So you were lucky enough to pick up a $1 domain name, but … now what? That’s where Zuver and our WordPress hosting solution comes in!
Gone are the days of needing to hire or engage a website designer to build your website from scratch and maintain it for you, costing you and your business thousands of dollars.
WordPress has changed the game of website management, empowering business owners and staff to create, maintain and manage their website without having to hire external consultants.
What is Managed WordPress Hosting?
Good question – let’s break it down into a couple of sections!
WordPress itself is a content management system (CMS) that is used by more than 30% of the websites on the internet. You’d be surprised how many big companies use WordPress to manage their site. It’s popular because it gives you the tools to create a website, blog or online store, with relative ease and simplicity.
WordPress hosting refers to where your website is kept online and how it is managed in the back end. Here at Zuver, we use Plesk to host your WordPress site on our servers. Plesk is a commercial web hosting platform with a control panel that allows a server administrator to set up new websites, email accounts and other website configuration.
Putting all of that together, Managed WordPress hosting refers to a package where we host your website on our server, using Plesk, and manage the maintenance and upkeep for you. You’ll only need to worry about the content within your website – any updates to text, images, or pages. We look after the hard parts for you!
How do I get a WordPress Hosting package?
There’s a few different packages you can look at with Zuver depending on the size and type of your website. We created these Smarter WordPress plans to offer something that makes website management easier for you, with smarter value, smarter service and smarter support.
If you’re running a small blog or business website, then the Smart package would more than likely be the best option. If you’re running bigger websites with more content or images, or perhaps even an e-commerce site, then the Smarter and Smartest packages would be more appropriate.
Each package has a range of critical features available to you, including the ability to test your site before you publish, updating your apps and website as needed, and backing up every 3 hours to keep your data safe.
If you’re not sure which package is right, our friendly Sales team are always happy to help you figure it out.
How do I start building my website?
Once you’ve purchased your WordPress hosting package, you’ll be given access to your very own MyZuver account. This lets you manage your services including any domain names you own, and the websites that are associated with them.
You’ll need to install WordPress through the app installer in MyZuver, and then you can visit your WordPress site directly to start adding content and building out the site.
WordPress understands we aren’t all web designers and artists, so thankfully they have a whole range of pre-made website themes available for you to choose from. These themes let you ensure your website is professional and consistent, and saves you having to hire a graphic designer! Of course, you can customise the themes with fonts, colours and images, so it still looks and feels like your business.