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Funio Launches First WordPress Hosting Service Using Container Technology, Powered by Kubernetes and Docker
Funio, part of Internap Corporation, a provider of powerful, safe and managed hosting solutions, today announced the availability of its Managed WordPress Hosting solution, a new generation of web hosting services based on container technology.

This innovative WordPress Hosting solution, hosted on Internap's high-performance AgileSERVER 2.0 bare-metal IaaS and powered by Kubernetes and Docker, is a first in the industry. The service aims to offer end users the most powerful, safe and reliable Managed WordPress Hosting solution based on next-generation technology. The container technology, by abstracting operating systems and virtual machines, offers increased performance, security and portability, while providing a standardization of applications.

As WordPress is the most widely used Content Management System (CMS), demand for WordPress Hosting is on the rise. Offers for Managed WordPress Hosting are often misleading, disguising a standard web hosting service as a Managed WordPress Hosting solution. Thanks to Kubernetes and Docker, Funio's Managed WordPress Hosting enables end users to deploy an official WordPress image on a container, therefore bypassing the need for a control panel, server configurations and other ongoing maintenance and management updates. 

"The choice to use the container technology, as well as offering a mobile application, is part of Funio's diversification plan to bring our easy-to-use products, interfaces and approach to a wider range of customers," explains Charles Francisci, Senior Director at Funio.

"The commercialization of the container technology will ultimately allow us to provide strong and flexible solutions to developers and more technical web users for the first time," continues Simon-Pierre LeBel, Product Director at Funio.

Key features of Funio's Managed WordPress Hosting:

  • Secure, Agile and Portable: Thanks to the container technology, Kubernetes and Docker, it is now possible to deploy an application such as WordPress, packaged with all of its dependencies into a standardized unit: a container. This container is easy to replicate and ship from one server to another. It is also isolated from other containers and the underlying infrastructure, which offers a secure environment for end-users. Containers are bundled in such a way that only the required software and libs are included. This smaller footprint reduces vectors of attack.
  • Official WordPress Image: Funio's WordPress Hosting exclusively deploys the official WordPress image provided by Docker, created and approved by WordPress.
  • Fully Managed Solution and Seamless Utilization: From WordPress updates to backups and monitoring, Funio's WordPress Hosting is a fully managed solution, allowing end users to focus on their WordPress website without having to go through the customary difficulties of web hosting.
"Funio's WordPress Hosting is a great complement to Funio's line of products and a perfect addition to our Web Hosting and VPS offers. We always aim to innovate to make hosting safer, more powerful and easier for end-users, and we believe the container technology is a perfect solution to package and offer WordPress, the most popular Content Management System in the industry. Thanks to our developers and the container technology, Funio's WordPress Hosting signals a new generation of web hosting, providing easy-to-use and innovative solutions to Internet users and small and medium businesses." -- Charles Francisci, Senior Director, Funio

"The next generation of shared and cloud hosting is here, and it is all about containers. With the use of containers and the abstraction of operating systems and virtual machines, we are able to provide end users with a highly available, scalable and secure website hosting infrastructure. We are proud to be pioneers of container-based hosting by relying on and contributing to Open Source projects and communities such as Kubernetes and Docker." -- Simon-Pierre LeBel, Product Director, Funio

Published Monday, February 22, 2016 11:03 AM by David Marshall
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