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Image optimisation is one of the most crucial performance tasks you can undertake to optimise the performance of your WordPress website. The problem for WordPress website owners is knowing how to compress images at their best to maximise performance, without compromising quality. This is where Imagify’s new Smart Compression feature comes in. Smart Compression takes the guess work out of finding this sweet spot for you. There’s now no need

At WPhost, we work hard to ensure our customers have access to the latest versions of PHP, and we typically make those versions available as soon as we’ve completed the necessary testing. That’s why we’re excited to announce that all new sites created are running on PHP 8.1 we’ve now made the latest major release available for all WPhost customers who want to update. Customers using PHP 7.4 can continue

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