WPhost Blog

We’re excited to announce our new point of presence (POP) in Christchurch, New Zealand, allowing us to offer Kiwi government agencies as well as businesses, from budding startups to global multi-nationals, greater resilience, higher network availability, and extended failover services. With the addition of this POP, we continue to build on our strategic approach of deploying fewer, more powerful POPs in well-connected locations around the world to increase capacity, decrease

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

At WPhost, we take care of general site security for you and work hard to keep on top of the latest WordPress security vulnerabilities. All our plans include built-in global Content Delivery Network, powered by Fastly. While most WordPress sites don’t need to worry about DDOS mitigation, Fastly’s high-bandwidth, globally distributed network is built to absorb DDoS attacks. We proactively block threats when we can. There are certain added pieces of optional

If your WordPress website is taking a second or two longer to load than you’d like, we’ll share why we’re the best web hosting provider in NZ and how moving to WPhost could make all the difference to your business. Unfortunately, too many website owners leave it until it’s too late in their search for the best NZ web hosting. Their decision is usually forced after their site crashes on

At WPhost, we make it easy for you to host WordPress at your own domain name. We’ve got everything to get you online and our provisioning process is very much hands-off – we’ll take care of all the moving parts including a free WordPress migration, core WordPress updates, security, backups and caching. All you have to do is sign up for any of our value-packed WordPress hosting plans. This blog

Each site hosted with WPhost is spun up on its own containerised site pod on the Google Cloud Platform. Your WordPress site gets its own resources with an allocated number of workers and memory dedicated to PHP. In addition, we also assign memory to NGINX and all the other services running on your server. As an example, our out of the box Divi Theme sites are spun up with the

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.

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