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150 – Kinsta hosting on Google’s Cloud with Brian Jackson
Today we have a chat with Brian Jackson from Kinsta. Kinsta are a managed WordPress hosting company who have grow rapidly since their inception in 2013. When they started managed WordPress hosting was not the giant business that it was today. In those days we were still opting for shared hosting and VPS hosting. But with the advent of cloud platforms such as Amazon’s AWS and Google Cloud, there came an opportunity for people with the skills to leverage those platforms and repurpose them as WordPress specific hosting solutions. Find out how Kinsta works and see if they are a good fit for your next WordPress project.
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This discussion is about marketing, and it has a very click-bait title! It’s probably safe to say that we are not experts in marketing and certainly not marketing funnels. Nevertheless we thought we would chat about this and why we might need to get better a digital marketing for ourselves and clients and where WordPress could help with that. What’s different about this discussion is that really is an introduction to a series of discussions we will have based on a book called Watertight Marketing by Bryony Thomas. Listen to this episode to find out more…
This is a little bit different. Today we talk to Brad Touesnard from Delicious Brains about Spinup WP their new service which aims to make it trivially simple to get your WordPress website up and running on a cloud hosting provider – in fact just about anywhere. You login to their platform, fill out a few form fields and then go and grab a coffee. By the time that you’re done your WordPress optimised server will be ready and just waiting to get WordPress installed on it. This all sounds so simple, but there is a very large amount of heavy lifting going on in the background, heavy lifting that you’d have to learn and do your self. If you’ve ever wanted to install WordPress on a cloud provider, then check this podcast out…
Do you think that you’re a success as a WordPress professional? Have you got everything sorted out and working just how you like it? Perhaps yes, but possibly no! What exactly do we mean by failure? Is it a measure of how much we earn, the kind of work that we are able to do? Perhaps it’s the amount of free time that our work allows us to have at our disposal. Failure is not so easy to pin down. Can we prevent it and plan ahead, put cash aside for a rainy day. Maybe failure is out of our control – the bad boss or the slowing economy. We chat through this whole topic and see what it is that we strive for and how we’ve approached these problems in the past.
What to know how a growing WordPress website agency manages their projects? Well this is the podcast for you. Today we hear from James and Martin Coates from Impact Media. They tell us about the tools that they use to make their agency as efficient as possible. Wireframes to video creation, image manipulation to automated testing we learn it all. We also chat about their preferred plugins for particular tasks. It’s a great chat and will give you some insights into processes that, no doubt are part of your business, but perhaps you’ll see a new way or a new tool that you might be able to use. Go have a listen on the WP Builds WordPress podcast…
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WordPress web site builder.
I run a web agency in the UK called Picture and Word. We work almost exclusively with WordPress, but have been know to use Drupal and Magento in the past.
I cannot spell the words, thepis, rangotls, or dufmertin.
Lion tamer and liar.
I travel, help people make websites and bang on about Beaver Builder on YouTube. I got a silver badge for swimming aged 11.
The designer in me says there should be more words here.