WordPress: Why Self-Hosting WP Is Better Than Using WordPress.com

WordPress logoIf you are a blogger or even a regular reader of blogs, you are probably familiar with WordPress even if you’ve never used it. Since its release in 2003 it has evolved from a basic blogging platform to a flexible yet easy-to-use content management system, thanks to the efforts of many developers and users. It is currently the most popular blogging platform on the internet.

Aside from the ability to post writing, images, or other media, one can also create and edit regular web pages – sometimes referred to as static content, in that it is information that is not time-sensitive as blog posts often are. Non-bloggers can forego the blog posting function altogether, resulting in what might be considered a more “traditional” website.

WordPress users have the option of changing the overall look and feel of their sites via the selection of a theme, which is essentially a series of templates dictating various elements such as layout, colour, typographical detail, and sometimes other special features. Additional functionality can be enabled with the integration of various plugins, chunks of pre-written code offering a wide range of special virtual gadgetry. The degree to which one can use these features to customize a WordPress site depends on whether the site is hosted at WordPress.com or self-hosted. Continue reading “WordPress: Why Self-Hosting WP Is Better Than Using WordPress.com”

Media Release: Clamour Creative Inc. Enters into the Rackspace Partner Program

Clamour Relies on Rackspace to Provide Customers with a Reliable and Scalable Hosting Infrastructure

Toronto, Canada – September 9, 2012 – Clamour Creative Inc. today announced they have entered into a partnership in the Rackspace® Hosting Partner Network, (NYSE: RAX), the service leader in cloud computing. This agreement is designed to add mutual value for their current clients and to increase targeted exposure and reputation for both companies.

“Rackspace provides our customers with a solid and reliable infrastructure on which to host their blogs, content management systems and other website-related functionality,” said Allen Zuk, Clamour President and Creative Director.

Zuk adds, “Their unparalleled managed hosting expertise backed by Fanatical Support® provides our clients with the most trouble-free hosting solutions, ultimately increasing our customer loyalty through a mutually beneficial relationship.”

Clamour primarily uses open source technologies such as WordPress as a platform for websites that can easily be edited and updated by users with limited technical skills, particularly authors and entrepreneurs who are too busy to concern themselves with web development or hosting issues. The Rackspace infrastructure has proven to be the most powerful and trouble-free environment for content-focused websites, and as such, Clamour has decided to offer the full complement of Rackspace services.

“We look for synergistic relationships with industry leaders like Clamour that enable us to add greater value to our customer base and sustain our ongoing commitment to Fanatical Support,” said Christopher Rajiah, Rackspace.

About Clamour Creative Inc.

Clamour provides consulting and digital content publishing services to the cultural industries in Canada and elsewhere.