WordPress.com Enterprise is Live

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.

“When we created The 4-Hour Chef website, we wanted a custom, mobile-ready design that would be able to handle a lot of traffic,” said Tim Ferriss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body.

“With WordPress.com Enterprise and the support of the team at Automattic, we got the site up and running quickly with all of the features we were looking for.”

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.

To top it off, you also get our new Javascript customization service that allows you the flexibility to customize your site without needing to touch the underlying PHP code. You can tweak and personalize to your heart’s content.

Sign up and you can launch your site within minutes and scale your traffic on our cloud, which delivers 100s of millions of pageviews/day.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with a few beta customers as we’ve ramped up, and they are great examples of what you can do with Enterprise: Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Chef, ESPN’s Digital and Print Products, Soleil Moon Frye’s Moonfrye.com, and The Crosby Press from JackThreads.

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WordPress.com Enterprise will scale with you as your site goes viral, gets picked up by a big media outlet, or grows in popularity. Enjoy unlimited traffic, bandwidth, and storage, plus top-notch support, all for $500/month per site.

Get started today! Sign up for WordPress.com Enterprise for your next site.

Take a closer look at WordPress.com Enterprise below.

Getting started with WordPress.com Enterprise:

Sign Up for WordPress.com Enterprise

The WordPress.com Enterprise Dashboard:

WordPress.com Enterprise Dashboard

Some of the 70+ WordPress.com VIP Plugins available to WordPress.com Enterprise users:

WordPress.com Enterprise Plugins and Services

Learn more about WordPress.com Enterprise for your next site.

22 thoughts on “WordPress.com Enterprise is Live

  1. Hey guys! This looks wonderful, as do all your products, but there are two details that need to be much more defined: Support and image security. Your post mentions top notch support. What does that mean? 24/7 telephone support? Or still support via email? And how are you going to secure images on this site? Before I invest $500 a month I need more information on these two items. Please advise

    • PK – thanks for your questions. We’ll be adding some additional information to the site shortly to address these questions. For support, we offer 24/7 operational support through our helpdesk (email & web).

      Re: securing images — not completely sure I understand. Please drop us a note with more details and we’ll be glad to discuss: http://vip.wordpress.com/contact/

  2. Too expensive.
    Many bloggers need something a little more than a basic free service.
    The gap between free e paid service is too huge.

    Anyway, congrats.
    Graziano:-)

    • There’s a ton of competition in this space–maybe two years ago there was a gap but not now. You might even see Walmart offering WordPress hosting soon ;-) But for those who think $500/month is expensive, it’s a sensible expense for blog making $10,000+ / month profit. That’s only 5%! Bandwidth connectivity, CPU power, Linux administration, these are critically important but what you’re really paying for is the (rare) expertise and experience that affect your bottom line.

    • I’m still looking for a WP.com solution for a site with low traffic (<500/day) that will provide a bit more flexibility with themes and plugins. I don't mind the Pro Bundle cost but those two missing pieces are frustrating to me.

      • The simple answer to your question is, yes. =)

        Regarding customizations, nothing significant.

        I looked through and saw a number of similar themes to what I have on some of my sites (though these appear more pricey) so I’m sure with some time editing the CSS I could get things relatively in order. The costs for small businesses, like myself and those I’ve supported over the years, could benefit from a solid install of WP with great plugins so we can put our focus on our business but I and everyone I know cannot afford this type of pricing.

        On the other side, the Pro and Business options on WP.com are great but the lack of transparency regarding plugins on the makes it difficult to know whether or not to stick with a WP.org install.

        The Business Bundle description isn’t very accurate. Few businesses would want to change their theme on a regular basis so why spend the extra money for that type of bundle?

        Context: I work with a number of filmmakers, actors, producers, and one or two person businesses.

        BTW, I greatly appreciate the followup.

  3. This feature I know is something that will offer Enterprise clients the taste of the VIP life, literally. Again, way to go guys, I am looking forward on using some of these new features. Cheers.

  4. Was wondering if this hosting service is a white label/reseller of hosting provider’s service. Or is it a hosting service built in-house and managed directly by Automaticc?

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