Have you heard of Templ WordPress hosting yet? Maybe you’re a designer or an agency owner looking for a web host for a client and someone has recommended Templ. Or maybe you’ve just googled ‘Managed WordPress Hosting’ and found Templ for the first time.
If so, this article is for you! Not only have we been using Templ to host this very site for a few years now, we’ve also spun up some new test sites on a new account to get additional real-life data. To give you an extensive, balanced and fair assessment of their services, we’ve also taken a fresh, in-depth look at all of the different features Templ have to offer, like using the Google Cloud Platform for their hosting infrastructure.
Below, we’ll cover features review why we should choose Templ, what they offer that’s different from other managed WordPress web hosting services, giving you an idea of how Templ performs in real-world situations.
Let’s get started…
Templ is a Sweden based company founded in 2017. In addition to WordPress hosting, Templ supports WooCommerce hosting.
Dedicated setup for your e-commerce site is a plus point of this at no extra charge.
Templ delivers the fast speeds, solid performance, and support needed to keep your WordPress site running smoothly.
In addition to that, Templ makes it easy to build a website from the ground up through its freeSSL and fast SSD storage features.
Templ is built on a robust network infrastructure optimized for speed, scale, and security.
Their plans are rich in smart features like you will get your site migrated for free, auto backups and automatic WordPress updates, built-in caching, CDN integration, SSL support and loads more.
Plus they offer a generous 10-day trial. Templ’s cheapest managed WordPress hosting plan is $15.00 per month.
Why Templ stand apart from most other managed WordPress hosting companies by offering a number of features that make life easier for web designers and developers. What’s more, these features are wrapped up in a stylish, easy-to-use interface.
Before we get to the features of Templ, here are our thoughts on the best features which makes Templ unique from any other similar services available in the market.
TEMPL CLOUD PLATFORM
Templ have recently upgraded their hosting infrastructure and partnered with the Google Cloud Platform to become a true cloud hosting company. One of the main benefits this has for Templ customers is that the resources now available to their websites can scale almost instantly and without limit, resulting in faster loading times and a more stable hosting environment.
Benefits Of Cloud Hosting
With regular hosting, a website is stored on a physical server that’s been allocated fixed resources, such as set amounts of memory, storage and processing power. But with cloud hosting, multiple computers are connected together to create a single secure cloud environment.
-More Resource For Your Website:
This cloud — which consists of multiple physical computers — is then divided into virtual servers, and your website is hosted on one of these virtual servers. Unlike a physical server with its set resources, the resources — including the memory and processing power available to the virtual server — are drawn from all of the computers in the cloud network. As Templ are using the Google Cloud Platform, one of the biggest providers around, the resources available to your website are almost endless.
-Faster Loading Times
With traditional hosting, your website can outgrow the physical server it’s hosted on, causing performance issues, such as slow loading times or periods of unavailability. Once this problem is detected, migration to a better-specified server can solve this issue, but this process can result in downtime and other issues as your website and its files are moved.
Moving to the Google Cloud Platform isn’t the only update to the Templ hosting infrastructure. To deliver better performance to the WordPress websites they host, Templ have upgraded their caching technology, too.
Highlighted below are some of the great features that make Templ unique when compared to their competitors in the market:
- Uptime check: Templ scans all websites every 3 minutes to make sure they are accessible, so you can focus on what you do best – growing your business.
- Custom Dashboard
- 24/7 quick and easy Support
- Easy Scaling as You Grow
- Latest version of PHP
- Free SSL – SSL-certificate from Let’s Encrypt is included out of the box. No installation required.
- Choose Data Center
- Managed Security
- Free migrations
- Free Debugging – this is big one
- Speed audit and fix
- Daily automatic backups – no need for VaultPress setup
Staging environment– Setup a copy of the live site, where you can test modifications before deploying them on the live site.
- Free CDN – this is also big one. No need to pay for MaxCDN or other CDN provider.
- Fast SSD Storage
- Quic: Quic is a next generation internet protocol that is encrypted by default and can decrease website load times considerably, especially for mobile devices and for low bandwidth connections.
- SSH access
Templ Uptime Test Results
Templ doesn’t have an uptime guarantee, although there are some provisions in place if your website is unavailable for extended periods of time. However, during the seven-days of monitoring with Pingdom, our two test websites hosted by Templ didn’t experience any downtime.
Templ has an excellent support team that can be reached anytime via live chat or support ticket system. In my experience, they proved themselves to be very helpful and quick to respond. They resolved every last problem that I had set up.
Templ is one of the few web hosts that offers full 24/7 phone, email and chat support. I have found their support department to be very quick to solve issues, especially when it comes to handling site-specific issues or anything other than answering generic tech queries.
Templ Plans & Prices
Templ offers managed WordPress hosting plans. Here is an overview of their plans and current price list. For the latest and most up to date prices visit Templ’s website.
Based on our test results, Templ is quite as fast as WP Engine and Kinsta, because Templ’s loading times is very fast from other one’s. Plus, the Templ entry-level Starter plan ($15) is less expensive than the entry-level plans from those hosts ($35 and $30 respectively). Also, the Load Impact test results show, sites hosted by Templ is very good at handling large numbers of visitors and spikes in traffic. The 100% uptime we recorded will be the extra benefit from Templ which make them unique from any other similar services.