It’s no secret that every individual and/or business has a website presence which is a great way for them to provide information to their customers about company news, trends and changes. However, many people are in the business of blogging and providing readers problem solving “content” within a specific niche. Over the years things online are becoming more streamlined like writing content, website development, marketing and generating a profit. Many would agree that earning money online when you have the right skills is very easy because you have the world as potential customers. However, no matter what your trying to achieve it comes down to creating a website as a funnel for your information. Companies rely heavily on open-source content management systems like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. These “3” platforms all provide a simple interface where websites can be setup and customized within minutes by installing a series of FREE plug-ins.
Over the years many popular hosting companies like GoDaddy, HostGator, BlueHost and others have provided open-source content management platforms to customers as part of their hosting packages. Once you purchase a hosting plan you can easily install the platform with a click of a mouse, however, your very limited on the features provided by these hosting companies as they relate to platforms like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. They often don’t provide a complete backup, dedicated support, CDN, malware scanning, etc.
If your using an open-source platform for your business or build revenue generating websites for your clients, you might want to consider these specialized hosting packages. We’ll explore the most popular hosting packages available to those of you using any of these “3” platforms – WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.
Here’s a quick graph showing the user open source management interest and forecast:
Relauched in November 2013, Pressable allows users to work with developers without sharing passwords. With Pressable, WordPress sites are capable of handling 20 times their average daily traffic at any time. They provide a full solution since their a dedicated WordPress hosting provider. To ensure you get the best quality team, they only hire professionals who have years of experience working with WordPress. They can help with plugin and theme issues, and provide insights into best practices in the WordPress community.
Included with every plan is…
Joomla Wired – Joomla
Joomla is another awesome open-source content management platform providing people an easy to use interfere to design customized websites. Even though, not as popular as WordPress, it continues to be used by millions around the world because it’s versatile and enables you to build web sites and powerful online applications easily. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
One way which it’s similar to WordPress is that companies offer hosting packages catered directly to those using Joomla as their development tool. Joomla Wired is perfect for both individuals and businesses who are either developing single or multiple websites. Joomla Wired is so confident in their product that if your uptime drops below 99%, they’ll credit you for the entire month of hosting. An interesting feature is “Mirrored Hosting” where servers hold duplicate files of your website so if one server fails the other is ready to kick in right away. Joomla Wired creates 3 backups –daily, weekly and monthly!
They offer 3 Simple plans for individuals starting at $7.87/mo-to-$11.50/mo
They offer 3 Pro plans perfect for business starting at $11.99/mo-to-$30.00/mo
Here are some key features provided by Joomla Wired:
Aquia – Drupal
Drupal is a free software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization. Many would argue that the difference between Drupal, WordPress and Joomla is nonexistent. It’s a very popular platform which has built a solid reputation by providing a simple interface and being user friendly. There is NO shortage of companies scattering to put together the right hosting plan packages for Drupal users. Aquia Cloud Hosting has stood out compared to the rest providing features which really makes its hosting perfect for individuals and business.
Pricing can be pretty steep however your getting awesome features with this cloud-based hosting. The “Developer” package starts at $99/mo and can go up to $1,768/mo. Next, you have the “Professional” starting at $309/mo going up to $1,943/mo. Aquia offers Enterprise packages however you’ll need to contact them to get a plan customized to meet your requirements.
Let’s look at some of the features which stand out…
- Aquia states they have the best cloud platform known as Acquia Cloud which takes the guess work out of Drupal hosting with elegant developer tools, a Drupal-tuned stack, elastic resources, and 24×7 monitoring by the best support team. You focus on innovation while we do the rest.
- Guaranteed uptime of 99.95% for every website and one click installation of Drupal distribution including: Acquia Drupal, Commons, and COD, in just one click.
- Automated developer workflow which Easily allows you to deploy content across dev, stage, and prod with the drag-and-drop UI, command line, or API. Aquia Insight where they’ll manage your application lifecycle by notifying you of issues with site’s performance, security, and code.
- The Drupal Management Suite provided to every Acquia Cloud customer! They get an Acquia Subscription which offers a comprehensive suite of software & services that enhance performance, security and best practices. For each stage of your application lifecycle.