Media Temple, Pagely Introduce New Features to WordPress Hosting Plans

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The managed WordPress hosting space saw some improvements this week from two WordPress hosting providers: Media Temple and Pagely.

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Media Temple has added some new features to its managed Premium WordPress Hosting platform, including a new WordPress theme designed exclusively for photographers looking to publish a quick portfolio.

Media Temple launched its Premium WordPress Hosting product in March. It includes WordPress hosting optimized for web developer and designers, a customer staging environment, website templating, and a WordPress theme market “created by designers for designers.”

Premium users now have more options for data restoration and can choose a snapshot from a backup made during the previous 30 days. Other features include remote server access via SSH. WP-CLI integration will also be made available next week.

“It’s part of our company philosophy to constantly improve our products to live up to our commitment to delivering a premium user experience. We have been using feedback and specific requests from our customers combined with inputs from the WordPress community to identify which new features we should add to our Premium WordPress Hosting product,” Dante Baker, Shared Services Product Manager at Media Temple said. “Which is why we are particularly excited to roll out these features at WordCamp Miami today.”

Media Temple will be attending WordCamp Miami this weekend, and will be answering any questions about its new features and Premium WordPress Hosting product.


Pagely has updated its infrastructure, and is now powered by Amazon Web Services, according to an announcement by the company this week. It has also introduced a refresh of several existing plans, and has launched new plans as well.

According to Pagely, most plans now allow multiple WordPress installs, which is the first time this has been available on non-enterprise accounts. All plans also now include an allotment of PressCDN, a WordPress CDN, for free. Prior to the updates, this was a paid upgrade.

Last year, Pagely acquired its competitor BlogDroid to help diversify its customer base.

Pagely’s WordPress hosting plans use the latest C3 generation servers featuring 64-bit OS, PHP 5.5.x, NGINX+Varnish Hyperproxies, and Apache 2.4.x backends for legacy support. The WordPress plans also include automatic updates to both core and plugins, and automatic backups to Amazon S3.

Pagely has dropped the fee for FTP access, and SFTP is now offered by request at no additional cost as well.

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