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Reliable WordPress Hosting
Your website is useless if it's down, broken, slow, or appears untrustworthy. Sterner Stuff's WordPress clients get started on the right foot with robust, dedicated hosting plus monthly support to keep business moving. Here's how we address each of those concerns:
Worry-Free Managed WordPress Hosting
- Dedicated VPS hosting
- Direct account manager access for technical and non-technical support
- WordPress tuned for performance
- No contract
WordPress for Publishers
Meet Fluctuations in Traffic
Increase uptime and cut costs all at once. Auto-scaling WordPress isn't unique to your publication. Let Sterner Stuff advise and execute on a migration to one of our enterprise WordPress hosting partners. The next time you get a big scoop, your website won't break a sweat.
Diversify Monetization with Gutenberg
Extend WordPress's block editor with custom widgets, giving your authors the power to execute on unique, context-specific monetization efforts with your financial partners.
Fast sites mean happy users. Happy users stay longer and are more likely to interact with your advertisers. This higher revenue per user is great for monetization, because everyone knows new users are more expensive than existing users. Let Sterner Stuff tune your site and bump your bottom line.
WordPress for eCommerce
WordPress For Small Business Course
If the Worry-Free plan isn't right for you yet, we've made this guide for you. Take actionable steps to make your WordPress website more reliable.
Each lesson arrives in a convenient email, and you can reply to get a little hands-on assistance.
Learn more or just sign up for this free course.
Custom, cloud-based software solutions
As your business scales, your problems become bigger and your needs become more specific. You start stretching off-the-shelf solutions to their limits. Are you looking at your budget wondering why you're using a "good enough" solution with a five-figure monthly licensing fee?
Or maybe you're the first in your field, offering brand new services that require a completely custom platform to deliver a first-class experiene to your customers.
Wherever you fall in the above, Sterner Stuff is here to help. With custom-built, web-based software, we can ensure your business is ready to meet all the challenges ahead with solutions that work exactly the way you need them.
Our Tools of Choice
Sterner Stuff Design is a joy to work with. Ethan is professional, incredibly expedient, and a great dev on top of all that! Over the course of a month, he helped develop several modules, troubleshoot bugs, and even muck around in the weeds with really small details to make the site more efficient and standards-compliant. Can't recommend Sterner Stuff Design enough!
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