Features for non-Geeks

Does reading about servers, caches and CDNs make your eyeballs roll back in your head? Is your gut telling you to ask your geeky cousin to just take care of all this hosting stuff remotely?  Then you’re in the right place! Here, in normal English, is what uPress’s hosting will actually DO for your website.

Reliability & Availability

If you hate waiting for websites to load, we feel you! There’s nothing that gives us anxiety like a slow website. All uPress packages give your site the infrastructure to load quickly, so you won’t keep your site visitors waiting.

uPress enables you to create a site backup with the click of a button, in addition to the automatic backups that we run for you every few days. If anything goes wrong, we can get your site up and running again ridiculously fast, since we have those previous versions stored.

While we all need downtime, at uPress, we ensure that any website downtime is minimal, and we do our best to let you know about it ahead of time.

Seamless Move to uPress

Moving from your current hosting provider to uPress is simpler than making a cup of coffee (okay, maybe that’s a wee bit exaggerated, but not by much). Here’s what you do:

You send us the details of your current hosting provider.

We duplicate your website.

You check our duplicate against your current website and approve.

Done. See? That’s all there is to it!

Safe and Secure

Think of uPress as your website guard dog with the intelligence of a german shepherd, the loyalty of a rottweiler, the speed of a doberman and the power of a bulldog. Although no one can ever tell you that your site is hack-proof (when somebody tells you that, they’re lying - ask any geek) we are intensely proactive about protecting your website.

Security measures include:

  • Protecting your site and your privacy with a series of defenses.
  • Regularly running a number of different scans to detect potential weaknesses and attack attempts.
  • The uPress Web Firewall detects and blocks different types of infiltrations.

Hand-Holding Support

What’s the definition of a good host? Someone who makes sure you have everything you need to be comfy, from extra towels to cookies by your bed in case you get up hungry at midnight. Our Support Team is chock-full of handpicked hospitality experts (who speak both Geek and Non-Geek, your choice) available via chat or email to help you and your website feel comfortable and resolve issues you may run into.
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Designed for WordPress

You know how you’ve been ignoring updating WordPress or your plugins to the latest version because you don’t want to break your site? No longer! uPress provides you with a super easy-to-use development area where you can test changes before they go live. And of course, your ability to do one-click backups means that if anything unexpected does happen, you can easily restore the site to its previous state.

uPress also gives you direct access to the WordPress Library and WordPress security tools, right from within the uPress interface. One button, no hassle.

In short, the uPress control panel has such user-friendly tools that you’ll soon find yourself managing your site with the ease of an expert.

Lots of Geeky Tools, Too!

In case you geek-out at some point in the future (gasp!), you’ll have plenty of juicy tools waiting for you:

  • Design, develop and try out changes to your website in a safe test environment.
  • Give other developers secure and time-limited access to your site, so they can do their thing.
  • Gain access to our customizable and intuitive control panel and dashboard.
  • Manage every little geeky nuance of your site with website migration and duplication, hosting management, database and file management, different caching options and file search/replace, as well as error logs and alerts.
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