Managed means easy
We do all this:
- Automatic account setup
- Automatic WordPress core updates
- Nightly backups w/ 1-click restore
- DDoS protection & site monitoring
- Optimized WordPress servers
So you can simply do this:
- Build your awe-inspiring website
Built for performance
Host your website on the platform built expressly to optimize WordPress, with high-performance coolness like load-balanced servers and SSD drives.
We have award-winning, 24/7 support ready to solve your toughest hosting issues, plus hundreds of WordPress videos and interactive walkthroughs.
Keep hackers away
Your site gets the personal bodyguard treatment, 24/7. Our security team monitors, thwarts, and deflects so you can rest easy.
Get in with Google
Our WordPress search engine optimization (SEO) plugin walks through your site and automatically handles your site’s SEO basics to get it seen by Google and other major search engines. No tech skills needed.
Stage before you show
Create a full-blown staging environment to test your changes every which way before you release them into the wild.
No domain? No problem.
Don’t let your lack of a domain stop you from creating your website. Just start with one of our temporary domains and swap it out for the real thing later.
Secure your access
Log in to your WordPress server through SFTP/SSH and hit that command line. We even throw in wp-cli, vim & git—just because we can.
Migrate your existing site
With our nifty auto-migration feature, you can migrate your WordPress site to us with one click. (If you use a custom login page or host at WordPress.com, our 24/7, award-winning support can walk you through your migration.)
We have your resources
When your site attracts visitors by the ton, you shouldn’t have to stress over your plan’s visitor limits. Get visitor overage protection, ignore your limits, and pay a minimal fee for every additional 10K visitors over plan.
We created our WordPress multi-tier hosting platform in-house and from the ground up to cater exclusively to WordPress sites. Every Managed WordPress site gets:
Load-balanced servers to handle visitor spikes
Multiple layers of caching for super efficiency
SSD drives to grab your site content wicked quick
We secure the perimeter
Our 24/7, award-winning security team meticulously monitors your site so they can thwart suspicious activity and deflect DDoS attacks with extreme prejudice.
Keep on walking, bots
We give bots das boot when they blast your site with phony requests. Keeping bots away lets the legitimate traffic get in.
Nothing mucks up the gears like comment spammers. We stop them before they ever reach your site so your comments stay clean.
Having the latest version of WordPress’s core software keeps your site happy and safe, so we automatically patch and update as soon as they’re available.
We screen thousands upon thousands of WordPress plugins. Why? So you never have to worry whether you’re installing a well-behaved plugin or one that eats the last slice of pizza and leaves the box.
Malware scan & removal
Hackers can inject malicious code—malware–into your site to steal info or deface your site. With SiteLock Professional Malware scan (included with Ultimate plan), malware’s found and destroyed before it harms you or your customers.
What is WordPress?
WordPress® is a blog- and Web-publishing platform that’s not only easy to use, but recognized the world over as a standard in website creation. With its focus on aesthetics, Web standards and usability, WordPress is an open-source platform that lets you manage everything from a small personal blog to a large commercial site with hundreds of pages. Hundreds of thousands of sites trust their online presence to WordPress – and with Managed WordPress Hosting from Southern Star Hosting, you can too.
What is Managed WordPress Hosting?
Built on our state-of-the-art Web hosting, Managed WordPress Hosting from Southern Star Hosting is the perfect solution for anyone who wants the power and simplicity of WordPress without the hassle of constant updates and technical adjustments.
More than just a simple install, WordPress is seamlessly integrated to your hosting so the moment you log in, you’re able to build, edit and manage your site. We’ve also modified our servers specifically for WordPress, giving you a level of speed and security you can’t get from a standard Web hosting plan.
And of course, our award-winning support is available 24×7 to help with any questions you may have. In short, there’s no easier way to build and manage a fast, secure, reliable WordPress website or blog.
How does your version of WordPress differ from other installations?
It doesn’t. We start you out with the latest version of WordPress, the same one you’d download from WordPress.org. And anytime there’s an update, we install it for you automatically. You never have to hassle with installing another update or worry about running an outdated or compromised version of WordPress.
Do I need to set up my database?
No. With Managed WordPress Hosting, we take care of everything so the process is as easy as possible for you. Once you’ve purchased your plan, you can immediately create your website or start blogging.
If I have a WordPress site hosted somewhere else, can I move it to Southern Star Hosting?
Yes. You can migrate your site over to Southern Star Hosting Managed WordPress in just one click. Either move it to your domain name or put it on a temporary domain, then just do a quick review and you’re ready to publish.
After I purchase Managed WordPress Hosting, how do I get started?
Not sure how to create a blog or get started building your site using WordPress? Don’t worry!
Your hosting plan is seamlessly connected to the latest version of WordPress, so all you need to do is log in and you can start building a site directly from your control panel. Not sure how to log in? Check “How can I access my WordPress control panel?” below.
And if you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to contact our award-winning 24×7 support team. Our in-house WordPress experts can guide you through creating, updating or even promoting your website or blog.
How can I access my WordPress installation?
There are several ways to log in to your WordPress website or blog.
- Click Here, log in to “My Account” and choose Managed WordPress Hosting from your list of products.
- Type http://coolexample.com/wp-admin, where coolexample.com is your domain name, and that will take you directly to the Admin login screen.
We made it simple
- Spin up a new site in less than 30 seconds.
- Haven’t decided on your domain? Get started with a freetemporary domain so you can choose the perfect URL later.
- Stay up to date and secure with automatic WordPress core updates.
Migrate with just a click
With our Managed WordPress, nearly 9 out of 10 migrations can be done using our simple one-click tool. And if you’re a do-it-yourselfer who needs a little help, we also have detailed instructions you can follow.
Click Here for more information on WordPress Hosting at Southern Star Hosting