Oct. 4, 2017: Introducing Website Pro—WordPress hosting on Google Cloud Platform

Website Pro: WordPress hosting on Google Cloud Platform

Website Pro hosts your clients’ WordPress sites with the most trusted source on the internet— the Google Cloud Platform.  With Website Pro, your WordPress sites will always utilize state of the art infrastructure. This means your sites will be secure and protected, will be Google-fast, and will scale to fit any business. Website Pro eliminates time intensive technical backend work with streamlined one-click hosting setup, restores, and imports. Plus, Website Pro is part of the Vendasta platform. One login gives your clients access to reporting and supplementary digital products that are ready to sell! Host your sites with Website Pro and give your agency the power to build fast, secure, and robust WordPress sites for any business.

Who is Website Pro for?

If you provide WordPress sites to your clients, then Website Pro is for you!

How can I start selling Website Pro?

  1. Go to the Website Pro product in Marketplace.
  2. Click Enable.

How can I activate Website Pro for my clients?

  1. Go to Partner Center > Businesses > Accounts.
  2. Select an account.
  3. Click Activate Products.
  4. Select Website Pro and then click Continue.
  5. Complete the order form.
  6. Select the billing acknowledgement and then click Activate.

How does Website Pro work?

  1. Go to Business Center > My Products > Website Pro.
  2. Fill in the three fields to start the setup of your client's website:
    1. Site name
    2. Business tagline
    3. Your free domain—all Website Pro sites are set up on a websitepro.hosting subdomain to get started. You can add other domains later on in the process.
    4. Click Create—Website Pro’s setup wizard will do the rest!

Once your client’s WordPress hosting has been set up, you will be brought to the Website Pro dashboard. Here you can:

  • Manage their site by accessing their WordPress Dashboard.
  • Access their domain settings.
  • Import an existing WordPress site.
  • Restore previous versions of their website.
  • View your client's Google Analytics & website speed score.

Accessing their WordPress CMS

From the Website Pro dashboard, click WordPress Dashboard. This will automatically log you into your client’s WordPress CMS. No login credentials are required because Website Pro automatically creates an admin user that matches your Business Center user information.

Once in WordPress, you can start building and designing compelling WordPress websites for your clients.

Configuring domain settings

By default, a free websitepro.hosting subdomain will be added as your client’s primary domain. To add other domains:

  1. Go to the Website Pro dashboard.
  2. Click on the Domain tab found in the top right of the screen
  3. Enter the domain your client owns.
  4. If they also own the “www.” version of the domain, they can add it at the same time by selecting Also add “www…”.
  5. Click Connect a Domain.
  6. Next, log into your client’s domain registrar to update their DNS settings and finish connecting. This could take up to 24 hours to process. You will need to refresh this screen until the DNS settings update to match. Once it is ready, you will be able to click Add.

Migrate an existing WordPress website

To migrate an existing WordPress site to Website Pro:

  1. Go to the Website Pro dashboard.
  2. Click on the Import tab found in the top right of the screen.
  3. Install and Activate All-in-One WP Migration plugin on your old and new website.
  4. Use All-in-One WP Migration plugin to export your old site. This plugin will export your entire WordPress site (including database, media, plugins, and themes). To export from your old site:
    All-in-One WP Migration > Export > Export To > File > Save File
  5. Use All-in-One WP Migration to import on your new site. To import to your new site:
    All-in-One WP Migration > Import > Import From > File > Select file exported from old site

Restore a previous version of your client’s website

Website Pro stores daily backups of your client’s site. It’s easy to restore a client’s site to a previous version:

  1. Go to the Website Pro dashboard.
  2. Under the Backups section, click Select Backup.
  3. Select the desired backup date from the list. Click Restore.

Provide your clients with built-in Google Analytics

Website Pro pulls in your client’s key Google Analytics data into the dashboard for easy viewing.

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