Latest WordPress Hosting Updates
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Latest WordPress Hosting Updates

Fast growth comes with rapid adaptation to the latest technological advancements. To maintain maximum speed and efficiency for our customers, we constantly improve our servers’ infrastructure with advanced solutions, including LiteSpeed, caching, security matters, pre-installed plugins, auto migrations, and more.

Therefore, every step of building a website is intuitive for beginners and straightforward for web professionals as Hostinger offers a full package needed for WordPress hosting. Have a look at the recent WordPress hosting updates to improve the customer experience:

WordPress Migrations Automated

We offer an in-house developed and fully automated way to migrate websites – users need to provide their WordPress admin panel’s URL, login credentials, and the login information of their previous hosting account. Once it’s verified, Hostinger will migrate the WordPress in just one click.

LiteSpeed Cache Plugin

After boosting LiteSpeed initiatives, we’re thrilled to highlight the results that benefit our customers! Performed tests show users’ websites loading 4 times faster for WordPress with LiteSpeed Enterprise Web Server supported Hostinger’s servers. This makes the most out of WordPress when combined with  the LiteSpeed Cache plugin for WordPress – one of the best cache plugins for WordPress to improve performance and reduce resource usage.

Upgrade Options

Upgrade Recommendation

We understand that clients may not check the resource analytics of their hosting service often, thus not noticing the exact time their websites become popular and start using more server resources. For this reason, we’ve implemented the Upgrade Recommendation feature.

When the plan resources limits are reached, we point them out and identify how long they lasted in the Order Usage section in hPanel. We suggest customers to upgrade to the next plan in a ladder based on a limit that was hit. We don’t recommend upgrading if there is a minimum threshold and limits were hit for a short time.

This element is affected by the LiteSpeed Cache feature – we strongly recommend installing the LSCache plugin first, reducing load and improving response time. We also send email notifications each day after the limit was reached (no more than once a month).

There are two options to upgrade:

1. Upgrade without paying additional fees – by reducing the renewal date.

2. Usual upgrade flow by paying and extending expiration date.

New File Manager

The new File Manager gives you direct access to website files and allows users to edit, delete, extract, move within folders, or import files directly to the server. Also, it calculates directory sizes and finds out which ones are using the most space.

Based on users’ feedback and requests, recent File Manager updates increased file upload size and introduced a Trash folder, inodes and size indicators for files and folders. Additionally, it improved Files/Folders Download functionality so that users can select required download types.

Self-transfer (Data Center Change)

As Hostinger has data centers in all regions globally, clients often ask our Customer Success agents to change the Data Center location. It is no longer needed – a new Self-transfer service is introduced so that clients can initiate the transfer independently at the convenient time. It’s completely automatic and free.

This feature is most efficiently used with Access Logs (see the detailed description below) by checking where most of your visitors are coming from and transferring your hosting plan to the nearest data center location by yourself. 

Soon, we will automatically analyze website visitors’ traffic and recommend transfer to the nearest location to benefit from this and always have the fastest response time due to the short distance to the data center. 

Website Access Logs 

Access Logs is a convenient tool to see all important information about your website visits: which countries your websites get the most views from, which devices your visitors use, and many more. An updated feature allows users to take a closer look at the type/number of the requests your websites are getting including the data by hour, day, week. 

It can also be used to detect unwanted traffic and help mitigate security issues by identifying if users’ websites are under DDoS attack.

Hosting Activity Logs / Changes History

Activity log is a useful feature if you wish to see every action that you make on your account in one place. 

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Ieva Tamošiūnė / @ievatamosiune

Brand Communication Manager @ Hostinger

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