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If you’ve been searching for a WordPress theme on ThemeForest recently, you may have discovered a ceremony called’Envato Hosted’ being promoted. As you may have figured, this newly established service is from Envato, the site’s parent firm, and is supplying managed WordPress hosting. Slideshow Envato
As well As managing some of the chief facets of your WordPress website (something we are going to be covering in more detail below), and providing you with all you want to begin a new site, one of the main selling points of the revolutionary service is access to one of those engaging ThemeForest topics as part of your subscription fee.
Having a Single point of contact for domain registration, site hosting, subject provision, and the managing of items such as website updates and backups sounds very handy, but is that this service worth your cash? And does this deliver the performance your site needs?
Let’s Take a look.
About the Envato Hosted Managed WordPress Hosting Service
Envato Aim to simplify the process of establishing a WordPress website with their brand new web hosting service. Now, instead of registering a domain name with a single business, purchasing a WordPress theme out of another, then signing up for a web hosting service elsewhere, and of course connecting those pieces together, with Envato Hosted, you can get these components through one account, with one recurring monthly payment.
Not only That, but the Envato Hosted team will also take good care of site copies, core software updates and much more to help make sure your site is always running smoothly.
What Can You Get With Envato Hosted?
The Convenience of a one-stop shop for all your WordPress website needs does sound appealing. We are going to pay the pricing details in greater depth later in this overview, but at $19.99 a month, it is clear this is not affordable, hosting. So let us see what you get for the money.
WORDPRESS THEME SETUP AND MIGRATION
The Envato Hosted theme installation and installation service is excellent for anyone who’s new to WordPress or brief time. After a clean installation of WordPress has been completed, your theme of choice (in the available options) will be installed and activated on your new website.
If You already have a WordPress site, you will be pleased to know the Envato Hosted package includes a migration of your site and its content into your new hosting accounts. It also includes optional domain registration and configuration, and links your domain name to your own server space to make sure your site is seen at your preferred URL.
A PREMIUM WORDPRESS THEME
ThemeForest Is the most significant WordPress topics market, with over 8,000 options. One of the greatest attractions of Envato Hosted is that you get these themes included as part of your hosting plan.
Unfortunately, In the time of writing, only a small selection of WordPress topics were available as part of their Envato Hosted service. Hopefully, in the future, more theme writers will choose to opt in, however, for now, you can choose from the best-selling, multipurpose Avada, Enfold, Bridge, Jupiter, and The7 topics, amongst others.
WORDPRESS WEBSITE MANAGEMENT
WordPress Website hosting packages tend to fall into two categories, managed and unmanaged. Envato Hosted are in the former category, and, as a part of the managed service, upgrades to the WordPress core applications and security checks will be performed on your own behalf. Your site will also be monitored in real time for errors, ensuring any problems are detected as soon as they arise. Slideshow Envato
As Part of the hosting safety steps, the Envato Hosted system engineers are proactive in scanning sites for malware and other problems, and DDoS protection is also in place to keep your website online. If an issue is detected, the service team will start work solving it, while also notifying you of this circumstance. This proactive strategy also applies to assisting with hacked websites.
Considering It is not unheard of for some web hosts to just take your site offline if they discover a possible security problem, it is good to see that the Envato Hosted staff will get to work once a problem is struck, while also keeping you in the loop as to what’s happening.
Perhaps Unsurprisingly, the Envato Hosted service runs on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Because of this, your WordPress site will be hosted on the powerful AWS cloud-computing servers.
More Information about the Envato Hosted hosting environment includes:
· Websites mostly hosted in Virginia, US, with some restricted accessibility in Europe.
· PHP version 5.6 with strategies to push out PHP7 in Q1 2017.
· Apache and NGINX nodes.
· HTTP/2 upgraded network protocol allowed across the plank.
· SSL provided for all domains, at no charge, via Let’s Encrypt.
Currently, There is no site staging service provided, but this is being contemplated for the future.
Site Snapshots are also taken nightly, and backups are kept for 30 days (and stored offsite in Amazon S3 storage for extra security ). At the moment, if you want to restore a backup, you need to open a ticket to ask the service team to carry out this undertaking. But, Envato Hosted hopes to enable self-initiated backups and restores from the first quarter of 2017.
Regrettably, That the Envato Hosted service does not include any email hosting or management services. However, you can connect your own Envato Hosting account to a few of the supported mail suppliers.
Therefore, If you’re already using an email provider such as Google Apps or even Office 365, you can link your domain name into the service. If not, registering with one of these services is your best option for sending and receiving mails using your site’s domain name.
