We figured it’s about time

We tend to get the same question when we build a new website or take over management of a website: “Do you offer hosting?” The answer has always been “No.” Instead, we’ve provided clients with hosting company recommendations.

However, an incident earlier this month with one of these recommended hosts had us thinking: We realized even if we’re not responsible for hosting your website, we still feel responsible when things go sideways. So, it’s time for us to start offering hosting.

We wanted to find a hosting solution for our clients that is both reliable and affordable. We have found what we believe to be a strong solution in WP Engine. WP Engine is a WordPress-specific host that offers:

Top-notch tech support

We have access to 24/7/365 premium support through a special developer account, which includes one-on-one live support with a response time of less than three minutes. This is a significant improvement compared to other hosting providers.

Performance improvements

Because our clients’ websites will live on their own server, websites will be faster. Faster websites mean better performance with search engines, less people leaving your website, and an improved user experience.

Superior security

Alpen Lily’s hosting solution offers advanced security features such as a Web Application Firewall at the cloud level, DDoS mitigation, WordPress-specific rulesets, and a CloudFlare CDN with 150 additional points of presence. This level of security can help protect our clients’ websites from cyber threats and hacking attempts, providing peace of mind.

99.99% uptime guarantee

This is higher than many other hosting providers who typically offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee. While this may seem like a small difference, that 0.09% can translate to significantly less downtime for client websites, resulting in a more reliable and accessible online presence.

Currently our hosting offerings are only available for clients on the WordPress platform. Stay tuned for options for clients on other website platforms.

If you’re interested, please email [email protected], and we will provide you with a quote that suits your website’s unique needs. Or you can visit our WordPress hosting page for more details.

Thanks for reading,
Founder, Alpen Lily Web Studio

* This outage occurred for clients using A2 Hosting for a minimum of three hours on Dec. 5. All websites not only experienced downtime but also were exposed to serious security concerns. It took A2 Hosting 90 minutes to acknowledge the issue and another two hours to resolve the issue. Hosting outages do happen from time to time, but the security concerns made this one particularly egregious.