Pro Sites operates on a freemium model. That means you have a set of free features to manage your websites, with an option of grabbing premium addons if you’re a power user in need of advanced features.. This made Pro Sites available to everyone, at an affordable price. Now we’re stepping up our game, and announcing that premium Pro Sites addons are now included with GoDaddy Pro Managed WordPress hosting! Yep, if your website is on Pro Managed WordPress hosting, you can enjoy all of our addons for free.
Why are we bundling premium addons with Pro Managed WordPress hosting?
Being a web professional is about automating and delegating the hassle, so you could focus on more important matters. On one hand, you have Pro Sites; that takes care of the management part. On the other, you have Pro Managed WordPress hosting that makes sure the website visitors have a great experience on your sites. Pro Sites and Pro Managed WordPress work great together, and we will make them even greater. And the first step is to remove the pricing barrier between them.
How much money could you save?
You have 7 premium Pro Sites addons at your disposal: Backups, Uptime Monitor, Performance Check, Security Check, SEO Ranking, White Label & Client Report.
Their total fee is $8/month, so with a 10-site hosting plan you would save a cool $80 each month. Not bad right?
What does this mean for Managed WordPress hosted websites?
Our goal can be summed up in one sentence.
Everything that you need on one dashboard, on one screen.
A more in-depth integration is in the works, where’s you’ll be able to perform different Pro Sites actions from the hosting interface, and vice versa. In the meantime you’ll have the benefit of an easy addon activation, whenever you add a new Pro Managed WordPress website.
So everything’s completely free?
Yes, with one exception: the Backups addon is free for daily and weekly cycle. If you want a higher backup cycle, that’s still a premium feature. Also, if you want to store backups to your own external storage (OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.), these come with a $0.13/GB price tag; that’s is basically our operating cost. All the other Pro Sites addons are free for you to use and abuse!
What about my other websites that aren’t on Pro Managed WordPress?
Different clients have different needs – some need a VPS, for others a simple shared hosting website would suffice. We get that there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why we will always be commited to helping you manage each and every one of your websites, regardless of the hosting company or the hosting product.
Pro Managed WordPress hosting is currently in beta, and we’re running final stress tests to make sure your websites will perform under heavy load. Once we officially launch it, we want you to try it and let us know what you think in the Community forum. There’s always something we can improve, and we’re counting on you to help us.