Webhosting

WordPress Hosting for Freelancers and Designers by Flywheel

Earlier this week, Flywheel came out of beta and is now ready for the big time. Going up against some long-time competition like WP Engine and Page.ly, Flywheel has some big headway it needs to make. How is Flywheel different? Thankfully, Flywheel is not just another managed WordPress hosting provider. The Flywheel team wanted to…

Blogdroid to be Acquired by Page.ly

In today’s big announcement, Blogdroid is set to be acquired by Page.ly, a competing managed WordPress hosting provider. “BlogDroid is a great acquisition to swell our ranks of happy customers. They will find a good home on our expanding service,” said Joshua Strebel, co-founder and CEO of Page.ly while remarking on the deal. “Managed WordPress…

EC2 or no EC2: The great WordPress server debate

There has been some discussion recently as to whether Amazon’s EC2 infrastructure is or isn’t ideal for WordPress installations, as someone who’s spoken on the topic at multiple WordCamps including WCNYC and WCLV I feel like this is an important subject for those looking to run their own servers and are looking at all of…

Dreamhost Announces the Launch of DreamPress

In a recent announcement by Dreamhost, a well known web hosting provider based in Los Angeles, CA, the Dreamhost team announced the launch of DreamPress — a managed WordPress hosting solution. Here’s what Bennett had to say about the new service. The service uses managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) instances running on isolated, highly scalable,…

Page.ly goes international offering UK caching

In a move to better globalize its operations, WordPress managed hosting company Page.ly recently announced that it is adding a POP in the UK. Here is what Joshua Strebel had to say about the updates: We have a fair amount of clients in the UK already and today we are happy to announce the availability…

StudioPress announces monthly exclusive deals for customers, starting with Synthesis

In a recent email to its customers, StudioPress announced that the company will be offering one “exceptionally special” per month this year. January’s special deal is a customer-only rate for its WordPress managed hosting offering, Synthesis. A little background on Synthesis: Why did we get into the hosting business? The whole thing started with our…

WP Engine Prepares for a WordPress 3.5 Rollout

WP Engine is a WordPress managed hosting solution with tens of thousands of domains hosted within their network. Their clients range from small sites to big sites, all the way up to Fortune 500 sites, so upgrading to WordPress 3.5 is a rollout at scale. Chris Errett, of WP Engine, sent out an email today…

WordPress Hosting Survey by Joost

Joost, who runs Yoast.com (the term Yoast is help the English-speaking folks actually pronounce his name right ;), is running a WordPress hosting survey to figure out from the community which webhost people recommend. He’s particularly looking for people in Europe to fill it out, which isn’t a surprise since Joost lives in the Netherlands.…

Managed Hosting for the Genesis Framework

I received an email today from Brian Gardner, Chief Product Officer of Copyblogger Media, about a new offering. WordPress hosting dedicated just to Genesis users. This definitely puts a new spin on web hosting, as I’ve never seen any framework-specific web hosting ever offered. The new web hosting is called Synthesis. Pricing starts at $47…