WordPress Hosting That’s ACTUALLY Fast!

We designed our hosting specifically to help businesses rank higher, sell more and get more new customers while minimising the usual headaches, hassles and maintenance of running a WordPress site.

  • Built By The World’s Leading WordPress Speed Optimization Team
  • AI Powered WordPress Patching, Maintenance & Updates Saves You Time & Keeps Your Site Secure
  • Next Generation Firewall & Brute Force Protection For Maximum Security
  • Advanced Multi-Layer Caching For Lightning Fast Speed
  • Search Engine Friendly & SEO Recommendations Built-In
  • Unlimited Traffic & Bandwidth
  • Migrations Handled For You

We Migrate You For Free

Our team handle everything for you with free concierge migrations along with basic site speed optimisation helping you pass Google’s Core Web Vitals test.

100% Australian Based Servers

Our hosting is based in Australia so your customers get the fastest possible load times.

High Speed & High Performance

A fast loading website is critical! You know yourself if a website loads really slowly you’re much more likely to click away

Build using cutting edge technology from:

Built With Business In Mind

Based in Australia

Our hosting physically located in Australia which means your Australian visitors get the fastest possible load times.

Hourly Website Backups

Hourly offsite backups ensure your data is fully protected. You also have the option to run your own backups to common offsite storage such as Dropbox, Amazon or FTP.

Free SSL Certificates

All plans come with unlimited free SSL certificates powered by Letsencrypt.org. If you’re not running HTTPS yet we’ll convert your site across to HTTPS for FREE!

Cloudflare CDN Setup Included

A CDN means your website is delivered by hundreds of servers around the world. This means your site is capable of handling 100s and 1000s of website visitors at once and is lightning fast worldwide, not just in Australia.

Unlimited Bandwidth

We don’t artificially cap your website speed because you’ve had too many visitors in a day and we don’t hit you with unpredictable extra traffic and bandwidth charges.

Search Engine & SEO Friendly

Our platform is built from the ground up to be search engine friendly and includes advanced SEO audit tools to help you rank higher in Google.

Regular Maintenance Done For You

Our intelligent smart updates system handles WordPress patches & updates for you, ensuring your site is fast, secure & stable. Updates are fully tested before being deployed to minimise the risk of issues occuring.

Fast & High Performance

You know it yourself, if a website is slow to load then there’s a high probability you’ll click away and go elsewhere. Our platform is lightning fast AND can handle 1000s of visitors at a time.

Advanced Management Console

You have direct access to your management console so you can make changes directly. You can also do things like create staging sites, do backups and restores and much more!

Business & Commercial Focussed

We’re business focussed and understand that your website is a key part of the sales and marketing systems in your business. Our platform is built specifically for hosting business websites with a strong focus on speed, SEO and stability.

Business Grade Firewall Protection

You might be surprised to learn that most hosting doesn’t actually include a firewall. We host your website behind a business grade firewall which protects you from hackers, viruses & other common threats. We also scan your site daily for viruses, hacks and malware.

Woocommerce Friendly

We’re Woocommerce friendly and happy to host your online store. Our team have deep experience with tuning and tweaking Woocommerce for maximum speed, performance and stability.

We built a next generation
technology stack for
lightning fast load times, better SEO and better performing businesses.

Your hosting is the foundation of everything you do online. Poor quality hosting means poor Google rankings, less calls and fewer new customer enquiries and that’s definitely something you don’t want right?

Through our web agency The Search Engine Shop and our site speed optimisation service, WPSpeedFix, we’ve worked with thousands of businesses big and small.

Every day we see site speed and SEO issues that business owners, marketers and managers struggle with, many of which could be solved by better hosting and better technology.

We couldn’t find a technology solution that solved the performance, site speed AND SEO issues businesses were dealing with so we built our own.

No-Nonsense, No Gimmicks, No Surprise Fees or Charges

We’re no-nonsense and we don’t like tacky gimmicks and sleazy sales tactics. We do what we stay we’re going to do and won’t slug you with sneaky surprise charges and fees.

We’re business people and built this solution for business people just like you. When you host your website on our platform we effectively partner with you. We’re in this for the long haul so it’s important to us that our business relationship is WIN WIN.

