Managed WordPress Platform We've included the following features to offer Security, Reliability, and Speed!

Cloud Hosting

Fast robust hosting with no single point of failure.

One of the fastest managed WordPress platforms. We focus our managed WordPress hosting around speed and security. Built and optimised by in-house experts and designed exclusively for WordPress. We use a number of techniques to achieve the fastest and most secure hosting including:

  • → True cloud hosting
  • → Autoscaling & load balancing
  • → Edge cache & OPcache
  • → Dedicated resource pool
  • → 40 logical cores per server
  • → 100% SSD arrays
  • → Google-based DNS platform
  • → IPv6 and HTTP/2
  • → Fastest load times (by 480%)

Autoscaling Platform

Dedicated resources to scale during high traffic.

Our ‘true cloud’ hosting services use proprietary autoscaling technology – bandwidth, memory, and processing power are automatically scaled up and down instantly depending on demand, and busy sites are temporarily isolated with dedicated resources on their own servers to ensure that website speed is not affected. Unlike traditional hosting, our websites are not tied to a single server.

We also use load balancing to share traffic across multiple servers – most hosting providers only use load balancing to mitigate failover (i.e. if one server goes down then loads the site from another server) – but our systems actively monitor traffic load to balance across multiple servers as needed. These scaling services are not offered with most other hosting providers.

Super-fast Cache

Super-fast WordPress Edge Cache Engine.

Using a pre-configured NGINX edge stack cache system for WordPress. Speeding up page loading for users with an advanced pre-installed and pre-configured WordPress caching plugin specifically optimised for our servers. Microcaching with NGINX is an effective method for accelerating the delivery of dynamic content by caching it for very short periods of time.

We also use OPcache by default to ensure that the human-readable code is only parsed into machine-readable code once on execution rather than ‘translating’ it each time. This bytecode caching along with pooled and tuned MySQL resources results in fewer operations so a faster WordPress site.

Dedicated Resource Pool

Each site has own PHP-FPM resource pool.

With fine tuned performance, each site is given its own PHP-FPM software resource pool. This is needed to run WordPress sites and their scripts quickly. We always ensure that the latest and fastest PHP version is installed.

Dual Octa-core Processors

Dual Xeons with 40 logical cores & 64GB RAM per server.

Our Dell web servers each have two 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E5 v4 (Broadwell) octa-core processors with hyper-threading – giving a total of 40 logical cores per machine with 64GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM.

100% SSD Arrays

Fastest possible access via reliable Samsung SSDs.

Each server has 100% SSD storage to ensure you get the fastest possible access to your content. Most hosting providers don’t exclusively use SSDs, and when they do they often skimp on the brand, but we always use the fastest most reliable Samsung SSDs in our arrays.

Google-based DNS Platform

Domain names hosted with us benefit from Google DNS.

The Domain Name System (DNS) translates domain names and email addresses into IP addresses. This needs to be fast as it’s an essential part of the internet.

Google’s global fibre network leads the industry in terms of fast and stable internet response times regardless of traffic, so our DNS platform is built on the same infrastructure as Google. All domain names hosted with us benefit from Google DNS.

IPv6 and HTTP/2 Protocol

Newest standards for speed and reliability supported.

We support the new standard for IP addresses: IPv6. Our servers use HTTP/2 as standard which is a major revision the HTTP network protocol – meaning that browsers can request and receive more data than before, resulting in much faster loading websites.

480% Faster than Others

Faster than HeartInternet, Fasthosts, 123Reg, 1&1...

Every millisecond makes a difference. Independent page load testing conducted by LoadImpact.com showed the servers we use are up to 480% faster than other web hosts. Many WordPress sites on our servers load within a quarter of a second compared to as much as 11.92 seconds on other providers.

