A New Era is Here: Kinsta, the Cloud Platform For the Modern Developer, Is Now

WordPress is the most widely used CMS for creating, managing, and developing websites.

WordPress is only a small fraction of the web development. What about the other developers who don’t use WordPress? They create, manage, and maintain web applications for clients, customers, their company, and themselves.

Kinsta has worked with hundreds of agencies and thousands of developers who have WordPress projects. Many projects are also not powered by WordPress.

Kinsta was primarily focused on managing WordPress hosting solutions. This meant that customers and their clients couldn’t take advantage of the platform for non-WordPress project hosting and could not host all projects under one roof. It made their work more difficult and less efficient.

We began to look for ways that we could make their lives more easy.

We realized that customers had one major problem. The more feedback we received, and the more we spoke with customers and beta-testers about their projects, we learned more.

But there is a twist to the story: It wasn’t just us.

This pain point was felt by nearly every web developer, DevOps team and agency that manages web project. It is a problem that everyone experiences and we are eager to find a better way.

Developers shouldn’t waste time worrying about hosting; they should focus on development

What is the problem?

A cloud hosting platform that is not simple to use.

Developers need to be able to ship their apps quickly. Developers want to be able to access everything they need in one place.

A platform that is simple, clear, and intuitive to use. It doesn’t limit development to one technology, framework, library, or platform.

It is a platform that is simple to use and learn from the first day, without any special training or certifications.

A platform that offers transparent and simple pricing. (Have ever attempted to understand AWS pricing? Challenging!)

Kinsta’s containerized architecture was what we knew would enable us to address these requirements and provide the platform and tools that developers need to do their best work.

We also knew that we had:

Over 8 years of experience in hosting industryUnmatched supportTalented engineers and developers who can solve any technical issueDevOps groups that are unrivaled when it comes managing, scaling, and orchestrating our hosting platform

We built our new, improved hosting solutions on top the same platform that powers our WordPress services. After more than a year’s hard work, which involved 320+ Kinstanians and 750+ beta-testers, as well as countless iterations, it is now available for the public.

Introduction to Application Hosting and Database Hosting Solutions

Kinsta’s vision for the future is to disrupt the status quo. This is possible through our strong commitment towards delivering the best developer experience.

We continue to improve our tools and services in order to provide the best industry-leading tools for developers. We are committed to providing the best possible experience for developers and businesses.

Developers and DevOps teams from all sizes now have access to a wide range of hosting options to host their WordPress sites, databases, services and applications.

Kinsta offers the following:

Managed WordPress HostingApplication Hosting — NEW!Database Hosting — NEW!

Officially, a new era in Kinsta is here


This post will provide more information about the exciting changes that lie ahead


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Managed WordPress Hosting: In a Nutshell

We have built a managed WordPress hosting platform powered by Google Cloud Platform and its Premium-Tier Network. This service powers more than 25,000+ businesses, and provides everything they need to continue growing.

Customers migrating from any host to Kinsta experience an average 20% faster load time. This is due to the use of the most powerful CPUs and the availability of Google’s global Google C2 VMs. 35 available data centers. The blazing-fast Kinsta CDN has 275+ PoPs to deliver static and dynamic content to a worldwide audience.

Client performance after migration to GCP C2 machine.

But the benefits don’t stop there.

Thanks to automatic backups, MyKinsta (our custom and easy-to-use dashboard for site management), built-in application monitoring tool, and enterprise-level firewall and DDoS protection powered by Cloudflare, our managed WordPress hosting solution helps site managers and developers sleep well at night knowing that their sites are safe.

They also know Kinsta saves them hours of work every month. Less time spent doing repetitive yet critical tasks means less overhead and less maintenance cost for your business.

Does your business run on WordPress? Are you a WordPress developer looking for a host with tools that can help you streamline your work? Check out our Managed WordPress Hosting solutions.

pplication Hosting (In a Nutshell)

Web development is living an interesting moment that shows how articulate, nuanced, and complex this world is today. Our new Application Hosting solution simplifies the work of modern web developers.

We make it simple by freeing you from setting up containers, managing servers, worrying about the OS, managing backups, installing SSL certificates, and adding custom domains — everything that might prevent you from focusing exclusively on development.

We’ve built a development platform designed to help you get your applications in front of users as quickly as possible.

Kinsta’s Application Hosting is what the market usually refers to as a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), with tools that make deployment of your applications from code-hosting services like GitHub fast and easy and the capacity for running them smoothly in an optimized environment that’s built to scale.