24/7 TICKET AND EMAIL SUPPORT
After You’ve signed up using Envato Hosted, you can contact the support team round the clock. Tickets may be opened from within your Envato hosting accounts dash, giving you a central place for managing your website and helpdesk correspondence.
Although Live chat has been contemplated for the future, there’s no telephone support service, with email being the only way to get in touch with the team. During the testing with this particular review, the Envato Hosted service team reacted quickly to some tickets that were opened.
As part Of the client onboarding process, you’ll also receive a one-on-one session with a member of the service staff. This is a great chance to ask any questions you may have or iron out some problems that may occur while setting up your website. Slideshow Envato
ENVATO HOSTED ACCOUNT DASHBOARD
Once You’ve signed up with Envato Hosted, you’ll be able to log into your account dashboard. From the dashboard area, you can see your active hosting programs, the particulars of your WordPress website, along with other important information.
We’ll Cover the usage limitations from the pricing department. But, you can easily view how much of your visitor, disk quota, and bandwidth allowance you’ve absorbed from your Envato Hosted dashboard.
Envato Hosted Performance
Having Your pick from a choice of high-quality WordPress themes, and all the other good features covered over, is great. But perhaps the most important reason to select one web host over another is how quickly they can serve your site to your customers.
This Guide explains why site speed is so essential. Suffice to say, if you would like to have more visitors, a better user experience, and improved goal conversion rates, then you should do everything you can to enhance the speed of your WordPress site. With that in mind, let’s look at the loading times we experienced while testing Envato Hosted with this review.
Envato Hosted User Experience
On Paper, Envato Hosted provides everything a brand new WordPress user may desire. So, let’s find out how easy this support would be to use in practice.
As This is a hands on Envato Hosted review, for testing purposes, we did sign up and launch a new WordPress website. Even though the time from starting the signup process to having the ability to log to the new WordPress site was not instantaneous, it just took about five minutes. But a significant portion of that time was spent looking at a display wondering what exactly was happening.
There Were a few hiccups on the way, like the links to the website and control panel that were delivered over not yet being busy. This was probably because of domain name system (DNS) settings requiring some time to spread, and also the new URL being in the process of going live. However, as there’s no mention of these delays and possible issues during the setup process, it marginally taints the suitability of Envato Hosted for inexperienced WordPress users.
Simple Progress records and messages about flaws would be an easy method to overcome these issues and keep users informed.
In General, Though, getting started with Envato Hosted and launching a new WordPress site is relatively straightforward. You truly can register a domain name, select a theme, and choose which demo to have set up, all through one signup procedure. However, while everything did work, the enrollment procedure felt somewhat rough round the edges in comparison with this of Envato Hosted’s competitors.
GTmetrix Website Speed Test Success
The Loading times of the test site were also measured with GTmetrix, another popular performance reporting instrument. Slideshow Envato
GTmetrix Recorded the webpage loading time in 2.2 seconds, which is comparable with the Pingdom outcomes.
For the Sake of contrast, another evaluation WordPress site, also using Avada and the exact same Agency demonstration, took just over a second longer to load a cheap, back-end shared hosting account.
Pingdom Website Speed Test Results
Pingdom is a popular monitoring service, and One of the greatest methods to assess the performance of a web site. After registering using Envato Hosted, the Avada theme was installed along with the Agency demo site content erased.
As That the Avada Agency demo homepage involves a multimedia slider using movie content and other large files, it had been determined a more standard page from the demonstration, composed of images and text, would yield more relevant results. When the test WordPress site was put up, Pingdom listed the loading times of this internal blog post at 30-minute intervals.
After Monitoring website speed with Pingdom, the typical load time over the previous seven days to get our WordPress site, hosted by Envato using the Avada theme and its own Agency demonstration, was 2.96 seconds, with a YSlowperformance grade of B and 85/100. The loading times were recorded at fixed intervals throughout the testing period.
Site Uptime was also monitored with Pingdom. Throughout the testing, six instances of downtime were detected, with the site inaccessible for 15 minutes in total. This resulted in a uptime of 99.85% based on Pingdom. Although the site returned to its accessible state without any intervention, the maximum amount of downtime as could be seen from the image below — has been a slightly worrying nine minutes.
Envato Hosted Pricing Details
Envato Will host your WordPress website for $19.99 per month or $190 yearly, plus taxes.
This Cost also includes any qualifying WordPress motif from ThemeForest, such as best-selling options like Avada, X Theme, and Enfold. Also contained in the ceremony is the installation of your chosen motif and its demo, in addition to continuing support for your site. Free migration of a current WordPress website to your hosting account is also included.
