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Let’s Celebrate 3 Years of EasyWP!

May 31, 2017. 

Time flies. Especially when you set out with some lofty goals. Ours? To democratize WordPress by making Managed WordPress hosting accessible and affordable to all. How did we do it? With EasyWP, Namecheap’s blazingly-fast and super affordable Managed WordPress Hosting. 

It’s hard to believe it’s already been three years since we first launched EasyWP. And it wasn’t long before our pricing structure hit the headlines: 

Why is Managed WordPress so cheap?

What’s wrong with it? 

Is it really Managed WordPress Hosting?

We responded by explaining that we’d done the hard work already. By opting to build our own cloud platform in-house, we containerized WordPress. By using commodity hardware and open-source software, we were able to deliver true Managed WordPress at a fraction of the competitor cost. By democratizing WordPress, we gave everyone the right to express their ideas online and be able to afford it. 

And we’ve never wavered on this mission. EasyWP now powers over 75,000 websites and is growing fast. Namecheap has always stood for a free and open Internet, and this is reflected in our approach to making WordPress more accessible to all.

In speed tests, we’ve demonstrated that EasyWP isn’t just the most affordable, it is now the fastest WordPress Hosting out there. And our work hasn’t stopped; we now include free SSL, a free CDN and for some time, we’ve supported non-Namecheap domain names.

In order to commemorate these three incredible years of EasyWP, let’s take a look back on everything we’ve achieved thus far. 

man planting EasyWP flag at top of mountain

What Have We Accomplished?

Not to toot our own horn but we’re pretty proud of all the progress we’ve made over these last three years. While our in-house cloud platform has inherently kept performance levels consistently high, here’s just a glimpse at what we’ve managed to accomplish in such a short span of time for our customers.

One Dashboard 

Gone are the days of having to log in to individual control panels, servers, and more. With EasyWP, we designed one intuitive pane to give you a holistic view of the status, health, and key statistics of your WordPress website(s). 

External Domain Name Support 

Our customers asked and we listened. In the fall of 2019, we made it easy for anyone with a domain name, regardless of where it’s registered, to use EasyWP

Free Content Delivery Network (CDN) 

This spring, we gave our customers the opportunity to gain even faster access to their website content. 68% faster, to be exact. With Supersonic CDN, the cutting-edge tool included with every EasyWP plan, customers were able to start enjoying an uber-fast content delivery system that not only applies to web pages but also HD videos, audio material, and more. 

Free PositiveSSL Certificate 

In order for our EasyWP customers to focus on building their business, and not worry about how secure their website is, we partnered up with Sectigo, the world’s largest commercial SSL Certificate Authority, to include free Positive SSL with our Turbo and Supersonic plans. An essential tool for securing digital transactions, increasing sales, and boosting SEO rankings, PositiveSSL gives an immediate cue to visitors that this is a website that takes security seriously. 

The Fastest Hosting Around

Last winter, we decided to put our money where our mouth was and test our hosting speed in comparison to our competitors. The verdict? We’re 2X better than Bluehost when it comes to Time to First Byte (TTFB) and 30% faster than Kinsta when it comes to Fully Loaded Time (FLT). In other words, EasyWP is #1 when it comes to speed

Woman serving WordPress birthday cake

We’re Also Celebrating Another Birthday…

Let’s not forget that a little over 17 years ago, WordPress officially began when Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little released a simple blog post with a download link. Suffice to say, the Internet has never been the same since. 

Whether you’re looking to set up your first blog or build an extensive website, e-commerce shop or detailed portfolio, the sky is quite literally the limit with WordPress. No wonder WordPress currently powers over 37% of the Internet’s websites

Undoubtedly the poster child for freedom of expression, WordPress continues to serve as a shared community space where people from all around the world can express their thoughts, openly and honestly. 

That’s why EasyWP exists, to make Managed WordPress accessible to everyone, everywhere. By delivering a value-driven approach to our pricing (our Starter Plan starts at just $3.88 per month, with the first month only $1.00), our customers can experience the speed, reliability, and security EasyWP has to offer. 

So if you’re looking at next-level Managed WordPress Hosting, without those next-level costs, look no further than EasyWP. 

Now that’s some icing on top of an already delicious birthday cake. 

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Erin Huebscher

As a born-and-bred American who now resides in Germany, Erin brings her love of digital storytelling to Namecheap. With nearly 10 years of international copywriting experience from her time in Stockholm, Sweden, and an MA in Creative Writing, she has a penchant for all things fashion, film, food, and travel. More articles written by Erin.

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