Virtuozzo, the software company behind the virtualization and cloud management capabilities of many popular hosting service providers, has launched version 2.0 of its WordPress platform. The company’s 450+ customers include GoDaddy, IONOS, InMotion hosting, and other hosts.
Virtuozzo’s WordPress platform enables service providers to sell containerized hosting as a service. The most recent update introduces a new user interface designed for WordPress customers that makes it easy to configure resources, adjust scaling, pay invoices, and deploy WordPress websites.
Version 2.0 of the Virtuozzo Application Platform for WordPress includes automatic scaling up or down in response to traffic spikes, the ability to offer consumption-based pricing, automated WordPress deployment for single instances to multi-region clusters, and efficient hardware utilization with fully isolated containers and automatic failover.
The new platform makes it possible for any hosting provider to offer some of the same features that more expensive managed hosts provide. Virtuozzo pioneered the platform with AzPocket, a Japanese WordPress host, as the first adopter, who used it to expand the features of its shared hosting offerings.
“There is a significant gap in the WordPress hosting market, between cheap shared or VPS hosting services, and more expensive managed WordPress from companies such as WP Engine and Kinsta,” Virtuozzo VP of Strategic Product Development Carlos Rego said. “Our solution enables any service provider to offer modern, containerized WordPress-as-a-Service at a fraction of the cost of those ‘premium’ providers.”
Virtuozzo will be hosting a webinar on how to sell premium WordPress hosting on May 4, 2023, at 11AM EDT/ 5PM CET. Planned topics include the opportunity for hosting in the WordPress market, the drawbacks of current hosting products, and how to create a “WordPress as a Service business in a box.” Virtuozzo representatives will demo the new WordPress platform and answer questions from attendees at the conclusion of the event.