Canadian domain provider Webnames.ca
(Webnames) has announced the launch of new managed WordPress hosting options. “Canada's original domain registrar”, Webnames has headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. Established in 2000, alongside domain name registration (including domains with the ‘.CA’ country suffix for Canada) the company offers website security services and hosting-related options with a focus on “small-to-medium enterprises, non-profit organizations and charities”. These include SSL certificates, email hosting, and domain name trademark protection. ‘Corporate Webnames’, its ‘Managed Services’ division, caters to some of Canada’s best known companies including Loblaws, Canadian Tire, Shaw, Yellow Pages Group, MEC, Quebecor, and KPMG. Webnames’ WordPress Hosting platform is “100% Canadian”.
As the Internet’s leading Content Management System (CMS), Webnames’ new service leverages the popularity of an Open Source solution that underpins around a quarter of the the websites on the Internet. Free to download, WordPress is of course popular with companies of a range of sizes. Webnames’ simplifies managed WordPress with “proactive security updates, fast load times, high-performance features, and WordPress savvy customer support”. “Architected for the peak performance of WordPress websites”, the new highly available service offers an impressive range of features. These include automatic installation and security patching, automatic updates and proactive malware removal. The ‘Pro’ edition of the service (and higher options) provide a WordPress toolkit that “makes managing multiple WordPress instances faster, simpler and more secure”. Packages start at only CAD $7.95 ($5.90) per month.
“With so many of our customers using WordPress, we’re excited to introduce our new line of managed hosting plans designed specifically for WordPress users and their websites,” explained Julianna on the company's blog. “Whether you use WordPress for a simple personal blog or are in the business of designing high-end websites for clients, our WordPress hosting offers improved performance, reduced maintenance, proactive security, and a host of powerful tools to help you create a beautiful website.”Do you know of any other companies offering new WordPress options? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.