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  1. Mark Reyes

    Interesting. Although a little bit more expensive than shared hosting but I think they want to compete with the likes of WP Engine and Flywheel.

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    • Charles Montgomery

      And compete with GoDaddy who acquired Manage WP (a company that provides a competitor to iThemes Sync Pro) – they have integrated those servives as well…

      Hosting WordPress with an integrated Centralized WP Management, Backup & Security platform is the way to go…

      We offer the entire stack and more in our Managed WordPress solution as well, which is tailored to suit our Managed Marketing clients – and that is what’s required for most Agencies that really need to control website speed and security for their clients.

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  2. Bob Dunn

    This looks promising. I know that a lot of people will think, whoa another one enters the hosting space, but I feel they have found a decent sweet spot here with both the structure and pricing. Also, as stated, they have a huge community that I’m sure will gravitate this way.

    Interested to watch how it all plays out and wishing them the best on this one.

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    • Marcus Hiles

      Thats exactly what I thought…

      whoa another one enters the hosting space

      I question what value can come from all these hosts which are just white-labeling another company ( who is white-labeling another company, who is building off another company, etc.)

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      • Charles Montgomery

        Honestly, I think the value can’t be stressed enough. As soon as an agency crosses the 50 website mark, there HAS to be a central management tool in place (IMHO) – seeing iThemes create the hosting & management stack top to bottom lets me know they understand that, which helps agencies serve their clients well, as well as keeping prices competitive on that stack.

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      • Rand

        That’s what I was thinking. Sounds like a perfect place for your web hosting, but I would need to see actual results of the claimed benefits before I change anything.

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  3. Jeffrey

    20GB Storage is not enough for a business plan.

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  4. Anh Tran

    Looks like hosting is the most profitable business in the WordPress ecosystem. While the number of players for themes / plugins are increasing and the market is getting saturated, hosting area still makes a lot of money.

    Congratulations to iThemes and their customers. I think this is the right move for them as they already have a great backup plugin / storage solution for WordPress.

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