These tests show that MiniEmpire WordPress sites are typically 3x faster than those on HeartInternet, 4x faster than Fasthosts, 15x faster than 123-Reg, and 48x faster than 1&1.
Sample WP Page Load Times:

  • ★ (0.79s) HeartInternet vs MiniEmpire (0.25s)
  • ★ (0.92s) Fasthosts vs MiniEmpire (0.25s)
  • ★ (3.67s) 123-Reg vs MiniEmpire (0.25s)
  • ★ (11.92s) 1&1 vs MiniEmpire (0.25s)

Managed WordPress Updates

Extremely fast managed WordPress platform.

We run an automatic update service with all our managed WordPress hosting packages. This is to limit vulnerabilities, bugs, and exploits by ensuring your WordPress install gets the latest core updates and patches as soon as they’re available. We focus on security as well as speed with the following features included:

  • → Managed WordPress updates
  • → Free wildcard SSL certificates
  • → Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • → Brute force login protection
  • → Auto & on-demand Malware scanning
  • → Anti-Spam & Anti-Virus email scanning
  • → ISO certified data centre

Free Wildcard SSL Certificates

Wildcard certificate so you can also secure subdomains.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates are used to encrypt information travelling to and from web servers – rather than sending it as plain text. Google have made this ‘https padlock’ an essential part of all websites, but most other hosting providers charge extra to implement it. We offer this for free!

We use Let’s Encrypt (based on the Google UK infrastructure) with the new TLS security protocol instead of the the older SSL protocol. Our free SSL-TLS encryption uses ‘wildcard’ certificates so you can secure your subdomains as well as your primary domain, and offers improved improved Google rankings and security across your entire ‘https’ site. 

This is activated with a simple one click operation on the control panel.

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Including a custom-made web application firewall.

A common way for cyber criminals to attack websites is using web forms to insert malicious code – these forms are not covered by traditional firewalls, but our WAF protect your data by inspecting every HTTP request for SQL injection, trojans, cross-site scripting, path traversal and many more types of attack.

Brute force Login Protection

Using A.I. to stop brute-force WP admin login attempts.

A ‘brute force’ attack is when a cyber criminal try to guess your administrator password using an application to cycle through common passwords or by randomly entering letters and numbers.

Our WordPress platform automatically monitors login attempts and uses artificial intelligence to detect and block these types of applications. This keeps your site secure and prevents slow-down as we stop millions of fake requests before they get to you.

Malware Scanning Automatic and On-demand

Automatic and on-demand anti-malware scanning.

We scan all websites every day for common malware, such as web shells and mail/spam daemons. A detailed report with the result of this scan is available in your control panel, but you will also be notified via email alert if there are any infected files. If malware is detected then PHP mail is temporarily disabled to prevent further infection.

Scans are performed automatically, but can also be performed manually in case you need immediate results. For example, if you have discovered malware on your site then you will need to update the software/plugins and delete any compromised files. You can then re-scan right away to ensure that the problem has been resolved.

Some other hosting providers do offer malware scanning, but they usually charge a premium for it – we include it for free!

Anti-Spam & Anti-Virus Email Scanning

All emails protected with anti-spam and anti-virus.

All sent and received emails are subject to our advanced anti-spam & anti-virus protection. We use three layers of inbound spam and virus scanning:

‣ Network-level
: rejecting email from know spam networks using commercial anti-spam blacklists from Spamhaus, Invaluement and Barracuda Networks.

‣ Virus Scanning: 
known malware signatures are automatically rejected.

‣ Content-based
: scanning messages for spam-like characteristics to filter into your ‘junk mail’ folder.

We never ‘black hole’ emails – if a message is rejected for a know virus or network blacklisting then it is returned to the sender so they know what’s happening.

Spammers not welcome!
If you’re using the email accounts included with our web hosting then you don’t want to harm your reputation (or ours) by sending out masses of ‘spam’ email. We automatically monitor outgoing emails to ensure that this doesn’t happen and operate a zero-tolerance spam policy.

ISO Certified Data Centre

24/7 secure ISO27001:2013 certified UK data centre.

