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The benefits of upgrading your WordPress site to WP Engine

June 18, 2020

Posted by: DevDigital

The benefits of upgrading your WordPress site to WP Engine

WordPress, an open-source content management system written in PHP, remains one of the internet’s most prominent Content Management Systems (CMS) and website templates throughout the internet. According to Kinsta, WordPress powers 37.2% of all websites and a 37.2% share in the CMS market.

           Additionally, many major corporations, including The New York Times, Spotify, TechCrunch, and BBC America, have their sites built in WordPress.

           We know many of our clients have their sites built in WordPress, and we’ve recently partnered with WP Engine to upgrade our WordPress hosting capabilities, ensuring that our WordPress clients will have a number of capabilities and updates provided to them.

           What benefits do our new hosting and maintenance plans provide WordPress users? Below are a few of the advantages:

1.      Constant Monitoring For Updates

           Plugins and other core WordPress functionality help give your site the ability to do whatever it needs to do, but they do need to be updated from time-to-time. If a plugin isn’t updated in the right amount of time, it can bring a halt to your entire website. We’ll be monitoring your plugins at all times and provide them with the right update whenever there are signs of an upgrade.

2.      Additional Security

           Cybersecurity should be a top priority for all web-goers, and you’ll want your web users to feel safe and not worried their personal information is vulnerable when they visit your site.  We’ll include SSL certificates and can also provide your site additional protection against malware attacks and hacking.

3.      Better Speed Performance.

           The speed and loading time of a site can make or break how much traffic your site gets. If it takes too long for a landing page to load, or for a certain module to function, web-goers will lose interest and leave without thinking twice. On our servers, we can ensure top-notch execution when it comes to loading times and site optimization. 

4.      More Traction On Search Engines

           Yes, you read that correctly, moving your site over to our servers will not only improve the site’s speed and security, but it will also increase its presence on search engines. Google and other search engines can decipher if a site can perform better and is more secure, and will rank sites based on that criteria, in addition to meeting the other SEO requirements (proper metatags, etc.). WP Engine has already tested this on a few of their sites with proven results.

           Interested in switching your WordPress hosting over to us? Learn how.

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