Managed WordPress Hosting

Fast, reliable and convenient managed WordPress hosting in Australia

Take the stress out of your WordPress hosting with our managed WordPress hosting packages. Offering reliability, speed and convenience, these hosting packages are the solution that you’ve been waiting for.

Unleashing the power of Litespeed Cache, we’ve assembled a range of packages designed to make your management of WordPress simple and make your website fly.

These packages have been optimised for performance, and as such we do have a list of blacklisted plugins which are not permitted to be installed. These plugins are either duplicating processes we are already running as part of the service, are responsible for higher resource usage or are known for poor security. View disallowed plugins

In each package we handle daily backups, daily plugin, theme and core updates, scan your website for vulnerabilities with Immunify AV+, offer free email hosting, deploy the industry-leading Litespeed cache to supercharge your website, and we offer free migration to our hosting. Spend more time in your business and less time on it with our fantastic managed WordPress packages.

Optional addons to send your business to the next level:

  • Subsidised WordPress technical support – Save $10  on our usual WordPress support plans
  • Yoast SEO configuration

Select a plan for your new website

Disallowed Plugins

The following plugins are disallowed on these hosting accounts

 

Backup and migration plugins

Plugin NameReasonUse Instead
updraftplusPerformance and duplicationJetpack backups or WP Time Capsule
backwpupPerformance and duplicationJetpack backups or WP Time Capsule
wpvivid-backuprestorePerformance and duplicationJetpack backups or WP Time Capsule
duplicatorPerformance and duplicationJetpack backups, Migrate Guru or WP Time Capsule
xcloner-backup-and-restorePerformance and duplicationJetpack backups, Migrate Guru or WP Time Capsule
all-in-one-wp-migrationPerformanceJetpack backups, Migrate Guru or WP Time Capsule
wp-database-backupPerformance and duplicationJetpack backups or WP Time Capsule
wp-backitupPerformance and duplicationJetpack backups or WP Time Capsule
boldgrid-backupPerformance and duplicationJetpack backups or WP Time Capsule
backup-wdPerformance and duplicationJetpack backups or WP Time Capsule
backup-by-supsysticPerformance and duplicationJetpack backups or WP Time Capsule
backupwordpressPerformance and duplicationJetpack backups or WP Time Capsule
keep-backup-dailyPerformance and duplicationJetpack backups or WP Time Capsule
dreamobjectsPerformance and duplicationJetpack backups or WP Time Capsule
wp-backup-bankPerformance and duplicationJetpack backups or WP Time Capsule

Cache Plugins

Plugin NameReasonUse Instead
wp-fastest-cachePerformance and duplicationLitespeed (recommended and free), Wp Rocket
w3-total-cachePerformance and duplicationLitespeed (recommended and free), Wp Rocket
hyper-cachePerformance and duplicationLitespeed (recommended and free), Wp Rocket
powered-cachePerformance and duplicationLitespeed (recommended and free), Wp Rocket
comet-cachePerformance and duplicationLitespeed (recommended and free), Wp Rocket
hummingbird-performancePerformance and duplicationLitespeed (recommended and free), Wp Rocket
simple-cachePerformance and duplicationLitespeed (recommended and free), Wp Rocket
gator-cachePerformance and duplicationLitespeed (recommended and free), Wp Rocket
wp-super-cachePerformance and duplicationLitespeed (recommended and free), Wp Rocket
warm-cachePerformance and duplicationLitespeed

FAQ

What will happen if I install a disallowed plugin manually?

Our system will instantly disable the plugin

What if I really need a plugin that’s on the banned list?

We recommend looking at our Litespeed hosting packages instead where you have more flexibility with plugins, but no management of your WordPress website

My site is still loading slowly. Why?

Make sure that the Litespeed plugin is enabled. Also make sure your images are not too large. They really shouldn’t be any larger than the container they are going into or the content width which is usually between 1080px and 1600px wide, and if a product photo that requires detail, ideally no wider than 1920 pixels.

if enabled, disconnect Cloudflare. While you would have certainly heard people recommend using Cloudflare to speed up your website, unless you are willing to pay an additional $200 a month to Cloudflare it will slow your website down considerably

Check for missing images and other content. Images and other content that responds with a 404 will cause the website to load slowly. You can use tools such as GT Metrix and Pingdom Tools to locate the 404 assets.

Social media widgets and third party assets. Social media widgets, especially Facebook and Instagram feeds will dramatically slow down a website load time. Other things such as live chat widgets will do the same. This is due to the DNS lookup time and then the load time of the individual third party assets. While GT Metrix will make suggestions on how to improve these widgets and assets, as you do not own Facebook and the rest the only thing in your power is to disable them. This is an individual decision, but removing as many external connections as possible will lead to vast improvements in page load times.

Finally, check for theme and plugin conflicts by switching themes and then disabling all plugins and enabling them one at a time until the website suddenly slows down. Once that happens you’ve found the problem and it’s time to find a replacement 

Why are the free backup and migration plugins disallowed?

The banned backup and migration plugins use compression to perform backups. Compression of files causes peaks in CPU load and can lead to bottlenecks in page deliverability and even entire server downtime

What if we get around the configuration and install a disallowed plugin?

Your account will be immediately terminated and refunds will be in line with our refund policy.