service, which means it’s like having a dedicated technical assistant powering your website and responding quickly to any issues as they arise. This ultimately allows you to spend more time focusing on more important, strategic tasks.
By choosing WP Engine, you can rapidly and easily improve the performance of your WordPress website, protect your business, and accelerate development, all backed by WP Engine’s award-winning, 24/7 support.
WP engine provides managed WordPress hosting services and solutions to a variety of sectors and customers—from managed to host for bloggers and small businesses to medium and large scale enterprises, WordPress eCommerce solutions for WooCommerce stores, client management, and billing tools to grow your agency, to complete headless WordPress platform for fast dynamic sites.
Additionally, WP Engine offers tools to users to help them build better WordPress websites, much faster. The firm’s automated site migrations move your sites to their platform with no downtime.
WP Engine’s Premier, the enterprise WordPress hosting platform, delivers industry-leading security, performance, and scalability for the world’s most popular and most visited sites.
Customers using WP Engine Premier no longer need to worry about whether their platform can handle sudden traffic spikes or compute-intensive workloads. Premier is an enterprise platform designed by the company that powers more of the top 200,000 websites globally, more than anyone else in WordPress.
The platform incorporates burstable scalability, allowing sites to scale up or down. Premier removes the guesswork, so customers will not have to worry about having enough server capacity or whether they are paying too much for capacity they are not using.
While with WP Engine’s local WordPress development tools, users can build, test, and deploy sites faster with the #1 WordPress local development tool. Users can also use the premium themes and block tools on WP Engine to build better WordPress sites much more quickly with their powerful Genesis and block tools.
WP Engine addresses WordPress security concerns with automated management of updates and backups, fast servers, and incredibly responsive customer service. WP Engine is the standout choice for web hosting.
Leading innovations in the managed WordPress hosting solutions sector
Most WordPress hacks happen because some combination of the website’s WordPress core module, PHP version, themes, or plugins have not been updated—sometimes for years. Because WordPress and plugin security vulnerabilities become well known quickly. You must update your site every month, if not every week, but manually doing so can easily take at least 5-10 hours per month (if done thoroughly).
WP Engine’s Smart Plugin Manager addresses WordPress’s most significant risk in a fraction of the time compared with doing so manually. For an additional $10 per month, WP Engine will automatically update your WordPress theme and the 10-30 plugins that most WordPress sites need to function the way you want without paying a fortune for custom website development.
Updating and backing up WordPress automatically and regularly
WP Engine also alerts you when WordPress core and PHP updates are available along with a staging environment so you can apply these updates to see if any issues arise with your site. This allows you to make corrections without compromising the integrity of the live site. Once troubleshooting and quality control are completed, you can then publish the staged site to the live site with one click—after creating a manual backup point of your site (also with one click).
WP Engine automatically backs up your site daily and stores backups for at least 30 days. And, worst-case scenario: if a client tries to make a change or an update and accidentally breaks something important, WP Engine’s convenient backup points allow us to quickly and easily restore their site.
Incredible customer support to solve your needs anytime and anywhere
WP Engine’s customer support is always available. WP Engine offers dedicated support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. That’s really important because life and work don’t just happen between 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday – Friday!
WP Engine’s support team is there to get them back up and running as soon as possible if a client has an issue.
Each rep is very knowledgeable about WordPress and WP Engine’s platform, so most issues are resolved on the first chat.
Speed and security—the hallmarks of WP Engine
The hosting service provider also offers the fastest WordPress server speeds available, and they regularly announce enhancements that make WordPress run even faster. Combined with the implementation of plugins like NitroPack, mobile performance scores of 95 to 100 are possible, as reported by Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool.
The free SSL certificate that WP Engine offers with every domain is a must, and installation takes mere moments.
The SSL certificate increases the security of the site. Perhaps equally significantly, it improves users’ trust and confidence in the website by letting them know that it is secure and their connection is private.
Bonus: up-to-date security certificates mean the user never has to wonder if this site—and by extension, business—is stuck in the past.
Plus, Google’s algorithm views HTTPS as a significant factor when ranking a site as trustworthy—so much so that sites with an SSL certificate installed have an advantage over sites without an SSL certificate. You know what that means—better SEO for sites hosted on WP Engine!
Leading the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company
Heather Brunner is the Chairwoman and CEO for WP Engine. She has steered the company to hyper-growth and global expansion with offices in Austin, San Antonio, San Francisco, London, Limerick, and Brisbane, serving 75,000 customers in 130 countries.
Heather, a 27-year technology veteran, helped create billions in value and drove customer success and business strategy for companies including Bazaarvoice, Coremetrics, Trilogy, Oracle, and Accenture. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international economics from Trinity University. Heather received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Central Texas Award for Technology. She serves on the Board of Directors for Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT), Localeur LLC, and the Entrepreneurs Foundation.