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DreamHost Announces DreamPress, Premium Managed WordPress Hosting
High-Performance Optimized WordPress Hosting Service Now Available in Beta
LOS ANGELES, CA-- Jun 4, 2013 -- DreamHost®, a global leader in Web hosting and cloud services for entrepreneurs and developers -- and the company hosting over 750,000 awesome WordPress blogs and websites worldwide -- today announced its new DreamPress™ premium managed WordPress service in public beta. Designed from the ground-up for entrepreneurs, Website designers, developers, and bloggers, DreamPress is a highly optimized and reliable managed WordPress service that is perfect for customers who want a scalable, optimized WordPress hosting experience. The service comes pre-configured for higher traffic loads and server-intensive themes and plugins. DreamPress is engineered for speed and backed 24/7 by expert WordPress technical support from DreamHost.
DreamPress provides content creators, entrepreneurs and software developers all of the great benefits of being hosted on DreamHost, but with specially enhanced WordPress performance, advanced security, excellent reliability, ease of use, and straightforward pricing. At its core, the service comprises managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) instances running on isolated, highly scalable and tuned-for-WordPress physical servers. The application stack includes an automatically configured, in-memory caching layer for rocket-powered speed, and WordPress itself is likewise optimized and tuned for the VPS environment. Add in robot-assisted migration that leverages DreamHost-developed open source contributions to the wp-cli tool, an easy control panel interface, the advanced WordPress support that DreamHost is known for, and simple monthly pricing, and the result is a powerful yet ultimately usable and cost-effective hosted WordPress service.
Superior Management, Security, and Support
With its advanced management and security features, and a 100% uptime guarantee, peace of mind is at the heart of DreamPress. DreamHost has built into the service automatic WordPress core updates, best practice security configuration to prevent common attacks, automatic mod_security web firewall rule management, and application stack management, to name some of the key features. Combine this with expert engineers operating the DreamPress service 24/7, plus a US-based technical support team available via live chat, email, or phone call -- so even the most demanding implementations are equipped for non-stop operation.
DreamHost and WordPress
DreamHost is a leader in the world of Open Source WordPress hosting and has a long history of serving entrepreneurs and developers who build great blogs and sites on the Web. DreamHost is recommended by WordPress.org and has been a WordPress partner since 2005. With one of the most knowledgeable teams of full-time WordPress code contributors and technical support experts for hosted WordPress, DreamHost is stoked to extend that commitment with a managed WordPress service.
Standard pricing for the DreamPress is $24.95 per month. But DreamHost has always been about offering epic launch deals to customers, so DreamPress will be offered at a mind blowing $19.95 per month for a limited time. That's a whole lot of 'Press power for 20 bucks! For a performance package that includes an isolated VPS web server, a MySQL VPS database server, premium support, performance and security tuning, consulting support, and available automated backups to DreamHost's public cloud storage service, DreamObjects. As with all DreamHost services, every DreamPress account is backed by a 97-day, money-back guarantee.
"DreamPress is hosted WordPress on steroids," said Simon Anderson, CEO of DreamHost. "Running on specialized, optimized virtual private servers -- and with each instance pre-configured by our WordPress experts for scalable performance under traffic load -- DreamPress is the perfect upgrade for publishers with a growing blog or site, and developers looking to save config time. With our 15 years of experience in automating and delivering Open Source applications and platforms, our customers have been asking us to Just Do DreamPress, so we're happy to roll it out!"
For more information about the DreamPress premium managed WordPress service, please visit https://www.dreamhost.com/wordpress/.
DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services company with over 370,000 entrepreneur and developer customers, and 1.3 million blogs, websites and apps hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of Web services including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the public cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the public cloud computing service DreamCompute. Please visit https://www.DreamHost.com for more information.
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. Everything from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it.
Bret Clement | Clement Communications | bret @ clementcom.com
Sara Conway | Clement Communications | sara.conway @ clementcom.com
Bennett Bauer | bennett.bauer @ dreamhost.com
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