Article by Jerry Low
Geek dad, SEO data junkie, investor, and founder of Web Hosting Secret Revealed. Jerry has been building Internet assets and making money online since 2004. He loves mindless doodling and trying new food.
Black Friday Updates: WP Engine Hosting
We first learned about WP Engine long time ago.
Back when the company first started in 2010, I did an online interview with its cofounder Jason Cohen (you can read it here).
Not many have heard about the name “WP Engine” back then, but the company was growing exponentially. Many well known bloggers and businesses (including HTC, FourSquare, Balsamiq, Sound Cloud) were switching over.
A year after the interview, I got a free basic account and moved WHSR over. The migration process was very smooth and my site load time was halved instantly. Needless to say – I was very happy and stayed for more than 2 years.
Shortly after Google Penguin (which WHSR took a big hit), I decided to change and started rebuilding everything from ground zero. The idea was to grow WHSR into a web service provider, build a community around ourselves, and rely less on Google traffic. That was the time when WHSR Uptime Monitor was made and we switched back to conventional VPS hosting environment.
The year was 2013.
Over time, WP Engine has grown into an extremely popular web host. Many things have changed since WHSR shifted out. Various new features were added as technology advances, the company is funded by a large group of investors including Automattic (the folks behind WordPress.com), and many bloggers and WP experts regard them as one of the best managed WordPress hosting (there were also some who go against them, more about that later).
To learn more, read this WP Engine review.
One of the most important things we share each November is our Black Friday lineup of discounts available for web hosting. We’ve taken the time to hunt down the best possible deals, so you don’t have to waste precious time looking for them yourself.
Check out the deals on our Black Friday roundup page.
If you’ve been thinking about starting your own website, then now is the time to take out hosting when you can get great deals. If you already have a website, it is always a good idea to review your hosting plan and get the best deal possible.