We have partnered with both Vultr and DigitalOcean. These partnerships give us direct access to solutions experts at a highly respected and reputable hosting companies which helps us best meet any hosting need. Our partnerships allows us to house our servers in any of our partners' worldwide data centers.
Why both? We are transitioning our server inventory from DigitalOcean to Vultr but it is a long and painstaking process. Unless there is a good reason to move we keep servers in-place.
Vultr has also been one the early adopters of AlmaLinux, the open-source fork of Redhat Enterprise Linux. While DigitalOcean offers RockyLinux we have been long proponents of and supporters of the AlmaLinux effort. Vultr also allows us to spin up Windows servers, which DigitalOcean does not offer.
We take possession of bare-bones boxes with minimal operating systems installed. From there we remove a few items and install our own applications and configuration changes to protect the server.
We constantly monitor all plugins, themes and core updates for WordPress sites and update them daily.
Multiple uptime monitors keep an eye on your site and alert our staff if it is not responding.
Our Wave Motion Global CDN is engineered to serve up your static assets quickly based on your visitor’s location. Our CDN seamlessly integrates with WordPress and Drupal.
Scale your servers to increase performance. Floating IP addresses and private networking plus a dedicated database instance lets you easily swap out production servers with no downtime.
A second network interface for machines that can only be accessed by other networked machines. Private networks are unreachable from the internet, isolating and protecting communication among your servers.
Don't let secure certificates expire or forget to renew your domain name! Let us handle your domain names and SSL registrations and renewals.
Our servers can be built to be 100% PCI compliant so you can rest assured that your customer's data is safe. We use and recommend SecurityMetrics for thorough quarterly scans.
Stop giving your site data to Google. We use Matomo Analytics to provide site traffic analysis and reports. Full-featured and customizable Matomo is build for the privacy-minded.
We do not use cPanel or WHM or any other visual control panel because we manage your servers. This reduces overhead in licenses, storage and CPU resources. You should never have to worry about your hardware or infrastructure. We handle all of your administrative needs.
We only use shared keys and SFTP. The single exception to the password rule is our TTY account which is only allowed to access the server from the hosting center (as in “plugged into the machine”). Plain FTP is only provided for specific cases.
Wave Motion Digital
Mon - Fri, 9-ish-17:30-ish (physically)
(online in one shape or another most times.)