In September (2021) Nexcess announced that they have added the Plugin Performance Monitor and Sales Performance Monitor to their Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce hosting platforms at no additional cost!
Incase you’re not familiar with these two features, let me break them down a bit for you so you can really understand the value they bring to your WordPress/WooCommerce website.
Plugin Performance Monitor
The Plugin Performance Monitor watches your website’s performance every day to capture and compare the performance before and after a plugin or theme change has been made. You’ll be able to see how the changes you’ve made impacted your website’s performance.
This feature will add a new Nexcess Performance Monitor panel in your WordPress dashboard where you can see performance score changes, and they’re not just telling you that your website is slow, they’re telling you where to look based on those changes that were made so that you can correct the issue.
With this feature you can now take immediate action to correct any issues that impact your site’s performance when these shifts occur.
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Sales Performance Monitor
The Sales Performance Monitor gives merchants critical insights into their online store revenues.
With Sales Performance Monitor the Nexcess intelligence engine monitors transactions in the background and sends alerts based on the sales trends of a store. This gives you much needed visibility and enabling you to get things back on track if sales are slowing down.
The Sales Performance Monitor is so smart that it watches for the “abnormal” sales changes based on specific trends and will send alerts to the WooCommerce inbox and emails will be sent to the store’s Admin(s).
This new feature requires no configuration, and is included in all Managed WooCommerce hosting plans by Nexcess.
How Do You Get These New Features?
The Plugin Performance Monitor is now available for all Managed WordPress and WooCommerce hosting plans offered by Nexcess.
The Sales Performance Monitor is available with all WooCommerce hosing plans offered by Nexcess.
To get these new features you simple need to migrate your WordPress website to one of the amazing Nexcess hosting platforms.
Managed WordPress Hosting Plans:
WooCommerce Hosting Plans:
Nexcess & Liquid Web have made migrating your WordPress website to the their hosting platforms relatively easy with this handy plugin:
They have also put together a very detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to migrate your site, which you can find here: Migrate to Nexcess with managed WordPress and managed WooCommerce hosting
If you prefer not to migrate your own website, you may want to hire an expert like WP Mantis.
Is It Worth Migrating Your Site to Nexcess?
The short answer is, Yes.
The cost is included in your hosting fee and they could end up helping you generate more revenue or reduce a loss in revenue.
Now, if you’re currently hosting with a company like WP Engine and you don’t have a WooCommerce site, you don’t need to migrate your site to take advantage of a feature like the Plugin Performance Monitor. WP Engine offers a similar service called the Smart Plugin Manager.
That said, I believe the most critical of these two new features is the Sales Performance Monitor, especially at this time of year (at the time of this writing it is October) when the holiday season is just around the corner and online sales sky rocket.
If you have an online store and you use WooCommerce, you should take advantage of this new feature and migrate your site before Black Friday!
Remember if you need help migrating your site to Nexcess, be sure to contact WP Mantis.
Answers to Other Questions You Might Have…
There is no additional cost for using the Plugin Performance Monitor, it is included with all Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce hosting plans.
There is no additional cost for using the Sales Performance Monitor, it is included with all Managed WooCommerce hosting plans.
No. I am afraid not. These are not plugins that are available for download or installation through the WordPress repository or for purchase from Nexcess. You can only use these features if you host your site on Nexcess WordPress or WooCommerce hosting platforms.
Yes. Liquid Web acquired Nexcess and as a result added them to their brand portfolio in 2019. You can read more about that here.
The Wrap Up
Hopefully you’re aware that your WordPress site is the most vulnerable when you have plugins that have not been updated. And I know that there are many people who are afraid to update their sites because of the risk of something breaking. Which is where the value of the Plugin Performance Monitor comes in.
If you’re not interested in generating more revenue or preventing the loss of revenue then you shouldn’t have bothered to read this far! Because that is exactly the opportunity you have when you host with Nexcess and their Managed WooCommerce platform.
They have a great team that is always willing to answer any questions and help you find the right hosting solution for your specific needs, so if you have questions, I recommend that you reach out to their support team today!