We are a small team of WordPress experts and our mission is to help small & medium independent publishers grow their online businesses on a rock-solid foundation.
How we started
Like most of our customers, we started online from scratch; with a domain name, a small shared hosting plan and a WordPress install.
Over the years, before building the Simplenet hosting solution, we had personal blogs, shopping portals, fashion blogs, and even online stores.
We know the challenges and issues of website owners, small and medium-sized publishers, or online store owners
Over time, we’ve come to realize that we have a better understanding of technical stuff related to hosting and WordPress than of publishing and marketing, so we’ve decided to focus on helping others with the technical things.
Thus, in 2012 we have launched our shared web hosting optimized for WordPress.
We were trying to offer an honest hosting service with the inherent advantages and disadvantages that come with a shared server.
We were mostly hosting small & medium independent publishers, and our objective was to offer better shared hosting and help them grow.
Over the years, we have optimized hundreds of WordPress websites and helped our clients with technical issues so we decided to publish as much information as we can.
That’s how this website got started, initially under a different domain name.
In 2014 we attended WordCamp Romania, where I (the guy writing this, Andrei Chira) gave a presentation was about how WordPress changed my life and how I’ve built my business around WordPress.
I met there the guys from Presslabs and fell in love with their WordPress hosting solution.
One of the most asked questions we get from clients is “how much traffic can your hosting handle?”.
That is a tough question to answer when it comes to $5 shared hosting. It’s complicated, we had customers who have reached their hosting plan limits at 3,000 daily page views, and we also had customers who had lightweight, well-optimized websites that handled 60,000 daily page views without a hitch.
So, we loved the Presslabs global solution that can handle a billion page views and wanted to work with them to bring this enterprise-level hosting to the masses.
It took a while but it’s almost here.
In my spare time, I like doing creative stuff, so I make child themes for Genesis Framework.
I’m not a developer, I play around with different colors and font combinations on top of the Genesis Sample theme. The resulting child themes are free to download here.
Some people ask me about the theme names, the explanation behind them is pretty simple – I like Japanese words for some reason, so I just used Japanese baby names I got from this website when naming the themes.
Another question I get is why are the themes free. Well, free doesn’t mean poor quality, I give them for free because if I would take money for them, making themes would start to feel like work, and I don’t want that, I want to enjoy and relax designing in my spare time.