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At this time last year, Flywheel Hosting opened its doors to the public. Today, the company announced it has secured $1.2M in seed funding. The round was led by Linseed Capital, with participation from the Nebraska Angels, Ludlow Ventures out of Detroit, Lightbank and Hyde Park Venture Partners out of Chicago, (more…)

WPBacon WordPress Hosting Roundtable

Earlier today, WPBacon hosted a WordPress hosting roundtable featuring high-profile employees of notable webhosting companies. The panel consisted of the following people. Ben Welch-Bolen CEO of Site 5 Tenko Nikolov CEO of Siteground Vanessa Vasile Tier 3 Systems Architecture Lead of InMotion Hosting James Grierson VP Business Development of Bluehost (more…)

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MediaTemple has announced they have a new managed WordPress hosting package available dubbed Premium WordPress Hosting. The package has a cost of $29 per month which places it near the top of my price comparison chart. I created this chart a few months ago when GoDaddy announced their managed WordPress (more…)

Flywheel Hosting announced on Monday that they have concluded their beta program and are now ready to do business with the public. During the last six months, Flywheel has been in an invitation only beta program giving only certain people with invite codes access to the site. I was one (more…)

In this episode, we covered the headlines of the week, most notable is the open letter published to the NextGen Gallery community. Most of the show was dedicated to an interview with Dusty Davidson of, a WordPress hosting company catering to designers, freelancers, and creative agencies. What does that (more…)

I received an email the other day from a concerned 1&1 customer informing me that their one-click application installer does not allow WordPress to be automatically upgraded. I sent the following email to 1&1 sales department to figure out why it’s set-up that way. If I understand this correctly, the (more…)

WPShout has announced the return of their webhosting review for 2013. Unlike other hosting reviews, this one contains no affiliate links and has user submitted data. It’s over two years since the inaugural Hosting Review, and it’s now time to update the results with some fresh data. A lot has (more…)