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ZippyKid offers Managed WordPress Hosting on Rackspace Cloud Servers

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This is a guest post written and contributed by Vid Luther, Founder of ZippyKid, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner.

We’ve all seen the stats, WordPress powers 13% of the web, or 22,000,000 websites. There’s no question that WordPress is more than just a blogging tool now, companies have been adapting it as a CMS for years, and with the introduction of 3.0, it’s become even more powerful.

With all the flexibility WordPress offers, it can be daunting for someone who just wants a good looking website, to make sense of all the options, the number of plugins with similar functionality, and configuration options. That’s where ZippyKid comes in.

ZippyKid offers a WordPress hosting solution that lets you focus on your content, not your content management system.
When you sign up, you get a WordPress site that’s already configured with the right plugins to handle SEO, performance, and security.

Who it’s for:
Our offering is not for people who want to learn WordPress, it’s for agencies that have developed WordPress sites, but don’t  want to deal with the day to day aspects of server adminstration, and WordPress administration. It’s for people who want to deliver great content to their audiences, as opposed to spending time configuring the server or WordPress to the most optimal settings.

What you get:
The latest version of WordPress, with some of the most effective plugins configured and active, Akismet for Spam, w3-total-cache for speed, and some custom functionality on the server end that prevents brute force logins to WordPress.

Your WordPress site is hosted on a custom cluster built on top of the entire set of Rackspace Cloud offerings, we use Cloud Servers, Load Balancers, and Cloud Files to enhance the average WordPress install from the get go.

In the end, what you as the agency get, is peace of mind, and your clients get to see their site load 3X faster than before, which helps them move up in Google positions, and also helps them sell their products faster.

Rackspace Customer Offer:
We’re inviting customers of Rackspace to try us out for 60 days, we’ll even migrate your existing site to our system for free. That’s a $190 value. We guarantee you that your site will load much faster, than it did before.

Go to http://zippykid.com/rackspace to get started.

Want to learn more? Have questions? Join us for a live webinar:

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 2PM CT
Topic: Leverage the power of ZippyKid for your WordPress sites

Click here to register.

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Cameron Nouri, from the Rackspace Business Development team, is your connection to the Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner Ecosystem. If you have developed solutions or services that makes life easier for people to take advantage of the cloud he would like to talk to you! You can contact Cameron any time to learn more about this unique program and the benefits for your business.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Angela Bartels.

Angela runs integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started at Rackspace in 2003 and has done everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and now lives in marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement (and has always been a Racker at heart). Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.


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What I love about the ZippyKid concept is the simplicity and the price. You’ve got a WordPress blog site, that can be setup to look like a regular site, or a blog, or a photo gallery, whatever, and it’s hosted on Rackspace, so you know it’s going to be fast with unrivaled uptime. To top it off the service is cheap and the setup is surprisingly affordable.

As a consultant, I appreciate that I have a low cost option to recommend to clients who might not be ready to develop a fully decked out site with a design studio, but still an option that will get them the foundation they need to grow into a larger site later on.

We all have to start somewhere, and ZippyKid adds an entry level option, at an entry level price, all powered by the Rackspace Cloud. It’s a very cool idea.

avatar Matthew Egan on May 10, 2011 | Reply

We admire Zippykid for its innovative approach towards manage wordpress hosting. Their plans are distinctive and are useful for different types of needs. I had a basic plan with them and the interface they provided is really intuitive. I must say their support is good and provided a trouble free hosting experience. As a web hosting company owner i would love to see more such posts from you. Post like these inspires me to continuously expand the level and quality of service that we provide to our clients.

avatar Cristina J. Haskins on May 31, 2011 | Reply

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