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HQs: Los Angeles,  USA
Market: Global
Founded: 2014
Size: 11 – 50
Website: https://kinsta.com/

Kinsta was founded in 2013 by Mark Gavalda after a career as a search engine marker, and has grown the host to employ more than 50 staff.

In their Year in Review blog post on 20 December 2018 Brian Jackson, Kinsta’s CMO, notes the achievements and milestones they were able to reach, including:

  • Adding five new data centers for a total of 18
  • Being one of the first hosts to release PHP 7.3
  • Making SSH available on all plans

He shares some interesting technical stats too:

  • Clients average a little over 7.5 billion HTTP requests through Kinsta’s servers.
  • 236+ terabytes egress data transfer travels through Kinsta’s servers.
  • 2.05 billion HTTP requests are served through the Kinsta CDN.
  • 92+ terabytes data transfer travels through the Kinsta CDN.

In the same post Brian points out that Kinsta remains 100% bootstrapped:

While almost all of our competitors have gone down the VC funding route, we’ve chosen to build the company we want to build, without investors making decisions behind the scenes. This allows us to focus on things such as performance, customer’s feedback, and providing the best support in the industry.

Kinsta remains a favorite with developers who appreciate their focus on tech, expertise and the quality and depth of their blog posts.

Kinsta’s WordPress Hosting

In 2016 Kinsta switched to new infrastructure based on the Google Cloud platform. Mark Gavalda explained: that “by moving to Google Cloud Platform we knew we could ensure a high-level of redundancy and have granular control over our servers”.

Customers gain access to Kinsta’s bespoke admin “packed full of great features”.

Kinsta offers 8 pricing plans:

  • Starter– for 1 site – from USD $30 month
  • Pro– for 2 sites – from USD $60 month
  • Business 1 – for 5 sites – from USD $100 month
  • Business 2 – for 10 sites – from USD $200 month
  • Business 3 – for 20 sites – from USD $300 month
  • Business 4 – for 40 sites – from USD $400 month
  • Enterprise 1 – for 60 sites – from USD $600 month
  • Enterprise 2 – for 80 sites – from USD $900 month

Plans are very similar in terms of specs and features but vary in capacity – the number of WordPress installs they can support, bandwidth, visits, etc…

Paid options include: Cloudflare Railgun, Elasticsearch, Redis, Nginx reverse proxy and Extra backups.

Kinsta’s WordPress Support & Management

Kinsta claim that their support team  speaks “WordPress fluently, has experience in troubleshooting, server maintenance, theme and plugin building and maintenance” and contributing to WordPress core.

Websites are monitored 24/7 and support is available at all times too via live chat.

For more information visit the Kinsta website.

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