Managed BuddyPress Hosting

Never worry about your community being slow, unavailable or compromised again.

The WeFoster Platform is the first and only solution built for hosting and managing BuddyPress communities. Blazingly fast, ultra secure and powered by the Google Cloud Platform, the infrastructure that keeps Google online 24/7.

WeFoster Community Hosting

The first and only managed web hosting built specifically for BuddyPress communities.

Performance

Slow speeds kill good sites. When it comes to site speed, every millisecond matters – especially for social networks. We make your BuddyPress community fly

Peace of Mind

We’ve created a platform that gives BuddyPress community owners total peace of mind. Daily backups, security audits and so much more.
We keep your community safe

Built for BuddyPress

A dedicated team of experts that have your back combined with a platform that fully supports your favorite BuddyPress plugins and themes.
We make your community a success

Extreme Performance

We make your BuddyPress community fly

Slow speeds kill good sites. When it comes to site speed, every millisecond matters – especially for social networks. Every community on the WeFoster Platform is hosted in an isolated container on the Google Cloud Platform, the same infrastructure that Google relies on. Our partnership with CloudFlare further speeds up and protects your community through a global network powered by 79 data centers around the world.

No matter which plan you start out with, your community is hosted on a fast, secure and scalable foundation.

Free SSL Certificates with HTTP/2 Support

Secure SEO-friendly web pages served over next generation HTTP/2 protocol.

Did you know that Google gives higher search ranking to websites that are secured and encrypted with HTTPS? You will also be providing your users with an additional layer of trust and security by offering a safe browsing experience.

We enforce best security practices for all communities on our platform. SSL certificates are free and automatically configured for your domain thanks to our partnership with CloudFlare.

Best of all, your website is served to the new HTTP/2 protocol, which drastically speeds up your load times for your mobile and desktop users.

Next Generation Performance Stack

Successful BuddyPress communities are fast and available at all times

We’ve built our architecture to be lightning fast for WordPress & BuddyPress. We use state-of-the-art technology like Nginx, Redis, Memcached and PerconaDB to guarantee excellent performance for your users. This makes our platform up to 4x as fast as traditional (shared) hosts.

We are always working on ways to shave precious milliseconds off your site’s loading time to make sure your community members keep coming back and enjoy spending time on your site.

Guaranteed Performance

Dedicated resources and optimization for every community
Most WordPress hosts put your community on a server that you share with other customers. This can put too much strain on the MySQL database, leading to huge performance issues, most notably for BuddyPress communities with lots of logged-in members.

On the WeFoster Platform every community gets its own dedicated environment, optimized specifically for BuddyPress and housed on the Google Cloud Platform. Not only does this maximize security but it also means your community can fully utilize the available resources and optimization to keep things running fast.

BuddyPress Accelerator

A Custom Caching Solution for Near-Instant Load Times

Are you wondering why your community is so slow, even though your current WordPress host offers caching? It’s because highly dynamic content for logged-in users is a huge technical challenge that requires additional resources and configuration that regular WordPress hosts simply don’t offer.

On the WeFoster Platform your community automatically utilises highly performant object caching which takes the strain off your database. The result? Lightning fast dynamic pages for your logged in users! We call it the BuddyPress Accelerator and it will make your community fly.

  • We have your community set up in less than 60 seconds..

We Are Certified CloudFlare Partners

A global network powered by 79 data centers around the world speed up & protect your community

We make your community twice as fast and protect it from a broad range of web threats.

Your community on the WeFoster Platform is automatically routed through the intelligent CloudFlare global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from visiting your community. The result: A significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks


CDN

We automatically distribute your content (images, CSS & JS files) around the world so it’s closer to your visitors (speeding up your site).


Rocket Loader

Pages with third party widgets like Facebook buttons or YouTube videos load quickly on both mobile devices and computers thanks to asynchronous script loading.


Security

Protect your community from online threats with our enterprise-grade Website Application Firewall. Easily set who can access your site based on a set of rules (country, IP, threat level).


DDoS Protection

Ensure your website is protected against DDoS attacks using our advanced service. Our network becomes smarter every day, blocking threats to your community.


Always Online

If your community ever suffers from an attack or goes offline, CloudFlare will serve a limited copy of your cached website to keep it online for your visitors, so your most popular pages are represented.


Auto Minify

On-the-fly removal of unnecessary characters from HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Saves 20% of a file’s size and works without caching so it can support even fully dynamic pages.


