Truly Managed
WordPress hosting


EZWP is a faster, more reliable Wordpress hosting solution by New Zealanders for New Zealanders

The Elevator Pitch

As WordPress developers we have experienced the painful deficiencies of current providers. Hosting is not a commodity, although our competitors treat it as one. We don't jam you all on one server running plesk or cpanel and hope for the best.

Your site will always be online, secure and running blisteringly fast. We routinely update your WordPress stack, scan for malware, tweak firewalls and automate backups, letting you concentrate on writing content or shipping product.

We don't own hardware, we use Amazon's, we pay more so you get more. Harnessing the expertise of a tech monolith lets us punch well above our weight. We treat infrastructure as code, allowing us to scale fluidly as your site grows.

Truly Managed

We update your WordPress stack via a custom staging and testing process. We compare your updated site with your live site and ensure functionality is preserved. If an update breaks some of your sites functionality we dedicate experienced WordPress engineers to resolve the issue. This is our definition of Managed.

We manage migration, this includes moving you from your current host, free SSL, and assistance in setting up DNS records at either cloudflare or Amazon Route 53.

We don't use Plesk or Cpanel, they are security risks. We can provide you server access as well as the ability to take backups to your own physical hard drive. We monitor your sites uptime, performance of automated tasks, and PHP error logs. We aggresively ban unusual access to your site, and scan for malware. We'll know of any issues well before your users do.

Our Technologies and what we manage

  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • MariaDB 10.2
  • Nginx 1.15 or Apache 2.4
  • PHP 7.3 - 7.0
  • Fail2Ban Firewall
  • LetsEncrypt SSL
  • Wordfence
  • Sucuri
  • Uptime Robot
  • Cronitor
  • Rollbar

Dev time does not roll over from month to month. Dev time can only be used to fix issues related to upgrading, and preserving functionality, not adding functionality. If your incompatabilties are not resolved in this time, we will contact you requesting permission to continue at a rate of $100 nzd / hour. You are free to fix these issues yourself or receive support from an external developer, we will give you access to your staging environment.

The plugins that we include in our coverage is at our discretion. We include well respected and maintained plugins like WooCommerce and Ninja Forms. If you are using premium plugins we require valid licensing to the most up to date version before we attempt to resolve any compatabilitiy issues.

The same rules apply to themes. If the theme is a premium theme, we require valid licensing to the most up to date version before attempting to resolve any compatabilitiy issues. If you've made custom code changes to your theme, please ensure you're using child themes to do this, so that updating is possible.

Our Initial service offering is aimed at business owners rather than developers. We can give SFTP credentials (and SSH keys for dedicated servers) but we don't currently have a control panel offering, or click-to-stage service in production, although we are working on it.

Monthly Pricing

Shared

3GB Hard drive space
30GB Bandwidth
Daily Database Backup
Daily File Backup
Sandbox User/Application

Free:
SSL
Migration
15 minutes dev time per month

$49

Upsize

10GB Hard drive space
100GB Bandwidth
Hourly Database Backup
Daily File Backup
Sandbox User/Application

Free:
SSL
Migration
30 minutes dev time per month

$69

Lone Wolf

10GB Hard drive space
100GB Bandwidth
Hourly Database Backup
Daily File Backup
Your own server

Free:
SSL
Migration
45 minutes dev time per month

$89

About Us

We're owned and operated in New Zealand, from Dunedin, Blenheim and Auckland. We offer a managed remedy for the sticking points that we have encountered on client sites. We're the only provider in New Zealand that offers developer time inclusive of our service. This is our investment to you, aiming to establish a long lasting relationship. We're not offering hardware, we're offering 99.999% uptime, better performance, and meticulous risk mitigation.

Carl Aiau

I have been a Wordpress Developer since 2012, and have managed client sites since. I'm obsessed with all aspects of computer science from AI and Information Retrieval to frontend development and DevOps. Capitalising on our team's diverse skillset gives us a competitive advantage when it comes to security and automation. This is how we can offer actual hands on hours, and why our competitors can't.

Carl Aiau

Dominik Paschke

Originally a PhD qualified biologist, I have since converted to the joys of Web Development. I like building fast and secure websites using modern technology. I started out with WordPress and WooCommerce, while relying on minimal plugins. My current passions are modern Javascript technologies, such as Vue and React. For the backend, I am fond of working with Laravel.

Dominik Paschke

Steven Male

From billion dollar companies and those just starting up, I love helping New Zealanders change the world through marketing and helping them launch their marketing efforts into the stratosphere. This is why I'm so excited about EZWP. To launch a great marketing campaign, you need to start with a strong foundation and hosting is one of the very first steps.

Steven Male