What might WordPress.com’s pricing changes mean for the WordPress ecosystem?
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What might WordPress.com’s pricing changes mean for the WordPress ecosystem?

Do the WordPress.com pricing changes represent an opportunity for the WordPress product ecosystem, a blow to democratized publishing, or the beginning of a slow pivot in the service’s identity away from blogging to managed WordPress hosting?

5 years into business, Pagely is growing faster than ever
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5 years into business, Pagely is growing faster than ever

Pagely is celebrating their fifth year of business right now. They have just launched their newly designed website (note to early readers: it’s in process of launching at this moment, so some links may not work until later today) to reflect some of the ways they’ve changed over the years. They are also growing, rapidly….

Pagely has new plans, a new dashboard, and a new Amazon Web Services infrastructure
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Pagely has new plans, a new dashboard, and a new Amazon Web Services infrastructure

Pagely has made some drastic changes to their hosting platform over the last few months. They’ve moved from Firehost to being fully powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), led by their new CTO, Joshua Eichorn. Measuring tiers of hosting by pageviews is a popular method for WordPress hosting companies, but Pagely doesn’t do that. They…

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Pantheon has raised $21.5 million in Series B financing

Pantheon CEO Zach Rosen announced this morning that they’ve raised $21.5 million in financing. I covered Pantheon, including an interview, just recently when they launched their WordPress product. As I said then, Pantheon is a very compelling product. Seeing this raise another round of funding is interesting, and this is quite a chunk of money….

Pantheon for WordPress: a website hosting and management platform
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Pantheon for WordPress: a website hosting and management platform

Pantheon is a website development, deployment, and hosting platform. But they aren’t just any host. They like to think of their product as a hosting killer, because in their mind, they do much more than just hosting. I heard about Pantheon for the first time last year, when it was a Drupal-only platform. When Pantheon…

ZippyKid relaunches as Pressable, makes changes to business
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ZippyKid relaunches as Pressable, makes changes to business

ZippyKid is a managed WordPress host that’s been around around three and a half years. They have grown their business consistently since their launch in May 2010, and today have a number of high profile blogs and corporate profiles as part of their client portfolio. Vid Luther, founder of ZippyKid, has been a PHP consultant…

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