Recently, the guys' at Elegant Theme has released "Divi Hosting". The purpose here is indeed to ease at much as possible the work for the user and to centralize everything for easier management. This service is offered as a subscription, with what looks like a partnership with acknowledged WordPress hosting providers.
We already know that Divi is certainly one of the best WordPress themes, but with that new service can you expect to access a furthermore affordable hosting service ?
That's what we'll find out.
But concretely, what is Divi Hosting ?
Based on what we've discovered, Divi Hosting is a hosting provided by Elegant Theme's recommended hostings. There has been as a hand-in-hand work that has made these hosting services to provide a fine-tuned and optimized Divi hosting. We here mean hand-in-hand as there is an integration with your actual Elegant Theme account, which means you can easily create a quick WordPress installation.
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The advantages are multiples and behind this amazing idea, there is a seek for simplicity :
- New WordPress installation comes with the latest Divi version
- No need to activate as it's already activated for you
- No configurations required, the best are done for you
- CDN service included
- SSL Provided
- Certified WordPress hosting providers are backing you
Only few hosting providers are selected as they provides a top-norch hosting solution for Divi.
Divi Hosting Partners : Hosting Providers
For now, we can count 3 providers. We believe over time, the list might increase,
Divi Hosting with Pressable
Pressable is recognized as a managed WordPress hosting provider. And we should highlight it's a service provided by the creator of WordPress.com (so WordPress Team itself). They has very affordable pricing starting from $25/month with includes.
- 30,000 visits per month
- Storage 20Gb
- SSL i2ncluded
- CDN for each setup
- Free SSL Certificates
- Automattic’s WordPress Architecture
- Staging Environments
- 24/7 Support
- Jetpack Premium
- The Fastest Server Monitoring
With Divi Hosting by Pressable, you'll have your setup created there and maintained by their dedicated team.
Divi Hosting with SiteGround
SiteGround is one of the most known managed WordPress hosting providers (but not only). They host currently around 2.000.000 websites, which proves how much people trust their service. As a WordPress provider, they have very affordable pricing starting from 3.95$/month :
- From 10 Gb of web space
- 10.000 monthly visits,
- CDN, SSL, unlimited database
- Daily Backup
- Unlimited Databases
- 1 Website
- Unmetered Traffic
- Free WP Installation
- WordPress Auto Updates
- Free Email
With this price, your piggy bank will quickly get full.
Having SiteGround on Divi Hosting is good news because there is a lot of interesting options you'll get. And you should remember the price are different according to the provider you'll choose.
Divi hosting With FlyWheel
Here come the last partners of Divi Hosting. FlyWheel has also over time served a lot of WordPress users with their managed WordPress hosting. They also have quite an interesting pricing table starting from $13/month, which gives you access to: 5.000 monthly visits, 5 Web spaces, 20 bandwidth.
While the 13$ looks lacking some interesting options, you can can the deal with the 25$/month subscription. For all of their plans, you get :
- Simple SSL Certificates
- 30+ StudioPress Themes
- CDN (powered by Fastly)
- Genesis Framework
- Auto-Healing Technology
- 24/7 Support
- Migration Dashboard
- Managed Plugin Updates
Does Divi Hosting Is Really Affordable ?
Based on the same options review we had with the 3 partners, we can see they already offer very interesting pricing. But you might wonder if it worth using this service ? Let's remind you exactly what you get with Divi Hosting. Actually, it's not just about WordPress and a hosting fully featured, but it's also about Divi that you get included. This means, as long as you pay one of the partners subscription, you have a valid Divi license + updates and support.
As a quick reminder, Elegant Themes prices starts from $89/year, that means around $7.5/month. If separately you choose let's say Pressable package which worth $25/month, that makes $300 (pressable) + $89(divi) so $389/year, which for me is a lot expensive.
Using the same partners, under the Divi Hosting program, you get Divi included for $24/month so $288/year. Does that make the Divi Hosting program affordable? Obviously yes. But more than sparing some bucks, you also get into an "everything-connected" ecosystem.
While there is no clear pricing table for SiteGround since it has some really affordable price, the offer might furthermore be extremely affordable (maybe free ?).