If you’re looking for technical WordPress help, or support installing, securing, optimizing or managing WordPress, take a look at WPNow’s WordPress Quickstart.

Incredibly, the first hour of general or technical WordPress support is available for $10 (for a limited time). Secondary support hours are affordable as well.

Of course, WPNow’s WordPress Quickstart is also great, giving you a pre-installed, optimized package of WordPress at Digital Ocean, now on Ubuntu 16.x and PHP 7.x.

Our WordPress Quickstart is an inexpensive, optimized installation of WordPress for Digital Ocean that takes just a few minutes to activate. We now offer it in two variations. These are literally the easiest ways to launch new WordPress blogs and websites.

If you’d like to stick with managed WordPress hosting, I recommend WPEngine.

WPNow.io also offers a variety of technical support topics for WordPress. Here’s more about what’s included in their quickstarts:

  • A fully configured Ubuntu 16.x image with WordPress 4.7.x and PHP 7.x at Digital Ocean.
  • If you keep your site running, Digital Ocean will bill you $5 monthly or more depending on your chosen droplet size.
  • The basic package includes one WordPress site.
  • The premium package includes six distinct WordPress site installations for you to use any number of them, all on the same droplet image.
  • Optimized with the Autooptimize, Cache Enabler and Optimus plugins and a swap file. I’ve moved away from the bulky, aging, less frequently updated W3TC.
  • Key plugins are preinstalled. Selected plugins are pre-activated. The others can be activated as desired. Here’s the complete list: Akismet, AMP, Array Toolkit, Autooptimize, Cache Enabler, CDN Enabler, Contact Form 7, Disqus Contact Form, Disqus Conditional Load, Google Analytics, Google Authenticator, Jetpack by WordPress.com, Official StatCounter Plugin, Optimus, Postman SMTP, Shortcoder, Yoast SEO & Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP. And, of course, you can install any other plugins you wish.
  • Selected themes pre-installed: You can add any theme you want but all the ArrayThemes are pre-installed. I recommend that you subscribe to Array Themes if you use the premium themes for the best integration and support (five are completely free). There’s also the free WordPress themes: TwentySeventeen, TwentySixteen and TwentyFifteen.
  • The premium package includes a secure installation of PHPMyAdmin.
  • The premium package includes Let’s Encrypt, pre-installed, to make it easy to add SSL and https.
  • The premium package includes the Google Page Speed module, pre-installed
  • All the images are Digital Ocean, running on solid state drives (SSD) for additional high speed performance
  • You can reserve domains and manage your DNS at any provider, I recommend Name Cheap
  • You can install and activate a CDN easily. I recommend KeyCDN.
  • Detailed instructions are provided to help you customize and launch your domain name on WordPress. You can also purchase three or six hour support packages with your image.
  • Questions? Email us here.

Posted by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Try scheduling a meeting with his new startup Meeting Planner (https://meetingplanner.io), simpler, faster scheduling for work or play and read his series about building it). Follow @reifman on Twitter.