Introducing Envato Hosted WordPress Themes
We’re barely a month into 2017 and it’s already shaping up to be an exciting year for the world of web design and development. The latest news everybody’s talking about? Envato unveiling their hosted WordPress service, pledging to provide website owners, designers and developers with an easy way to host WordPress sites.
What does it include?
With Envato having a finger in virtually every web-related pie, it’s no surprise that they’ve branched out into WordPress hosting. They’re not messing around, offering users a range of benefits that you’d expect from hosting companies who have been in the business for a decade or more. Included with each Envato Hosted plan is:
- Instant setup of your chosen theme, hosting and domain
- Free migrations for existing sites
- 99.9% uptime with sites run on Amazon AWS
- Fully managed and secured WordPress hosting, including core upgrades, base level security, error monitoring and daily back ups
- A choice of some of the best WordPress themes on ThemeForest
- Ongoing site support
- Scope for 100,000 monthly visits, 5GB of disk space and 100GB of monthly bandwidth
How much does it cost?
Before we look at the nitty gritty and explore some of the themes, let’s talk about the question we all have: what’s the price point? It’s an extremely reasonable $19/month (plus applicable taxes), coming in at $190 if paid annually. You’ll also get to enjoy a seven day free trial so you can try before you buy.
Which WordPress themes can I use?
There are currently twelve WordPress themes that you can choose from when you purchase an Envato hosting package and it’s a diverse selection that should cater to all needs and tastes. Avada is likely to be the most popular, which isn’t surprising given that it’s ThemeForest’s #1 selling theme of all time.
Users have the option to test out each theme in a live preview before settling on their choice and it’s likely to be a tricky decision to make when you look at the calibre of themes on offer. It might be a small selection but it’s a mighty one, encompassing everything from the top selling theme to the best rated, and the most customisable theme on the market (maybe take that one with a pinch of salt as there are two themes on the list that make the claim!).
Let’s take a look at the line up, shall we?
(Avada by ThemeFusion)
(Enfold by Kresi)
(Bridge by QODE)
(Jupiter by artbees)
(Salient by ThemeNectar)
(Uncode by undsgn)
(The7 by Dream-Theme)
(Total by WPExplorer)
(Stockholm by Select-Themes)
(Photography by ThemeGoods)
(Infinite by GoodLayers)
(Beautiful Watercolor by dtbaker)
I’m sold! How do I sign up?
To sign up to Envato hosting and activate your seven day free trial, simply head over to ThemeForest and choose your favourite out of the themes listed above. A few minutes later you should be up and running with your brand new WordPress hosting package.
Have you signed up with Envato’s hosting platform? If so, we’d love you to comment below and let us know how you got on and how the service measures up against other hosting platforms out there.