Cloud hosting provider Client Intellect announced on Tuesday it has publicly launched WordPress Clouds, a new service that integrates WordPress into a cloud hosting infrastructure to provide business and personal users with a complete WordPress hosting environment.
Currently used by 22 percent of newly created websites, WordPress is a widely popular, open source blogging tool and content management system.
By building a hosting solution around the needs of a WordPress user, hosting providers have a huge opportunity to tap into a large built-in market of loyal WordPress users.
WordPress Clouds uses the latest versions of PHP and MySQL, along with a streamlined installation, to provide an attractive cloud-based alternative to traditional shared hosting companies like WP Engine, which recently launched a new tool that makes it easy for customers to restore their website to a recent working state.
Liam Eagle recently wrote a feature about the main components customers are looking for in a WordPress hosting service.
WordPress Clouds is supported by cloud-based infrastructure, and therefore features a fully redundant and fault-tolerant system so that it is not dependent on hardware which contains a single point of failure.
“We are very excited and proud to offer clients a simple and highly scalable WordPress Clouds services for a very reasonable price,” said Adam Cady, chief operating officer of Client Intellect. “Our goal is to become an industry leader of WordPress based hosting services, and this is our first step towards that goal.”
Priced at $71.40 per year, WordPress Clouds includes one SSL certificate, a domain name, and five premium templates.
Client Intellect provides cloud server hosting, dedicated servers, private cloud servers and complete cloud services combined with world-class customer service.
In other WordPress hosting-related news, Lightning Base recently launched version 2.0 of its WordPress hosting platform, which provides more compatibility for diverse WordPress setups and makes it easier for users to self-manage their service.
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