Kinsta

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My organization is currently using Kinsta to run one vital news website in our organization. Due to the nature of the site, (related to …
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Saintly Solutions has chosen Kinsta as its WordPress hosting platform. Kinsta is extremely developer friendly and has a very intuitive …

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What is Kinsta?

Kinsta is a premium managed WordPress host that focuses on high-performance, scalability, and availability. Powered by Google Cloud Platform (20+ global locations) and their premium tier network, Kinsta utilizes orchestrated LXD containers to completely isolate each WordPress site and auto…

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  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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What is Kinsta?

Kinsta is a premium managed WordPress host that focuses on high-performance, scalability, and availability. Powered by Google Cloud Platform (20+ global locations) and their premium tier network, Kinsta utilizes orchestrated LXD containers to completely isolate each WordPress site and auto scale for sudden traffic surges.

Kinsta offers the latest technology such as HTTP/2, PHP 7.3, CDN, MariaDB, Let’s Encrypt, SSH, Git, and one-click staging environments.

Kinsta Features

  • Supported: Free SSL
  • Supported: PHP 7
  • Supported: Staging
  • Supported: Automatic Backups
  • Supported: Free CDN
  • Supported: SSH

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Kinsta Customer Size Distribution

Consumers40%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)20%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)30%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)10%

Kinsta Technical Details

Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, German, French, Italian

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The most common users of Kinsta are from Small Businesses and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Shane Bill | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Kinsta is presently being used in several of our clients systems for their entire organization. Kinsta provides a solid and fast web hosting solution that lets you ensure that you can simply focus on getting your website right while the hosting is solid. I honestly have never had any issues, and in the times that I have the support staff have been really responsive.
  • All websites are managed from one dashboard
  • Provide secure hosting
  • Easy-to-use dev site deployment
  • Contributes to the open-source community through honest articles
  • No email solution provide resulting in having to find some other solution
  • Some clients find the price point difficult
  • Some clients find the lack of phone support difficult (although we find their online support great)
If your WP site requires fast and secure performance then I think that Kinsta would be a good bet. They provide a lot of performance tweaks to suit most needs. I also really appreciate the ease of throwing up a staging site in a matter of minutes to test out certain features. They also provide their sites on a cloud-based infrastructure so this ensures that you will get great Google Page speed ratings.
  • no training
The few times we needed to contact support they were extremely responsive and helpful (almost above and beyond the call of support)
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Clayton Emmer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Used for hosting several WordPress-based websites.
  • Timely technical support
  • Deep knowledge of the WordPress platform
  • Great communication
  • Efficient and effective solutions
  • More video-based support resources
Kinsta's expertise at spinning up optimized WordPress environments, and are great at taking care of all of the technical maintenance tasks. It's also reassuring to have expert technical support available when situations demand it.
Score 9 out of 10
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My organization is currently using Kinsta to run one vital news website in our organization. Due to the nature of the site, (related to human rights in certain areas of the world), we needed a Wordpress host that boasted the best in security as we expect it to be targeted by hackers. Some of our previous Wordpress sites had experienced downtime due to DDOS attacks. We knew the current site we're hosting on Kinsta was a prime target, and their product description detailed their hardened security, firewalls and steps they take against DDOS attacks, so we decided to make the jump to Kinsta.
  • Easy to use admin interface
  • Easy and quick to deploy a Wordpress website
  • Easy to enable and disable features, such as caching, htaccess redirect rules, etc
  • Clearing pricing tiers
  • It would be nice to be able to browse the file system in the web interface, similar to how Plesk does it
  • More in-depth analytics (breakdown by country, demo graph, etc)
If you want to get a Wordpress website up and running quickly, easily, but don't have time to manage the security, harden the server, configure MySQL/MariaDB, or implement a caching system like Varnish. Also, be aware that Kinsta is more expensive than comparable solutions.

However, if you want granular control over your server or your low on funds, [Kinsta] may not be the best option.
July 09, 2019

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Score 10 out of 10
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Saintly Solutions has chosen Kinsta as its WordPress hosting platform. Kinsta is extremely developer friendly and has a very intuitive user interface. The service and support is amazing!
  • Developer friendly; WP-CLI; SSH access
  • Amazing support - I never have to wait more than a minute or two to get a response!
  • Kinsta is also willing to troubleshoot issues that are not their own. They don't just say "It's not our problem" without helping to debug the issue.
  • None
Kinsta is a WordPress hosting platform. They excel in WordPress hosting so if you are looking for hosting outside of WordPress you'll have to look elsewhere.
Matthew Lundh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Kinsta to host our clients websites as well as our own corporate website. It has been a game changer for us to be able to provide hosting without having to manage an entire load-balanced server infrastructure and all of the headaches that go along with that. Their customer support is amazing and allows us to not have to fret about having smart assistance when we need it and they are proactive about finding and fixing problems.
  • Excellent customer support! They are knowledgable, fast to respond, and often go above and beyond.
  • Simple pricing with generous benefits at each price point.
  • Very reliable service. They are quick to fix downtime issues.
  • Inability to host non-WordPress sites.
  • No emergency telephone support.
Kinsta is perfect for organizations that host more than one WordPress website. The more sites that one organization hosts, the better the deal. They are very developer-friendly and offer a great SLA. It's probably not the best deal if you're only hosting one WordPress site or just really need a cheap no-frills hosting plan.
They are quick to respond, very knowledgeable and I don't have to be escalated to get my problems resolved quickly. They have an efficient chat system that allows for support requests to be handled quickly and easily picked up by another specialist if the need arises. They are always there when I need them.