What is Kinsta?
Kinsta describes itself as a premium WordPress hosting provider. You upload a WordPress website to the platform, and it takes care of the underlying cloud infrastructure. With features like automated backups, caching, and advanced security tools, Kinsta is an ideal choice for business-critical websites. It may be premium, but it's worth every penny.
Benefits of Kinsta Hosting
The WordPress ecosystem is notoriously vulnerable to hackers. Kinsta protects your website from attacks using sophisticated hardware and software measures.
If something does go wrong, you can restore your website to an automatic backup within minutes.
Kinsta boasts impressive website load speeds, improving your visitor experience and that of your content publishers.
Websites with faster load times can benefit from improved search rankings.
Built on Google Cloud Platform, Kinsta automatically scales your website's infrastructure to handle any sudden spikes in web traffic. #peaceofmind
With Kinsta, your website can have two environments: staging and production.
A staging environment is an exact clone of your website that lives on a private URL. You can use a staging environment to test new content or functionality before pushing it to your production environment for the world to see.
Alternative HostingIt's common for web developers to host websites on their "own" servers; in fact, this is what we did until we migrated to Kinsta. Having many years' experience managing cloud architecture on Amazon Web Services (AWS), we leased virtual servers and managed the maintenance and upkeep ourselves. This setup works fine as long as the developer works to best practices, but it's a lot of effort to reinvent the wheel without much cost savings for the end customer.
A word of caution, don't be tempted to use the budget hosting packages that sneak into your shopping cart when you purchase a web domain. In our experience, this hosting does not perform or scale well.
What Kinsta Means to Our Clients
We now host all of our clients' WordPress websites on Kinsta.
Our customers don't have to do anything different and to be honest, some of our clients don't care about what happens under the hood, as long as their site is up and doesn't cost the earth. Others have taken advantage of their new host features, particularly the staging environments. We do know all of our customers share an appreciation for having a fast and reliable website.
Check out some of the giants that trust Kinsta with their hosting. We believe it's worth the investment.