What will my blog domain/address be?
Showit will install your new or migrated WordPress blog at the root domain (yourdomain.com) you are using for your Showit Site. Your blog and website are able to share the same domain with the blog content being accessed at the blog extension of your site (yourdomain.com/blog). Upon request we are also able to install your new showit blog at a different domain you may own.
Why is the Showit blog hosting better than my current host?
Showit Blog hosting is a fully managed WordPress setup that is optimized with server based caching for blazing fast loading speeds. If your site has a large boost of visitors, our servers will respond by providing more resources so that your site never skips a beat. Our support team is available to assist with the migration of you site to our server and for continual support to ensure the site keeps running as expected.
What does “Managed” WordPress hosting mean?
A “managed” WordPress installation is one that is installed on servers that are optimized with server based caching for the best performance possible. If demand to your blog rises the servers will make more resources available to ensure speedy loading every time. Because the server is optimized there are some restrictions on using plugins that have similar actions or that may dramatically reduce performance of the site. Our servers have been tested with many widely used template systems and should run without issue.
Additionally, our servers create a daily backup of all your blog content for ease of mind and security to keep your content safe from harm. Our team will also assist with troubleshooting potential issues with your blog should you notice anything not functioning correctly.
How many WordPress blogs can I host?
At this time Showit supports one WordPress blog per account. Showit does not enforce any blog post limits on your site.
Can I get cPanel & FTP access?
We are happy to provide FTP access by request for our Advanced Blog subscribers. Our servers do not have cPanel or other control panel options. We’re happy to help address any settings concerns via support.
Can I use any WordPress theme on Showit (ProPhoto, Flotheme, etc)?
We only support our Showit theme on our Wordpress platform. Third-party themes are not supported.
Can I use my own web hosting service or export my Showit design?
No. The Showit builder and designers are exclusive to our hosting services. We do not offer an option to export Showit to be used with a different web host.
Will everything migrate over from my current site?
Our team is able to migrate blog content from self-hosted WordPress sites (like Bluehost, GoDaddy, etc.), Squarespace, or WordPress.com.
With the Basic Blog subscription, you'll receive a new blog install, migrations are not available with our basic blog plan. Our basic blog plan is best suited for those wanting to start a blog or who do not need to migrate content from an old blog, there is also a set of pre-installed plugins which can be used but no custom plugins can be added on basic, please review the list to ensure it meets your needs.
The Advanced Blog plan will include all post content, comments, etc & also migrate any custom plugins in your current blog. To request a blog setup, login to your Showit Account profile and request a blog setup.
Will all plugins work with the Showit WordPress hosting?
The "Basic Blog" subscription plan allows pre-approved plugins to be used with your Showit blog. You can view these plugins here.
With the Advanced Blog subscription, you will have access to the wordpress plugin directory. Most plugins will work, however, there are a few plugins that will be disabled automatically if they duplicate functionality or if they will slow down your site loading. You can read more about disabled plugins here.