We’re so excited to announce some amazing, new features of our Managed Plugin Updates service! Here’s just a few of the new features: Automatic backups and rollbacks Visual regression testing Weekly or daily update frequency (previously only monthly) Updates run outside of New Zealand business hours Real experts to help you troubleshoot WPhost Managed Plugin Updates takes the best of AI technology and adds a layer of real WordPress experts.
After moving to WPhost and the Google Cloud Platform + Fastly, adding WP Rocket is the next biggest boost you can give your WordPress website. WP Rocket is recognised as the most powerful caching plugin by WordPress experts. But beyond caching, WP Rocket features minimal configuration and immediate results – get a faster website in a few clicks. For users who want to leverage WP Rocket caching on top of
In our continued efforts to offer the latest technologies on our platform, we’re announcing support for PHP 7.4! As of June this year, all new sites on WPhost use PHP 7.4. Older sites are scheduled to be upgraded to PHP 7.4 on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 at 5AM NZDT. Sites upgrading from PHP 7.2/7.3 to 7.4 can see increases in performance and also stay up to date as previous versions
Named Eckstine, in honor of Billy Eckstine, the release of WordPress 5.5 is creating a nightmare for website owners as tens of thousands of websites around the world break. If your website breaks after updating to WordPress 5.5, don’t panic, WPhost has jumped on this issue early and is here to tell you how to fix it! In this post, we’ll tell you what changed in WordPress 5.5 breaking so
As if our plans couldn’t get any better, right? Not only do we already make it incredibly easy to enable SSL on your site, we’ve now added the ability to secure multiple domains with one Multi-Domain SSL certificate. Multi-Domain SSL certificates (also called SAN or Subject Alternative Name certificates) give you the ability to secure all domains on your site – yes all of them! Free Multi-Domain SSL Certificates are available
If you’re currently using a shared web hosting provider, you’re probably wondering when’s the best time to move to NZ managed WordPress hosting? There is never a better time to move to New Zealand managed WordPress hosting than right now. Unfortunately, too many WordPress website owners leave it until it’s too late to upgrade to managed WordPress hosting. Their decision is usually forced after their site crashes on shared web
Behind every successful.website is a powerful web hosting provider. If you want your website to have the fastest WordPress hosting speeds, rock solid security, and a stress free hosting experience, you need to move it to a managed WordPress hosting provider. What is managed WordPress hosting? When we refer to WPhost as a managed WordPress hosting provider, we’re calling out the many benefits that makes our hosting stand out from
Is your WordPress website taking a second or two longer to load than you’d like, but aren’t sure where to begin troubleshooting? In our latest blog post, How to speed up your WordPress site we’ll show you five easy ways to help you speed up those slow loading sites! 1. Optimise your images Shrinking images for use on your WordPress website will use less bandwidth and load faster. Many images
Underneath our platform, there’s a lot of technical stuff happening to keep your WordPress sites fast, secure, and running smoothly. We’ve been busy upgrading to the latest technologies to offer enterprise-grade infrastructure to all of our customers. WPhost’s Cloud Platform is now more scalable, more resilient, and faster than ever. New Zealand and Australian customers will see significant reductions in latency. Our performance testing shows 80-95% reductions in round-trip-time (RTT)
Last year, we wrote about Google marking all HTTP websites as “not secure”. And in July 2018, Google began marking all HTTP sites that didn’t have an SSL Certificate as not secure. Google uses over 200 ranking factors in their algorithm that it actively considers before ranking any website in the search engine results pages (SERPs). Despite knowing this, Google has very carefully safeguarded how the actual algorithms work to
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