A Truly SEO & Search Engine Friendly Platform

Unlike many providers, our hosting is configured in a search engine friendly way. This gives you a solid foundation to build your search engine optimisation (SEO) efforts on top of and give you that important edge over your competition when it comes to your Google rankings.

Our platform also includes SEO tools to help you uncover problems and opportunities that help you rank higher and get more website visitors.

FAST, High Performance, Rugged, Robust & Reliable

There is absolutely no question about it, a slow loading website hurts your business. I’m sure you already know it yourself, when a website is slow to load or unreliable, there’s a good chance you’ll click away and go elsewhere before it finishes loading up.

We’ve combined multiple technologies from cutting edge vendors such as Cloudflare and Redis to ensure your website loads lightning fast, not just in Australia, but worldwide. Websites hosted on our platform can handle 1000s of visitors at once AND have rock solid reliability.

Done-For-You WordPress Patching & Updates

WordPress is a piece of software that’s not much different to the software running your Microsoft Windows PC, your Macbook and your iPhone or Android Phone. You probably apply regular patches and software updates to your phone right? Your WordPress website needs patches too!

Our technology stack automatically manages WordPress patches and plugin updates. Before deploying updates they’re automatically tested on staging site with before and after screenshots taken and only if the update deploy successfully with no layout changes and no errors logged will it be deployed.

Brendan and the team did a phenomenal job of switching over our web hosting.
Not only is our site faster and more secure, they also assisted with some other small changes to the site to accelerate our SEO ranking.
Highly recommended!!

Adam Dullens,
Audio Logistics Melbourne

Their hosting and security services cannot be beat. If I could give them more than 5 stars then I would – because they always go above and beyond to make sure the service they provide you far exceeds expectations. For premium website hosting to sustainable SEO practices – there’s no one I’d rather work with.

Rachel Mazza,
Specialist Marketing Consultant

I’ve been using Brendan & his team for more than 5 years now. Their professional recommendations for my businesses, my client’s businesses and the provision of training and support have always been spot on. I have no hesitation in recommending the professional services at The Search Engine Shop to others and do so on a weekly basis.

Lisa Reed,
Sum Effect Photography Perth

How To Get
Started

Reach out and let us answer any questions you have

If you’re visiting our site for the first time you’re probably going to have some questions. Please email [email protected]

If you’re visiting during business hours, try the Live Chat on the bottom right hand corner of this page.

Decide which plan suits your business best

We offer 4 different plans depending on your specific business needs. If you’re unsure you can always start on our entry level plan and then upgrade later if need be.

If you scroll down the page a little further you’ll see a comparison of our plans and the pricing options. You can pay monthly or yearly. Most of our customers choose the yearly option as it gives you a 20% discount!

Complete the checkout process

Once you’ve decided which plan you want, click the Sign Up button and complete the checkout process.

Once you’ve completed the checkout we’ll send you instructions on what we need from you in terms of logons and explain the next steps.

We schedule your migration and get you live!

Once we have the information we need from you we schedule a migration time that works for you and your business. We migrate your site for free and 99 out of 100 migrations happen without a downtime window. If there needs to be a downtime window we can schedule this for after-hours. Once you’re migrated across we’ll help you decommission any old hosting services you no longer require.

WordPress Hosting Plans & Pricing

No Minimum Contract Required – Pay by Paypal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer
Pay yearly and get 2 months free!

