After changing our CMS to WordPress, we wanted to make sure that our whole web eco-system was fast, secure and flexible. We did an RFP alongside some independent market research, and were ultimately able to narrow our list down to three or four qualified vendors, all of whom specialized in WordPress hosting and provided the type of security features we needed.
St. Mary’s University, located in San Antonio, Texas, is a nationally recognized master’s level school with Catholic and Marianist roots. Their mission is to promote an ethic of service, to foster scientific and humanistic research, and to perform as an engine of social mobility. St.
WordPress is extraordinarily important within the academic community. Regardless of whether a university officially supports it, people are going to use it. There was a time in Northwestern’s history where we had many different departments and schools independently running their own WordPress instances, and there was a pretty broad range in how it was implemented and with what level of efficiency.
It’s estimated that WordPress now powers 28% of the internet – but did you know that beer powers 93% of the WordPress community? (The remaining 7% is divided between whiskey, wine and amphetami… er, coffee.) This staggering figure was the impetus behind Pagely’s quest to quench the thirst of WordPress enthusiasts everywhere, via the bold – and potentially ill-advised – launch of PressBrew.
A note from Pagely Co-Founder Sally Strebel Meeting a famous person is kind of like being a spectator at the zoo. Why? Because when people meet someone who’s been deemed successful by society, they stare, take photos, and demand a certain kind of experience. Heck – they might have even paid money to meet this star.
We often cover a variety of digital marketing topics here at Pagely, but rarely do we (and others) mention the importance of branding. That ends today, as we draw from our own experience and the advice of others to help illustrate the importance of positioning your brand in a competitive space.
The Pagely journey started with the simple idea that hosting your own WordPress powered site could be better. The service launched in late 2006 with some success. The platform was refined with additional services, tools, and configuration options and relaunched in 2009 creating the new market channel of “Managed WordPress Hosting” WordPress.com VIP came into being in late 2007/early 2008 as a premium option offered by Automattic’s WordPress.com blogging service.
Title: Senior Information Security Engineer Who am I? I am the person who stays up to date with all of the relevant security issues that face both our company infrastructure and our customers’ needs. My work history before joining Pagely included work with security, hosting, data center providers, development, and as a vulnerability researcher.
Title: Director of Hosting Operations How I got here: I’ve been in the Technology game for the better part of the last 15 years in some shape or another. I’m a Los Angeles native and some people might say I work way too much. They’re probably right.
This bio is part of a new blog series, where we asked a handful of our team to share how they see their role at Pagely. The intent is to share some insight on the various roles and responsibilities inside our organization and help you get to know us a little better.
Following our CEO’s lead in this series of introducing ourselves and explaining a bit more about our role in the company, I’ll go next… Title: Director of Sales & Marketing At a high level, I’m tasked with providing customer service to prospects before they become customers.
As companies grow and evolve, the roles we take as employees change. Typically from wearing many hats inside a small company to more specialized areas of focus in more mature companies. This is a new blog series we are doing at Pagely, where we asked a handful of our team to share how they see their role at Pagely.
Best. It’s a word meant to rank similar things in a given category by established comparison points, providing an unbiased view on how they stack up. But what’s best for one person or company is not always the best choice for another – and to further complicate things, financial bias is often the primary motivator when 3rd parties make their ‘best of’ lists.
2016 was a monumental year for digital marketing, with the rise of live streaming video, native advertising, and the increased use of personalization . Rather than focusing too heavily on mastering these trends, now is the time to look to what’s ahead.
Coke vs. Pepsi.Tom vs. Jerry.WooCommerce vs. Shopify. This last rivalry between eCommerce platforms may not be as well-known, but it’s no less fierce a competition. But, from our point of view, the winner is clearly WooCommerce. At least for serious eCommerce brands. That’s not to say Shopify is a bad product.
We offer six (6) pre-configured Enterprise WordPress Hosting plans for High Availability, Disaster Recovery, and extreme high traffic needs. Custom Clusters can be provisioned at any size and utilizing nearly any AWS service as well such as Elastic Search.
