What is WordPress and how does it work?
WordPress is a free open source content management system written in the PHP programming language. Originally designed as blogging software, it has evolved to be so much more and is now the power behind many of today's most complex websites. Indeed it is the content management system (CMS) of choice for organisations such as PlayStation, CNN and NASA.
Simple and intuitive, WordPress has a user-friendly interface and offers hundreds of themes to make building beautiful, media rich websites and blogs as easy as possible. What is more, its open source format and passionate community of developers mean it is continuously being improved and offers a future-proof solution no matter what your needs or how they evolve.
WordPress is the most commonly used application on Rackspace servers. Customers choose Rackspace as their WordPress host because they know that WordPress works best in a rich hosting environment. Working with us allows you to build your WordPress site the way you choose.
WordPress Hosting with Rackspace
Rackspace delivers the very best in custom WordPress hosting, ensuring you get the full-featured, highly optimised and scalable environment you need.
We provide a stable and secure WordPress hosting environment and our day-to-day management of your infrastructure leaves you free to focus on growing your online business.
Benefits at a glance
Unrestricted disk space and bandwidth
100 % Verfügbarkeitsgarantie
Pay-as-go utility billing on our public cloud – only pay for what you actually use with no idle infrastructure costs
Blazing fast content delivery via the Akamai CDN
High security and reliability
Automated and customisable backups
Award-winning Fanatical Support, 24/7/365
OpenStack RESTful API for developers
Fully customisable – choose the configuration to suit your needs
A wide range of additional products
Easy to use web control panel
The freedom to choose the best possible WordPress Infrastructure
Our servers are optimised, fully compatible and tuned for WordPress. We offer a wide range of server configurations; simply choose from our wide range of Windows and Linux operating systems, and have your server(s) up and running in just a few clicks with our user-friendly web control panel.
We support all PHP versions and are experienced in assisting both cloud and dedicated hosting customers to deal with PHP-version requirements and extensions.
Installation is simple. Our Cloud Deployments tool (ready-made cloud infrastructure blueprints based on Rackspace best practice) simplifies the process of creating a WordPress environment, either as a stand-alone server or multiple server cluster. There are 3 blueprints available for WordPress - a single server option suitable for test and development environments, and two multi server options suitable for heavy production workloads and high scalability.
Furthermore, our DevOps automation service can help you automate the process of deploying and scaling hybrid cloud infrastructure for your WordPress site, enabling you to accelerate time to market and improve the quality and frequency of software deployments and releases.
High scalability and blazing fast content delivery
Websites hosting dynamic media face unique challenges - website downtime and slow page loads and downloads can mean game over for your site. This need not be a worry with Rackspace.
If traffic spikes or your site goes viral and you require more server resources, then simply spin up more capacity in just a few clicks using our web control panel or API, and only ever pay for what you use. In addition, the worldwide Akamai Content Delivery Network (CDN), will ensure that your site loads quickly, delivering a consistent and high quality user experience every time.
Award winning support and open source innovation
With the ability to tap into award winning 24/7/365 Fanatical Support you will receive the expert advice you need to architect, deploy and run your WordPress optimised server configuration to best effect. Once you are up and running we will be on hand whenever you need us to provide creative and practical solutions, and responsive and resourceful advice.
We also have a vibrant community of Rackers and customers working together to share best practice, discuss the latest developments and issues, and offer advice and guidance. Click here to get involved, see current chats and view many useful WordPress and PHP-based articles.
What is more, our Rackspace Academy runs a Hands-On Technical Lab covering how to build your WordPress optimised cloud server, installing and configuring WordPress, CDN functionality, load balancing and scaling.
Want to know more or ready to get started?
WordPress Hosting with Rackspace could not be simpler. For more information sign-up online or chat with one of our specialist consultants today to discuss the best options for your online business.