Zenefits

A WordPress Hosting customer study.

Customer: Zenefits

Zenefits is the leading provider of cloud-based human resources management and helps businesses of all sizes manage health insurance, payroll, compliance, paid time off, benefits, employee onboarding, stock option management, and more.

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tl;dr

Zenefits needed a way to realize the full SEO benefit of its company blog to its corporate site. They sought to offload maintenance concerns from IT while ensuring a high degree of security and wanted to minimize page load times.

"We're a busy company trying to change an industry. The last thing I want us to worry about is DevOps spending time keeping WordPress updated. Pagely has our back."
Zenefits Sebastian Tonkin - Director of Growth

The Challenge

The Zenefits company blog was previously hosted in-house on a subdomain. We were seeking to realize the SEO benefit of the blog for our public web site by migrating the blog to a subdirectory of our root domain. We needed a managed solution that would allow us to focus on our core business.

We're an extremely security-conscious company due to the nature of our business and therefore needed to feel comfortable with the security practices of the managed hosting provider.

The Solution

Pagely was the only provider we found who was willing to work with us through the complexity of setting up the reverse proxy and applying the necessary NGINX, PHP and file tweaks to make it all work the way we wanted.

The other attractive aspect to their service is that they don't charge overages. The marketer's dream is to create viral content but this can be a nightmare budget-planning-wise if the traffic creates an unanticipated financial burden on marketing. With Pagely we're not penalized for creating great content.

We gained a good deal of trust in their technical team throughout this process - every issue large or small, they've been on point. If they don't know the right answer offhand, they'll find it.

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