Since I started blogging a few weeks ago, I had to find a blog hoster, which would fulfill my requirements. Since I am technically quite skilled and usually understand what can be done and how (sorry for bragging), I wanted a blog platform where I could influence available WordPress plugins and how things work.
The things I wanted for my blog are
- A managed WordPress instance where I don’t have to worry about regular updates or security patches.
- Useful themes should be available; it’s not necessary to have tons of them available though.
- Some plugins are necessary as well, specifically for SEO and tracking.
- In case the site runs well (not just mine but all of them on “my” server), caching should be used to avoid slow page loading.
I got back to my colleague, bitmuncher, who got me blogging in the first place and asked him about where I should host my blog. He told me about his own private project at www.subnetworx.de and that’s where I set up this blog.subnetworx.de Blog Hosting[/caption] bitmuncher’s project was still in it’s beginning and I was one of the first users. A few days after I started, he installed sitemap and facebook open graph plugins and I tried to use them to get my site validated in every SEO tool I could come up with. This went on for a few days before I started to check out some other WordPress plugins. I suggested some plugins to bitmuncher and shortly after I could test them on my blog.
The now available plugins are:
After adding and replacing some of the plugins we had to get some problems fixed as well, like Broken WordPress Sitemaps and so on.
To make things short, I am very happy with my blog host at the moment. Bitmuncher is a skilled adminstrator, who keeps the platform up to date, even thinks about caching and all the stuff which usually is “invisible” to regular users and his support – as long as his spare time allows it – is very fast and competent.
If I got you interested, feel free to try www.subnetworx.de for your blog!