Presslabs’ English-language website boats some impressive statistics about its performance.
Features and Ease of Use
Presslabs offers three managed WordPress hosting plans for publishers, which come with:
- Bundled page views of 150,000 to 1,000,000
- 100% public website uptime SLA
- Content delivery network
- 500 MB to 1.5 GB database size
- 5 GB to 100 GB storage
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL
- Unlimited development accounts
These plans include WordPress core upgrades and the WordPress Intelligence dashboard (for managing your website). You get a Git-driven development workflow and staging environments to help you test website changes before going live.
Performance shouldn’t be a problem because Presslabs’ platform can easily handle high numbers of page views. The WordPress CDN with HTTP/2 should ensure the efficient delivery of content to your customers or other website visitors. And to keep your website data safe, this host performs on-site and off-site incremental backups every 15 minutes, and it retains them for a month.
Although I’m focusing on WordPress for publishers, I can tell you that agencies and enterprises with more complex setups can ask Presslabs for a custom quote.
Pricing and Support
Since Presslabs offers enterprise-level hosting, its WordPress plans are incredibly pricey. However, you have to consider what you’re getting: a solution with Nginx-based enterprise-grade caching, a Git-centered development flow, a content delivery network, and performance data collection.
You can save a bit by opting for long-term billing, whereby you get 12 months’ hosting for the price of 10 months. Pay in U.S. dollars by bank transfer, PayPal, or credit/debit cards via PayU. You get a 14-day money-back guarantee, which gives you two weeks to change your mind.
Apart from some YouTube tutorials and a blog with a few posts, this host’s documentation section contains some useful tutorials categorized into getting started, development, support, migration, and more categories.
If the self-support resources don’t answer your questions, you can call on the customer support team via telephone, email, online contact form, or live chat. Some of these channels provide 24/7 technical support, and I was pleased to receive a pre-sales support response by email within ten minutes.