Posts Tagged ‘hosting’

Why the World is Using WordPress

Written by Amanda on . Posted in WordPress

WordPress is a CMS that can produce an immense value for your company and for your personal website. It is an extremely intuitive and efficient platform when used for adding content or updating a site. With the number of free tools, plugins, interesting paid extensions and intuitive templates made for WordPress, you can easily start and manage a website through this world class CMS. Beyond that, Boston Web Group can develop “on top of” WordPress, giving you custom WordPress themes and custom WordPress plugins. Did we mention that it is free? It’s free to download, install and use!

An open-source CMS like WordPress means that it is a community software. Anyone (typically developers) is able to maintain and grow WordPress by creating extensions, writing plugins and creating themes or new software items that work in conjunction with WordPress. Any skilled user can add new features and share these features across the community to potentially help out a business or to fix underlying issues with a particular element of the CMS. This open sourced nature ensures that changes can occur on-the-fly, you can have limitless options for extensions and you can share some of the time-saving tricks that you have created with WordPress too. Open source CMS is budget friendly and very easy to update with the wealth of community knowledge.

We recommend using a platform like WordPress because it is budget friendly, customizable and it can be easily updated down the road. WordPress also offers:
  • safety and security
  • easy manageability
  • support of all media
  • customization
To run WordPress, all you need is a domain name and web hosting. We can offer you both! If you haven’t already purchased a domain name, you can go to our website and do so there. When your website is built, it needs a place to live — that’s where hosting comes in. We offer hosting with different packages for a support plan. Check out our website for more information.

If you’ve never used WordPress before, don’t worry. It is easy to use and easy to learn. After building your website, we offer FREE* WordPress training. Plus, we’re always around to answer your support tickets. Let Boston Web Group design you the perfect website!  


*One-time 30-minute training; longer trainings available upon request

New Server Build – Ludicrous Speed

Written by Douglas Perry on . Posted in AWS, BWG Updates, Server, Support, WordPress

At Boston Web Group, we’re always innovating and working on pushing the envelope of technology.

We’re pleased, no, ecstatic to announce our next-generation web hosting platform. Our R&D work with other clients has helped us develop a web hosting platform that is the fastest and most scalable hosting offered by a Boston-based digital agency.

Most web servers run on the LAMP stack: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP; but Apache is so 1995.

Apache is the software that makes serving up websites possible. It’s been around for 20 years and is showing its age. It was designed during a time on the Internet when websites were simple and people danced the macarena.

The New BWG Hosting Platform

Our platform is different. It was built for today’s websites and performs to today’s expectations of speed and traffic handling. It supports cutting-edge technology like solid-state hard drives, PHP 7, HTTP/2, and on-the-fly code optimization for WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and other PHP-based websites. We offer an advanced cache technology that improves speed for Magneto sites by up to 35%.

It’s the best hosting platform we’ve built to date. It surpasses the offerings by the bigger hosting providers. Want in?

The chances are that you’re already on it, and you probably notice the speed increases already.  In fact, you may have been one of the few that had to call in and have some special tweaks done for your mail, server, or app hosting.  Well, we’re still fine tuning and tweak things under the hood daily, so let us know if you have issue or if you want to upgrade to faster hosting – we’ll custom define your hosting environment based on your website/APP’s needs.

If you want to learn more, give us a call at 855-355-SITE to get on the priority list. If you’ve been thinking of switching hosting providers, switch now and we’ll give you a FREE SSL certificate for a year.

We love our customers !

Host Your Website With Us And Keep Your Email Server Elsewhere

Written by Anthony D on . Posted in Domains

How do I point my domain at Boston Web Group?

Without affecting my email server settings!

If you want to continue using your email with another service provider (like Go Daddy or Network Solutions) and have us host your website at Boston Web Group – all you have to do is edit your DNS settings in your domain control panel.  Those DNS settings are going to be found at the registrar – the place where you bought your domain. Once you are in there, you want to point only your A Records to us.  Simply paste in the IP address that we give you.  An IP address looks like a phone number – 192.168.15.1 – in fact it behaves a lot like a phone number as well ! Updating the A record will point your domain to our hosting service – without disrupting the MX records, which control your email service with your domain provider, such as Go Daddy or Network Solutions.