Monitor Threats

Unwanted visitors don’t get picked up by popular analytics programs, so you don’t even know they’re visiting your website. With CloudFlare, you get insight into all visitors coming to your site, even the threats


DNS

Powering more than 35% of managed DNS domains, CloudFlare runs one of the largest authoritative DNS networks in the world. It is global, powerful, and always secure.

BuddyPress is What We Do

Our team has developed with BuddyPress since its creation and we used that knowledge to create a hosting environment and platform that gives BuddyPress site owners peace of mind, knowing their communities are in safe hands.

We’re not like a traditional large scale host with hundreds of customer support reps. We’re a dedicated team of BuddyPress experts that want to get to know your community and provide you with quality support, themes, plugins and a thriving community of fellow BuddyPress site owners and developers.

3rd Party Plugins & Themes We Support Your Favorite Products

One of the benefits of being solely focused on BuddyPress, is being able to closely work together with vendors that do the same. We go to great lengths to ensure your favorite BuddyPress products work flawlessly on the WeFoster platform.

Through our community and our private developer Slack channel we’re working closely with BuddyPress plugin and theme providers. In most cases we’re even able to test new releases before they get released publicly. This gives us the chance to further optimise and ensure compability for the products that so many of our customers rely on.

Community Build Better Communities Together

Launching a successful community is hard work, and there are many challenges along the way. Sometimes those challenges are technical, other times you just want feedback or advice on that new feature you want to add to your community.

On WeFoster we’re bringing together all the site owners and developers that use BuddyPress and WordPress to build their own communities. Exclusive resources, in-depth tutorials and a community of BuddyPress Developers & Site Owners all come together with one common goal; Building Better Communities.

Receive the latest updates about BuddyPress and the best community building tips via your personalised newsfeed. Get inspired by our site showcase or join our discussion groups for in-depth conversations about community building.

Premium Themes Rock Solid Premium BuddyPress Designs

WeFoster Platform customers get unlimited access to all our premium BuddyPress designs.

Our revolutionary WeFoster Framework is the perfect foundation for your BuddyPress community. Choose from a constantly growing set of carefully crafted designs developed from the ground up for community interaction.

You want a rock-solid, professional design for your community with the freedom to change it based the needs of your memberss.

We’re constantly crafting beautiful new designs based the needs of our customers on the WeFoster Platform.

Developers Access to The Brightest Minds in BuddyPress

We have the largest directory of professional BuddyPress developers ready to work on your community, providing a wide range of services including plugin and theme development, consultancy, content, and SEO services. Whether you’re looking for a freelance developer for small changes or an agency to develop a completely custom solution, our affiliated BuddyPress Developers can make it happen.

The WeFoster Platform also provides you with a wide set of Developer tools. For example, our Staging Environment lets you and your team safely test new functionality and content before it goes live. It’s just one of the many reasons you’re going to love working on the WeFoster Platform.

BuddyBuilder Showcase members, groups or any custom content you can think of.

The first layout builder for BuddyPress, the BuddyBuilder allows you to showcase your community members, discussion groups or any custom content you can think of. Create as many building blocks as you want and easily re-order them via Drag and Drop. Once you’ve created a block you can then show it anywhere via a widget, shortcode or a template tag. It could not be easier.

The BuddyBuilder let’s you build beautiful layouts for your community without writing a single line of code.

Just like our Premium BuddyPress designs, the BuddyBuilder is available for free to all customers on the WeFoster platform.

  • Try it yourself. It’s free and your community is launched instantly!

Total Peace of Mind knowing your community is safe.

We believe in providing total peace of mind for you as a site owner, which means always being prepared for the worst. This is why daily backups, pro-active security monitoring, free SSL certificates and one-click staging environments are included with every plan.

Keep reading to learn more about the great features the WeFoster platform offers.
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We Keep Your Community Safe

Our experts manage BuddyPress & WordPress updates, actively protecting your community.

We take security seriously, actively monitoring all sites in our network to prevent unwanted visitors from take control of your site. Your community is automatically protected against Brute Force (DDOS) attacks, root/SSH attacks and much more.

Additionally, we manage important WordPress security updates for you, and update compromised plugins and themes when security issues are found. Finally, we provide you with free uptime monitoring tools and free SSL certificates for your community.

Your Community, Always Backed Up

Automatic full-site backups securely stored and kept as long as you need.

We believe in providing total peace of mind for site owners, which means always being prepared for the worst. This is why we automatically create full backups of your entire community every day.

