What is DreamPress? Here’s marketing:
What is DreamPress? That’s a good question! Think of WordPress. You got it? Cool. Now, think of that WordPress install, but on steroids! Picture it running on a specialized, optimized, virtual private server. Yeah, this is far from your average WordPress hosting package, isn’t it? DreamPress comes pre-configured by our in-house WordPress experts for maximum security and performance under traffic load. This is our call-out to all entrepreneurs, website designers, developers, and bloggers to give it a test-drive today!
And here’s me:
If you did your job really well, one day you woke up to a downed website becuase you swamped it with traffic. I’ve been there, you’ve been there. There’s a point where your host reaches out to you and says “Honey, sweetie pie, you’re too big for shared hosting.” And as horrible as this is, it’s a good thing! You’re popular! Of course you’ll try caching and changing themes and plugins, but there’s just that moment when, damn it, you’ve got to step up and go up to a VPS.
And you know what? A VPS is scary. I started this blog when I got my VPS because I wanted to learn how to manage it. But you see, I’m weird. I know it, you know it, that’s okay. I’m strange and I like me, just the way I are, and this works for me. It doesn’t work for everyone, so when you find yourself faced with something new and different, maybe you don’t want to learn it. Maybe it’s not your thing. So looking at that VPS is a great big bag of nope.
This is where managed hosting steps in. Hosts take on the job of managing your server. We handle upgrades (which yes, we do anyway), but we also optimize and customize the server. All the times you hear me talk about ‘Edit your httpd.conf’ or ‘installing PageSpeed…’ is something we’ve already done for you. Need more memory? We’ll take care of it without bothering you. It’s a VPS without the responsibility. PHP memory, server power, even caching is taken care of. Oh yes, you no longer need any caching plugins, because we’ve got Varnish in front for you.
Of course, this isn’t perfect for everyone. Hard-core code jockeys may want that VPS (or dedicated) to play with the nuts and bolts, install extra add-ones, and just go to town. But if that isn’t for you, come check out DreamPress. I promise we’ll have a magic button to migrate things soon!
Nifty articles on DreamPress:
I know there are a lot of hosts out there. I work for one, I use others, and I think the more of us who get into this supporting the app that needs supporting, the better experience for everyone. Bring it on, baby!