As Mentioned, because the Envato Hosted support is fully managed, the staff will take care of WordPress core upgrades, provide base-level security, monitor your site for errors, and back up the website daily.
When it Comes to usage, your own $19.99 per month or $190 annually includes 100,000 monthly payments, 5GB of disk space, and 100GB of monthly bandwidth. These quotas are soft limits, and nothing automatic will happen if you go over them. Instead, if excessive usage is detected, expect to be contacted by the service team to talk about a solution which works for both parties. There are no overage charges in place right now.
For Comparison, the entrance level WP Engine handled WordPress hosting plan comprises 25,000 monthly visits, 10GB of disk space, and unlimited bandwidth for $29 a month. For a more budget-friendly choice, SiteGround provide their own spin on managed WordPress hosting for as little as $9.95 per month, which includes an allowance of up to 10,000 monthly visitors and 10GB of disk space. Slideshow Envato
But, Neither of these competitor options comprises a premium ThemeForest WordPress motif and setup. The allure of the Envato Hosted service is having everything in 1 location, under a single account, including your domain name, hosting support, WordPress theme, and support team.
You can Attempt Envato Hosted for free as part of a seven-day trial. You’ll have to enter your payment details to get started, however, the trial period is a fantastic method to learn for yourself how the agency works.
Components is a service from Envato That intends to provide creators and manufacturers having an ever-expanding library of digital resources for their projects. If you’d like access to a large and expanding collection of videos, sound files, photos, graphics, illustrations, fonts, HTML templates, and WordPress themes and plugins, in addition to other content then Envato Elements might be exactly what you’re searching for.
Moreover, Envato Elements subscribers now get access to 1,200 video courses and eBooks from EnvatoTuts+. As a result of this, you do not just get access to almost 1 million electronic assets but also the educational content to help you work together effectively.
Inside This Envato Components review, we’ll explore what this service has to offer, how it functions, and how much it’s to help you decide if this is a good option for your requirements.
Testing with the Twenty Seventeen WordPress Theme
Even though Avada is among the most popular WordPress themes around, its wealth of features and functionality could be overkill for some projects. If your needs are more modest and you’d like to know how Envato Hosted plays a more minimal WordPress theme, we also tested a website with the free Twenty Seventeen theme from the WordPress.org team.
Contrary to Avada, the free Twenty Seventeen theme doesn’t include or rely upon any plugins. Therefore, this no frills WordPress theme gave Envato Hosted a great chance to demonstrate how fast it could deliver a web site. With a mean loading period of 335 milliseconds, along with also a grade performance more than seven days of analyzing, Envato Hosted definitely has the capacity to rapidly serve a WordPress website to your audience.
Although An uptime of 99.85percent was recorded by Pingdom during our initial round of testing, there wasn’t any downtime recorded in our next seven-day phase of testing.
Your Requirements and the final configuration of your site will probably sit somewhere between one of those full-featured Avada demos as well as the minimal Twenty Seventeen theme. Your results will surely vary from ours, but ours should give you a rough idea of what to expect from Envato Hosted. Furthermore, using a seven-day free trial, then you should have enough time to perform speed testing of your site prior to making a last decision on Envato Hosted.
Do not Overlook, there are lots of approaches to make WordPress quicker that we did not make use of on our test site, like optimizing your content more efficiently and picking your plugins wisely. Think about your initial site rate testing results as a baseline which may be improved in several of ways. Slideshow Envato
It is Also worth pointing out that although Envato Hosted does not prohibit using any specific plugins (like any other handled WordPress hosts), they do suggest avoiding caching plugins, even as Envato already employs server caching to all sites on their platform. However, while Envato Hosted does not yet preserve their own content delivery network (CDN), you are free to make use of a third party CDN of your own choice — another popular way to speed up a WordPress site.
Testing The speed of a website and its web host is not as easy as it might appear. Running a manual test with a reputable service like Pingdom or even GTmetrix can create wildly varying results from 1 moment to the next. To counteract this, for our evaluations, the superior Pingdom service was used to mechanically record the rate of the test site at 30-minute spans around the clock for seven days.
There Are so many elements that could affect the load times of your site, such as your choice of motif, which plugins you are using, what type of content you’re publishing, just how many people are attempting to access your site at one time, and where these visitors are located. However, these test results must provide you some notion of what to expect from Envato Hosted.
What is Envato Elements?
