November 23, 2016


144 Qualities of High End WordPress Hosting

144 Qualities of High End WordPress Hosting
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144 Qualities of High End WordPress Hosting

Nov 23 2016 | 01:11:33


Show Notes

AJ Morris of Liquid Web joins our Saturday panel as we discuss the qualities of high-end WordPress hosting.

We find out what differentiates a high end managed WordPress host from the average hosting companies that cost a few bucks a month. Why is it important to have a quality web host? What are you looking for in web hosting for your WordPress website? We'll answer these questions and many more.


Our panel this week:


AJ Morris of Liquid Web (@ajmorris on Twitter)

Jackie D'Elia of Jackie D'Elia Design (@jdelia)

Jonathan Denwood of WP-Tonic (@jonathandenwood)

John Locke of Lockedown Design (@Lockedown_)


Episode 144 Table of Contents

0:00 Podcast Intros

1:50 WordPress News Story #1: Nashville to Host WordCamp US 2017-2018


10:03 The .blog Bait & Switch


18:23 Upvato Backup Service Confirms Files Are Lost, Plans to Relaunch on New Provider


25:31 Main Topic: Qualities of High End WordPress Hosting

25:44 What is the advantage of having a managed WordPress host vs having just regular web hosting?

27:30 What are the differences between an inexpensive web host and a quality web hosting company?

29:55 How do you try to convince people to improve their web hosting?

32:58 Some interesting user stats that Liquid Web found when they did due diligence, and some great features that Liquid Web offers.

36:07 Why WP Engine has been the market leader in WordPress hosting so far, and what Liquid Web is doing to compete with them.

37:47 A few words about SSL and WordPress hosting.

41:00 Some hosting companies that let you manage several client sites from one panel, and some common problems web developers face when it comes to getting clients to the right hosting package.

48:01 How will HTTP/2 affect server configurations in the next year or two?

50:26 Page speed is important. How do customers evaluate hosting speed stats and different benchmark studies?

57:01 What security practices make you feel better when you are choosing a web host? What does the hosting landscape look like right now?

1:01:12 What are the unique challenges that come with providing hosting to web agencies?

1:05:05 The importance of technical support in web hosting.

1:08:20 Podcast outros


Recommended WordPress hosting companies mentioned during the show:

Liquid Web


WP Engine










Other Links Mentioned During the Show:


Let's Encrypt


Comodo SSL


GT Metrix


Brief History of HTTP/2


InMotion Hosting


Liquid Web Intelisys Case Study




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