|[January 16, 2014]
GoDaddy Expands WordPress Offerings with Managed Hosting
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
the world's largest Web hosting provider, is launching a new Web hosting
platform dedicated to optimizing WordPress, the most popular
content-management system. Live tomorrow, the new WordPress experience
enables customers to focus on content creation, while GoDaddy handles
the technical details of managing a Web hosting account including server
set up, security, daily backups and performance optimization.
With nearly 2 million WordPress websites currently under management,
GoDaddy has extensive experience with WordPress, and built Managed
WordPress hosting from the ground up to provide the best possible
experience and service. The GoDaddy team listened to customers, engaged
WordPress experts and connected with Web professionals to create a
product that provides a simple way to build a WordPress site that's
fast, reliable and secure, at an affordable price.
GoDaddy Managed WordPress automatically updates accounts to the latest
version of WordPress and ensures that a website's plug-ins aren't
vulnerable to security attacks or wasting resources, causing a website
to perform poorly. In addition to protecting WordPress, GoDaddy offers
layers of added security including firewalls, malware scanning and
automated security patching - all supported by an award-winning Security
Team with continuous monitoring.
"GoDaddy is committed to supporting the WordPress community with one of
the fastest, most secure and reliable hosting platforms," said GoDaddy
Director of Hosting Product Management Bill Watt. "The team created a
product that is easy-to-use and is robust and scalable as an
enterprise-level service. GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting costs a
fraction of other competitors' rices and is backed by award-winning,
around-the-clock customer service which makes this a great choice for
anyone looking to get their website up and running."
The new Web hosting service uses load-balanced servers dedicated to
WordPress with multiple cashing layers and massively redundant
SSD-backed file and database servers to ensure fast page loads and high
scalability for traffic spikes. Users interested in transferring
WordPress sites to GoDaddy can use a one-click migration tool that has
been developed to automatically and simply move all the relevant files.
GoDaddy is officially launching the product at WordCamp Phoenix
tomorrow. Participants of the event have been able to test out the
product leading up to the event, in order to give feedback directly to
the engineers and designers. Just as the product was created with
feedback from users and experts, the team plans on using interactions
with the WordPress community to continuously improve the product.
"GoDaddy's WordPress solution has really taken the Waste Management
Phoenix Open website to the next level," said Tom King, Waste Management
Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman. "We have had flawless performance
since we started using the service. Our tournament is just around the
corner and we completely trust GoDaddy to help us deliver a fast and
reliable website, regardless of how many spikes in traffic we get."
Leaders from the GoDaddy development team are hosting a Google (News - Alert) Hangout
to discuss the latest product offering tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. PT/1:30
p.m. ET. The link to participate in or view the Hangout is: https://plus.google.com/events/c7114b4mj5ks6t2iku7dj4f6928.
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