WTF Joe? Great question.

Why Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Prior to starting WTF, I would recommend WP Engine for WordPress hosting and support. Like all great companies, once they reach a certain size the marketing and business folks take over. The engineers who started the company get pushed aside and suddenly what once was a simple, yet best in class managed WordPress hosting company becomes something else. WPEngine describes themselves as a: "WordPress Digital Experience Platform". What the f*ck does that even mean? Time to start searching for yet another managed provider.

Three weeks later...

This is painful. Apparently I'm the only developer who wants "plain old WordPress" hosting. I don't need or want your proprietary plugins or management features. Just give me secure shell access and stay out of the way. Stop modifying core WordPress. If your modifications are so great, submit a pull request and share with with the community.

What the f*ck Joe? Let's roll up our sleeves and build a managed WordPress hosting servoce that monitors uptime, manages updates, maintains off-site backups, preserves unlimited post and page revisions, persistently scans for vulnerabilities, and performs really well.

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Maximum Effort

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot GoDaddy WordPress.com WP Engine
Availability Monitoring
Data Retention
Dedicated Performance
Editorial Support
Managed Updates
Off-Site Backups
Unlimited Revisions
Vulnerability Scanning
Pricing $100/month $19/month $25/month $115/month

Availability Monitoring

WTF performs a website availability assessment 1440 times a day. If your website goes off-line for more than a 60 seconds, I'll be notified.

Editorial Support

Should the need arise, I've got you covered. Hit me via text, email, or phone and I'll help you navigate the crazy world of authoring content with WordPress.

Data Retention

WTF will archive and preserve month-end backups for seven years for compliance purposes. Compliance related website restoration services are available for a small fee ($42).

Dedicated Performance

WTF provisions a dedicated virtual private server from Amazon EC2. You don't need to worry about sharing a web server with several hundred "friends".

Managed Updates

WordPress Core and installed plugins will be checked for updates and applied on a weekly basis. Backup and recovery plans are in place should any update damage or interfere with your website.

Off-site Backups

Automated backups are performed nightly. WTF maintains a rolling thirty days of backups. All backups are warehoused in a secure and isolated Amazon S3 storage bucket.

Unlimited Revisions

Your WordPress install is configured to support unlimited post and page revisions. From a compliance standpoint you will be able to pull up exactly what was posted and by whom for the life of your install.

Vulnerability Scanning

WTF will perform vulnerability scanning to assess all code, including third-party plugins on a weekly basis. Appropriate measures will be taken to insure maximum data and website security.

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Recommended Alternatives

Bring Your Own Design.

WTF is a bring your own design shop. During the on-boarding and setup process we will assist with minor theme modifications in order to adapt your existing logo and branding to pre-built WordPress themes. Part of our setup process includes theme selection guidance and support. Should you need or desire completely custom theme design, we can provide recommendations.

Pricing

  • $100/month
  • $3000 setup fee
  • Cancel anytime

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