How Self-Published Ebooks + WordPress Are A Rapid Gateway To Untold Opportunities

If you think you have a book in you, you need not try to land Ari Gold as your literary agent and have him go to bat lining up interviews with publishers that might amount in a traditional book deal, nor do we recommend you slog away for years on end to polish off that perfectly packaged manuscript of prose. Out of the gate, you’re pushing a boulder up a mountain. Why do that when you don’t have to suffer? No, no. Please. Today there are numerous and far better ways to birth your big idea and bring your book…

New: Rapid deploy of VPS in any region

We have received two primary types of feedback from our VPS and Enterprise WordPress Hosting customers over the last 2 years. The first being some form of “ZOMG this thing is fast!” and the other being “Why do I have to wait 2 days for my VPS?” Regarding the first: You are welcome. Regarding the second point: We know it is frustrating, so we did something about it. Deploy a Pagely VPS in any of our 9 regions, instantly. We started by re-factoring our on-boarding process a bit by asking customers of our higher end plans to select the region they preferred their VPS…

New: PressDNS™ with automatic geo caching and WAF support now available

Here. We. Grow. Again. Let’s quickly review a few of the solutions the Pagely Managed WordPress hosting platform currently provides: PressARMOR™ is our security protocol developed in house to secure and protect your WordPress site hosted here at Pagely. An aspect of PressARMOR is the WAF (Web Application Firewall) like capabilities of blocking vulnerability exploitation attempts, bot scans, and brute force attempts at the network edge before your WordPress site is even accessed. PressCACHE™ is our site acceleration system that utilizes intelligent caching rules to serve your WordPress pages up at a noticeable speed bump from our HyperProxy nodes. An important, but until…

New: 2-Factor Authentication is now Live

Today we are happy to announce 2-Factor-Authentication is now available to all customers. 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your Pagely customer account. We encourage all customers to enable it by following these simple instructions. Our 2FA implementation makes use of the Google Authenticator mobile app which is available for Android and iPhone as a free download. We will add raw SMS support in a future update for US customers should there be a demand.  

Editorial Survey: What do you want to learn?

In an effort to provide the most useful possible content to you, our reader, we’re conducting our first editorial survey. What do you want to learn about this Fall? This is your opportunity to shape our editorial calendar for the rest of 2015 and tap us to produce articles on the subjects which will most help you in your role. Please take 3min and make your voice heard by completing the short survey here. Thanks for your time and your continued readership of our blog. If there are any other topic ideas not covered by that survey feel free to…

Four Options to Monitor Site Uptime and Page Speed

Page speed is important to both your overall ranking in the SERPs and to presenting a positive user experience. We covered both those topics at length in our recent posts regarding how to identify slow pages and the different tools and techniques that are available. But what happens when your entire website goes offline or experiences slowness? How quickly would you be notified of such a problem and would either of those factors have a detrimental impact on your business? Also, consider how much you really now about your actual user experience in terms of website speed and reliability? Luckily, there’s…

Pagely is now 6yrs old. $75 credit for new VPS+ customers.

Most companies do not make it past 3 years, even fewer 5. We have beaten the odds and are very happy to be celebrating our 6th birthday this month. Still revenue funded, still leading the field, still fighting above our weight class and slaying the mega-hosts. Managed WordPress Hosting as a ‘thing’ is actually 9yrs old. Huh you ask? The prototype platform which eventually became Pagely, we actually created in 2006. Automatic WordPress installs/updates and backups were the first features then. 9yrs later most cannot imagine running a WordPress site without the performance, security, staging, and expert support a Managed WordPress platform provides. A few…

WordPress 4.3.1 Update

Throughout the day the team will be pushing out the 4.3.1 WordPress core point release. This is a minor security and maintenance release. You can view the full release notes here. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to open up a support ticket. Cheers!

We benchmarked Amazon’s new Aurora database for use with WordPress. Results within.

As an Amazon advanced technology partner we get a first look at Amazon’s new products and tools. At last year’s RE:Invent Amazon announced a new database product called Aurora, which promised up to 5x performance gains on the same hardware AND would act as a drop-in replacement to MySQL. While we did see impressive gains across the board, on average Aurora RDS is 3x faster than MySql RDS when used with WordPress. Aurora is now in full production at Pagely and we’d like to share some data and thoughts on how it has improved performance for our WordPress hosting customers….

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