VIP Cloud Hosting

Optimize WordPress for security, performance, and scalability with WordPress.com VIP’s cloud hosting platform and support.

Our team has spent years perfecting the art of enterprise WordPress hosting. Let us deliver that expertise and experience to your organization. WordPress.com VIP’s cloud hosting service is designed for the needs of high traffic and high profile publishers. Our experienced WordPress engineers will work with your team to prepare your site for publication. Once live, you can focus on producing your unique content and leave the rest to us.

NY Post

Breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, opinion, real estate, culture, fashion, and more.

Time.com

Breaking news and updates from Time.com. News pictures, video, Twitter trends.

Canadian Olympic Committee

Olympic.ca

The official site of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

TechCrunch.com

TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

Facebook

Facebook’s showcase for their search tools.

More than hosting

There’s so much more to our service than just hosting your site. We’ll work with you to ensure you’re making the most of the web’s most used content management solution.

Code review

All code is checked for security, performance, and future-proofing by our team of WordPress experts.

Fully managed service

You’ll never see a server control panel: our administrators take care of everything for you.

Unlimited use

We charge a flat fee per month, no matter how much traffic you generate or disk space you need.

How much does it cost?

You can’t put a price on peace of mind; but our CFO insisted. Our unique cost structure is designed for publishers who want to start strong, and keep getting stronger.

Basic Premium Enterprise
Perfect for… Company blogs Media and marketing Networks
Sites 5 sites 5 sites 5 sites
Additional sites Not available $600/month $600/month
Theme support Single Multiple Multiple
Traffic and storage Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Global CDN Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
SSL / 2FA Included Included Included
User support Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Developer support 1 developer 1 developer 1 developer
Additional developers Not available $5,000 per developer $10,000 per developer
Guaranteed (non-outage) support response 1 business day 12 hours 4 hours standard
1 hour escalation
Support availability Business hours 24/7/365 24/7/365
Elasticsearch $2,500 setup Included Included
Site Monitoring $500/month Included Included
Liveblog $500/month Included Included
VideoPress $500 setup Included Included
Basic
$5,000/mo
Setup fee: $15,000 per site,
$5,000 when using a partner

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Premium
Starts at $10,000/mo
Setup fee: $15,000 per site,
$5,000 when using a partner

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Enterprise
Starts at $25,000/mo
Setup fee: $15,000 per site,
$5,000 when using a partner

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Global infrastructure

Our global infrastructure ensures our customers’ sites are fast, secure, and always on. With datacenters in 21 different locations across the globe we can handle high traffic, and then some.

Amsterdam

Atlanta

Chicago

Security

PaaS

Platform as a Service always running the most secure WordPress environment.

Authentication

Two Factor Authentication required for your admins and encouraged for all. Brute force login detection.

SSL

Everywhere.

Code review

Our engineers work with your engineers to ensure your sites are optimized and secure.

DDoS mitigation

Standard for all of our VIPs.

Backups

Multiple offsite locations.

Core Security

Contributors directly from our team.

FAQ

How do we qualify?

We ask for the following:

  • That you have a rockstar in-house developer or work with a top consultant (we can recommend a partner)
  • A “Powered by WordPress.com VIP” link on your site
  • Standard hooks in your theme for our stats
  • Custom or GPL compatible themes/plugins.

We can’t accept everyone who applies, but don’t be shy—if this sounds like a good fit, get in touch.

How does code review work?

Changes to your themes, plugins, and custom code are all managed using Subversion. Our VIP support team reviews every line of code you commit for feedback on performance optimizations, security, and best practices, and they handle all of your deployments as well. We have detailed technical documentation your team can review, and our team of engineers is available for guidance, too!

What if we need something deployed urgently?

Code is reviewed and deployed very quickly—around two hours from when it’s committed, on average. We’re also very happy to prioritize a particular change for you if you let us know it’s urgent; we work hard to make sure every site on WordPress.com VIP has bulletproof stability and security, without giving up the flexibility you need to be nimble and responsive to your customers.

Can we use plugins?

Of course! You can run most plugins, so long as they don’t modify database tables or manipulate the file system—neither of those is a good fit for our distributed architecture. And if a particular plugin isn’t a good fit, we’ll work with you to find a suitable alternative.

We also have dozens of popular plugins from the WordPress community and our Featured Partners pre-installed and ready for use.

What’s your uptime?

Pretty great! WordPress.com has 100% uptime most months — see for yourself on our status page, or this independently monitored availability report.

Is our custom code required to be licensed under the GPL?

No, custom code that you and your team have written from scratch does not require a license; however, we do require any WordPress community themes or plugins that you use on your website to be GPL licensed.

How do we register user accounts?

By default, users registered through VIP-hosted websites are created as WordPress.com users, which means that the millions of users logged in to WordPress.com will also be logged in on your domain, making it easier for them to comment on your site. If you’d like to be able to register your own user profiles or create custom registration fields you’ll need to use a 3rd-party registration service.