Website Hosting & Support Services

Website Hosting Services

Website Hosting

The proper hosting environment for your website is critical. There are many options and costs to consider. A great website design will perform poorly if the selected hosting solution does not match your site’s objectives.

WP Engine Agency Partnership

WP Engine Hosting Partnership

Our preferred vendor of choice is WP Engine, especially if you are running any kind of ecommerce website application. WP Engine is a WordPress specialist host, that is all they do. Their systems come equipped with simple staging environments and regulated backups with simple single click restore capabilities. Their hosting also features one of the best fully integrated caching and content delivery network systems we have seen to date. We have many clients hosting their websites on their services and have had nothing but consistent success with their platform.

Website Development Services at FirstTracks Marketing

Website updates and support

An update plan and schedule must be in place once a website has launched. Websites are living breathing digital machines and need to be maintained in the same manner as any physical machine. A website that is not regularly updated will be prone to hackers and degraded performance. This is not an area to overlook.

The FirstTracks support team can provide a regular update maintenance schedule for your website. We can develop and plan and instructions for you to perform these updates or we can do it for you. Either way, we have to expertise to know what to do and when.

Website Hosting FAQs

Any recommendations for domain registrars?

There are tons of domain registrars out there, our service of choice is GoDaddy. GoDaddy has one of the best user interfaces for managing and collaborating on domain management.

Do you work with any other hosting providers?

Yes. WP Engine is always our first choice but if you are looking to start really small and to keep costs as low as possible we will also work with Siteground as well. Their customer service isn’t quite as good, but if you just require some quick affordable no frills WordPress hosting they are a good budget option.

Why do you work with WP Engine?

We have been working with WP Engine for over 6 years now. We work with them because they are the best of the best when it comes to managed WordPress website hosting. Security, backups, support, speed, you name it they bring their A game always. We have been hosting our client websites with them because they are always up and run super smooth.

How much does hosting cost?

That all depends on what you need. Good managed WordPress hosting can start as low as $15/mo and can climb well above $3000/mo. There are lots of things to consider when choosing your hosting provider. We can help you evaluate all the important factors to help you figure out what’s the best fit for you.

What is included in my monthly updates to my WordPress website?

Our team (assuming you are hosted on WP Engine) first creates a fresh copy of your website on staging and then runs all your plugin, theme and WordPress core updates and then test all your systems end to end to make sure everything works properly after those updates. If everything checks out we will then reach out to schedule a time to run all of those same updates on your live environment. We then test everything again on your live environment and then notify you when complete and everything checks out.

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