In this article I'm going to review the recent acquisition of StudioPress by WP Engine. These are two of my favorite WordPress companies / products. The fact that they are now joining forces is incredible! And I want share my thoughts on what I think this means for use users! Who are these companies? StudioPress is a premium theme company and the creators of the Genesis Framework. In fact, I would wager that Brian, founder of StudioPress, also founded the premium theme industry and would it … [Read more...] about WP Engine WordPress Hosting Acquires StudioPress and Genesis Theme Framework
It's official, WP Engine has been supporting PHP 7 since July 2016, is your site ready for the upgrade? Like everything else at WP Engine, they have made this really simple for you to check your site before upgrading to PHP 7. With two very simple steps you can verify your site is ready for PHP 7 and have your WP Engine account upgraded, and it's free. Step 1 - Check Your Sites Compatibility Like I said, they made this supper simple by developing a WordPress Plugin, PHP Compatibility … [Read more...] about Upgrading to PHP 7 with WP Engine WordPress Hosting
Over the past couple of years, it seems like every hosting company has launched a hosting plan for WordPress users. Some have created new environments intended to support the resource requirements and security necessities WordPress demands, others just create an illusion of Managed WordPress hosting by putting a new product name on their site, "WordPress Hosting" when really it's the same as their other hosting, just WordPress comes pre-installed. Most WordPress (WP) hosting products are … [Read more...] about Managed WordPress Hosting and What to Expect
This topic, website hosting dilemma, comes up with every client I've ever worked with. Now available: Managed WordPress Hosting and What to Expect an updated view of WordPress hosting and the pitfalls of GoDaddy Managed WordPress Hosting. And the discussion usually starts with GoDaddy. Let's be honest, the prices are appealing and their probably the better known service provider. It is a frustrating conversation that I have at least once a month, and it goes something like this; I tell the … [Read more...] about WordPress Hosting: Why not GoDaddy?
Many of our clients want to know what website hosting solution they should use. And until recently, I was always a bit hesitant to offer any suggestions. Only because so many of the hosting providers are unreliable. For the past 14 months, we've been using Rackspace Cloud Servers for our websites and some clients sites, but Rackspace isn't right for everyone, especially if servers and hosting technology isn't your cup of tea. We have been recommending bluehost for clients on really tight … [Read more...] about WordPress Hosting with WP Engine