Did you know Copyblogger Media has a WordPress hosting division? Many people don’t, because it’s been a bit under-the-radar.
The whole thing started with our frustration with web hosting in general. Specifically, the fact that a lot of “WordPress hosting” amounts to generic one-click installation of the CMS on a standardly-configured box — which simply doesn’t cut it for optimal performance and security.
So, last year we decided to manage our high-traffic network of content and product sites ourselves.
We did this by bringing into the family a team of people who themselves also ran high-traffic sites; people who had invested a ton of time learning how to make WordPress work really well at the server level, because, like us, their sites and livelihoods depended on it.
After enjoying the best hosting experience of my entire online career, it seemed smart to follow our usual modus operandi. That is, if we use it ourselves, then there’s a good chance others might want it as well.
With that, Synthesis was born. This time, however, we kept things limited to our existing customers and people we knew.
No hype. No big launch. No dancing unicorn videos.
Just a simple, unwavering focus on ensuring that Synthesis is the best WordPress hosting experience ever. Word of mouth, however, is a strange and wonderful thing.
Word Gets Around…
Pretty soon, we started getting pinged by people with serious performance and security requirements. Our response? No problem.
GeekBeat TV – The web show fronted by Cali Lewis gets hammered with traffic from fans, and we eliminated their sporadic downtime and reduced page load from 7.5 seconds to 1.4 seconds.
BlogWorld – The premier mega-conference of the blogging and new media space was crippled during its twice-yearly crunch time. We rescued them from their publicly-traded web host and gave them a quantum leap in performance.
Diario de Yucatan – Diario de Yucatan is one of Mexico’s most visited websites. They chose Synthesis for a flexible, secure, and scalable hosting platform after dealing with less-than-reliable performance.
Larry Brown Sports – One of the top independent publishers of sports-related content, LBS gets big traffic spikes from ESPN, FOX Sports, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, and NBC Sports.
Digital Photography School – After growing to 5,000,000 unique monthly visitors, DPS needed a highly scalable, secure architecture that could accommodate their existing external caching configuration. They said jump, we said how high.
Add to that Chris Pirillo’s massive site Lockergnome, Andy Beal’s Marketing Pilgrim, and the company and client sites of online marketing agency BlueGlass, and we quickly got comfortable with the fact that we could handle any kind of site’s hosting needs … as long as they used WordPress.
But Synthesis is not just about sites with huge traffic. Any online publisher or business with a web presence needs to be very serious about the performance and security of the place people more often first experience your brand.
Pushing Social – Stanford Smith does everything right when it comes to creating great content, but every time I tweeted one of his articles, his site crashed. The last straw was when he got maliciously hacked. Stanford happily came over to Synthesis.
Convince and Convert – Jay Baer makes a living speaking, consulting, and doing a lot of traveling. That’s all made possible thanks to content marketing via his website, which he doesn’t want to worry about beyond hitting publish. Synthesis gave him fast, secure, and reliable peace of mind.
TomKat Studio – Kim Stoegbauer started a blog to share her craft projects, decorating, and party ideas, and then got crushed with big links from HGTV and Martha Stewart. Now, Synthesis allows Kim’s company to grow even larger when those magic link moments happen.
Your Best WordPress Hosting Experience Ever
If you’re looking for a better WordPress hosting experience, you’ll be in good company with these fine folks. We’re perfectly happy to allow Synthesis to grow by recommendations from clients and partners. The good will alone that comes from solving the frustration of a poor hosting experience is pretty fantastic.
And as always, we want you to be delighted. And we’re pretty sure you will be.
If not, don’t forget our hassle-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Simply contact support and we’ll promptly issue a refund.