One year ago, we launched Rocket.net to accelerate, protect, and deploy WordPress at the edge of the Cloud. Since launch, we’ve seen amazing growth, but more importantly, we’ve really been able to make an impact on WordPress performance and security.
We have some exciting news to share today, but first, we wanted to give big thanks to our customers and partners for giving us the opportunity to make this dream a reality. Without your support, none of this would not be possible.
With that said, I’m happy to announce that we have secured a strategic investment from HostPapa (www.hostpapa.com).
HostPapa has been in business since 2006 and has built an amazing business over the years. HostPapa is a privately held hosting company located in Toronto, CA, with a global footprint led by another industry dinosaur → Jamie Opalchuk (CEO). Jamie is a hosting industry veteran, much like Aaron and myself, and has a very impressive track record.
With HostPapa’s help, we’re now able to really scale support, development, and marketing, to help drive our core mission of providing the ultimate managed WordPress hosting experience for our customers.Ben Gabler, Chairman & CEO, Rocket.net
Full details about this strategic investment and partnership can be found in our Press Release at:
What does this mean?
Rocket.net will continue to operate as a privately owned company with the same roles, but with access to a pool of talent, knowledge and an outstanding mentor to help us grow Rocket.net to become the #1 Managed WordPress provider in the world.
I wanted to outline some of the upcoming action items that will truly benefit your business:
More WordPress Expertise
We will be adding new ‘astronauts’ to our support team to provide global support from passionate WordPress experts.
Accelerated Product Development
We will be adding more developers to our engineering team to start shipping some exciting improvements to our portal and API – including white-label functionality for agencies, web pros, and hosting providers.
We have access to some amazing products and partnerships that they’ve built over the years, from transactional email, to real-time backups; we’re working hard to deliver great value to your business.
Feature Request System
An active feature request board will soon be available via control.rocket.net for ideas, voting, and your feedback!
We’re just getting started!
This is a very exciting time for us and we look forward to continuing to provide the industry leading service and support you’ve come to expect over the last 12 months, and I can assure you – it’s only going to get better.
If you have any questions what so ever, please do not hesitate to reach out on live chat, phone, or email.
Chairman & CEO, Rocket.net