All servers are housed in our ISO27001:2013 certified UK based data centre with security features including:

  • ‣ 24-7 security on site
  • ‣ CCTV inside and out
  • ‣ Gated secure perimeter
  • ‣ Photo ID with swipe card entry
  • ‣ Redundant uninterruptible PSUs
  • ‣ Need-to-know access security policy

Responsive Control Panel

Fully responsive and more powerful than cPanel.

Intuitive user friendly control panel accessible from any device. More powerful and reliable than cPanel due to our fully autoscaling load-balancing platform. Also includes temporary staging area so you can work on your site before transferring your domain name (or while DNS is updating).

Linux Hosting for Unlimited Sites

Unlimited sites for developers.

You can upgrade to host unlimited websites on a shared Linux server if required – this includes unlimited web space, bandwidth, and mailboxes etc.

We provide this option incase you really need to run many ‘addon domains’ within a single control panel account, however our individual managed WordPress packages are the only ones to offer all the features/benefits as outlined in this page since they are isolated and highly optimised for speed and security.

Upgrade Option Daily Snapshot Backups

Optional daily snapshot backups for peace of mind.

We recommend that you upgrade to include daily timeline backups of your database and site files… this allows you to restore to a previous point in time within the last 30 days in the event of something going wrong. Backups are also kept off-site for that extra protection. Automating the backup process for your peace of mind.

Built and Supported by Industry Experts

From the founders of WebFusion, 123-Reg & HeartInternet.

Jonathan and Tim Brealey have been key figures in the hosting and domain industry for over 20 years – including founding Webfusion, 123-Reg, and HeartInternet. They along with their team create and manage many of the services used by MiniEmpire in our UK data centre.

The perfect WordPress hosting solution! We provide affordable web hosting at all levels. The price you see is all you pay - zero% VAT.

STUDENT HOSTING (WORDPRESS)

£3.99 /m Sign Up
  • Single WordPress
  • 5GB SSD Webspace
  • 10GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1×10GB Email Account
  • 1×1GB MySQL DB
  • Free SSL Included
  • +£3/m Daily Backup (Optional)
  • Optimised for WordPress
  • Managed Core WP Updates
  • Brute Force WP-Login Security
  • Dedicated Resource Pool
  • Stack Edge Caching
  • one-click installs: WordPress
    with stack cache preconfigured

STANDARD HOSTING (WORDPRESS)

£7.99 /m Sign Up
  • Single WordPress
  • 10GB SSD Webspace
  • 100GB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 10×10GB Email Accounts
  • 10×1GB MySQL DB
  • Free SSL Included
  • +£3/m Daily Backup (Optional)
  • Optimised for WordPress
  • Managed Core WP Updates
  • Brute Force WP-Login Security
  • Dedicated Resource Pool
  • Stack Edge Caching
  • one-click installs: WordPress
    with stack cache preconfigured

PREFERRED HOSTING (WORDPRESS)

£10.99 /m Sign Up
  • Single WordPress
  • Unlimited SSD Webspace
  • Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth
  • Unlimited×10GB Email Accounts
  • Unlimited×1GB MySQL DB
  • Free SSL Included
  • +£3/m Daily Backup (Optional)
  • Optimised for WordPress
  • Managed Core WP Updates
  • Brute Force WP-Login Security
  • Dedicated Resource Pool
  • Stack Edge Caching
  • one-click installs: WordPress
    with stack cache preconfigured

DEVELOPER MULTISITE (LINUX)

£15.99 /m Sign Up
  • Unlimited Websites
  • Unlimited SSD Webspace
  • Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth
  • Unlimited×10GB Email Accounts
  • Unlimited×1GB MySQL DB
  • Free SSL Included
  • +£3/m Daily Backup (Optional)
  • Optimised for WordPress
  • Managed Core WP Updates
  • Brute Force WP-Login Security
  • Dedicated Resource Pool
  • Stack Edge Caching
  • one-click installs: WordPress,
    Joomla, Drupal, Magento...66+

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