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Category: FAQ
What does HardyPress do?

HardyPress is a secure and fast WordPress hosting service targeted to vulnerable, legacy and zero-maintenance websites that aims to free webmasters from performance, security, maintenance and scalability issues of WordPress sites, combining the benefits of this world famous CMS  —  ease of installation and use  —  with those of a Static Sites Generator, namely security […]

How it works?

HardyPress hosts your WordPress installation securely and use it as a static site generator, so you can create an indestructible static site that we can serve separately from your WordPress installation. This provides a couple benefits. One, this allows you to keep WordPress in a secure location that no one can access but you. Two, […]

Why is HardyPress faster than traditional hosting or caching services?

Every time you visit a WordPress page it needs to perform database queries to fetch content and run PHP code to render the page. These actions take time to perform. With HardyPress, you’re creating a static copy of all of your WordPress pages. When someone visits your static site they can instantly receive the page […]

Why is HardyPress more secure than traditional hosting services?

With HardyPress you can hide your WordPress installation from the bad guys and publish a static site for the rest of the world to see. HardyPress will create static copies of all of the pages from your WordPress installation, leaving no attack surface for malicious users! Your WordPress installation only runs when an editor enters […]

Do you offer SFTP and PhpMyAdmin access to files and database?

HardyPress offers you a classic PhpMyAdmin interface and SFTP access to the files of your WordPress installation. In addition to this you can always download tarball archive of every single backup HardyPress made for both WordPress and the static generated public site. See the Backup and Deploy guide to know more about this.

Do you host only WordPress-based website?

Yes, at the moment we choose to host only WordPress-based websites. We will support other CMS/technology eventually. Currently WordPress cover more than 30% of the existing web, it has an huge ecosystem with thousand of beautiful themes and great plugins. Our effort is currently focused on expanding support for the highest number of plugins/themes possible.

Can I have contact forms on my website?

Yes! We seamlessly support the most popular contact form plugin available in the WordPress market, Contact Form 7. If your site uses it, everything will work normally, fields validations, email content, recipients… everything will be OK even if your site is static. We will proxy and forward all the needed emails. Read our guide to […]

What about WooCommerce? Can I build and e-commerce on HardyPress?

As long as you use WooCommerce for creating products showcase and catalogs, you can use it with HardyPress. Unfortunately the “cart” and the “checkout” features can not work on a server-less architecture.  Anyway you can certainly build an e-commerce upon a static website using external services like Ecwid or Snipcart and check if it can […]

Do you support SSL?

Yes, of course! Thanks to Let’s Encrypt, enabling SSL for your hostnames on HardyPress literally requires just two clicks. Just follow our guide to set up your free SSL certificate!

How is HardyPress different from Simply Static and similar plugins?

There are some good WordPress plugins out there that transform your site to static, and they can work more than well for some websites, but remember that, compared to HardyPress, besides not to host and distribute your content through a CDN, they have some limitations because many sites just can not work as plain HTML […]