How To Deploy an Application to Kinsta

Our engineers and product managers have focused on building a streamlined process for your deployments. The process requires just 3 steps:

Connect to your GitHub account and choose a repositoryAutomatically (on every commit) or manually deploy your applicationBuild, scale, and run your processes separately

It’s that easy!

You don’t have to worry about setting up container images because we automatically detect and deploy applications built in this growing list of languages or frameworks:


(Note: We’re curating a list of basic “Hello World” repositories you can fork and deploy on Kinsta to take the service for a spin.)

If you prefer having more control with a custom Docker image, you can use your own Dockerfile in the repository. This will allow you to use almost any language/framework and won’t limit you to those supported by our current Buildpacks.

Screenshot of adding an application on Kinsta's cloud platform for developers.
Adding an application within MyKinsta.

Once your build environment is set up, you’ll have plenty of options to choose resource sizes (thanks to different pod types) that match your needs and define the instance number for better scalability.

For an in-depth look at all the features, make sure to read our documentation on Application Hosting.

Powerful Analytics to Monitor Your Applications

Thanks to the Analytics pages for your applications, you can get reports on application usage that include:

BandwidthBuild timeRuntimeCPU usageMemory usage
Screenshot showing bandwidth usage of a hosted application on Kinsta's cloud platform for developers
Bandwidth chart in Application Analytics.

What About Pricing?

Application Hosting offers resource-based options, which means you’ll be charged exclusively for your usage and nothing more. And the first $20 is on us for both new and existing customers.

Learn more about Application Hosting at Kinsta and deploy your first application to one of our 25 data center locations.

Database Hosting (In a Nutshell)

Databases are a key component of many web projects. Although there are applications that don’t need one, the vast majority require a database.

Thanks to Kinsta’s Database Hosting solution, you can set up a database with just a few clicks, and you can connect to your database with either a Kinsta-hosted application or an external service.

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We currently support different database types, for which you’re able to select the version that best suits your project needs. Specifically, you can host:


And we’re working on adding more in the near future!

How To Deploy a Database at Kinsta

You can set up a new database and have it available in a matter of minutes. You won’t be required to manage servers, handle clusters and containers, or worry about other tasks for which DevOps is usually responsible.

Here’s the process:

Select the database type and the version you prefer.Pick a deployment location from the 25 data center locations currently available.Configure resources for your database.

Voilà: You now have a freshly created, containerized database (with no shared resources!) for your projects.

Screenshot of adding a database on Kinsta's cloud platform for developers.
Adding a database within MyKinsta.

If you create an internal connection between your application and your database, they’ll both live in the same cluster and communicate over a secure connection, which provides better performance than external connections.

What’s more, you won’t be charged for internal traffic, as the requests remain within the same network!

For more information, be sure to read our documentation on Database Hosting.

Powerful Analytics to Monitor Your Database

Thanks to Database Analytics, you can get insights into your database’s usage data, including:

StorageRuntimeCPU usageMemory usage
Screenshot of storage usage for a hosted database in Kinsta's cloud platform for developers.
Storage chart in Database Analytics.

What About Pricing?

As with Application Hosting, Database Hosting offers a per-usage billing system that charges you based on the size and runtime of your database.

Learn more about Database Hosting at Kinsta and deploy your first database to one of our 25 data center locations. Don’t forget: you get $20 off your first month.

What’s Next?

This is just the very beginning of Kinsta’s new era. Our development and engineering teams are working hard on new features, fixing bugs, and iterating by listening closely to the feedback you’ve been sharing.

Some of the new solutions we’re working on include static site hosting, machine learning, cloud applications, and Function-as-a-Service at the edge — to name just a few of the exciting things on our roadmap. On top of these, we’ll keep focusing on making our managed WordPress solutions even better and improving them with the release of features, such as edge caching, that cuts the time needed to serve cached WordPress HTML by an average of more than 50%!

These are great times to work as a developer, and we couldn’t be more excited about what’s coming down the road here at Kinsta!

See what’s in store for Kinsta with the launch of their Application Hosting and Database Hosting services

Hint: There are many exciting changes ahead!


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We’re expanding Kinsta’s hosting services to enrich the support we offer developers and businesses, regardless of their technology. Our CEO summarized it:

We are creating a platform that allows developers to find all the information they need to manage a web service easily so they can concentrate on creating and sharing their best work. — Mark Gavalda, CEO at Kinsta

Kinsta is celebrating this new chapter in its history by offering $20 off your first month of Application Hosting or Database Hosting to all customers, new and old.

The new Kinsta is the platform for developers who want to transform ideas into scalable, live applications in the way they have always imagined.

It’s simple, quick, and all in one place.

We are grateful to all of our amazing customers who have trusted us with their business and supported us throughout this journey.

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