Nowadays, SSL certificates are a necessity for HTTPS websites. Since entities such as Let’s Encrypt offer the certificates to us for free, we don’t charge you for it. And we take care of managing the certificates for you.
Built on the shoulders of giants
I was a GoDaddy customer but my bill kept raising and I was unhappy with load times. Discovering Fendera was a blessing. I host 3 websites, my bill is 70% lower and load times are amazing.
Fendera is great! My blog was freely hosted, but I was looking to upgrade and struggled finding a WordPress hosting reasonably priced. Their support team migrated my site, and I am super happy with the service!
Our website is a fundamental component of our business. I am very happy with Fendera, free SSL certificates, great support, and their weekly backups saved us once when we accidentally deleted some content. Can’t go wrong with them.
I was already hosting my personal portfolio with Fendera, when I decided to create principletutorials.com, I had no doubt of where to go. Today I receive more than 50 visitors per day and I am very happy with my site.
Why? What? When?
HOW DOES FENDERA COMPARE TO OTHER PROVIDERS LIKE GODADDY AND KINSTA?
Fendera was conceived to fill the gap between great and affordable WordPress hosting.
GoDaddy is neither great nor affordable: you share their servers with hundreds of other customers, and their starting plans are 13$ per month, without SSL certificates
Kinsta hosting on the other hand, is great. Their architecture is very similar to ours at Fendera, but it comes with a hefty price tag ($30 per month). At Fendera, we can do better than that.
I WANT TO USE FENDERA. HOW DO I MIGRATE?
We recommend using this fantastic plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/
Install it on your current site and download the backfile to your computer. Then, purchase your Fendera hosting and update your DNS to point to our servers.
Head to your new Fendera site, and install the same plugin again. Lastly, import the file that you downloaded earlier.
If you need help, as always, contact our support team, we can assist with your migration at no cost.
WHY IS HTTPS IMPORTANT?
HTTPS stands for HTTP Secure. Long story short, the connection between your browser and the web server is encrypted if you are using HTTPS, which means even if someone could listen to your traffic, they won’t be able to make sense of it. This is critical for sites where sensitive information is exchanged, e.g. online stores where credit card numbers are sent.
Using HTTPS will also make your site rank higher among search engines like Google.
At Fendera, all our plans come with HTTPS/SSL certificates included. We manage the renewals for you too, so you get HTTPS without a hassle.
WHAT ABOUT BACKUPS?
We back up your site at least daily in all our plans.
WHICH PLAN SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Basic should be enough for the majority of WordPress sites out there. Six thousand visits per month and 6 GiBs of SSD really go a long way. If you don’t know which plan to get, this is probably appropriate for you
Premium is suited for larger WordPress sites with lots of visitors. If you are running an online store, or a popular blog site, this is probably your plan.
Corporate is for large WordPress deployments, sites with hundreds of visitors per day, and critical applications. In our most feature complete plan, we can do anything for you, from creating specific MySQL versions to compiling PHP modules. Get in touch to find out more.
WHY ARE MONTHLY VISITORS LIMITED?
To serve each visitor we have to run database queries, do some CPU processing and send responses over the internet. Unfortunately, these things have a cost and we have to translate that cost to our customers. We think that monthly visitors is a fair (albeit not perfect) metric of how many resources we are using to serve your website.
This is not an exclusive limitation of Fendera. Industry leaders such as Kinsta or FlyWheel also use a monthly visitor limit to ensure fair resource allocation among customers.
If you go over the limit, rest assured we will not stop serving your website. We will simply send you an email asking you to review your plan based on usage.
One final note: Our most economical plan includes 6,000 visits per month. That should suffice for about 75% of the WordPress sites out there. If you don’t know what to pick, our basic plan will almost certainly meet your needs.