Monthly
Yearly
Economy
Hosting
$29/MONTH
Ideal for brand new businesses, low budgets or low traffic sites with a handful of visitors a day
  • Billed Monthly - no minimum contract, cancel anytime
  • FREE Concierge Migration
  • FREE Site Speed Optimization
  • Unlimited Traffic Quota
  • 10gb High Speed NVMe SSD Storage
  • WordPress Patches, Updates & Plugin Updates Automatically Done For You
  • 2 CPUs of Processing Power
  • Daily Website Malware & Antivirus Scans
  • Hourly Offsite Backups
  • Cloudflare Web Acceleration & CDN
  • Business Grade Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • FREE SSL Certificate Powered by Letsencrypt
  • SEO Audit & Recommendation Tools Built-In
Micro
Business
$299/YEAR + GST
Ideal for brand new businesses, low budgets or low traffic sites with a handful of visitors a day
  • Billed Yearly - no minimum contract, cancel anytime
  • FREE Concierge Migration
  • FREE Site Speed Optimization
  • Unlimited Traffic Quota
  • 10gb High Speed NVMe SSD Storage
  • WordPress Patches, Updates & Plugin Updates Automatically Done For You
  • 2 CPUs of Processing Power
  • Daily Website Malware & Antivirus Scans
  • Hourly Offsite Backups
  • Cloudflare Web Acceleration & CDN
  • Business Grade Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • FREE SSL Certificate Powered by Letsencrypt
  • SEO Audit & Recommendation Tools Built-In
Small Business
Hosting
$55/MONTH
Ideal for small and local businesses with moderate traffic (50-100 visits/day)
  • Billed Monthly - no minimum contract, cancel anytime
  • FREE Concierge Migration
  • FREE Site Speed Optimization
  • Unlimited Traffic Quota
  • 20gb High Speed NVMe SSD Storage
  • WordPress Patches, Updates & Plugin Updates Automatically Done For You
  • 3 CPUs of Processing Power
  • Daily Website Malware & Antivirus Scans
  • Hourly Offsite Backups
  • Cloudflare Web Acceleration & CDN
  • Business Grade Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • FREE SSL Certificate Powered by Letsencrypt
  • SEO Audit & Recommendation Tools Built-In
Small
Business
$550/YEAR + GST
Ideal for small and local businesses with moderate traffic (50-100 visits/day)
  • Billed Yearly - no minimum contract, cancel anytime
  • FREE Concierge Migration
  • FREE Site Speed Optimization
  • Unlimited Traffic Quota
  • 20gb High Speed NVMe SSD Storage
  • WordPress Patches, Updates & Plugin Updates Automatically Done For You
  • 3 CPUs of Processing Power
  • Daily Website Malware & Antivirus Scans
  • Hourly Offsite Backups
  • Cloudflare Web Acceleration & CDN
  • Business Grade Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • FREE SSL Certificate Powered by Letsencrypt
  • SEO Audit & Recommendation Tools Built-In
Power
Hosting
$99/MONTH
Ideal for small businesses aggressively marketing online
  • Billed Monthly - no minimum contract, cancel anytime
  • FREE Concierge Migration
  • FREE Site Speed Optimization
  • Unlimited Traffic Quota
  • 50gb High Speed NVMe SSD Storage
  • WordPress Patches, Updates & Plugin Updates Automatically Done For You
  • 5 CPUs of Processing Power
  • Daily Website Malware & Antivirus Scans
  • Hourly Offsite Backups
  • Cloudflare Web Acceleration & CDN
  • Business Grade Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • FREE SSL Certificate Powered by Letsencrypt
  • SEO Audit & Recommendation Tools Built-In
Small
Business Plus
$990/YEAR + GST
Ideal for small businesses aggressively marketing online
  • Billed Monthly - no minimum contract, cancel anytime
  • FREE Concierge Migration
  • FREE Site Speed Optimization
  • Unlimited Traffic Quota
  • 50gb High Speed NVMe SSD Storage
  • WordPress Patches, Updates & Plugin Updates Automatically Done For You
  • 5 CPUs of Processing Power
  • Daily Website Malware & Antivirus Scans
  • Hourly Offsite Backups
  • Cloudflare Web Acceleration & CDN
  • Business Grade Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • FREE SSL Certificate Powered by Letsencrypt
  • SEO Audit & Recommendation Tools Built-In
Serious
Business
$249/MONTH
Ideal for bigger businesses with aggressive marketing & large traffic volumes
  • Billed Monthly - no minimum contract, cancel anytime
  • FREE Concierge Migration
  • FREE Site Speed Optimization
  • Unlimited Traffic Quota
  • 125gb High Speed NVMe SSD Storage
  • WordPress Patches, Updates & Plugin Updates Automatically Done For You
  • 6 CPUs of Processing Power
  • Daily Website Malware & Antivirus Scans
  • Hourly Offsite Backups
  • Cloudflare Web Acceleration & CDN
  • Business Grade Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • FREE SSL Certificate Powered by Letsencrypt
  • SEO Audit & Recommendation Tools Built-In
Serious
Business
$2490/YEAR + GST
Ideal for bigger businesses with aggressive marketing & large traffic volumes
  • Billed Monthly - no minimum contract, cancel anytime
  • FREE Concierge Migration
  • FREE Site Speed Optimization
  • Unlimited Traffic Quota
  • 125gb High Speed NVMe SSD Storage
  • WordPress Patches, Updates & Plugin Updates Automatically Done For You
  • 6 CPUs of Processing Power
  • Daily Website Malware & Antivirus Scans
  • Hourly Offsite Backups
  • Cloudflare Web Acceleration & CDN
  • Business Grade Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • FREE SSL Certificate Powered by Letsencrypt
  • SEO Audit & Recommendation Tools Built-In

