Kinsta is a premium managed WordPress hosting provider that helps take care of all your needs regarding your website. Kinsta runs their services on cutting-edge technology and take support seriously.
Our review of Kinsta is based on a new wordpress website launch (new project) we decided to not host from our usual partners (Tsohost) as we wanted to try out another hosting company who has combined the fastest network and platform in the world (Google Cloud), and paired it with the best engineering team and the most experienced WordPress developers in the industry.
Managed WordPress hosting tend to be more expensive than other hosting packages, but the benefits of this will be shared below. Believe me we wanted to stick to what we knew but our approach for the new project was to see how quickly and effectively we could rank a website purely on its speed (SEO) – as our keyword research gave us the insight that the site should rank fairly easy for the target keyword that had been picked.
With Kinsta it is almost a certainty that you’ll see faster page load times, along with back-end (WordPress dashboard) speed when you host with Kinsta. The hosting infrastructure is built on extremely powerful servers, meaning your sites will not be starved for CPU and RAM resources. Kinsta utilises Google Cloud Platform and their data centers have extremely robust network connections. Independent reviews have shown Kinsta to be the fastest WordPress host on the market but of course we tested this ourselves..
WordPress Theme: Twenty Seventeen.
The entire support team is made up of highly-skilled WordPress developers and Linux engineers. Many contribute to WordPress core, open source projects, and even develop plugins. Every Kinsta client gets to chat with the same team members that support our large enterprise and Fortune 500 companies. As a result, the expertise of the support department is second to none.
Since joining Kinsta we have used the online web chat twice, both speaking to an individual who goes by the name of Salvadore (Support Engineer) :D, the first question was around switching between different PHP versions and using PHP 7.2 for its performance benefit (the need for speed). Salvadore managed to answer the question quickly and even created a i.php (info php file) to demonstrate the site was running on PHP 7.2, he was also able to answer the query I raised around why other online tools were showing the site running on a different PHP version etc..
The second question was around the IP address and if I could change the websites IP address to a UK address, again all the decisions being made at this point have been in the search to get the fastest load times possible.
“Hi, all IPs we use belong to Google Cloud Platform. Even if the sites is hosted in the London Datacenter, all IPs are legally registered to Google’s headquarters.”
Kinsta has several security measures in place, the company claims to take this very seriously, implementing active and passive measures to stop attacks and malicious intent in its tracks. They will monitor your sites every minute for uptime, detect DDoS attacks as they happen, and proactively stop malicious code from entering our network. Hardware firewalls are in place and have very tight software-based restrictions and malware scanning daemons that run continuously in the background to protect your WordPress site.
Please note: Unfortunately Kinsta don’t offer domain registration services. For this project, we used Google Domains as we have used them in the past. Not sure if there are any plans to offer this in the future but it would be great if everything could be managed in one dashboard.
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