With over 60 million users, WordPress has become an incredibly popular platform for website and blog creation. The open source software offers thousands of plugins and themes, allowing sites to be fully customizable, but also creating a learning curve that can stifle less technically proficient users in terms of setup, security and maintenance. Fortunately, the folks at Page.ly identified this issue early on, and vowed to become the best managed WordPress hosting service out there.
Page.ly was founded in 2009 by Joshua and Sally Strebel, and is based out of Gangplank’s collaborative workspace in Chandler. This self-funded, lean startup company is a new version of a 2006 working prototype, and was the first to focus exclusively on the WordPress platform. With thousands of customers, both large and small, Page.ly set the standard and continues to lead the growing field of WordPress-only hosting and maintenance.
Page.ly’s goal is to make it easy for customers to get started with their own WordPress powered site through its managed WordPress hosting services and easy setup. According to the website, Page.ly provides:
- 2 minute setup and lightning fast page loads
- Scalable and fault tolerant hosting to handle any spike in traffic
- Next generation firewalls and secure cloud technology
- Automatic WordPress core updates, plugin updates, backups, speed optimization and a suite of custom tools
- Comprehensive customer support environment
Monthly service plans range from $19.95 to $650 depending on site traffic, so both independent bloggers as well as business and enterprise customers can afford the level of hosting and management necessary for the best possible site performance.
Disclosure: Page.ly is the WordPress hosting provider for AZTechBeat.com.
More About Page.ly
# of Employees: ~5
Revenues: Undisclosed – self-funded
Founders: Josh Strebel, Sally Strebel
Blog: blog.page.ly, Joshua Strebel’s blog
Headquarters: Gangplank – 250 S Arizona Ave. • Chandler, AZ 85225 • USA