Earlier this week, WordPress VIP announced the launch of Enterprise, a new premium service directed at high profile websites that aims to incorporate a number of WordPress features along with unlimited traffic, bandwidth, storage and support into one package.
In the official blog post published December 12th, Automattic representative Raanan Bar-Cohen wrote, “Today marks a new era for high-profile websites on WordPress.com. In a world of social networks and flash hits the compromises of legacy hosting aren’t good enough anymore. You need to be able to create a bespoke site in a day, have it work great on desktop and touch devices, be bullet-proof secure, and scale to the occasion when the world shows up at your door. As the saying used to go: fast, cheap, good — pick two.
Now you can pick three. We’re announcing a new platform, WordPress.com Enterprise, that brings the best of WordPress.com: all of our paid upgrades, including premium themes and Custom Design, and the best of all the built-in WordPress.com VIP features such as 70+ vetted plugins which include integrations with top partners such as Flipboard, Chartbeat, and Facebook.”
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The Enterprise premium service is billed as a product that will scale with your website as your traffic improves. Customers will receive WordPress.com VIP support plus unlimited bandwidth, storage and traffic for a fee of $500 per month, per site.
Making a landing page, news magazine, company website, or product page? You’ll want to check out WordPress.com Enterprise,” Russo stated. She went on to add that “even if you’re not interested in creating a WordPress.com Enterprise site, we’re sure you’ll want to check out what people are creating with Enterprise. Get a sneak peek at two sites created with WordPress.com Enterprise and live now, Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Chef and ESPN’s Digital and Print Products!”
The new service being offered by WordPress.com includes a large amount of features, and is geared toward high-end websites that currently boast or are anticipating substantial traffic and bandwidth usage. It is not a service that would create value for beginning blog site, but rather will be driven through the demand created by high profile sites.
The “bulletproof security” is an important aspect of Enterprise, especially when it comes to websites that may be the target of daily cyber attack attempts in which a security breach could result in an enormous loss of revenue and/or traffic. The level scaling and site optimization facets of Enterprise puts a team of professional coders on your side and works to ensure your site is as fast and code-correct as possible.
Social media integration gives customers a broad catalog of plugins that will assist your site in gaining more subscribers, likes, followers and more as you gain an audience on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
In short, the WordPress.com Enterprise service attempts to place as many facets of WordPress site management within one premium package in order to serve high profile websites as they work to boost traffic and popularity.