WordPress site owners looking for more robust web hosting now have another option. Last month I wrote a post comparing three managed WordPress hosting plans from WP Engine, DreamHost, and Go Daddy. Now, iPage is offering their WP Essential hosting package designed to provide better performance, support, and security for WordPress sites. Here are some of the highlights.
New Servers and Technology for Faster WordPress Sites
With the WP Essential Plan, iPage will reduced the number of customers on each server and monitor WordPress site activity—balancing across many servers if your site is receiving tons of traffic. Together with a Solid State Drive infrastructure and reconfigured servers, iPage is also including a content delivery network and the W3 Total Cache plugin for more speed and power.
Exclusive Direct Access to Specially Trained WordPress Experts
You won’t have to wait or be put on hold to receive support for your WordPress questions or issues. You get a direct phone line so you can get right through to the WP Essential experts.
Extra Layer of Protection to Eliminate Security Threats
In addition to a firewall, iPage has teamed up with SiteLock and provides software that scans for malware and protects you from hackers.
Customized Control Panel for Better Online Experience
When you sign up for WP Essential, your websites and domains are moved to faster servers and new technology. You’ll also automatically get a streamlined control panel for easier use.
Great Lower Cost Solution for WordPress Focused Hosting
With iPage’s excellent track record in provide quality web hosting at budget prices, it does appear that they are poised to do the same for WordPress site owners. Though I would not expect WP Essential to contain the level of features from say WP Engine’s plan, you will get a premium level of services that are very beneficial to WordPress sites. And, at a bargain low price of $6.95 per month, it will still cost much less than hosting at WP Engine or DreamHost. With an impressive array of features, iPage’s WP Essential plan is a legitimate choice for WordPress site owners looking for better performance.