Nexcess Launches Plugin Performance Monitor for WooCommerce and WordPress

Managed ecommerce hosting provider, Nexcess, a company delivering a fully managed, high-performance digital commerce cloud platform built to optimize WordPress, WooCommerce, and Magento sites and stores, has released its Plugin Performance Monitor. It will be added as a feature on all Nexcess’ Managed WooCommerce and Managed WordPress hosting packages.

This Plugin Performance Monitor offering, a Nexcess exclusive, captures and compares the performance of a WordPress site before and after plugin or theme modifications. The monitor performs nightly performance checks on websites and then provides the findings to the website’s administrators, along with details on what changed and how it affected performance.

Users will be able to see which files are contributing to the load (request volume) and performance (speed/delay) of the system. Finally, it links performance to revenue growth for online shops (or loss).

“Change is where bad things happen,” said Chris Lema, Vice President of Products and Innovation at Liquid Web with whom Nexcess joined forces back in 2019. “Website owners will often add a plugin to their site because they believe it will help in some way. But there’s never been an easy way to understand cause and effect. Which plugins slow a site down? By how much? If you’re a site owner without deep technology experience, you may never know if a plugin is making things better or worse, whether or not it has created conflicts or broken something on the site. At Nexcess, we watch performance daily. We’re not just telling admins that your site is slow, we’re telling them where to look. It’s a constant feedback loop of the changes they are making. No one else is doing this.”

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Photo Chris Lema, VP of Products and Innovation at Liquid Web
“If you’re a site owner without deep technology experience, you may never know if a plugin is making things better or worse, whether or not it has created conflicts or broken something on the site,” said Chris Lema, VP of Products and Innovation at Liquid Web with whom Nexcess joined forces in 2019.

The additional functionality, which is included in Nexcess’ pricing of the Managed WooCommerce and Managed WordPress Hosting services, allows site and shop owners to take quick action to understand performance as it fluctuates.

The Nexcess Plugin Performance Monitor runs on a daily basis and records performance changes over time so users may observe how their modifications have affected performance. Clients will be able to view performance score changes and the reasons of those changes by opening the Nexcess Performance page in their WordPress dashboard.

“At Nexcess, we’re passionate about powering the online potential of our SMBs and serving the communities of designers, developers, and agencies who create for businesses around the world,” added Mr. Lema. “There hasn’t been a lot of innovation in the managed WordPress and WooCommerce space – so we keep pushing forward. Now with our Plugin Performance Monitor, we want to make sure that fast sites stay fast as our customers add plugins.”

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