Tyler Hurst

It’s easy to toss around hyperbole online. Everything is ‘epic’, more than one service is ‘unique’ and there’s little qualifying what can be considered as ‘best’. Does it mean the best uptime? What about the best customer service?  How about the most help with design? Or even, simply, the least complicated? For a freelance writer, the best WordPress hosting service means something quite different than it does to a small business owner or a freelance programmer. Regardless, the following conversation… Read It



Tyler Hurst

Pagely

The beauty of publishing on the internet is that it’s so easy, nearly everyone can do it. With a plethora of free options out there, from Tumblr to WordPress.com and Blogspot to YouTube, getting your words/images/video/audio out there can be extremely beneficial to anyone. But none of those, at least in the free, most basic sense, really mean you’re hosting your own blog. With domain names like theorlandojones.tumblr.com or randomcelebrity.wordpress.com, you’re losing out on a ton of options both in… Read It



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Joshua Strebel

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All active resellers have just received an email with details on using the new setup. Thank you for your patience as we worked to improve the experience for you and your clients. Interested in becoming a Pagely Reseller? We have made our suite of world-class WordPress Hosting tools available to agencies and developers for some time. We have recently revamped the entire system to make it easier, more flexible, and more powerful.  For more details and to apply head over here. Resellers with some… Read It


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Managed WordPress Hosting SaaS for Everyone Over a year ago we announced a program we called the Pagely Vertical Platform. It was a method for 3rd party plugin and theme developers to offer hosting in conjunction to their existing offerings. We have seen success with it, but we felt it was lacking in a few key areas, primary of which was we controlled everything. To address that issue we spent some time internally redeveloping our entire system, from the servers… Read It


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Joshua Strebel

At-Your-Service

A recent tweet caused me to think about why people love Page.ly. (Yes, I did use the “L” word.) https://twitter.com/jessostroff/status/235872577309003776 Sure, Page.ly’s WordPress Hosting makes it dead simple for customers to get started with their own WP powered site, but so do other companies. My take? Great customer service sets Page.ly apart. Tweets in the twittersphere suggest that customer service is the key. Page.ly’s mantra is Integrity, Communication, Transparency. Now, I know what you are saying. Mantra’s are cheesy –… Read It


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Joshua Strebel

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Update: Seems maybe the site in question is being routed through cloudflare as well. May impact loads times. Cloudflare does not cache html output as far as I know, so likely a pass thru request. So we do a little competitive intelligence gathering on other managed WordPress hosting companies from time to time. It’s smart business to be aware of what others in the space are up to. After months of quietly soaking up jabs by some of our less… Read It


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Joshua Strebel

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I wrote a 5 part “Founder’s Story” on how we built page.ly. We touched on some of the technical aspects such as server configuration and system design choices as well as some business aspects. Give them a read if you will. Part 1 : Identifying the opportunity Part 2 : Managed WordPress Hosting Part 3 : Early Scaling and Security Part 4 : Scalable and Fast Managed WordPress Hosting Part 5 : Growing forward Cheers.      


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This is the fifth and final installment of a mulitpart part series where we aim to share with you some of the technical aspects of what powers the Managed WordPress Hosting system we developed here at page.ly, how we started, the recent server improvements and a bit on the things to come. [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] Out with the old So we have deployed a new server stack and continue to tune it for optimal performance and scalability. What’s left… Read It


building-page.ly

This is the fourth installment of a mulitpart part series where we aim to share with you some of the technical aspects of what powers the Managed WordPress Hosting system we developed here at page.ly, how we started, the recent server improvements and a bit on the things to come. [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] Time to go big. When we started this journey many years ago, we made system choices fitting at the time. We grew, and grew some more, and… Read It


building-page.ly

This is the third installment of a mulitpart part series where we aim to share with you some of the technical aspects of what powers the Managed WordPress Hosting system we developed here at page.ly, how we started, the recent server improvements and a bit on the things to come. [Part 1] [Part 2] Page.ly finds a new home and begins to scale. Mid 2010 and Page.ly was really starting to take off. It was time to think about scaling and we also… Read It


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Joshua Strebel

WordCamp PHX is just around the corner.  If you can go, you should, you’ll have fun. Unfortunately this year we (Sally and I) won’t be in attendance. It’s our home town and last year we really enjoyed helping make WordCamp PHX 2011 probably the best WC ever. Our two newest employees will likely make a showing, so if you run into them, say hello. Instead of WordCamp, Sally and I will be home with our brand new baby son who… Read It


building-page.ly

This is the second of a mulitpart part series where we aim to share with you some of the technical aspects of what powers the Managed WordPress Hosting system we developed here at page.ly, how we started, the recent server improvements and a bit on the things to come. [Part 1] Building a better mousetrap. Page.ly was launched in 2009 after a complete rewrite of the WordPress hosting system prototype we talked about in Part1 of this series. That idea worked, but I… Read It


building-page.ly

This is the first of a mulitpart part series where we aim to share with you some of the technical aspects of what powers the Managed WordPress Hosting system we developed here at page.ly, how we started, the recent server improvements and a bit on the things to come. Backstory Way back in the internet dark ages; like pre-twitter Sally and I owned and operated a web consultancy shop in Phoenix Arizona. We served all manner of clients with your typical fare… Read It