Automattic Launches VIP Support for Web Hosts

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WordPress-Focused WP Engine is Launch Partner for New Program

WordPress currently powers 15% of the world’s top one million sites, up from 8.5% in 2010.

Automattic, Inc. today announced the launch of VIP Support for Web Hosts, a new program for companies that want to excel at hosting WordPress sites and blogs. The program is an expansion of the VIP hosting and support services currently available to large-scale sites using WordPress; current VIP clients include top media companies, sports leagues and Fortune 500 companies. WP Engine, the WordPress hosting and security service for bloggers and small businesses, is the first participant in the new VIP program.

“WordPress is now the #1 application on most web hosts in the world. Our newest VIP support offering is designed to help web hosts offer the highest performance and most secure WordPress experience possible to their customers,” said Raanan Bar-Cohen, VP of Media Services for Automattic.

VIP Support for Web Hosts includes:

  •     Advanced systems and developer support for infrastructure-wide issues and improvements.
  • Annual review of the client’s entire stack as it relates to WordPress hosting.
  • Annual security audit and review of best practices.
  • One-day onsite collaboration and training of the client’s key WordPress-focused staff.
  • Pricing starts at $250,000 annually.

“We’re thrilled and honored to be the first web hosting company to participate in Automattic’s newest VIP program,” said Jason Cohen, CEO of WP Engine. “This collaboration reinforces our commitment to high-quality hosting, combining our zeal with the expertise and wisdom from Automattic.”

WordPress currently powers 15% of the world’s top one million sites, up from 8.5% in 2010. To learn more about VIP Support for Web Hosts, visit http://vip.wordpress.com/support-for-web-hosts/.

About Automattic
Automattic offers a network of web services for online publishers including WordPress.com, VIP hosting and support, VaultPress, Akismet, VideoPress, Polldaddy, IntenseDebate, Gravatar, and more. The Automattic network attracts over half a billion worldwide unique visitors every month.

For more information, visit http://automattic.com/.

About WP Engine
WP Engine is the premier, fully-managed WordPress hosting company. We serve 100,000,000 requests daily, each one carefully and continuously tuned for speed, scalability, and security. We’re beloved by hundreds of bloggers from huge, popular sites down to small company home pages who care about their SEO ranking and their users’ experience. Best of all is our tech support, where only WordPress experts answer questions.

For more information, visit http://wpengine.com/.

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