Nerd Servers with the Nerdiest Server Stack

Bayfish has been hosting WordPress websites since 2011. That experience translates to a better quality service and deep WordPress hosting knowledge we pass along to our customers. Our WordPress hosting is cutting edge, simple, scalable, and secure. It’s engineered for speed, built for security, and crafted for WordPress.

Advanced WordPress Hosting

Almost all hosting companies host hundreds of different apps to serve all their clients. Those apps include Presta Cart, Joomla, Drupal, and a 100 others. When doing so, a cheap hosting company cannot simply upgrade their server to PHP 7.0 because the vast majority of those apps are written in PHP 5.3.  If they upgraded to PHP 7.0, all those apps will break. It will be years before those larger hosting companies upgrade to PHP 7.0.

We only host WordPress websites, so we can use PHP 7.0 without the need to worry about the compatibility with other apps. Very few hosting companies can say that.

 

Simplicity

By carefully choosing what we build and how we build it, we can quickly bring technology changes such as HTTP/2 and the latest PHP versions to our users. Not many hosting providers can say that.

Will Grow With You

As your business grows, your server can grow with you. With a few clicks, we can easily upgrade your server with limited downtime. This will become important if you have an Online store where a transition will cost you sales. We can upgrade a server in as little as 20 minutes.

We Specialize WordPress

Every member of our team brings their own expertise to our mission of making WordPRess hosting simple. With backgrounds ranging from research, infrastructure management, technical support, marketing, web development, and design, our team members are experts in WordPress.

Nerd-Worthy Server Hardware

We continue to work with industry leaders and suppliers to bring you future-ready servers.

From server configurations to backup solutions,
we ensure each of our servers exceed performance of the major hosting providers.

SSD Storage

Industry-leading native SSDs for optimal performance.

40Gbit Network

40Gbps throughput with multiple levels of redundancy.

Intel E5 Processors

The fastest processors in the cloud market.

Advanced Server Architecture

Performance is integral to the success of your website. We utilize cutting edge hardware and software solutions to provide you with the best possible performance for your website. The most powerful hardware, fully segregated apps, and latest optimization technologies, are just a small sample of what we provide on each and every account.

 

Two-Factor Authentication

Our servers have Two-factor server authentication that increases the security by requiring two forms of authentication which reduce server level hacking.

Rescue Mode

We use Rescue mode to recover from critical errors. Perform system recovery tasks and transfer data off your disk images, if necessary.

IPv6 Support

Native IPv6 support is available at all 8 of our datacenter locations. Each WordPress VPS server starts off with one global IPv6 address and additional IPv6 addresses can be added at no charge.

Cloning

We can clone an entire configuration or just the disk images to another server. We can combine with an IP failover feature to create a high-availability cluster.

Scaling

We can easily scale your WordPress install to handle increases in traffic with just a few clicks. Resizing is simple and can be implemented in little time.

Images

We can create snapshots of a disk volume preserving paths, files, boot information and filesystem details for subsequent replication.

Server Configuration

Nginx is the modern, secure, lightweight web server that has quickly become the most popular webserver among the Internet’s top 1,000 sites. We configure Nginx as your public-facing webserver so you get the same performance benefits as the world’s busiest sites.

 

 

Nerdest App Stack

Nginx in front of Apache. PHP-FPM and MySQL. And you don’t have to touch a single configuration file. You have a hard time finding another hosting company providing this.

Multiple PHP Versions

We use PHP 7.0. If needed we can easily change PHP versions at any time to PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, and 7.0 or run multiple on the same server. 

We Handle the Details

Automated package updates. System clock updates. IPv6 support. Monitoring. You can rest assured that no detail was missed.

Server Security

Fundamentally, security is not about perfectly secure systems. Such a thing might well be impractical, or impossible to find and/or maintain. What security is though is risk reduction, not risk elimination. It’s about employing all the appropriate controls available to you, within reason, that allow you to improve your overall posture reducing the odds of making yourself a target, subsequently getting hacked.

A good place to start when it comes to website security is your hosting environment.

Timely Updates

We keep our server’s packages up to date so you always have the latest security patches.

Firewall by Default

From the moment you connect your server, malicious traffic to private services is blocked by an iptables firewall we configure on your server.

No Extra Open Ports

Unlike other control panels, you don’t increase your attack surface with a control panel exposed on each server.

 

Unprivileged PHP

Your PHP processes run as an unprivileged system user, keeping your websites isolated from the rest of your services.

SFTP

We configure secure SFTP on your servers so you don’t have to use insecure FTP.

App Isolation

We make it simple to run every app under a different system user so you can isolate apps and use separate SSH/SFTP accounts.

 

Optimized for WordPress Sites

We have optimized servers and application stacks to work with WordPress to give you the best performance possible. Using modern technologies such as Nginx and PHP-FPM, you will be enjoying a new era of performance.

