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Quick Facts.

We have been diligently working on how to provide you with the best WordPress experience that you could ask for. We are now offering not only maintenance packages but also hosting packages as well for a fraction of the cost you are paying your provider now. Some of our features include:

AUTO-HEALING TECHNOLOGY

Your site will fix itself in the rare event of a service failure, meaning better uptime, more reliable performance, and fewer site crashes.

FLYCACHE

Our custom caching technology is optimized for the most popular themes and plugins to make sure your site is cached (or not!) when it should be.

CDN

Every site gets world-class CDN at no extra cost, so site visitors around the world will see exceptional page speeds (not blank loading screens).

FREE MALWARE CLEANUP

If hackers do get ahold of your site, we won’t make you upgrade plans or pay a fee. We’ll just fix it, because that’s what a great host should do.

WORDPRESS UPDATES

We’ll take care of major and minor WordPress updates, keeping your site safe from security threats due to outdated versions.

AUTOMATIC NIGHTLY BACKUPS

We’ll store backups of your site on a separate server for 30 days. Need to rollback? It’s an easy one-click restore!

KNOCK-OUT CPANEL

Our dashboard was designed to give you all the features you need (plus a lot more!) in one delightful, easy-to-use environment.

STREAMLINE YOUR WORKFLOW

Our hosting offers functionality to speed up your workflow like staging sites, ways to customize your dashboard, site templates, and more!

Overview

Web Hosting
& Maintenance.

Your website is your online home, it’s an investment you want to protect.

The hosting companies that charge a few dollars a month are selling tiny parcels of server space to a huge quantity of people. This means you don’t have much room to grow your business or much choice in the businesses that you’re sharing space with. With our Collective Hosting, we make sure to provide you with enough space on WordPress dedicated servers to grow while avoiding the issue of “too much space” which can lead to extra maintenance work and wasted resources.

Looking for Hosting Only?

If you'd like to manage your own site but have us deal with all the background tech server stuff––or vice versa––we have options. Hosting only plans start at $30/month ($330/year if paid in full) and maintenance packages start at $25/month.

Our Focus

5 Hosting Essentials.

1.
Speed: End the embarrassment of having a slow site. Managed hosting is REALLY fast!

Shared hosts cram as many sites as possible onto one server. As for managed hosting? We treat every website we host like the unique creation that it is. Our servers are fine-tuned for optimal WordPress performance and configure all the caching, which means nobody has to set up caching plugins or spend time worrying about site speed.

2.
Top-notch Security: We give a lot of damns about WordPress security. It’s what we’re known for.

With shared hosting on GoDaddy or any of those cheaper solutions, you’ll need to spend time and resources backing up your site and making sure it’s protected from the latest malware or hacker attempts. Plus, you’ll spend energy being constantly worried about what will happen not if, but WHEN your site gets compromised.

We are completely on top of the latest security vulnerabilities and will keep you (or whoever you want to be) informed on threats and proactively block them whenever they can. It seriously slims down the possibility that your site will be compromised. And IF (and that’s a big “if”!) your site is somehow compromised, we will fix it for FREE*.

*Websites are known for hackers and spammers; if your e-commerce site has been hacked via a payment gateway an additional fee will apply. We can only verify the hosting environment and not any third-party plugin that has been installed. We will, of course, do our best to work with you and fix your site.

3.
Support: Everything is taken care of for you. Seriously.

Upgrades, security, migrations, you name it – they’ll handle it. With cheap hosting solutions, you will end up spending hours making sure everything’s running smoothly. That’s time your designer/developer could be using to work on your WordPress site, or time you could be using to take care of your day-to-day business. With managed hosting, we handle the messy, technical details that nobody wants to spend their valuable hours on! In the long run, this absolutely winds up saving you time, money, IT resources, and so much more.

4.
Simplicity: No more logging into cPanel and having your eyes glaze over.

Our Collective Hosting dashboard is easy on the eyes and even easier to use. You’ll have access to the things you need to run your business. you can access traffic graphs and backups in a lovely dashboard with 2 clicks.

We use the WPEngine platform that is built to create a better workflow between the client and the designer/developer. We can transfer the billing of your site really easily (without ever having to give you a password or have you hand out your credit card info). Your designer/developer can stay on the site as a “collaborator” and easily monitor, update, or upgrade your site as needed. Most of the plans also come with a staging site, meaning that anyone working on your site can make changes on a copy of your site and show you them for approval before they’re live. Plus, the dashboard is really clean, beautiful, and easy-to-use, so you won’t have to learn some kind of complicated software to be able to see what’s up with your site!

