Introducing The WPX Cloud & Why Your Business Needs It
We have always aimed to be on the front foot when it comes to WordPress hosting innovation. Being one of the first (if not the first) company to offer free, one-click installation SSL Certificates, to introduce HTTP/2 and PHP 7.x by default, and the first to utilize high-performance SSD disks for all accounts, we feel there is always room for improvement and the next big step is here!
Our customers constantly tell us is that they value 2 things above all else:
friendly, quick and helpful support, and
blazing-fast website loading speeds.
While proof of WPX excelling at both can be found independently online, we wanted to do even better. This is why we have built our own WPX Cloud from the ground up – the fastest WordPress hosting CDN.
Here is what we will cover in this article:
What the WPX Cloud is;
Why utilizing it is the best thing for your business;
Why it’s free;
How to enable it.
What is the WPX Cloud?
Essentially, WPX Cloud is our own custom-built Content Delivery Network (CDN).
Not sure what a CDN is? Put simply, using a CDN is like having a mini-server nearby to help load and run your website faster and more efficiently, even from the other side of the world!
For example, let’s say that you’re a nature photography blogger based in Montana, and your website is hosted with WPX in our Chicago data centre. That site will load well across North America but nature-lovers visiting your blog from Australia, Europe, Asia, and Africa will find that your website loads more slowly. This is because your blog’s content (images and text mainly) is being retrieved from our Chicago server and sent all the way across the world to visitors outside the USA.
Instead, our CDN grabs that content and quickly delivers it to nearby servers to benefit your blog’s visitors. Whether your visitors are from Berlin, Sydney, Johannesburg, or Tokyo, they’ll see your blog from a fast local server and not from the other side of the world!
Using our Cloud CDN, the speed increase for site visitors around the world is dramatic.
But isn’t the ‘WPX Cloud’ just like any other CDN?
Unlike most CDNs, our Cloud was custom-built from the ground up BY us (a hosting company!) specifically FOR high performance WordPress hosting!
Over the coming months, many additional features will be added to our WPX Cloud,
more on that soon!
We test and tweak our Cloud CDN constantly for maximum WordPress performance and that’s something that conventional CDN companies (who are not hosting companies) can’t, or simply won’t, do.