Asynchronous

Process-based servers use much more RAM than asynchronous servers and degrade much faster in resource-restricted environments such as VPSes. We configure your server with an asynchronous public-facing webserver rather than a process-based webserver.

HTTP/2

Based on SPDY, a protocol originally developed by Google to reduce page load time, HTTP/2 multiplexes the transfer of web page resources so only one connection per client is required.

PHP-FPM

PHP’s official FastCGI process manager, FPM, allows your site to scale up the number of PHP processes as demand increases.

 

WordPress Hosting Options

 

Segregated Shared Hosting

This choice is best for small businesses or design consultants building sites for clients (yes, we work with other WordPress designers).

Your WordPress Site is on a shared server, but each install is segregated from the other WordPress sites on the server. With segregated WordPress installs, if another site is hacked then your site will not be affected. You can manage your own WordPress Security or upgrade to have us manage your WordPress security.

This is new server technology and is not possible with larger hosting companies. 

For a limited time, we are offering a the Divi WordPress theme and Divi website builder with our shared hosting plans.  Divi is the Ultimate Multi-Purpose Theme fit for just about any occasion and powered by the Divi Builder. It’s the most versatile theme built, and quite possibly the only theme you will need.

Fully Managed WordPress Hosting

This is the best option for businesses that do not have a person in the office to keep your WordPress secure, updated and running smoothly. 

In 2015, WordPress issued 24 core and security updates. That is an average of 2 per month. And when WordPress updates, so do WordPress plugins. Each Update has the potential to cause some problems with themes and other plugins. We take care of the server and the WordPress updates. We also provide WordPress security. 

Dedicated VPS

A dedicated VPS server is an ideal solution for larger businesses and high-traffic websites. Dedicated servers are entire servers and not shared with any other company. 

This is a good option for businesses that have a person in the office to keep WordPress up-to-date, secure, and running smoothly.

With a dedicated server, you can put multiple WordPress websites on the server.

Shared WordPress Hosting

Basic

$29/Month
  • Segregated WordPress hosting
  • You handle WordPress Updates and Security
  • Unmetered Disk Space and Bandwidth
  • 1 WordPress Install
  • Free WordPress website migration to our servers
  • or build a new site with Divi WordPress website builder ($69/yr value)

Business

$179/Month
  • Get secured and segregated WordPress hosting
  • We handle WordPress updates and security
  • Plus 1 hour per month of WordPress support via Email
  • Unmetered Disk Space and Bandwidth
  • 1 WordPress Install
  • Free WordPress website migration to our servers
  • or build a new site with Divi WordPress website builder ($69/yr value)
  • Need SSL? You’ll need a dedicated IP Address. Upgrade to our Fully Managed WordPress Server and get a dedicated IP address and a basic SSL certificate

Enterprise

$299/Month
  • Get secured and segregated WordPress hosting
  • We handle WordPress updates and security
  • Plus 2 hours per month of WordPress support via phone and email
  • Unmetered Disk Space and Bandwidth
  • 1 WordPress Install
  • Free WordPress website migration to our servers
  • or build a new site with Divi WordPress website builder ($69/yr value)
  • Need SSL? You’ll need a dedicated IP Address. Upgrade to our Fully Managed WordPress Server and get a dedicated IP address and a basic SSL certificate

Total Managed WordPress Service: Dedicated VPS WordPress Server with our WordPress Security & Plugin Update Service

1 Core

$129/Month
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 CPU Core
  • 24 GB SSD Storage
  • 2 TB DATA Transfer
  • Dedicated IP Address
  • WordPress Installed
  • Free WordPress website migration to our servers
  • or build a new site with Divi WordPress website builder to build your own WordPress website ($69/yr value)
  • Our WordPress Security & Plugin Update Service

  • More SSH/SFTP users

  • Basic SSL certificate

  • HTTP/2 deployment

2 Core

$159/Month
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2 CPU Core
  • 48 GB SSD Storage
  • 3 TB DATA Transfer
  • Dedicated IP Address
  • WordPress Installed
  • Free WordPress website migration to our servers
  • or build a new site with Divi WordPress website builder to build your own WordPress website ($69/yr value)
  • Our WordPress Security & Plugin Update Service

  • More SSH/SFTP users

  • Basic SSL certificate

  • HTTP/2 deployment

6 Core

$299/Month
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 6 CPU Core
  • 192 GB SSD Storage
  • 8 TB DATA Transfer
  • Dedicated IP Address
  • WordPress Installed
  • Free WordPress website migration to our servers
  • or build a new site with Divi WordPress website builder to build your own WordPress website ($69/yr value)
  • Our WordPress Security & Plugin Update Service

  • More SSH/SFTP users

  • Basic SSL certificate

  • HTTP/2 deployment