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May 06, 2015

GoDaddy Expands Managed WordPress Hosting

New Offerings Help Small Businesses, Designers and Developers Quickly Build Fast, Secure, Easy-to-Manage WordPress™ Sites

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GoDaddy, Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced four new full-featured plans for Managed WordPress hosting. Managed WordPress hosting from GoDaddy with technical hosting aspects including set-up, network security, daily backups and WordPress software updates, allowing users to focus solely on building a top-notch website. Built on a hosting platform optimized just for WordPress, GoDaddy's new offering delivers industry-leading performance.


GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting gives designers and developers the tools to quickly build a quality customer website. For small businesses without tech experts on payroll, GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting offers everything needed to get their business found online and looking professional. Customers can learn WordPress basics with in-app training videos and tutorials from WP101 and SIDEKICK.

To get started, the 'Basic' plan comes with one site with 10GB of SSD storage. The 'Deluxe' plan includes a built-in, easy-to-use search engine wizard that guides users through, and automatically applies SEO basics, to make sites visible on top search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. The search engine wizard helps users choose keywords and phrases for their business, applying them to their site automatically to help increase search engines ranks.

The 'Ultimate' plan includes added security measures, such as malware detection and removal from Sitelock, as well as an SSL to keep it secure and safe from hackers.

The 'Developer' plan focuses on giving designers and developers the tools to make building and managing client sites faster and easier for up to five sites. Advanced features include command line access with SSH and one-click staging sites for development and testing.      

All Managed WordPress hosting plans include a free domain name and the option to add one Outlook email account with 5GB of storage for email, contacts and shared online calendar – free for the first year.

For WordPress users that manage clients, the new GoDaddy Pro program is designed to ease the processes designers and developers go through when building client sites and projects. The platform simplifies the process of managing clients' GoDaddy sites and products, enabling designers and developers to directly send clients their shopping carts pre-loaded with the products they need. These designers and developers can also access and manage client products from a dashboard and set up automatic site monitors with website performance and uptime alerts—making it a one stop shop offering with all the tools they need.

"WordPress powers 23 percent of the top 10 Million websites on the Internet today, which represents a vibrant online community requiring high-performing, high-value solutions," said GoDaddy Senior Vice President and General Manager of Web Hosting, Jeff King . "Many designers and developers make a living building sites with WordPress. It is imperative that they are able to spend their time on design and development, not hosting administration. Managed WordPress hosting from GoDaddy makes building websites and running businesses simpler and more efficient."

For those looking to move their existing WordPress site to the GoDaddy Managed WordPress platform, the company offers the industry's only automated one-click migration tool, which enables designers and developers to moves all files and databases to a temporary domain so they can preview the site before publishing it.


Source: GoDaddy, Inc. 


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