MyZippyKid allows users to sign-in using their Facebook or Google account, create unlimited test sites, and only pay for hosting once the site is live. The tool also enables multi-user collaboration to accelerate website development and management. It also includes ZippyClone, which enables customers to take any site, and launch as many copies as they want, according to the press release.
Based in San Antonio, ZippyKid was founded in May 2010 and offers exclusively WordPress hosting using Rackspace cloud servers to more than 4,000 sites. ZippyKid says that “while other hosting companies will install a caching plugin for you and call it a day, we call that a start.”
Recently, the WHIR looked at what type of features WordPress hosting customers want and one of them is affordability since WordPress itself is free. What ZippyKid is doing with MyZippyKid is a good example of this since customers don’t pay anything until their sites are live.
In a blog post, ZippyKid founder Vid Luther says that MyZippyKid was the result of analyzing more than 7,000 help desk tickets, emails and presales and support phone calls.
According to the press release, MyZippyKid’s collaboration functionality allows programmers to work together on WordPress sites with an invite, avoiding hunting for FTP credentials. It also means never having to send sensitive information over email, ZippyKid says.
ZippyClone is a time-saving alternative for clients forced to use the same base template to create multiple sites to suit specific verticals by allowing customers to take any site on ZippyKid, edit it, and launch as many copies as they need.
MyZippyKid add-ons make it simple to purchase, attach and install products like SSL certificates, premium WordPress themes, domain names and more.
Talk back: What do you think of the social sign-in feature in MyZippyKid? Are there other features that you think would be useful for your WordPress hosting customers? Let us know in the comments.