Envato Elements is A subscription service which provides you with access to over 900,000 downloadable electronic assets for your own projects. To keep things simple, Envato Elements offers two pricing plans — monthly and yearly — with both encouraging unlimited downloads. Thanks to some recent change to their own pricing model, the two options (rather than only the annual plan) now consist of access to the 900+ WordPress plugins and themes available from Envato Elements.
Unlike some other Premium image and digital asset solutions, you won’t need to be worried about credits and download limits. This approach from Envato Elements is excellent since it gives you the capability to experiment with different files before making a final decision on which to use to your own project.
When it comes to Content creation, the Envato Elements assets are produced by a community of artists that are independent. These designers are paid for their efforts by means of a revenue sharing model. Fifty percent of net revenue is allegedly shared with all the content creators who supply the assets for Envato Elements.
Who is Envato Elements For?
We’ll look at some Of the content available in more detail later on in this Envato Elements review. However, to give you a better idea of that could benefit from signing up for this particular service, some groups from the target market comprise:
Site owners that want a varied selection of WordPress theme and plugins.
Bloggers who need high-quality images for their articles. Slideshow Envato
Web designers that need WordPress topics, HTML templates, and other resources for their websites.
T-shirt along with other product creators who hunt starter graphics and templates for their layouts.
Graphic designers along with other illustrators who’d enjoy more fonts, brushes, actions, and layer styles.
Business owners who would enjoy readymade stationery, business card, and site templates.
Audio manufacturers searching for sound effects to their compositions.
Vloggers seeking stock video files and movie templates for their content.
Podcasters who’d discover a huge library of sound idents because of their episodes useful.
As you can see, Anybody creating visual information, and now audio content, is part of their Envato Elements target market. If you’ve ever struggled to find the right featured picture to get a blog article or you would like to speed up your design workflow by simply beginning with a template or utilizing activities and presets for your favourite applications, Envato Elements could help you out. Now that WordPress themes and plugins are also available within this ceremony, anybody who owns a WordPress site or works on this popular platform should also think about signing up using Envato Element.
As you can see from The above image, there are two options for subscribing to Envato Elements:
daily plan: $33 plus applicable regional taxes charged monthly.
Yearly strategy: $198 plus applicable local taxes charged yearly (equivalent to $16.50 per month).
As mentioned Earlier in this Envato Elements review, you do not have to pay a year to access the 900+ WordPress themes and plugins (in addition to the other assets) as it currently doesn’t matter if you decide to pay monthly or yearly, you may download everything available from Envato Elements while your subscription is active.
However, there’s A benefit of paying yearly, and that’s that you’ll save 50 percent within the year in comparison to paying yearly.
Another good reason To look at joining Envato Element is you can cancel your subscription at any time and still retain the rights to use any items which you downloaded and enrolled during your time as a subscriber. However, we are going to be covering the permit details in more depth later on in this Envato Elements review.
What Do You Get entry?
In the time of Composing this Envato Components review, the things in the assets repository consist of:
WordPress Themes (914 objects ) including portfolio, blogging, business, ecommerce, and multi-purpose themes.
WordPress Plugins (315 items) including email marketing, forms, media player, and societal media plugins.
Photos (634,637 objects ) including high quality landscape, food, folks, and technology royalty-free stock photos.
Pictures (16,157 items) including illustrations, wallpapers, vectors, icons, and objects.
Graphic Templates (29,694 items) including product mockups, UX and UI kits, and infographics.
Add-ons (1,250 items) including activities and presets, brushes, and layer styles. Slideshow Envato
Fonts (3,718 items) including serif, sans-serif, and decorative fonts.
Presentation Templates (7,506 objects ) such as PowerPoint and Keynote templates.
Web Templates (1,786 items) including email, admin, website, and landing page templates.
CMS Templates (842 items) including Shopify, Drupal, Magento, Ghost, and Tumblr templates.
3D Renders (18,257 objects ) including a broad range of objects.
Stock Video (98,085 objects ) such as stock video footage and motions graphics.
Video Templates (7,031 objects ) including broadcast packages, product promos, and titles.
Music (11,187 items) including royalty free music tracks and idents.
Sound Effects (77,893 items) including animal, video game, nature, and cartoon sounds.
WordPress users Will notice that there are currently WordPress themes and plugins available within Envato Elements. There is not the selection to match ThemeForest, the biggest WordPress theme market, or CodeCanyon, the plugin market, both also owned by Envato, but new items are being added on a regular basis. Royalty-free stock photos also have been added to Envato Elements with over 600,000 to pick from.
