This WooThemes hosting review aims to take a look at the hosting service that this WordPress ninja company is providing. Although WooThemes already created awesome portfolio in WordPress themes and plugins, they still have to prove themselves in offering a hosting service. After some testing, let us now take a look into how WooThemes handle the web files.
My Personal WooThemes Hosting Review
Geared Towards WordPress Sites
WooThemes is already known in providing great themes and plugins for WordPress sites. Today, they are extending their services into something new – hosting. If you are running (or planning to run) a site that uses WordPress, it is great to host it at WooThemes. Since WooThemes ninjas know exactly how WordPress sites work, they designed their hosting service friendly for WordPress sites.
It is evident in the WordPress themes and plugins of WooThemes that they are creating a great site architecture. Thus, there is no doubt that they also have a secured and safe hosting infrastructure. The people behind WooThemes have been running sites for years and they already know what needs to be done for sites to run properly. Partnered with WP Engine, they designed their state-of-the-art hosting platform well to cater the needs of WordPress sites. However, they did not just end there. They invited website owners from around the world (me included) to test their hosting service. As expected, the feedback is awesome!
As you may know, WooThemes was hacked before. Experiencing that problem however, they now did everything they can to make sure that it will never happen again. They apply 24/7 site scanning to ensure the safety of your site. If for some reason your site will still get hacked, they will fix it right away for free!
Complete Integrated Solution
Using one click staging and power tools, WooThemes provides complete solutions to WordPress sites. They also cater both highly-experienced and beginning WordPress developers in their web development. They also provide free tools and additional services for you to be able to create custom WordPress sites.
Website Administration in a Single Platform
It is a time-consuming task to transfer from your WordPress site backend to your hosting admin and what not. Thanks to WooThemes since you can administer your site in just one place. If you are running WordPress sites (especially if they are powered by WooThemes themes and plugins), you can easily manage things when you host them at WooThemes.
If you were a WooThemes client for a while, you know how awesome the support of WooThemes is to their customers. I once had a problem one time and by asking for help, they solved my problem right away. I replied and thank them for their fast turn around. With this experience, I am positive that they also have a great support for their hosting service. They have WordPress experts who are knowledgeable of every aspect of WordPress so they can surely solve any problem you might have.
When I say affordable, I don’t mean cheap and ugly. Rather, I mean the services and tools you are enjoying are beyond what you are paying. Featuring unlimited data transfer, 10 GB local storage, and one WordPress installation, WooThemes hosting costs $29 per month with 60-day money back guarantee.
Not So Great Things
Fairly New Hosting Service
There is no such thing as a perfect service and we still have to see some defects on the hosting service of WooThemes. Since they are fairly new in providing hosting, there might be some small issues that they overlooked. Again, let’s wait for these things and I’ll update you soon.
Might Not Provide Hosting Services For Sites That Don’t Use WordPress
If your site is built with other CMS such as Joomla, Drupal, etc., WooThemes might not provide a hosting service for you.
To wrap up my WooThemes hosting review, I just want to say that we still have to let the time pass for WooThemes to prove themselves in providing hosting services. As someone who tried other WooThemes products (themes and plugins) however, I am sure that they will do great in offering hosting packages.