Is Premium WordPress Hosting For You?
Do you need some more power behind your WordPress blog?
While WordPress.com has become one of the world’s most popular blog hosting platforms, its WordPress.org cousin has become a market leader in website design and content management. WordPress.org represents a one-stop shop for the easy assembly of dynamic sites, and today it powers over a quarter of the world’s websites, with blue-chip clients including Spotify, NASA, Ford and Facebook.
While WordPress.org offers a cohesive platform for constructing and designing a dynamic website, its sheer diversity and depth can be daunting to the uninitiated. Moreover, it can be tricky to find a hosting company capable of providing lightning-fast site loading across the globe, while the task of keeping malware and security fully updated against the latest threats from viruses and hackers can seem daunting to beginners.
For these reasons, an increasing number of UK2 customers are opting for our Premium WordPress Hosting services. These packages have been tailored to fully exploit the huge potential of a WordPress website, providing standard features that might otherwise be costly or difficult to manage. Premium packages deliver a blend of WordPress simplicity and technical support that will enable every site to function effectively, drawing on UK2’s worldwide web hosting expertise (which predated WordPress’s launch in 2003 by several years).
Our Premium WordPress Hosting packages are built on dedicated servers configured to suit the unique characteristics of the WordPress platform, ensuring impressive performance and flawless reliability. We use the latest SSD technology to power virtual private servers, alongside state-of-the-art content delivery networks that perform intelligent routing and supply page content to web browsers in the blink of an eye. With Google now penalising slow-loading sites, and modern-day attention spans increasingly intolerant of page loading, getting content on-screen within a couple of seconds has never been as crucial as it is today.
Although WordPress has a thriving online community of self-taught gurus and amateur coders, it can be reassuring for beginners to follow tutorials and how-to guides. These are free to Premium customers, offering tips and insights into creating a website that will do everything you need – and nothing you don’t. Speaking of things you don’t need, reactionary malware monitoring and automatic non-core updates provide a dependable safety net against the seemingly endless number of threats circulating in cyberspace.
Of course, some WordPress.org users won’t wish to take advantage of intelligent routing, or the stylish website templates that are free with every Premium Hosting package. Some people will be quite happy to populate a standard template with self-generated copy and images, before uploading it and leaving it in perpetuity. However, anyone wanting to sell products or services should consider a Premium package – WordPress is particularly well-suited for online trading, with thousands of payment plugins and ecommerce extensions. The same is true for people with content-heavy websites, where rapid loading times are essential. Customers of a nervous disposition will sleep easier in the knowledge that expert support teams can be contacted at any time of day or night, while round-the-clock technical support ensures servers can operate flawlessly and security issues will be resolved before they can cause any harm.