As we come to the end of another year, it is common to take a look back in review. What worked? What didn’t? Did we hit our goals and how does that inform our mission planning for 2017? Let’s set the stage: 2016 was a transition year for us.
Artwork we commissioned from Phoenix based illustrator Jeremy Lederman for a new run of T-shirts. Enjoy.
A lot of developers seem to enjoy grunt work – the thrill of fixing problems, building things, and losing yourself in lines of code. But there’s only so much time in the day. And you probably have better things to be doing than repetitive tasks that end up taking longer than they should.
As you build your online business using WordPress, it’s likely you’ll find that organization is one of the more important things you can do to nurture your success (that is, after selecting a secure web host.) Have you ever forgotten the location of a project you were just working on earlier that day?
Over the past month or so I have been monitoring the activity of a series of attacks against our hosting customers which had one common vector: insecure WordPress plugins which exposed PHP objects to potential injection.
CutCableToday.com is dedicated to helping people eliminate the cost of traditional cable by providing users with options for legal streaming services. Site visitors can search for sporting events, TV show premiers, or any other popular content to receive streaming options and recommendations.
Here we are – nearly at the end of #Movember, a month along event where folks raise funds and awareness of men’s health issues like Mental Health, Prostate Cancer, and Testicular Cancer. There are some stellar stache’s and great Move event participation. The Pagely-All-Star team has raised just over $2k and Team Sucuri is not far behind.
If you’re reading this article to prepare for Cyber Monday, you’ve already missed the boat. To get the most visibility during a major event like a holiday, you need to have content ready 45 days in advance. It’s called the 45-Day Rule, and even if you publish everything right now, you’re already within 45 days of Christmas itself, much less Cyber Monday.
Poor Thanksgiving. Such a kind-hearted holiday is losing its seat as Cyber Monday and Black Friday are taking all the fame out of “Thanksgiving Weekend.” When it comes to eCommerce, though, those top-tier shopping days are the reason for the season.
The days are getting shorter, and customers are getting ready to whip out their credit cards and start spending like no other time of the year. If you manage an e-commerce store, chances are you can expect to see an uptick over the coming weeks; 2016 holiday sales are expected to exceed $1 trillion.
Today I was fortunate enough to interview another well-respected member of the WordPress community, Ben Fox. Ben is a serial WordPress entrepreneur, co-founding FlowPress, WP University, and SIDEKICK.pro. If you’re looking to forge a career in WordPress for yourself, you should listen to what he has to say carefully.
If you’ve had your eye on the growing number of premium page builder plugins for WordPress, but don’t have any spare cash in your budget to justify the investment just yet, then the free option we are going to look at today should be of interest to you.
On Friday we used Hangouts On Air to live stream a talk between two titans of tech, BuddyPress lead developer Boone Gorges and our own CTO Josh Eichorn. Our co-founder and CEO Joshua Strebel moderated, and we ended up with a nice technical discussion of about 50 minutes in length.
Hundreds of business leaders from the WordPress community will arrive in Phoenix next week for the 3rd installment of PressNomics, The business of WordPress conference. Hatched as an idea to bring the engaging conference hallway conversation’s to center stage, PressNomics is the must attend event on the calendars of many.
Having a fast loading website has many benefits for both you as a website owner and your visitors. Slow site speeds have been shown to not only degrade the user experience, leading to reduced conversion rates and higher bounce rates, but it can also negatively affect the position of your website in the search engines results pages.
Perhaps the most well received blog series we have done, The Art of The WordPress Startup, is now available as an digital .pdf download. Get all 20 chapters covered in the blog series plus bonus features including forwards by WordPress community notables; Chris Lema, Syed Balkhi, and Matt Medeiros.
Here at Pagely® we’ve been working hard on getting our VPS & Enterprise setups dialed in. Please consider running HHVM with us in beta and here is all the information you need to know. HHVM stands for Hip-Hop Virtual Machine and is an open-source virtual machine designed for executing programs written in Hack and PHP.
