I recently found this teaser page for a service called ProductPier, that’s aiming to be a go-to hosting solution for WordPress eCommerce stores. They list WooCommerce, Jigoshop, Shopp, WP E-Commerce and Cart66 as supported platforms on the landing page. I’m interested to see where this goes. SSL and PCI compliance can be a pain, so…
Lisa Sabin-Wilson is a partner at WebDevStudios, and the author of multiple WordPress for Dummies books. She’s given a very nice interview on CodePoet, and she’ll also be hosting the DradCast WordPress podcast tonight with Brad Williams and Dre Armeda. Check them out!
Jason Cohen, of WP Engine, talks about the unachievable goal of 100% uptime for hosts. He lays out the reality very nicely. It’s great to see that logic. I added my own remarks in the comments, because I think more can be done upfront to reduce unhappy customers during the 0.01% of the time.
Performance matters because a positive (fast) user experience facilitates all goals a publisher or application developer might have. WordPress, like most applications, has numerous moving parts that must be considered when trying to scale.
I was reading the new WP Daily site earlier today and noticed in their footer that they’re hosted by “Eve.” Intrigued, I clicked it to see a simple landing page, but it’s clearly branded as a future 8Bit product. I heard them mention that they’d thought about hosting in one of their Hello Dolly podcasts,…
As a hosting company, I beg and plead with you, the developer of sites, to do some basic sanity checks, before you upload your code, for the world to experience. Your clients will thank you. So will our monitoring systems.
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