So, in a nutshell, all of this means you can stop worrying about the servers and the hosting and the hackers and your site performance and instead, spend that time running your business. Yippee!! 🙂

5.
Staging: Have you ever wanted to test out a new plugin, theme, or homepage without messing up your site?

With us, you’ll get a free “sandbox” site to play in as much as you need. Make your changes live by clicking a single button when you’re ready. Our favorite staging site perk is running updates without impacting your live site.

Our Forte

A Website that Works.

The 35+ minute wait times with tech support based overseas are far from fun. You deserve secure hosting so your website simply works. But imagine you could have a working website that loads in seconds, is safe from hackers and has a team of US-based nerds behind it…

Do you want a site that just works? that’s our forte!

When you pick our managed WordPress hosting service, whichever tier suits your business best, your online home will be located on a server that is managed and maintained by a group of nerds. Both The Collective + Flywheel have your business’s back by providing daily scans for hackers, nightly backups, as well as routine WordPress updates to make sure you are running the latest and greatest version.

At The Collective, we know that updates can be a pain in the ass — as well as a time suck. But those nagging notifications letting you know that an update or 17 are waiting for you can be just as annoying. The free staging site that all of our clients get gives you a space to test updates without affecting your live site and risking taking the whole thing down.

If you sign up for hosting, we will take care of all pending updates without you needing to let us know when they are available. 

 

While plugins are great, especially when they are up-to-date, your site can ditch a few unnecessary plugins with our hosting service.

Any caching, security and backup plugins can be removed as soon as your site is migrated. That’s because all of those elements are taken care of behind the scenes for you. This is great news to your CFO* because if you’re paying a subscription for any of them, you can cancel those memberships right away.

We also keep an eye on your site traffic, not to take down your site the second a post goes viral, but to celebrate your business growth as it happens. In fact, your site will never be taken down because of an influx in site visitors.

 

Your success is our goal, as well as yours.

Speaking of site visitors, your visitors will have peace of mind knowing that your site is secure because of your SSL — that s in https:// means your site is better protected than the average URL. You get a free SSL for any + all sites you host with us. (plus, Google ranks sites with an SSL higher than those without one.)

How much is that peace of mind worth for you and your site visitors? All of it can be real life for you, starting at only $50 a month!

Yes, “only” because you could spend less every month, but your un-hacking costs and lost business will surpass what you “saved.” In a heartbeat.

On average, we bill $650 to clear out hacked content after a site has been compromised. If Google noticed the issue, your site will be labeled with a “This site may have been hacked.” message. This notice that all potential clients will see can take up to 2 weeks to get removed after your site is cleared of all malicious files. How much business would you lose in 2 weeks–a few hundred dollars, or a few thousand?

You can have that site monitoring service without hosting with us, but it will cost you $800 a year! Not only does it help keep you ahead of hacking issues, but it also reduces business losses since you can hop to getting your site back up in a snap!

 

The value of our personal hands-on hosting plan is $1,700 a year, which makes the annual cost of $600 a smart business move for you.

HOSTING FAQs

Ask Us Anything.

Can I Host Multiple Sites with You?

We love helping clients manage multiple sites! once you host a single WordPress site with us, the cost for each additional site is $15/month or $25/month with updates.

Do I need to wait for my current hosting contract to be up?

Not at all! most hosting companies will provide a prorated refund of your contract if you cancel early. We’ll let you know when it’s safe to cancel and what you need to say to them to do so.

Will my site go down when it’s moved?

Nope! there will be a small window in which you can’t log into your site dashboard — while we copy the files and get them uploaded to our managed servers — but your site visitors will be able to access your site the entire time it’s being moved.

Do you offer email services?

This is one of the few things that The Collective does not provide–just email marketing services. But we can help set up Google Apps email accounts for your business–they are $5/month per email address. Or use Zoho (kind of like G-Suite) for $6/user or they have packages available. Alternatively, if your current host provider offers email, we could keep it with the domain. Contact us, and we’ll help you sort things out.

What payment methods can i use?

Our hosting payments are processed automatically through our online billing–either monthly or annually, and a credit card must remain on file. 

Where can I by a domain?

If you need help securing your domain, we can do that. We recommend using Hover or GoDaddy, although you can use any company you’d like.

Can I cancel my hosting plan with The Collective early?

We doubt that you’ll want to, but should you need to cancel, the Professional hosting and Business hosting plans can be canceled with 14 days notice.

Premium hosting must be used for 12 months because of the services that come with it.