Beautiful websites using the most popular system available.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a so-called Content Management System (CMS). It gives you easy access to update the website yourself without the need for any coding knowledge. With over 30% of all the websites on the internet running on WordPress, its the most used content management system.
WordPress gives your business the proper website foundation. It is robust, full of features, and super user-friendly. It allows your website to scale with your business. It’s a perfect fit for small business websites. But it also gives you the ability to implement new features if needed such as ecommerce, member’s area, lead generation, news articles, events, and much more.
We custom design your WordPress website. We don’t work with purchased WordPress themes. Each project is custom designed and developed. Starting by listening to your needs. These needs are than translated into sketches where styles are explored, color schemes, fonts, imagery, and layouts. Which eventually are developed into a perfect website design.
This is where we start using the power of WordPress and start coding the website. We can make WordPress do anything you need it to do. We can create a fully customised back-end to optimise the content loading, integrate technologies, workflows, and third party services if needed!
When a project is finished, it’s just the beginning of the relationship. We train you and your staff how to use the website and all the features we built into it. And we’ll keep WordPress and the plugins used updated to the latest versions. Support is always available, by phone, email, or in person.
WordPress Specialised Website Hosting & Maintenance
We’re using WordPress specialised hosting to ensure your website is blazing fast, secure and provide ongoing support with our WordPress Maintenance Plan.
Blazing Fast Speed
Our hosting server is specifically tuned for WordPress, making sure you’ll get crazy fast load times (a Google ranking factor).
SSL Encryption (website security and again, a Google ranking factor) comes with every website!
Backups are a must-have for every website. Rest easy, knowing we backup your website up every night. Backups are stored off-site (extra security) and run at server level so no clunky backup plugin.
Websites are 24/7 monitored, which protects your website from potential security threats and vulnerabilities, ensuring a smooth operation.
Limited Login Attempts
Brute force attacks (guessing of your username and password by hackers) are one of the most common ways attackers gain access to websites. We protect your website against this by blocking multiple failed login attempts, meaning malicious users will never get inside.
Intelligent IP blocking
Intelligent IP blocking on our hosting security system detects hackers and stops them before they even try to attack your website.
Doing test runs on a live website is never a good idea. Any changes we do to your website we do first on our local development server and push these to a safe staging/preview environment for you to check and, when we’re ready, move these to the live website with a single click.
Global CDN with full-page Caching
When someone visits your website, our CDN (Content Delivery Network) loads the website from whichever server is geographically closest to the visitor. And, unlike traditional CDNs that only cache site assets (*.css, *.js, etc.), our CDN offers full-page caching, which loads your website even faster (which makes Google super happy)!
Reliable Email Delivery | SMTP server
For improved deliverability, we’re using a separate SMTP server for sending emails from the website (e.g. your contact form enquiries). Using an SMTP server will prevent your emails from going into the junk/spam folder.
One Simple Pricing Plan
And this is what we like. All in just one simple monthly plan.
Can you host my existing website?
We can understand that our hosting plan and WordPress maintenance are exactly what you’re looking for for your website. But we only host websites built by Good Websites. Although, sometimes we do take-over other websites hosting. So feel free to ask. But, there is usually some extra work involved to convert your website to our coding and plugin standards.
What about email? Is that included?
We do not host email (accounts) on our server. Why not? Well, we believe strongly in working with ‘best of breed’ providers for everything we do. So, instead of hosting email, we focus on providing the best WordPress hosting. For email, we suggest Google Workspace or Office 365.
Can I keep my own hosting?
Sure you can! Although we do recommend our hosting setup up, you can choose or keep your own hosting company. We’re flexible and can work with almost any hosting company.
What about domain names?
Yes, we do register domain names (e.g. companyname.co.nz) and take care of the annual renewals for you as well. We will register domain names in your name; you will be the legal owner.
One thing we see time over time is that most problems start with neglecting regular updates to the WordPress core, plugins and themes. When websites are not looked after, they not only become a security threat, they will slow-down, and eventually, things will stop working. With our WordPress Maintenance, we’ll make sure your website stays fast, secure and up-to-date with the latest WordPress features.
Successful websites evolve. Even when your brand new website is up and working well, the job is not finished. There’s always maintenance work to be done for updates, search engine optimisation, performance and security.
“Focus on what you do best — running your business —
and leave your WordPress maintenance and upgrades to us.
We’re keeping your website, plugins, and theme in tip-top shape with our WordPress Maintenance plan.
- WordPress core updates
- WordPress plugin updates
- Premium (licensed) plugins use
(excluding project-specific plugins)
- Security hardening
- Website performance improvements
- Website speed optimisation
- Spam cleaning
- Database optimisation
- Functionality testing
(making sure elements like checkouts and contact forms are working)
* WordPress Maintenance is compulsory with our WordPress hosting