We’re obsessed with making our website load as fast as possible, and of all the hosting companies we’ve tested, Pagely and their Amazon stack are far and away the fastest. It’s not even a contest really. If you want the best possible performance for your WordPress site, hosting with Pagely is a no-brainer.
November 5, 2014 This week our own CTO and expert developer Joshua Eichorn spoke to a crowd of over 200 at the first WooCommerce Conference. He discussed scaling WordPress and more specifically scaling WooCommerce. We just happen to have some expertise in WooCommerce Hosting. Below are his slides.
November 4, 2014 Here at Pagely® we’re always striving to gain a better international presence in terms of data centers. That’s why we were excited when Amazon rolled out their new Frankfurt Germany location last week.
September 23, 2014 Our CTO Joshua Eichorn will be speaking at the upcoming WooCommerce Conference during November 3-4 in San Francisco. The conference’s tagline is “Dedicated to store owners & WordPress developers wanting to learn the art of eCommerce using WooCommerce”. The conference this year will be at The Village at 969 Market, and you can find tickets here.
I don’t write many recommendations on this blog, as our staff writer does most of the things along the lines of plugin and theme reviews. I’m more known for writing our Beginner Dev and Art of the WordPress Startup series.
We are asking all customers to review and update their DNS settings to assist with moving traffic away from a provider that has been causing us downtime, to our new Amazon stack. If you currently use an A record to point your domain Pagely, and that A record IP begins with a 199, this affects you.
In a recent post we looked at a plugin which allows you to insert page elements into your posts simply by entering the appropriate shortcode. While the Shortcodes Ultimate plugin comes with a range of useful page elements, such as a buttons, columns, sliders, video players, and more, you might have your own pieces of content that you would like to be able to easily insert into your posts and pages by using a shortcode.
Another day, another code exploit in the wild to ruin your day. The POODLE bug recently came to light showing SSLv3 connections are insecure. Calling the new attack POODLE-that’s “Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption”-the attack allows a man-in-the-middle, such as a malicious Wi-Fi hotspot or a compromised ISP, to extract data from secure HTTP connections.
In a recent post we took a look at a free plugin for adding social sharing and other audience and traffic building tools to your WordPress website. Whether you used that plugin or are using a different option to add social sharing buttons to your website, there is further tool you can use to really make your content stand out when it is shared on Twitter.
Have your written a plugin or 3? Coded a theme from scratch? Work with our software team to develop integrated WordPress/Hosted solutions. WordPress Plugin and API development Good understanding of the WordPress methodology Let’s see your github and .org repo account Full-time/Part-time/Weekends Love WordPress? Know enough PHP to debug a plugin?
Today we have a little news to announce. We have launched version 1 of the sub accounts feature. We have had this item on the backlog for sometime and we are happy to have pushed it live. What is a Pagely Sub User?
Many moons ago we started on this project, however you are now looking at the spanking new Pagely® branding and website. We made a few branding and stylistic tweaks along the way in our five years of managing WordPress, but this is the first top to bottom rebrand.
An essential part of growing your website’s audience involves finding an effective way to convert your visitors into email subscribers or social media followers, as well as making it easy for them to share your content with their followers.
Amazon Web Services has informed us on very short notice that underlying machines on 1/3 of our EC2 and RDS instances will be cycled/rebooted over the coming days. Dear Amazon EC2 Customer, One or more of your Amazon EC2 instances are scheduled to be rebooted for required host maintenance.
Pagely is Managed WordPress Hosting deployed to the Amazon Cloud. Currently our VPS plans are available from any of 7 global datacenters. We are considering making our entire suite of plans ($24+) available from the Sydney AUS datacenter, on AUS IP addresses.
Udemy offers on-demand online courses covering a wide range of topics from software development to speed reading. Once you ‘enroll’ and become a member you are then able to pick and choose from the published courses and start learning at your own convenience, with unrestricted repeat access to the content.
Treehouse is an online learning resource for aspiring and experienced web designers, developers, and mobile app programmers, who want to learn new skills and improve their existing skillsets. Treehouse offer over 100 courses, with the content delivered through hundreds of hours of video recordings.