A few years ago we switched from a junky mainstream website host to high performance hosting with WPengine and I can truly say that it changed the way we do business. We never looked back.
Here are a few reasons we choose WP Engine:
Blazingly Fast Ever Cache Technology
World Class Support
Built In Staging Server
Single Click Restore
Free Single Click SSL
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Cloudflare provides website performance, security, reliability and intelligence services for any online application or website. With the full range of free and paid plans, we’ve found that it’s an especially great place to house all of our DNS records. With features like auto-import, it makes DNS management easy. We also love that it’s great for CNAME flattening (instead of the traditional a records), since it accepts CNAME records for both the non-www and the www versions of the site.
Salient by Theme Nectar
Starting off with a solid base WordPress theme is key to building and maintaining sites in a fast and efficient way. We decided to use Salient theme by Theme Nectar as our base and we use it to build 100% of our WordPress sites and it’s also a pre-requisite to our hosting and maintenance program. Here’s why:
Great Theme Support
Regular Updates and Improvements
Visual Composer Built In
Tons of Short Codes and Modules
Great Demo Content
Built In Section Templates
Highly Flexible Customizability
Very Detailed Theme Options
WPMU Dev makes a suite of WordPress plugins for just about anything and everything you can imagine. They also have world class support to help with their products – and, get this – just about any WordPress issue you run into. Yes, you read that right. They don’t just support WPMU products. In addition to their suite of plugins, they have a dashboard that you can use to manage your sites, including adding, removing, and updating plugins and themes. For $50 per month, you get access to unlimited sites and support. Not bad. Not bad at all.
WordPress powers 26% of the web, including millions of blogs, small business sites, and some of the world’s largest sites, like Sony Music and the Forbes blog. It also makes up nearly 60% of the overall CMS market, making it by far the most used CMS. The next most popular CMS, Joomla, has 6% of the total CMS market share. It’s also the most highly supported with over a million developers worldwide and has almost 50,000 plugins to its name. So, why would you build a site with any other CMS? Exactly.
Jira by Atlassian
When we switched our agency over to the Agency Super System, we started running Jira project management software with a special buildout to support our Scrum process. Today Jira keeps our team organized, on track, and efficient and gives us clear data to know how we’re doing.