04 Feb StudioPress Sites Review
StudioPress Sites – The Latest in Managed WordPress Hosting
The managed WordPress hosting arena just got a bit more crowded with the release of StudioPress Sites, the brand-new service from the creators of the Genesis Framework for WordPress website publishing. StudioPress believes their managed hosting solution is very competitive with the likes of Liquid Web, Siteground and WP Engine.
A good place to start this review is talking about the StudioPress organization itself. StudioPress has been heavily involved with the WordPress community since the company’s inception in 2007. They are well known throughout the industry for their premium WordPress themes and plugins, as well as the Genesis Framework that now powers more than 500,000 WordPress sites around the web. You have likely interacted with a Genesis-powered site without even knowing it.
What StudioPress Sites Offers
Moving on to the StudioPress Sites managed WordPress hosting solution, StudioPress intends for it to be very competitive regardless of the size of the business or organization utilizing it. As you might expect, it is built on the Genesis Framework and includes air-tight security, full updates, customizable layouts and widgets, complete flexibility, and optimized SEO features.
Here is everything else you need to know about StudioPress Sites features:
- Performance – StudioPress Sites has been optimized to get WordPress sites up and running quickly. But the speed and performance doesn’t end there. StudioPress’ managed WordPress hosting is dedicated to WordPress sites and has been optimized to produce faster page load times and reliability regardless of how much traffic a site receives.
- Responsiveness and Mobility – StudioPress Sites is built on the latest HTML 5 technology optimized to create dynamic WordPress sites that are responsive and mobile-friendly. Customers have 20 mobile-optimized designs to choose from. Each of the designs can be personalized by adjusting the CSS code that comes with it. Customers can also choose a fully customized Genesis-based theme as well.
- Automatic Maintenance – Customers choosing StudioPress Sites will be able to avail of auto maintenance as their sites will be updated and maintained in the background. Complete sites and all the associated plugins are updated automatically at no extra charge to the customer. Of course, those who want to handle things on their own can opt out of automatic maintenance.
- Trusted Plug-ins – The platform also offers a number of trusted plugins that have already been tested to give customers safe, premium functionality. Each of the plugins can be installed with one click. They include plugins for generating forms, restricted content, e-commerce, digital downloads, and more.
StudioPress Sites Price
In terms of price, StudioPress Sites keeps it simple and offers two simple plans. For a content WordPress site or blog, you’ll pay $27 per month if you pay on a monthly basis. It goes down to $24 per month if you pay on an annual basis.
For eCommerce WordPress sites, you’ll pay $37 per month if you pay monthly, or $33 per month if you pay on an annual basis.
While there are no StudioPress Sites coupon, these prices are launching prices and will likely increase considering what you get.
StudioPress Sites Customer Service and Reputation
StudioPress ties their new managed WordPress hosting solution together with the same 24/7 support customers have enjoyed all along, combined with the company’s pledge to provide ‘no hassle’ WordPress hosting. StudioPress Sites is a customized solution optimized specifically for WordPress without extra charges for bandwidth, storage, CPU power and RAM.
StudioPress Sites is still very new in the managed WordPress hosting arena. How it does against the competition is entirely up to StudioPress. But with their track record as designers of custom themes and plugins, as well as their history as the developer of the Genesis Framework, there’s no reason to believe that StudioPress Sites is not up to the company’s already high standards. Their managed WordPress hosting solution should do very well indeed.