Czech Republic-based WowPress started as a web development company which has now become a full hosting provider that operates its own servers in Europe and the U.S.A. Although it offers a wide range of customizable hosting solutions, its specialism is WordPress hosting.
Its neat English-language website displays prices in U.S. dollars but contains limited information.
Features and Ease of Use
All the WowPress hosting plans are customizable apart from the fixed WordPress hosting plan. This WordPress plan provides:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Daily backups
- StackPath, CloudFront, or MaxCDN content delivery network
- SSD storage
- SSH access
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate
- Pre-installed WordPress
WowPress isn’t your usual self-service web hosting provider. It supplies fully managed WordPress hosting services whereby its support team builds and manages your website with all the necessary tools, applications, and scripts. While some customers will find this incredibly useful and time-saving, others would prefer to have complete control. Put simply, WowPress is best for beginners or busy business people who want to concentrate on their core activities.
The included CDN puts your website on a global network that ensures fast page loading speeds (thanks to caching) and protection against some kinds of cyberattacks.
Pricing and Support
Although many of the hosting services are customizable, the costs are quite high because of the amount of work to maintain the stability of your website. You can choose to be billed monthly via PayPal, but your website will be set up even before you have paid (once your requirements have been agreed).
The very simple website lacks self-support resources such as a knowledge base or a set of frequently asked questions. However, you can contact customer services via a ticket system or live chat, and I was extremely happy with my live chat experience: