It seems that almost all the major brands these days offer dedicated, managed WordPress hosting these days, and HostGator wasn’t about to be left out so today they have announced the launch of their own managed WordPress hosting called Optimized WP. Much like all other managed WordPress hosting services Optimized WP is intended to simplify the installation, configuration, and ongoing maintenance behind a WordPress website. Other features include a customized caching solution and Global CDN for faster loading websites around the globe, one-click file level restores from an offsite backup location that better protects customer data from human error or malicious activity, and 24/7 customer support from HostGator’s own WordPress experts.
Pricing starts at just $12.95/mo for a single site. That includes free migration; 1GB of automated daily database backups, use of the above-mentioned CDN, automatic malware removal, and unlimited storage space & email accounts!
For the new platform HostGator uses a customized multi-tiered caching solution that is integrated with its scalable cloud platform to enable customers to handle traffic spikes quickly and easily. Optimized WP for HostGator sites can scale to support significantly more hits per day than traditional shared architecture.
In addition, HostGator pre-installs valuable plugins such as Jetpack, WP Super Cache, Google Analytics Dashboard for WP and MOJO Premium themes so that customers can hit the ground running.
SiteLock, the security solution for Optimized WP for HostGator, scans for and automatically removes malware on a daily basis and provides other critical security features such as blacklist monitoring and malicious bot blocking to name a few. Reputation is very important to small business customers and this WordPress offering includes critical security features to help keep the malicious intruders out and WordPress sites running smoothly.
“Today, we host more than two million WordPress sites on our HostGator platform,” said Adam Farrar, HostGator General Manager and Brand CEO. “With Optimized WP, our customers will have a more simplified and seamless experience. And, with free migration and access to consulting time with our HostGator WordPress experts, switching to Optimized WP for HostGator can be accomplished quickly and easily.”