How HostPress Became Leading Managed WordPress Company With Plesk


My name is Marcus Krämer.
I am the GM of HostPress. We are a managed WordPress hoster from Germany.
We are using Plesk for our server management. We are hosting WordPress websites, we are performing migrations to our owned infrastructure. We also make sure that the websites work faster and that they are secured. We realized we need to decide on a solution to host WordPress. Then we noticed that we need a basis, with which we can provide secure WordPress hosting. We did not want to develop it ourselves, we wanted to have a ready, mature solution. At that very point, we decided for Plesk. I know Plesk since 2005, have been using it ever since. In the meantime, we have also used another solution, with another managed hoster. However, the performance did not raise to our expectations, so we said we need to buy our own infrastructure.
We’re using cloud infrastructure, laying Plesk atop as software solution. This is how we built our managed WordPress solutions. We performed the migration manually, and it was simple as Plesk is easy to install and set up. Our customers also appreciate Plesk as overlayer. No matter how many websites are managed,
Plesk provides a clear overview. Several good functions are available,
WordPress Toolkit is one such function the search-through-all-websites function is super, and several tested solutions that come with Plesk are based on 18-19 years of experience. And that is very good for our business. One can manage a high number of WordPress websites in parallel, or make numerous updates for different plugins
through one single interface. You can also see which templates are installed,
that is very practical. Maintenance mode is easy to activate,
debugging is also one click away, SEO index – Yes or No, then password management.
Everything can be easily done from the interface! Of course, there are things that could be optimized
from the point of view of usability. We are in continuous connection
with the Plesk product development team, and they help us and we always
know any requests are shortly solved. They listen to us. Use the Plesk support – it is good
and always ready to help. Try to not simply install any WordPress extension.
Only use those you really need. Test extensons, but only leave active those that you use, to avoid exposing the system to too many updades. The less extensions are active,
the less updates are needed. This is an advantage, but one can also use the Plesk Autoupdater, because it works like a charm.

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