Pressable’s Managed WordPress Hosting is the absolute best managed hosting option for membership sites running Paid Memberships Pro. If you are serious about running a successful membership site with Paid Memberships Pro, you should definitely check out Pressable.
Plans Based on WordPress Installs and Visits
The “Starter” plan (currently $45/mo) is the best option for a growing membership site. The “Personal” or “Entry” plan will work for smaller sites. If you are unsure of which plan to use, it is very easy to upgrade your account at any point. Plans are backed by a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
These Pressable Managed WordPress plans address every hosting recommendation we have for sites running Paid Memberships Pro… automatically.
The Pressable servers are configured specifically for ecommerce websites running WordPress. In our tests, their servers are blazing fast compared to anything else out there. With any host-optimized caching or CDN, however, you need to remember to avoid caching your members-only content and dynamic checkout process.
In our experience, the server caching worked with PMPro automatically with no configuration changes needed.
PHP Versions and Support
Your hosting plan will come installed with a secure, supported version of PHP. If you want to run the very latest version of PHP like we did, changing the version on your plan is as easy as changing a single dropdown setting.
When you set up your Pressable account, you have a few PHP version choices. We recommend choosing the latest supported version.
And if you need to change, Pressable will test things to make sure your site won’t break and then automatically upgrade or downgrade PHP for you.
Pressable understands that membership sites, ecommerce sites, and other transactional sites require fast read and write speeds. Your Pressable site gives your MySQL databases enough space and the right configuration to work well for your Paid Memberships Pro site.
SSL Support for Security
Modern websites should always use HTTPS/SSL. Pressable sites and your staging site, if applicable, automatically come with SSL certificates—at no extra charge.
Development Requirements: CURL, FTP, Command Line Access
The Pressable Managed WordPress plan is preinstalled with the server features you need and handles everything for you. At the same time, you are able to easily gain FTP or shell access, or safely set up a staging environment for your site.
Our Experience With The Pressable Team
When we spoke with the Pressable team, we could tell this was a hosting product to watch. They are growing their team and their interest in serving robust paid membership sites on WordPress. I feel confident that their support team (available 24/7) is prepared to help customers with any technical challenge that may arise with respect and speed.
Our team here at PMPro is going to offer the Pressable team some internal training resources so that they are all aware of the unique needs for a membership site.
We recommend Pressable’s managed WordPress hosting for Paid Memberships Pro and other WordPress sites. Their plans will work for any sized website and almost any use case.