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 of website owners, small and medium-sized publishers, or online store owners because we also went through them.
Over time, we’ve come to realize that we have a better at the technical stuff related to hosting and WordPress than of publishing, marketing, and business so we’ve decided to focus 100% on helping others with the technical side of things.
The shared hosting years
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 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.
The managed 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 $3 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.
Truth is, shared hosting is best-effort, and there’s no going around that.
Some of our customers wanted better, and we wanted something better for them.
Naturally, we loved the Presslabs infrastructure that can handle millions of page views daily and wanted to work with them to bring this enterprise-level hosting to the masses.
As of 2018, we’re in open beta, everything is working smooth behind the scenes with no bugs, but we don’t have a fancy dashboard yet.
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.
Company: Simplenet Hosting srl
Address: Str 22 Decembrie 3/B/16 Bacau, Romania, Europe
VAT ID: RO 22199266
Bank: ING Bank