Yesterday, I did the unthinkable. I signed up for a year of GoDaddy hosting on their least expensive (shared) plan. The account is for testing and would hardly qualify as noteworthy, except when viewed through the lens of my background. Let me explain. A couple years ago I left the fixed hardware world, better known as shared, VPS, and dedicated servers, and set sail for the lush beaches of cloud services. During that time, and continuing today, I worked almost exclusively with Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Public Cloud, and VMware vCloud. It’s been quite a while since I had to […]
It seems like Page.ly is doing some serious moving these days with new products, updates, throw in an acquisition, and even new partnerships – what aren’t they doing these days? Oh, and yes, that’s right, they are even planning a conference (which is growing more-awesome every day) called Pressnomics. Yikes! But this partnership with Cart66 is pretty neat and one that’s probably the first of many new partnerships to come from other players I would imagine:
Oh wow. The world of WordPress hosting is getting smaller because Page.ly just announced that they are acquiring BlogDroid. We’ve covered both extensively and this seems like a very interesting and strategic marriage. We got news a few days ago via Sally Strebel and told to keep it “hush hush” for a bit. We complied, although it’s tough to keep neat news like this to ourselves (but hey, we did it, ok!?!). Check out the official press release below – congrats to the team and I hope the transition goes as smoothly as it is planned!
I woke this morning to more news that yet another known player in our relatively-large ecosystem and space may actually be getting into the WordPress Managed Hosting space. Tung Do, of DevPress, has been known to shake things up in the past with such things like a re-imagination of the WordPress dashboard, shared yesterday that he’s interested in getting into the hosting space and “revolutionize” experience: To create a more enjoyable and feature-packed service than WordPress.com. I’m not gunning for WP.com, but it’s the easiest way to explain what I’m going to build. And instead of re-inventing the wheel, I’ll use WP.com’s […]
This weekend ZippyKid will be celebrating their 3rd year in business. Without question, congratulations on that major milestone. It’s tough enough to start a business let alone keep it viable and sustainable! Vid Luther and his growing team are doing a great job of providing a competitive service to the likes WPEngine and Page.ly as well as Automattic and WordPress.com. Competition is a great thing and it forces businesses to innovate and stay hungry. What’s neat is that Vid Luther shares a lot more of the backstory of how ZippyKid came together including some choice and encouraging words from Matt […]
Hope you guys are getting ready for the weekend because not only is it a holiday (if you’re in the US) but Monday is the 10th Anniversary Party! Dig it! So until then, chew on some of these links while you wait to party!
Pressnomics, one of the few events that focus exclusively on WordPress and business, is fast approaching and the invitations are being sent out as we speak – in fact, you may already have them if you’re close by and local to Josh and his team. It’s open to everyone but there are some people and organizations that they are trying to explicitly encourage to show up at the event: While the event is open to all WordPress-centric business owners, we feel it is important to try to ensure specific people are in attendance: Those that are actively shaping and driving […]
We’ve all been waiting very patiently for the dates to officially be announced for PressNomics, an intimate gathering with a unique focus on the business-side of WordPress, and it’s finally been announced! PressNomics 2 will be held October 17-19 2013 in Phoenix Arizona: Tempe Mission Palms 60 E 5th St. Tempe, AZ 85281
There is a growing market for niche-base hosting solutions and Flywheel is no different – in fact, with a recent round of venture capital in their backpockets and full-time staff now to manage the growth of customers (now into 150+), they are gearing up for even more growth this year: Flywheel’s offering isn’t altogether different from the outside than other managed hosting services – they take care of the WordPress updates, site backups, malware scans, with a control panel to boot. One of the things in relation the to admin is that it’s “stripped back and features a workflow tailored to […]