These backups are sent to encrypted off-site vaults hosted on the Amazon Secure Storage platform. We store backups of your site indefinitely so if the worst happens, we are able to restore your community to any point in time.

Grow As You Go

Hosting that fits perfectly. No limits on Page views or Visitors.
On the WeFoster Platform you never have to worry about your community outgrowing your hosting. We scale automatically, increasing available resources as needed to handle the performance needs of your social network. Simply pick the plan that fits your needs and away you go.

We don’t believe in charging more once your community becomes a success. Our platform is optimized for dealing with traffic and we only charge for server resources, not visitors. You can even switch to a lower plan if your community is going through a quiet period.

One-Click Staging Environments

Safely experiment with new features without breaking your site.

Adding new features and improving the experience for your audience is a crucial part of managing a community but things can easily go wrong. But with WeFoster you’ll never have to make changes to your live site or resort to “Cowboy Coding”. Simply use our one-click staging environment, included with every plan.

Experiment with a new design, install new plugins or work on your marketing copy in a sandbox environment. Happy with the changes? Push the changes to your live site with the click of a button!

Free Site Migrations

We’re so confident in our platform, we’ll move your community for free.

Moving your community to a new place is stressful and should be seamless. So our team is here to take care of everything for you.

If you already have an active and vibrant community don’t worry about downtime or a broken site, you can access and test your migrated community via a temporary domain on our platform, until you are 100% satisfied.

Our site migrations are safe, secure and hassle free. Sit back and let our engineers do their thing. Your community will be up and running on the WeFoster Platform without you having to lift a finger.

Free Site Migration

Moving your existing BuddyPress community to the WeFoster platform is so quick and easy that you can do it by yourself. Or ask one of our migration experts; we’re glad to help. Either way, migration is completely free!

Choose Your Plan

From small communities to the next Facebook, we have a plan for any community size.

Migrate Your Community

Quickly copy your entire community to a temporary domain on the WeFoster Platform with our easy startup wizard.

Move Your Domain

Once you are 100% happy with your new blazing fast site you can follow the guide to point your domain to your new home on WeFoster, or ask our experts do it for you!

Compare our Plans

Features

Village

$29 /mo

Town

$59 /mo

City

$129 /mo

Metropolis

$249 /mo
Number of Communities 1 1 1 1
Suitable Number of Members
Up to 3,000 Up to 15.000 Up to 50,000 50,000 +
Visitors & Pageviews
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Multisite Support
Expert Community Setup

(+ $199 One Time Fee)

(+ $129 One Time Fee)

Maintenance & Security

Free SSL Certificate
Daily Backups
Thread Monitoring
Always Online
Bruteforce & Hack Protection
Basic Uptime Monitoring

Built for BuddyPress

Premium BuddyPress Designs
BuddyBuilder
Community Starter Wizard
3rd Party Plugins & Themes
WeFoster All Access
+ $29 a Month

Performance

SSD Storage
Dedicated Memory
512MB 2GB 4GB 8GB+
HTTP/2
Rocket Loader
Google Cloud Platform
Next Generation Hosting Stack
Dedicated Resources
BuddyCache
CDN
Custom Optimisation
$199 One Time Fee $199 One Time Fee $99 One Time Fee

Expert Support

Support Tickets
Knowledge Base
WeFoster Community

Frequently Asked Questions – Everything You Need to Know



Migrating your existing BuddyPress community hosted elsewhere can be done easily through our Platform Wizard. We will guide you through the process and on average your content and database is completely moved over to our platform within the hour.
If you run a large, highly customized site, you may need a little more help, so play it safe and get in touch with our support team so our experts can help you migrate smoothly.


Certainly. You don’t need a different address to have faster hosting. Our experts will help you migrate your domain for free. On average it takes about 24 hours to complete a full Domain migration (DNS/Domain changes can take up to 24 hours to fully propagate). Additionally we also provide a full guide on how to do this process yourself.


Nope, you can launch a brand new, fresh community within 30 seconds! It’s totally up to you when you want to start using your own domain. Once you sign up for the WeFoster Platform you’re given a “preview site” where you can build your community. Then, when you’re ready, you can deploy your site live on your own domain.


For maximum performance and security, we limit each plan to one WordPress/BuddyPress installation deployed to an isolated container. As mentioned earlier though, we do provide full support for WordPress Multisite on our City & Metropolis plans, which means you can host as many sites and domains as you like within a single WordPress network.


