Managed WordPress Hosting

Back in March, we introduced a new hosting option that we call Managed WordPress Hosting, or MWP for short.

We’ve had a lot of success with this service, and so have early-adopting Laughing Squid customers who have already migrated. If you aren’t really sure if it is right for you or if you’re just hearing about it now for the first time, here is some information to summarize what MWP is is all about.

MWP is a highly-optimized WordPress hosting service that features:
  • Daily backups that are easy to restore
  • A free LetsEncrypt SSL certificate
  • A built-in CDN to leverage content for faster load times
  • Jetpack Premium at no extra cost
  • Enterprise grade email provided by Rackspace
MWP control panel
View of the MWP control panel.

Do I need MWP hosting for my website?

If you can answer yes to any of the following, then you are a great candidate for migration:

  • I am not comfortable manually upgrading my WordPress blog, themes, and/or plugins.
  • I constantly struggle with website overages, like compute cycles, disk space, and/or bandwidth.
  • My WordPress website has been hacked.
  • I need to keep renewing my SSL certificate in the current Cloud Sites environment.
  • I need an affordable SSL certificate solution for my website.
  • I want to instantly recover a previous version of my website.
  • I have outgrown the resource allowances of Cloud Sites and do not want to move to another host.

Any of the above are solid reasons for migration to our MWP hosting. If you are an existing customer interested in having us migrate your WordPress website to MWP (there is no charge for migration), please submit a simple migration form to start the process.

If you are a new customer and you want to migrate from your old host to our MWP hosting, just fill out our order form. Migration is also free for new customers.

Christmas and New Year’s Day Holiday Hours 2017


Hosting and billing support will be closed on Monday, December 25th in observance of Christmas. Support requests and forms submitted during this period will be processed on Tuesday, December 26th.

New Year’s Day

Hosting and billing support will be closed on Monday, January 1st in observance of New Year’s Day. Support requests and forms submitted during this period will be processed on Tuesday, January 2nd.