HostPapa Invests $1.1M in Managed WordPress Hosting Platform, Rocket.net

Rocket.net, a Managed WordPress Hosting Platform, has accepted an invitation to be part of HostPapa’s exclusive accelerator program. As part of the program, Rocket.net has also secured $1.1 million in financing from the Canada-based cloud services provider.

Launched in June 2020, Rocket.net’s Managed WordPress Hosting Platform has seen impressive growth due to their “unique, all-in-one” approach. Every WordPress install on its hosting platform routes through Cloudflare’s enterprise offering, providing customers with a huge advantage when it comes to speed and security for their WordPress websites.

Rocket.net claims it provides the fastest WordPress experience available, with Time to First Byte (TTFB) averaging “70ms” around the world. Rocket.net end user and agency customers would also benefit from enhanced WordPress security, at no additional cost. According to Rocket.net, this kind of security is typically only available to Fortune 1000 customers.

This $1.1 million in financing will assist in accelerating the implementation of Rocket.net’s strategic plan. In addition to the capital, Rocket.net intends to take advantage of HostPapa’s extended support services, which includes access to customer support, marketing, and product development resources.

Rocket.net was founded on providing the ultimate WordPress experience for its customers. Their Managed WordPress Hosting Platform benefits would include:

  • Providing superior page load acceleration and delivery
  • Offering the ability to auto-scale content globally for performance peaks and spikes
  • Enhanced security features to provide the ultimate protection from threats
  • Proactive monitoring and alerts to potential events
  • Flexible payment and contract options to avoid vendor lock-in
Photo Ben Gabler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rocket.net
“We’re beyond excited to be working with Jamie and his talented team at HostPapa, as we continue to accelerate, protect, and deploy WordPress at the edge of the cloud,” said Ben Gabler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rocket.net.

“We’re beyond excited to be working with Jamie and his talented team at HostPapa, as we continue to accelerate, protect, and deploy WordPress at the edge of the cloud,” said Ben Gabler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rocket.net. “Since launching Rocket.net, we’ve focused on driving value to the WordPress community with our edge-first approach. 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.”

HostPapa will provide support as Rocket.net continues to build and grow their platform, while also making the Managed WordPress Hosting product line available to its own customers.

“We launched our accelerator program with companies like Rocket.net specifically in mind,” said Jamie Opalchuk, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HostPapa. “Not only do Ben and Aaron bring extensive industry knowledge and experience, but they are passionate about making a difference in the WordPress community. The managed WordPress platform they’ve created is already steps ahead of the competition, and over the next year the others will be chasing them. We are thrilled to be a part of it.”

“Rocket.net has already proven itself successful in such a short time while being bootstrapped,” added Mr. Opalchuk. “With our funding and strategic partnership, I expect them to grow faster than ever.”

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