It’s also worth Pointing out that even during the process of writing this Envato Elements inspection more things were added to the library of resources. However, despite there being so many things available, it is quite simple to find what you’re looking for. To assist you limit your search for the ideal asset, many of the top-level groups are divided up farther into sub-categories.
You can also filter The items by other properties, such as retina or reactive prepared, when browsing the web templates class, for example. If you are using a particular software program, you may also filter the items through this criterion. A number of the software program filtering options include:
Adobe Premiere Elements.
But in many Cases, you should be able to open, edit, and utilize the resources in a compatible software of your choice in addition to the prescribed software.
How Does the Envato Elements License Work?
Envato Elements Keeps things incredibly simple when it comes to licensing. As previously mentioned, the items which you may download are covered by a commercial license, which you can discover more about here. As a consequence, you can use the assets you download in your own work, in addition to client projects.
When downloading an Asset, you can pick from two licensing-related choices:
Project Use — register the item with a certain job for eternal use.
Demo Use — a no enrollment option that is great for examining an asset before deciding whether to use it.
The trial Usage Option is ideal for researching an asset to find out more about it, until you are sure if, and in which, you may utilize it. When you’re prepared to use an advantage, you can choose the project use option and enter the necessary details. Registering a download to get a project is as straightforward as entering the title of this undertaking. You really don’t have to submit much info at all to’permit’ a download.
In Summary, if you have Paid for accessibility to the Envato Elements library you can use any of those files in commercial endeavors. Canceling your subscription means you can’t download any more things, but any things you’ve already downloaded and registered to a project can continue to get utilized with that project. To learn more, it’s well worth watching the short video about the Envato Elements licensing page. Slideshow Envato
When it comes to User encounter , again, Envato Elements retains things incredibly simple. To assist you decide whether to join using Envato Elements, you can first browse the library for free. If you do see any assets that you enjoy, it only takes a moment or two to sign up and start downloading.
Once You’ve established a free Envato accounts, you can sign up to Envato Elements on the monthly subscription plan or the greater worth early strategy. After entering your PayPal or card payment information, you can start downloading the documents instantly.
Once You have seen something that grabs your eye, you can discover more about the asset on its own page, prior to making a choice whether download it or not. If after closer review, the product still looks like a fantastic fit for your needs, it is possible to hit the download button to get access to the documents.
Before Downloading the product, you will need to either register it to be used on a particular job or download it for trial usage. The latter would be the ideal option if you only want to take a better look at a product, before choosing to put it to use on a specific project. It’s worth pointing out that once you’ve registered a product for use on a specific project, it is possible to continue to use the item even after you have finished your subscription.
When you have made a Option, a zip archive of these files is downloaded to your computer. You can then extract the files from the archive and start them with a compatible software application or service.
It’s good to see This in the event that you download a background image or other type of graphic, you’ll also have entry to the JPG or PNG versions of these files in addition to the editable Photoshop or Illustrator documents (depending on the kind of file you have downloaded). Possessing a JPG or PNG version of the asset means you can instantly use it without having access to a specific software program.
If you don’t Currently have access to the ideal tools, simply download a file, upload it into your WordPress site and harvest or scale it before publishing it on your website. Obviously, when you would like complete editing capabilities then using the right software application is suggested. However, it’s fantastic to know that there are different options.
While you’re logged To your Envato Elements account, you can view the things that you’ve downloaded from your dash. This makes it easy to quickly download something again to register it with a different job or put in a license to a trial item to enable it to be used on a live project.
If You wish to get your new WordPress website online with minimum effort possible, Envato Hosting is definitely worth considering. Providing you’re happy to use one of the WordPress themes which can be found within this ceremony, Envato Hosted may be the hands-off done-for-you handled hosting service you’re looking for. Slideshow Envato
Also, if You’re looking for a more managed hosting arrangement for an existing WordPress site, it is worth repeating that Envato Hosted offers a totally free site migration support as part of the signup procedure. Even though you ought to contact the support team first to discover if they’ll be able to migrate your specific WordPress website configuration.
The Envato Hosted monthly charges of $19.99 are fair from the restricted WordPress hosting space. But you can, of course, host your site for a lot less — and if you’re willing to perform more of this installation and ongoing maintenance work yourself, there are quite a few good alternatives that are also worth considering.
Even though That the Envato Hosted service is a relative newcomer to the hosting area, the business has several years’ experience working together and encouraging WordPress users — and that they’re using the Amazon Web Service infrastructure must give you some reassurance, too.
If You have been putting off starting a brand new WordPress site due to all the various components you’ll have to understand, such as domains, topics, installing WordPress and looking after your site, then Envato Hosted could well be a wise choice.