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WPhost Review and Interview

WPhost is a comprehensive company, dedicated to providing fast and reliable WordPress hosting solutions. The New Zealand-based hosting provider offers WordPress hosting plans that are packed with features that help you get the most out of your WordPress website.

I spoke with Jaron, WPhost’s founder, to learn more about the company and its solutions.

WPhost's Inception

Considering the wide popularity of WordPress as a CMS, building WPhost was a natural progression for Jaron. Here, he explains what drove him to create his WordPress hosting company:

“With WordPress now powering 40% of the entire internet and accounting for 64% of the CMS market, we saw a real need for high performance managed WordPress hosting. WPhost is New Zealand’s only dedicated managed WordPress hosting provider exclusively offering WordPress VPS hosting backed by the Google Cloud”.

Full Customer Support

The WPhost team is committed to providing the best support possible. They provide a truly personalised service, managing many technical and security aspects of their customers’ WordPress websites. The company also boasts 24/7 emergency support for its customers.

Jaron explained the approach that WPhost has taken to customer support:

“WPhost clients immediately notice our WordPress support goes a lot deeper than your typical web hosting company. Updates, security, migrations, backups, caching, you name it – we’ll handle it. Being local means our team of WordPress experts always have your back!”

Jaron continued:

“We’re not your regular web hosting company – we treat each site at WPhost individually and hand-tune our servers for optimal WordPress performance. Every site on the WPhost platform is spun up on its own server and gets its own dedicated resources. Our exclusive focus on WordPress means you’ll always have the best team of support at your disposal”.

Speeding Up WordPress Websites

As well as top-notch support, WPhost has a strong focus on website speed. The WPhost website describes their speeds as “Lightning Fast” and promises “The fastest WordPress hosting speeds”.

Jaron told me more about this:

“We’re super proud to include a built-in global Content Delivery Network (powered by Fastly) into all WPhost plans. Our CDN speeds up page loads for site visitors so your WordPress website chases the speed of light. We believe we are New Zealand’s only dedicated WordPress host with CDN Points of Presence strategically located in both Auckland and Wellington”.

Value-Packed Plans

Taking a look at the specs and features of the four set managed WordPress plans, I can see that customers receive excellent value for their money. Jaron spoke about the plans that WPhost has available:

“We pack so much value into all our plans, so whatever the size of your site, we have a plan that’s right for you. What’s becoming popular however, is offloading the tedious task of plugin updates! We know that managing plugin updates is time consuming and distracts from other valuable work that can grow your business. We now offer a monthly Managed Plugin Updates service where you can sit back, relax and stay up-to-date!”

Each plan includes a load of freebies like:

  • WordPress migration
  • SSL certificate
  • StudioPress Theme
  • Domain registration
  • CDN

Additionally, all customers can take advantage of features such as nightly backups, malware monitoring, and auto-healing technology.

The cheapest hosting plan costs $29 per month for the “Bronze” plan. This affords customers 1.5GB SSD storage, 10,000 visitors/month, and 500MB email storage.

The most expensive plan, priced at $99 per month, includes 10GB storage, a 50,000 monthly visitor allowance, and 2GB email storage.

The Future Of WPhost

Jaron and his team are keen to stay one step ahead of ever-evolving technology and security threats. Here, he tells me about the future of WPhost and what customers can expect from it:

“With WordPress software forever evolving and global security threats continuing to emerge, owning a WordPress website requires ongoing care and maintenance. In response, we have begun releasing WordPress website care packs for businesses that demand that extra level of care. Hot off the press is our newest add-on with the launch of 24/7 high availability WordPress uptime monitoring. Many more WordPress website care packs are planned!”.

Speaking with Jaron about his company has been a great experience. The company provides exceptional hosting for businesses with WordPress-powered websites. I’m particularly impressed with the level of customer support WPhost has in place, along with the extensive features and inclusions in the hosting packages. I also like the concept of their newly-released care packs for businesses needing even more care from them. I’m looking forward to seeing what care packs the team release next. 

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