It's been a busy few weeks but the SprintWP public beta is now live!
More than 10 years ago I launched RPM Interactive, a small consultancy to work with small businesses in the UK and Ireland helping them develop their digital presence. Times were tough with the Global Financial Crisis in full swing. In the early days what became abundantly clear was that there was a clear gap in the market for organisations looking to launch a website that didn't know where to start.
Here are some of the things that became pretty clear early on:
- There are an abundance of generic web hosts that will sell you cheap web hosting
- Most of these web hosts have poor frontline support.
- The most popular content management system (as we assumed) was WordPress.... it was ours as well
- When left to inexperienced site owners, WordPress can become a slow bloated mess
The biggest thing that was apparent... if you are a small business you are at a disadvantage when it comes to your digital footprint from the get go. So called 'Managed WordPress' companies are really just businesses that offer simple WordPress installation and marginally better infrastructure.
- Will they help make sure you keep your plugins up to date? No.
- Can they help answer questions on how best to optimise WooCommerce? No
- Are they anything more than just a basic web host with frills? No
You still needed to go get email accounts. If you knew what DNS is you still has to set that up (or just be reliant on the slow DNS from your domain register). You still had to go find an email marketing platform...
SprintWP is the evolution of what we started working on 10 years ago. We level the playing field. How do we do it?
- All SprintWP websites are hosted on Google Cloud including:
- Google DNS
- Google Cloud CDN with locations around the globe
- Fast & secure pre-built websites
- No bloat and designed for a great UX
- SPAM protection
- DDOS protection
- Out of the box you are ready to go for:
- Email marketing
- Online bookings (Coming Soon)
We're only just getting started. SprintWP Australia is now open for beta registrations with the UK and US launching soon.