Web host and domain name provider GoDaddy Inc. (GoDaddy) has launched a new WordPress product that will help “small businesses – or anyone with an idea – create a powerful, scalable WordPress site”. GoDaddy, which has headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and one of the planet’s largest providers of hosting and domains (managing around 63 million domain names). It offers a “cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures”, offering the services and solutions they require to establish a viable, cost-effective website. Its new offering allows users to quickly establish a WordPress website.
Originally a blogging tool, the WordPress Open Source (OS) Content Management Solution (CMS) is available entirely free of charge and underpins roughly 20%-25% of all websites on the Internet. A global community supports the solution, creating free and commercial addons and templates that enhance the look and functionality of websites. GoDaddy now offers an “exclusive” ‘WordPress Quick Start Wizard’ that automatically manages website development.
The new solution also offers premium themes and a “drag and drop” Visual Page Editor alongside “free, high-quality images for virtually any industry” that can be used to design websites. Its aim is to get companies up and running as quickly as possible with a website that integrates all website elements, including integration with Facebook and Twitter. It is underpinned by a WordPress hosting platform that offers secure automated software updates and free daily site backups.
Optimized for optimum WordPress performance, packages start at ‘Basic’ which offers 1 site, 10 GB storage, and a maximum of 25,000 monthly visitors for only $7.99 per month, and go up to the ‘Ultimate’ package, which is available for $14.99 per month for 2 sites, 30 GB storage, and a maximum of 400,000 monthly visitors.
“WordPress is a massive ecosystem, powering over 25% of the top 10 million websites worldwide,” explained GoDaddy’s Senior Vice President of Hosting, Mr. Jeff King. “At GoDaddy over 50% of our Hosting customers use WordPress. It’s an incredibly popular platform, but it can be technically complex for business owners who want to create their own website. Adding WordPress Websites to our portfolio helps provide a full range of DIY site building solutions for our small business customers. With them in mind, WordPress Websites is designed to be the easiest way to create a powerful, scalable WordPress website.”
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