This is entirely possible and supported for Agency and Developer partners. As a partner you can easily deploy new installations and manage them for your clients via one dashboard.Send us an email and we’re happy to talk to you about the possibilities!


We offer a suite of tools for developers. Every install comes with WP-CLI installed which you can utilise via the command line tool in your Platform Dashboard. SFTP is provided for your staging sites to ensure you’ll live community will never break. Pushing from Staging to Live is easily done via our Staging Plugin. Finally you can manage NGINX, Memcached, Email Delivery and the MySQL Database via our Developers Tools.


You don’t have to! Our infrastructure is just as optimised and well suited for a regular old WordPress site, especially those who have lots of logged in users (like Membership sites). Even though most of our customers use BuddyPress some of them have built successful communities using other solutions on our platform.


Absolutely! Every community on our platform can use our WeFoster Theme + Premium Designs for free, but you are free to use any premium theme you like. We actively work with your favorite BuddyPress product vendors to ensure compability.


You are free to install any plugin that you would like to use for your community. We have a set of curated plugins that we recommend to our customers, but there are no restrictions on plugin usage on the WeFoster Platform.


We support Multisite for our City and Metropolis plans. We will also be happy to help you craft a custom solution for your Multisite needs. Just drop us a line.


As a community site owner we advise you to take security seriously and use proper techniques to make sure you aren’t leaving your site vulnerable. Strong passwords, two-factor verification, and enforcing the same rules for your fellow community admins is always a good idea. By default we manage core WordPress and BuddyPress updates for you. We also push “hotfixes” for compromised plugins whenever security issues are reported but that does not protect you from people getting access to your site through other means. In case the worst happens you should be happy to know we make daily backups of your entire community and we can revert your site easily to any point in time.


No. Our experts only provide general BuddyPress support for “City” plans and higher. If you would like our community experts to provide you with general BuddyPress and 3rd Party plugin/themes support on a lower plan, you can add our “BuddyCare” upgrade to your account. Without BuddyCare our experts will provide you with technical support only. For general support and community building advice you can still access the WeFoster community where fellow site owners and developers help out each other on a voluntary basis.


By default your community is deployed to a Google Cloud Container hosted in the East of the United States. Thanks to CloudFlare and our Global CDN the geographical location is not a bottleneck for your site speed. If you’d like your community to be hosted in Europe simply get in touch and we’ll make that happen free of charge.


Your community on the WeFoster Platform consists of your content and your own domain, which will always belong to you! You can easily export your entire community at any point using a WordPress migration plugin of your choice. That’s the power of owning your data and open source! Of course, the WeFoster Platform is the only managed solution for BuddyPress communities, and we’re confident we’re the perfect fit for anyone who wants to have a successful online community on a high performant, secure and managed platform.


Just send us an email at [email protected] or we will gladly answer any questions you might have about our platform.

We love our community members. Here’s how they feel about us

Boone B Georges BuddyPress Core Developer and founder of HardG

One of the biggest complaints I hear from newcomers to BuddyPress is that it’s hard to connect with developers and site owners who are focused on BuddyPress. I can’t think of a group of people better suited to address this problem than the folks on the WeFoster team.

Each one is a longtime member of the broader BuddyPress community, giving them a keen insight into the interests and needs of BP users. I believe that the robust community platform they’ve created will be a critical resource for both newcomers and BuddyPress veterans.

Mason James Founder and CEO of Valet

WeFoster is backed by a passionate group of BuddyPress experts with unparalleled experience. They understand the real needs of an online community and know what it takes to support an entire platform.

I’ve had the privilege of watching WeFoster move from an initial set of tools to a robust, full-featured framework that provides a massive advantage to anyone designing and managing a social network.

WeContribute to BuddyPress

We live and breathe BuddyPress. Our team can be found talking about BuddyPress at WordPress & BuddyPress conferences across the globe. We consult small businesses & large enterprises. We develop plugins, craft themes and contribute code to BuddyPress in our free time.

WeSupport our customers

On the WeFoster Platform you benefit from our services and experience directly. We’re here to help make your community a success. We can provide everything from technical support to a full Site Care plan on our platform developed for BuddyPress.

WeFoster your community

Providing quality support is not just helping you with technical issues, but also helping you build a better community. We’re not like a traditional large scale host with hundreds of customer support reps. We’re a dedicated team of BuddyPress experts that want to get to know your community and provide you with quality support.

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