Pagely is celebrating seven years in business this month. The company pioneered the concept of managed WordPress hosting, planting the seeds for what Pagely co-founder Joshua Strebel estimates to be a channel worth “$1 billion inside of the larger $16-18 billion hosting market.” In a post titled “Managed WordPress Hosting (more…)
In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Joshua Strebel, CEO of Pagely. We learn how Pagely was founded and the advantages of being an independently owned company. Strebel explains how he’s managed Pagely’s rapid growth while maintaining exceptional service. Last but not least, we (more…)
Since there is no guest this week, Marcus Couch and I used this opportunity to spend more time than usual with the news. We spend a considerable amount of time discussing WordPress contributions and I provide insight into my distinction between direct and indirect contributions. I share my experience of (more…)
Managed WordPress hosting company Pagely, will be hosting a BuddyPress hangout tomorrow at 11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern. Pagely’s CTO Josh Eichorn will be interviewing BuddyPress lead developer Boone Gorges. The pair will discuss the differences between BuddyPress 1.9 and 2.0 as well as details surrounding the major performance improvements. Pagely (more…)
As Marcus Couch hinted at back on November 27th, 2013, GoDaddy has entered the Managed WordPress hosting space. Plans start at $6.29 per month and include DDoS protection, firewalls, automatic updates and an easy one-click migration tool. GoDaddy states that their service will have blistering speed and guaranteed 99.9% uptime. (more…)
Love them or hate them, it appears that GoDaddy.com is about to throw down and enter the managed WordPress hosting arena. What is your reaction to the news?
In what I believe is the first time a managed WordPress hosting company has snatched up a competitor, Page.ly has acquired BlogDroid.com. The deal consisted entirely of cash with financial details not disclosed. BlogDroid customers will be moved over to the Page.ly hosting platform while Page.ly will obtain control over (more…)
This episode of WordPress Weekly featured two different guests. The first, Joshua Strebel who operates the Page.ly service. Page.ly is an interesting service because it takes the best of what WordPress.com has to offer and combines it with the freedom of using the WordPress software itself. While I would have (more…)