Pressable is a Texan hosting company that has been around in one form or another since 2010. It offers 'white-glove' managed WordPress hosting which means it does all the technical heavy lifting so you can focus on site content.
But does Pressable help you to "#PressOn with growing your business" as its website claims?
Or would you be better off with choosing one of the other managed WordPress hosting companies? Well, this is what we're about to find out.
First Pressing: Initial Impressions
Most hosts provide you with a WordPress-compatible server and leave you to fend for yourself. Not so with Pressable hosting, which will migrate your sites from other services for free.
So, if you're worried about a complicated moving process from your previous host, rest assured - there will be no such problems here.
I was impressed with the migration experience. After opening an account, I was asked questions about my hosting needs as part of Pressable's onboarding service. Then all I had to do was provide the details of my previous hosting service and everything was transferred automatically.
And once you're in, well, these are the Pressable features you get included as standard:
- Content Delivery Network (CDN) for fast global traffic
- SSL certificates and HTTPS
- Daily backups
- JetPack premium extension
- A staging environment
These are things I'd suggest adding to any WordPress account. So far, Pressable's claim that they "simplify the user experience" holds water.
Customer Support Presses Down
I was disappointed to note phone and live chat support aren't included with every plan.
A 24/7 ticket system and support knowledgebase are available, but what good is managed hosting if you can't talk to the manager?
Don't get me wrong, the ticket system works just fine, but for a premium experience, I'd like Pressable to go just one step further.
There are 3 main Pressable packages: the $45/month Starter, $90/month Pro and $225/month Agency 3 plan.
But digging deeper, you can also find a cheaper $25/month 'Personal' package, and eight different $500+ month plans.
All of those prices are similar or slightly higher to an accepted industry standard.
Also, you should note that if you opt for annual billing with any plan, you'll get two months per year free.
Pressable Plans And Prices in Detail
Here are the details of the four main plans.
|No. of Sites||5||10||20||50|
|Email Addresses||Not included||Not included||Not included||Not included|
|HDD or SSD||SSD||SSD||SSD||SSD|
|Customer Support||24/7 Ticket||24/7 Ticket + live chat||24/7 Ticket + live chat + migration analysis||24/7 Ticket + live chat + migration analysis + consultancy diagnostics|
|Money-Back Guarantee||90-Day Period||90-Day Period||90-Day Period||90-Day Period|
It's good to see that all plans include unlimited storage and bandwidth. The number of monthly page views you expect to receive will largely determine the most suitable plan for you. The Starter plan will be best for most users as it is the cheapest to include 24/7 live chat support.
None of the plans shown here include phone support. For that, you'll need to upgrade to $500+/month VIP 2 plan.
During my Pressable review, I tested site performance using Bitcatcha.
And the server performance was average. But, although Pressable includes a CDN, you can expect the performance to get better once you fully set up and optimize your website.
That being said, response times in the USA were just about perfect with no extra help.
Pressable Review: Final Thoughts
Pressable provides an impressive number of features with every hosting package it offers.
Its migration features work seamlessly, and there are plenty of brilliant features that will be helpful to every WordPress site. But you should only sign up if you can look past the lack of 24/7 phone support and mediocre base site speed.
What do you think? If you've got your own Pressable reviews, add them below!
- Unlimited free site migrations
- No bandwidth or storage restrictions
- Wide range of plans suited to hosting websites of all sizes
- Free premium WordPress plugins
- Fairly expensive
- Cheapest plan doesn't include live chat
- Extremely expensive plan needed for phone support