A New Beginning

Testing testing… this thing on?

Hello world, WP Hosting has launched! After too much time thinking about it we finally have a presentable working website up and running. Welcome everybody!

In a nutshell: we sell the finest WordPress hosting here – check out what we’ve got on offer for you today.

We want to make it fun and easy for our customers to have a website. Headaches and hassle is best left to us, while you focus on your content.

The Launch of WP Hosting

Launching a new project is tough – it certainly is for me. Mentally taxing, physically exhausting, there never seem to be enough hours in one day to make it just perfect. But without a deadline, would things ever come to be?

We’ve got a rock solid hosting platform that we’e tested for months and I’m not going to bore you with the details. What we didn’t have is a sales platform, i.e. a dedicated website to show people what we can offer. This isn’t a one day job, so here’s a list of what we’ve done to accomplish this site as of today:

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  • get a good WordPress host (har har)
  • pick a theme
  • add content and tweak theme
  • pick another theme (repeat these steps until happy)
  • find the right shopping cart
  • add products and prices
  • tweak again and again, while writing content
  • get a Campaign Manager
  • get an office phone number
  • adjust hundreds of web interfaces to work together (social networks and all)
  • … and launch!

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Over the coming months we’ll update you on our journey through cyber space. Just so that we don’t forget, here’s what we’re starting with:

Network Stats – December 2011

Our growing network is currently comprised of

  • Physical Servers: 8
  • CPU Cores: 26
  • System RAM: 47 GB
  • Storage Space: 7.6 TB
  • Bandwidth: LOADS

Right now we’re hosting 59 Domains.

Tomorrow morning our first press release goes out and we’re expecting a lot of traffic coming through. In case you’ve read the release, thanks for staying to read the small print 😉

Credits

I’d like to give a big shout out and say THANK YOU to all those kind souls without whom this project wouldn’t be possible. Here goes, in no particular order:

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  • Tips and Tricks HQ for those marvellous plugins we’re using
  • Woo Themes for this incredible theme called Coffee Break
  • The Hub at Kings Cross which we call our office
  • Dirceau Vega for the lovely comic icons we use all over the place
  • MailChimp for being our lovely campaign manager
  • Special Thanks to the wonderful folks who bring us WordPress

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All the best from us at Guru Towers,

 

JAY, JULIA, WOODY & The Ninjas

Jay is founder of WP Hosting, a boutique style managed WordPress hosting and support service. He has been working with Plesk since version 9 and is a qualified Parallels Automation Professional. In his spare time he likes to develop iOS apps and WordPress plugins, or drawing on tablet devices. He blogs about his coding journey at http://wpguru.co.uk and http://pinkstone.co.uk.

Jay is founder of WP Hosting, a boutique style managed WordPress hosting and support service. He has been working with Plesk since version 9 and is a qualified Parallels Automation Professional. In his spare time he likes to develop iOS apps and WordPress plugins, or drawing on tablet devices. He blogs about his coding journey at http://wpguru.co.uk and http://pinkstone.co.uk.