GoDaddy has taken the next step in its bid for WordPress market share, launching the Pro Managed WordPress hosting platform for WordPress web professionals, the company announced Tuesday.
Pro Managed WordPress is a solution that includes new WordPress-centric 24/7 support service Pro Advanced Care. It also provides performance boosted by PHP7, HTTP/2, multiple layers of caching, and CDN image cache by Sucuri, the company GoDaddy acquired in March.
The environment is containerized, with resources dedicated to individual sites, which scale automatically to accommodate traffic spikes and heavy resource demand, GoDaddy said. The solution comes with 99.9 percent uptime and built-in redundancy, as well as free SSL is installed on every domain, and a Website Application Firewall (WAF) from Sucuri is available as a paid option. Pro features include one-click staging, SSH access, dedicated web cache, and backup tools.
“Web pros tell us that the most frustrating and time consuming part of their job is the administrative work, and that they struggle to juggle all of their clients’ websites,” Gabe Mays, Product Manager of WordPress at GoDaddy said in a statement. “Pro Managed WordPress streamlines client site maintenance and allows these developers and designers to build and manage safe and reliable sites for their clients, all through one central solution.”
The new solution also includes access to the rewards and tools of GoDaddy’s Pro Program. Pro Managed WordPress plans start at $11.99 a month for one site on a 12-month contract.
GoDaddy launched premium WordPress support in August, following the acquisition of ManageWP and Sucuri. The company formed a partnership for WordPress training for developers and designers, and the launch of its WordPress website builder and addition of ManageWP to its Pro Program.
GoDaddy also partnered with McAfee to boost website trust in August.