Over the next week or two, we will be carefully migrating all our websites over to a new hosting platform.
Why are we doing this? Well the new hosting platform has the following benefits:
Speed and security
- WordPress hosting managed by specialists – expert server administrators who understand WordPress inside out.
- Industrial level security provided at the server level – including intelligent IP blocking.
- Blazing fast speeds with expert performance assessments – Google now ranks websites on how fast they are, and your visitors won’t wait for a slow loading page.
To understand why we have made this change, it is good to know some background.
WordPress – a great website platform
Most of our websites are now built on the WordPress platform. This is a true enterprise-level content management system (CMS) with companies such as Time Magazine, Adobe, Wired, and TED all entrusting their online presence to this powerful open-source platform.
WordPress allows us to create top-class websites with a unique look and feel, but without the high costs usually associated with bespoke development. The range of sophisticated plugins such as WooCommerce, Gravity Forms and Soliloquy enables us to offer advanced features without coding everything from the ground up.
Bulletproof security with Media Vision
The WordPress platform is so successful that it is believed to power 25% of the world’s websites. Unfortunately, with such a big user-base, many WordPress sites have fallen behind with their plugin updates, or worse, are running old versions of WordPress. If you were a hacker looking for web servers to attack, then seeking out WordPress sites would be very attractive.
We recognise the importance of keeping everything up to date, and we encourage all our clients to sign up to our Managed Hosting & Maintenance package. Each night we backup our clients’ websites, and we have installed systems to prevent hacking and spam.
Speed – the next level
We recognise there is always room for improvement and we are in the process of moving all our WordPress sites over to a specialist WordPress hosting company. This company partners with design agencies to provide some of the best hosting on the planet.
We have already moved this site you are on now – and the performance is impressive. We were proud of the speed of our sites, but the new hosting blew us away! See the before and after speed test results below:
We hope you enjoy having your site hosted on one of the world’s best WordPress hosting platforms. If you have any comments or questions just let us know.