WordPress now powers the web and the stats are supporting that. Recently, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg told the audience at the annual San Francisco WordCamp: “We’re now up to 18.9 percent of the web running on WordPress.”
He goes on to add: “We’re going to see the number of people who have WordPress as part of their daily habits [grows] exponentially.” In this very news piece, VentureBeat also reported that monthly pageviews for all WordPress sites and blogs have exceeded the 4 billion mark in 2013.
However, WordPress would have never reached where it is today without its community. Contributors from all over the world have created a wide range of plugins, widgets and themes. Yet the ones who have added the most creativity to this platform are the developers. Development agencies over the years have created great variations using this open source software for every type of business under the sun.
Most of these agencies, after development, form a long-lasting relationship with their customers by providing them day-to-day management services. Business have little understanding of how to run a website. They are more bothered with delivering their promises to the customers. This is where these agencies play their vital role by handling coding-side of the business. However, who will handle if the server-side goes crumbling down?
In this case, the clients of these agencies are usually left stranded as the developers won’t handle these complications. However, there are some agencies who work smart rather than hard. To provide excellent services to their clients, they partner with WordPress management providers. In this blog post, we will be covering how agencies and managed service providers can create benefit for each other by working together.
Why Agencies and Developers need WordPress Management Services (MSP):
Development agencies need to understand a point: No matter what their business is, they are not in hosting. Like the way car manufacturers partner with technicians to provide after-sales maintenance, developers need to avail services from management experts. This, apart from saving considerable amount of time and energy, provides the following benefits:
1) No ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Dealings:
Many development agencies work on do-it-yourself formula. This means the customer is responsible for managing everything including data migration. This is a serious problem for small businesses who then wander around and at times fall into the wrong hand. Working with an MSP means you can give a better WordPress hosting experience to businesses by providing them all the services they need.
2) Low Cost, More Savings:
Development agencies providing management to their customers have to hire additional hosting experts and support personnel. All of these bring extra costs that are transferred towards the customers making them pay high. MSPs already have the professional and experienced team that can provide top-notch management services while keeping the cost under control.
3) Optimization Support:
The best developed WordPress site can turn sluggish if not provided proper optimization and maintenance, especially in the case where customer lands into a wrong hand can put all the blame on the development agency. Partnering with MSP means you can always keep an eye over your customer site making sure that it is robust and swift.
4) Optimum Security:
Digital agencies are more vulnerable because they develop and host multiple client sites. One hosting disaster or a hacking attack not only takes away agency’s data and client’s data but it will haunt company’s CEO like forever, why? Because the clients will not trust a company that minuses their bank account numbers. By partnering with an MSP, a stringent security can be placed which keeps snoopers and thieves away.
MSPs and development agencies by working together can make wonders happen. Cloudways offers partnership plans to design and development agencies for WordPress Cloud Server Management. These partnerships are designed in a manner where both parties reap rewards. Contact our sales representative today to avail the maximum promotions of our WordPress campaign.
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