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WordPress Hosts Introduce New Features

Posted on 1.27.2012

Attention anyone who runs a WordPress-based website: Three Web hosting companies that work with WordPress sites have launched new features to enhance their hosting capabilities.

First, Nexcess, which offers a variety of hosting options in addition to WordPress hosting, has unveiled a new line of enterprise managed server clusters distinctly optimized for WordPress sites. This follows another recent launch by the company of new WordPress hosting solutions in the United Kingdom.

These new enterprise clusters will be based on the exact same technology that Nexcess currently uses to run its WordPress-optimized blog platform hosting environment, and will give website owners options for performance optimization, scalability, reliability and the opportunity for higher system resource availability in cases of unpredictable blog traffic patterns.

In other WordPress hosting news, specialized hosting provider WP Engine is bringing out a new tool that lets customers restore their websites to a recent working state in the case of unintentional errors that may break the site.

Since WP Engine works pretty much exclusively with the WordPress content management system platform, it has been able to develop a solution that alleviates the problem of occasional "hiccups" that come with installing a variety of plugins to increase and improve the functionality of a website. This solution is called Restore Checkpoints.

Restore Checkpoints will create a new "checkpoint" of a WordPress website at 3 am every morning, so that if something happens to the site, it will be returned to the exact state it was in earlier that day. There will be a list of different backlogged checkpoints within a user's control panel, so they will be able to restore their website to any day in the past, as well.

Checkpoints can also be created by website-owners manually at any time.

Finally, WordPress hosting provider Lightning Base just launched version 2.0 of its hosting software. The new release will feature greater compatibility for "diverse WordPress setups" and makes for easier self-management, with plans starting at lower price points (the lowest is under $10 a month).

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