I recently moved over one of my most important sites to SiteGround from its previous location at a shared host. SiteGround are a hosting company that’s been established for more than 9 years now, they are based in Bulgaria and offer shared hosting, cloud hosting and dedicated servers.
One of the reasons I moved to SiteGround was that I met their team at WordCamp Europe in Leiden earlier this year. They left a lasting impression of me and immediately came across as a fun, knowledgeable and passionate bunch, focused on supplying a great service and keeping their customers satisfied.
Today we’ll be having a look at a hosting service provided by Cloudways. This company does server management for its clients and partners with Cloud providers like AWS, Elastichosts, Linode etc. A client can thus choose their own hosting platform, but leave all the technicalities in the hands of the Cloudways team.
Cloudways offer two main hosting services, Click&Go as well as PowerCloud. We will be focusing on PowerCloud today.
Thanks to Jean, I won a free year of hosting with WP Engine. I was looking for a new WordPress host and have had my eyes on WP Engine for quite a while.
Ok, so WordPress managed hosting is all the rage these days, and it seems like there is a lot of hype around WP Engine in particular.
There’s enough hype that people ask on Twitter or in person, “What’s so great about WP Engine?” At some point, you get tired of harping on the same old benefits of blazing fast speed, incredible security, unbelievable scalbility, and white-glove support. Those are amazing, but you want to tell an even better story and share the “hidden benefits” of hosting with WP Engine.