Convesio Managed Wordpress Hosting review
Convesio managed WordPress hosting is a relatively new player in web hosting. They offer a complete service for your WordPress websites. They built their infrastructure from the ground up for speed and use the innovative Docker platform to achieve this.
Convesio is optimized for WordPress. It’s aimed at bloggers and businesses that want to focus on running their site, without worrying about updates, backups and behind-the-scenes technicalities.
Is Managed WordPress hosting for me?
From experience, I know that it's draining to handle all the technical aspects of maintaining a website yourself. It can be very frustrating to solve issues when the FAQ and even email support can’t help.
With Managed WordPress hosting, the host handles basic hosting administrative tasks, such as installing WordPress, security, speed, WordPress updates, daily backups, website uptime, and scalability.
For small websites and those that are just getting started, Managed WordPress hosting might be overkill. A simple shared host may be sufficient in this case. In a shared hosting environment, you share the resources amongst many sites. It's fine if you have a few hundred visitors weekly. Once you go beyond that, I would consider a managed hosting platform.
As a productive website owner, building up your audience, selling products and being creative should be your primary focus. Web hosting companies are responding to these needs by offering fully managed hosting plans. It’s like having your own tech department that can resolve all these problems so you can focus on your job.
Is Convesio VPS hosting?
Anyone who plans to grow their traffic fast can often see regular spikes in visitors. Larger sites with heavy traffic choose a Virtual Private Server (VPS). VPS hosting gives your site dedicated resources (like processor, RAM and space) that are always at your disposal. It was, up to now, the only guaranty for fast load times, all the time.
The disadvantage of this is that it’s quite expensive when compared to ‘normal’ shared hosting. You’re literally renting a part of a server somewhere.
The people behind Convesio Managed hosting drew their knowledge from the app development world to totally redesign how hosting infrastructure is traditionally implemented. Let’s see what this is.
How is Convesio Managed WordPress using the Docker platform
In web hosting, Convesio Managed WordPress hosting is the only company using the innovative Docker platform. Docker is a system that allows you to run your software applications in a Linux container. These containers use the same core operating system, but each has its own space.
You can compare it to your smartphone, where all apps share the same processor and hardware. The cool thing is that each website is a small app and they can optimize it for your container.
This makes it easy to eliminate bloat, cleaning up unwanted remnants of old installations. It can also be tested thoroughly before implementation. If it works well, it will work just as well on any cloud architecture that supports Docker. A copy of this container can also be tweaked while your original is still online.
In the Docker environment, you’ll use resources when needed, and your container (or website in this case) can be moved to another faster, larger) cloud hosting provider in a couple of minutes.
Your hosting can also quickly move their clients to another cloud server like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
This is a more interesting approach than a VPS (Virtual Private Server), where you’d need to allocate a fixed amount of processing power, memory and storage per website.
They designed their infrastructure for scalable, high performance hosting from the ground up. They are the only hosting provider that uses the Docker platform.
For the customer, migrating to Convesio's container system is much like any other Managed hosting service. Everything is handled for you? You can ask support to hook up a domain name through DNS, or do it yourself. Adding an SSL, setting up backups (and restoring your site), enabling CDN, can all be done for you/. You can also launch new staging and development environments if you need this.
After caching, speed is consistently fast across the US, and stable around the rest of the world. 24/7 customer support is available in all plans.
The major increase in hacked WordPress sites is another worry many of us are facing today. There are some WordPress security solutions out there, but most are quite expensive and difficult to implement. To give customers a one-stop solution, Convesio has partnered up with Sitelock and the Patchman system is fully integrated. Patchman detects and quarantines uploaded malware automatically and fixes website vulnerabilities.
Comment spam, besides annoying, is also a common security risk. To eliminate this, they've also integrated 'Human Presence Anti-Spam Security with Ai' that I reviewed here. This technology works with no CAPTCHA validation and is very user friendly.
Cloud hosting can be a little technical, but a user-friendly control panel helps smooth out the process. It's simple to use with a beginner-friendly interface.
In the overview tab, you can check the hourly number of requests made.
Other information available:
- the number of days that your site has been online
- Your load balancer IP's
- A mobile and desktop speed score
- Any errors detected
- PHP and WordPress versions
In the domains dashboard, you can add one or more domain names for your site. Adding a domain name is done through A-records. One or more load balancer IP's are used to create internal IP addresses for your virtual container.
In the security settings, you'll find your installed SSL certificate. Convesio managed Wordpress hosting comes with a free SSL for your site.
The system takes a backup (or snapshot as they call them) daily. These can be used if for some reason your website becomes corrupted or compromised. Thanks to the architecture of the Docker platform, a restore only takes a couple of minutes.
Finally, in the settings tab, you can switch php versions and start or stop your website application It's best to contact customer support before messing with these settings. You can also find your sftp credentials here if you need them and your php, cache and database settings. Support will have gone through the caching settings for you.
Convesio undoubtedly provides one of the best-managed WordPress hosting out there. With a simple to use beginner-friendly interface, automatic daily backups, built-in caching and backups, you can focus on running your website. They also offer a free SSL certificate to keep your sites secure as well as security integrations with proactive scanning and blocking of malware built-in.
This is a next generation hosting provider that can be great for designers, agencies, freelancers, bloggers, and non-developers who are planning to launch their site and ensure there will be no interruption.
Its performance is solid with excellent uptime and lightning-fast loading speed. Thanks to their unique container system based on the Docker platform, you'll be using the latest advancements in hosting.