Pagely® Turns 4, Hires Former StumbleUpon Director of Engineering Joshua Eichorn as CTO; Adds Last.fm & Twitter as Clients

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Pagely, the original managed WordPress hosting service, hired a new CTO and gained notable clients.

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I am excited to be given the opportunity to help accelerate the momentum Pagely has enjoyed. WordPress is such an ubiquitous piece of software and we have big plans for the future.

Pagely, the original managed WordPress hosting service, is celebrating their 4th year in business this month. The company was founded in 2009 by Joshua and Sally Strebel, who have declined the typical VC route to maintain independence. On the heels of their recent acquisition of competitor BlogDroid, Pagely was recently rated the #1 managed WordPress host by WPMU.org, one of the largest and most respected WordPress information source.

As a managed WordPress host, Pagely takes care of performance tuning, security (malware & DDoS protection), and updates to the WordPress core as well as plugins. Notable customers of Pagely include Microsoft’s Yammer, Groupon’s Fee Fighters, Vail Resorts, Vonage, Publisher’s Clearing House, Addvocate, and the American Medical Association.

New CTO Joshua Eichorn had been with StumbleUpon for the past 5 years. Prior to StumbleUpon, Josh was a consultant for the Cisco Learning Institute, VP at open-source project PEAR, and built the original Pagely prototype as a contractor in 2006. He holds a B.S. in CIS from Arizona State University. Josh is also a published author of the technical book: Understanding AJAX: Using JavaScript to Create Rich Internet Applications [Prentice Hall, 2006].

“I am excited to be given the opportunity to help accelerate the momentum Pagely has enjoyed. WordPress is such an ubiquitous piece of software and we have big plans for the future around delivering a painless experience for the millions of consumer and technical users,” said Eichorn.

Josh will be working on adding additional core features to the Pagely service offering, expansion to additional datacenters, channel partner integration, technical recruiting, and overseeing all aspects of development.

“Josh’s passion for creating great products and keen understanding of scalability will help us continue to be a leader in the space we pioneered,” said Sean O’Brien, director of marketing.

Pagely continues to grow with the launching of new datacenters and has recently added Twitter (via MoPub acquisition), SendGrid, and Last.fm as clients. To help celebrate their 4th anniversary, this month Pagely is running a special offer of first month completely free.

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