When it comes to hosting your website, not all platforms are equal. And after almost 2 decades of experience with various hosting platforms, the iKANDE team has some strong opinions on the topic.
Why host your website with iKANDE?
First off, we don’t host your website on our servers internally. We believe Flywheel hosting is the best overall Managed WordPress Hosting solution so we use them. Plus, they are officially recommended by WordPress.
We’ve put Flywheel through the gauntlet and they’ve come out on top. With top-notch services and stellar customer support, we think you’ll like the points we mention below and find it easy to trust them to host your new website.
What is a Managed WordPress Hosting?
Since we build all of our client website using the WordPress platform (btw – the majority of websites in the world are built on this platform), it’s important to rely on a hosting platform that supports WordPress specifically.
Flywheel’s hosting stands out from generic shared hosting companies because it l treats each site individually. They go to great lengths to ensure that each and every site is secure, fast, and always up-to-date.
What makes up a true Managed WordPress host like Flywheel?
Managed caching and performance
When your site is hosted on Flywheel, there’s no need to install and configure caching plugins in order to achieve top speed. Caching is handled for you at the server level. Super fast servers means that when a visitor is on your site, pages are loading quickly and keeping their attention. Plus, there are opportunities to optimize websites for the best performance. So, no matter if you have a small website or a large media website, like The Washington Post (yep, The Washington Post newspaper uses Flywheel), you’ll enjoy the same performance.
As you may know, due to WordPress’ popularity, sites are under constant attack from would-be hackers and bad guys. At Flywheel, they manage this by configuring their servers for WordPress security best practices. This means they continuously, and proactively, block hacking attempts. They scan sites for malware daily.
Managed software updates
Ensuring that your site is running the most up-to-date version of WordPress can be a challenging job. And even though recent versions of WordPress can auto-update themselves, there’s still a chance that site updates can cause issues. Flywheel monitors the updates and pays attention to whether updates will cause issues with your site as part of the process. If it does, Flywheel either fixes the issue or rolls back to a previous saved version. Either way, your website will always be running the latest and greatest WordPress software.
Expert WordPress support
Since Flywheel has many years of experience with WordPress, they go above and beyond what nearly any other hosting company will help out with. Because they specialize in just WordPress, their support team is able to quickly diagnose any range of problems with your site. Trust us, they’ve seen it all.
Those are the core pieces of what it means to be a true managed WordPress hosting provider.
You be the judge
We encourage you to do your own research. Google is a great place to start that research. Look up reviews, details on hosting options and various platforms to see what matches your needs best. Sure we’ve had numerous years of experience working extensively with multiple hosting platforms, but sometimes reading more reviews solidifies the decision.
Let us know if you need more information.
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