Prices in AUD – Australian Dollars. All payments are processed securely on our SSL encrypted site. We accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard & Amex (processed by Stripe) and Bank Transfer by GoCardless. Prices quoted are excluding 10% GST. GST is only applicable for Australian customers, GST does not apply to customers outside Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions about our hosting. We’ve also included audio answers with a little more detail and explanation (you’ll see there is a play button under most questions).

If there’s a question we haven’t answered for you, email [email protected] or use the livechat in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

What are the traffic quota and storage limits?

There’s no traffic quota and we don’t do any weird metering on number of visitors or other obscure metrics. All our plans include unlimited traffic quota and if something seems off with your traffic patterns we’ll be reach out to your to discuss.

Storage quotas differ based on your on plan.

What payment methods do you accept & do you accept bank transfer payments?

We accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Bank Transfer. Credit cards are processed by Stripe and bank transfer payments are processed by GoCardless. Paypal can also process payments by bank transfer.

Do you do email hosting?

No we don’t do email hosting. Email and web hosting are two completely different services and email is usually best handled by your IT support provider as there’s usually a device configuration component to making email hosting work reliably.

The cloud email providers we recommend are Google Gsuite (generally best for Mac users) , Microsoft Office 365 (generally best for Windows users), Zoho Mail and Protonmail.

Which plan should I choose?

It depends of what your needs are in terms of disk space and performance required. Typically if you have a Woocommerce site or high traffic site our Power Hosting and Pro plans are the most appropriate.

If you have a brand new site with low traffic or are a solo operator our Economy Hosting is probably the best option.

Do you backup my website?

Yes! We do hourly offsite backups powered by Acronis. You have direct access to backups and can queue a restore from the admin console. You can restore a single file right up to an entire site.

You can also create your own one-off backups and configured scheduled backups to your own offsite locations including Dropbox, FTP, Amazon S3 and Google Drive -> we strongly recommend you run your own offsite backups alongside ours so you hold a copy of your site.

Do you support Woocommerce?

Yes! If you’re getting a reasonable number of orders through your site (say 20-50 per day) or reasonable number of visitors you’d probably be best served by our larger plans.

Our higher plans have more processing power which will speed up your Woocommerce backend and things like order management and also database heavy operations like cart and checkout.

Our platform also includes advanced caching such as Redis Object Caching which is a type of database caching and helps speed up all aspects your Woocommerce site.

Do you offer SSL certificates?

Yes we offer FREE Letsencrypt SSL certificates and optional upgrades to paid certificates. You can also install your own certificates.

Do you offer discounts?

You can save 20% on our plans by paying yearly

Do you apply WordPress updates?

Yes our smart updates system can safely update your WordPress core, plugins and theme files. It can be disabled if you want to do updates manually and can also be operated manually.

The system will clone your site automatically, take screenshots of the site, test the updates on the new cloned staging site and compare the before and after screenshots and log files to ensure no errors before applying patches on the live site.

The system can also do all the testing automatically and wait for you to approve updates first before applying them.

What does the speed optimisation and free migration include?

We migrate all sites for free and configure them in a best practices format including configuration page caching, lazy loading, Cloudflare DNS hosting, image optimisation and much more.

Do you have a reseller or affiliate program?

Yes our affiliate program offers recurring payments from 10-30% commission from 2-4 years of referral signup with a 30 day cookie window.