Tired of fighting your software and server?

WordPress e-commerce setups get complicated. Let us manage all your software, server performance, website speed, and security. We take care of the tech and most smaller to mid sized publishers start at $199/mo.

Get in touch, we would be happy to discuss your needs.

PubCare Managed Hosting

Here’s what’s included

  1. We will host your WordPress site on your own Amazon S3 VPS server
  2. Speed optimize your site through server configurations and site recommendations
  3. Perform weekly updates of your WordPress plugins and theme for security and so you always have the latest software versions
  4. Secure your site from malware attacks
  5. Fix anything that goes wrong as a result of
    1. a server configuration
    2. plugin or theme updates
    3. malware injection
  6. Backup your sites nightly and restore if necessary. Backups are stored on a separate backup server in the Amazon N. Virginia data center and a full backup copy is sent to the Amazon west coast data center.
  7. SSL site encryption
  8. Set up a transactional email service to ensure email delivery (welcome emails, reset password, etc from your WordPress site)
  9. Give you direct 24/7 access to all your website files (just in case)
  10. Monitor your site 24/7 to ensure your site is up and running
  11. After hours support number

Managed Hosting details for the PubCare Managed plan

  • Amazon S3 cloud server instance: T3A VPS
  • Amazon Cloudfront CDN file server to speed image and file hosting
  • 100 GB of bandwidth transfer (plenty for most publications), 100 GB storage
  • NginX site setup to ensure WordPress site speed optimization
  • Daily backups to Amazon’s S3 backup server. We store a 45 day revision history, any point in time from the last 45 days can be restored
  • Managed 9-5 Monday-Friday (if you need a higher level of service let us know)
  • 24/7 emergency phone number
  • Alert watch for instant notification if something goes wrong
  • Intrusion detection for real time blocking of threats
  • 24/7 access to all your website files (just in case)

PubCare Managed service details

  • WordPress core software updates to make sure you have the latest and most secure version of WordPress
  • WordPress plugin & theme updates to make sure you have the latest and most secure version of your WordPress plugins and theme
  • Bug-fixes that occur as a result of WordPress, plugin, or app update
  • Complete site restoration if needed
  • Malware removal
  • Just in case website blacklist removal
  • Security monitoring and protection with instant email security warnings.
    • Brute force detection
    • 404 error detection
    • Login limiter: limits the number of login attempts
    • IP address blocking
    • Optional 2 factor authentication (a code is sent to your mobile device code)
    • Strong password enforcement
    • Plugin review, for adding new plugins to your site

We typically start publishers on an Amazon S3 t3A medium server with 4GB of RAM and 100 GB HD space. If your site needs more horsepower we will bump you up to Amazon’s next level of service. Upgrade pricing is simply 2x the starting Amazon base price of the new level.

Pricing:

  1. $199/mo – AWS VPS t3 Medium instance is our base server good for small to mid sized publications
  2. 100GB Bandwidth/mo included
  3. 100GB HD space included
  4. Extra bandwidth = $19/100GB
  5. Extra HD space = $39/100GB/mo

Server size increases:

  • $269 – AWS t3 Large
  • $409 – AWS t3 XLarge
  • $689 – AWS t3 2XLarge

Increase bandwidth usage

If you handle large volumes or traffic or serve up large files (PDFs), bandwidth usage might also affect your pricing. You get 100 GB included which means most of the time for our t3 Medium server clients there will be no impact. If you do serve up large files such as PDF’s or have a lot of traffic there may be bandwidth overages. Amazon currently charges approximately $.10/GB of transfer which we simply markup 2x ($0.19/GB or $19/100GB) so we can manage it for you.  If you need an extra 100 GB of bandwidth we simply charge $19.

Magazine PDF example:

  • A 90 page PDF magazine is about 23 MB in size or .023 GB
  • We charge $0.19 per GB for extra bandwidth (= Amazon’s $0.10/GB x 2 for our markup)
  • If this PDF is downloaded 43 times (x 23 MB = 1 GB) in a month it would cost you $0.19
  • If you had 100 back issues each being downloaded 43 times per month = 100 x $0.19 = $19 extra (100 GB bandwidth). You get 100 GB included for your site

There are a number of smaller extra Amazon fees that we absorb:

  1. Site hosting
  2. Bandwidth usage
  3. Backup storage
  4. CDN file server hosting

Please get in touch for larger instance pricing. We have found this transparent pricing structure to be fair and if you have a specific question about your needs please ask.