Over the past six months, I haven’t been able to post on this site as much as I would have liked. This saddens me, and I’ve even heard from a couple of you about this. 😢 But don’t worry, I’ll eventually get back to my normal publishing schedule. I never want to stray away from producing quality on this site and therefore don’t want to cave in and just accept sponsored posts. Is simply won’t happen.
Where’s my time going? Well, as many of you know, I’m currently the CMO over at Kinsta. We’ve been working crazy hard, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the WordPress hosting industry. I’m really proud of everyone on our team and truly believe we’re helping change users outlook on just how amazing high-quality hosting can be. And why it’s important for your business.
That’s right, WordPress site management and hosting can actually be fun. Have you seen our MyKinsta dashboard? You can do almost anything in it. Everything from a quick search and replace in the database, adding server-level 301 redirects, blocking an IP address, and issuing free SSL certs.
We are proud to have under a 5% churn rate! What this tells me is we’re doing something right, which is exciting. This is also great if you want to make passive income on the Kinsta affiliate program. Because you’ll earn commissions for the entire time they host at Kinsta (which is a long time!).
Every day I get to see amazing feedback from new Kinsta clients about how awesome our support team is, and that they can’t believe how fast their WordPress site runs on our optimized infrastructure. Funny thing is, I was one of Kinsta’s first clients before joining their team, so I experienced the same thing.
Go @kinsta mate. Currently in the middle of our second migration and it's night and day compared to the rest (GD, WPE, SG).
— Gregg Tilston🍷🥘🤘⛷🏎✈️🇨🇦🐾👩👧👦👨👧👦 (@greggtilston) September 11, 2018
I want to share with all of you a promotion we have running right now, as I know some of you might be interested and didn’t want you to miss out. And that is free WordPress site migrations!
Unlimited Free WordPress Site Migrations Through October
Through October 31st, 2018, Kinsta is offering unlimited free WordPress site migrations from the following hosts:
- WP Engine (see more details)
- StudioPress (WebSynthesis, purchased recently by WP Engine)
- Flywheel (see more details)
Kinsta typically charges $100 per site migration. Why? Because each WordPress site can be slightly different, and we deal with a lot of large and really complex sites; utilizing things such as reverse proxy, Bedrock/Trellis, Redis, Elasticsearch, GeoIP, Cloudflare Railgun, etc.
Backup and migration plugins don’t always catch everything. And migrating WordPress manually can quickly become a pain if, for example, the hosting provider has slow FTP. Suddenly your stuck waiting for hours for your files to download, just so you can re-upload them at the new host.
Our migration team manages hundreds if not thousands of migrations each and every month. All I can say is… they are really good at what they do. 😉 I always recommend using our team if you’re migrating to ensure all of your data is correctly migrated over. Sleep a little easier at night.
Quick Overview of Kinsta Features
If you’re not familiar with Kinsta’s WordPress hosting services, here’s a quick overview of some of the features offered.
Latest Versions of PHP
Kinsta always supports the latest and greatest versions of PHP. Currently, we offer PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2. PHP 7.3 is also just around the corner and will be pushed out immediately once it’s been tested. There is no waiting six months or a year for these important server software updates and you can change it with a single click in the MyKinsta dashboard. That’s the great thing about having a CEO who has a developer/sysadmin background and is obsessed with performance.
Support 24×7 365 days a year via the MyKinsta dashboard. Support is done a little differently than others, we only hire WordPress developers and Linux engineers. There are no level 1 or level 2 support reps. So yes, you can instantly connect with one of our engineers at any time and shouldn’t be bounced around (which is just a waste of everyone’s time).
No Shared Resources
There are no shared resources between your own sites or others. Everything is in an isolated Linux container. Essentially each site has its own version of PHP, MySQL, MariaDB, and Nginx. This is awesome for performance and security. It allows for auto-scaling as the VMs can automatically assign CPU and memory as needed. Got a surge of traffic? No problem. Each database is also hosted locally, not remotely as some other hosts do.
Google Cloud Powered
Everything is hosted and powered by Google Cloud Platform. Kinsta was the first managed WordPress host to exclusively utilize Google Cloud and so our team knows it better than anyone! What this means is that you get all 17 data centers to choose from. We then turbocharge it with Google’s premium tier network (not standard tier) to ensure low latency and TTFB. This also means SFTP will be blazing fast.
Built for Devs, by Devs
Being developers ourselves, we think how you think. This is why Kinsta offers SSH, Composer, Git, WP-CLI, free SSL with Let’s Encrypt, free premium DNS, staging environments, cloning, the works. Premium add-ons such as Elasticsearch, Redis, Cloudflare Railgun are also available. (Note: Some of these are only available on our Business and higher plans)
Automatic Server-Level Caching (no plugins needed)
Sick of caching plugins? So are we. You don’t have to worry about that at Kinsta, as we utilize 4 different types of caching at the server-level. Caching is done automatically for you.
Got clients or devs? Kinsta has multi-user access permissions and roles to easily give devs, billing, etc. only what they need to see.
Ready to Migrate?
If you’re ready to get started, click on one of the links below for more details.
Oh, and I forgot to mention. We always stand behind our service, which is why we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee and no long-term contracts!
Got any questions about Kinsta? Seriously, tweet me anytime @brianleejackson. I would love to chat with you. Or leave your comments below.
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