Frankfurt data center

Frankfurt data center

Host your site in Google Cloud Platform’s Frankfurt data center for the fastest coverage throughout Germany.

Fully managed WordPress hosting

Fully managed

The MyKinsta dashboard is packed full easy to use features. Manage all of your sites from one convenient dashboard.

Speed

Built for speed

We use Nginx, LXD containers, PHP 7, and MariaDB on Google Cloud Platform to bring you lightning fast load times.

Secure hosting

Secure like Fort Knox

Active/passive security protocols, firewalls, GeoIP blocking, IP limiting and more to keep your site safe 24/7.

Free WordPress migrations

Daily backups

We use encrypted and highly secure ZFS-based snapshots to create automatic daily backups of your website.

Automatic backups

Free migrations

Sit back and relax while our engineers move your site to Kinsta. Preview and check it before it goes live.

WordPress hosting in Germany

According to worldatlas.com Germany has the largest developed social market economy in Europe, and fourth largest globally by nominal GDP. It’s one of the biggest centers of commerce, and education, with a landscape dominated by cultural venues. Regular trade shows attract millions of visitors word-wide and the city houses DE-CIX, the world’s largest internet exchange point.

For three years in a row, Germany has best named the best country in the world to be an entrepreneur, according to the U.S. News & World Report's annual 'Best Countries' rankings. Such an innovative culture requires top-notch architecture that can keep up with modern demands, as well as comply with regulations that require data to reside in a specific country.

According to Internet World Stats, there are more than 79 million internet users in Germany. With a total population of just over 82 million, Germany has an impressive internet penetration rate of 96.2% (in fact its one of Europe’s highest). An Akamai Q1 2017 survey shows that Germany ranks 25th in the world in terms of average internet connection speeds of 15.3 Mb/s.

According to Behv, Germany posted amazing double-digit eCommerce growth in 2017. The online retail industry increased by 10.9% to reach 58.46 billion Euros. Growth through 2018 is expected to continue at 9.4%.

According to Google, testing shows up to 50% reductions in round-trip time (RTT) latency when serving customers in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and eastern Europe, compared to hosting them in the previous closest location: Belgium. European companies east of Frankfurt should see better app performance when using the German region.

From our speed tests, below is the average website latency (ping times) from the Frankfurt data center to nearby regions:

  • 3.949 ms to Frankfurt, Germany
  • 7.305 ms to Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 10.103 ms to Paris, France
  • 13.398 ms to London, UK

Speed is one of the most important factors for user experience and thus conversions. Thanks to the cutting-edge technology we employ via Google Cloud Platform, PHP 7, LXD and others we are able to serve your Germany based and international visitors with the speed they deserve.

If the majority of your website’s traffic is from Germany, choose our Frankfurt data center!

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WordPress community in Germany

Some of the most popular sites in Germany run on WordPress, such as mercedes-benz.com, mobilesport.ch, blogs.faz.net, blogs.taz.de, baugeld-spezialisten.de, lhomes.de, themepunch.com, superbiomarkt.com, german-wagyu-academy.de, softgames.de, fugger.de, and zeitraum.com.

Germany has a booming local WordPress community and it grows more and more each year. There are a lot of local Meetups happening on a regular basis. WordPress Meetup Berlin has over 1,500 members. Here are just a few of some of the most popular ones:

  • München WordPress Meetup
  • WordPress Meetup Stuttgart
  • WordPress Meetup Köln
  • Hamburg WordPress Meetup
  • WordPress Meetup Bremen
  • WP Meetup Frankfurt
  • Nürnberg WordPress Meetup
  • WordPress Meetup Leipzig
  • WordPress Meetup Hannover
  • Düsseldorf WordPress Meetup
  • WordPress Meetup Dortmund

The first Germany WordCamp was hosted in the city of Hamburg in 2008. Here are a few of the biggest ones:

  • WordCamp Retreat Soltau
  • WordCamp Cologne
  • WordCamp Berlin
  • WordCamp Frankfurt
  • WordCamp Nuremberg
  • WordCamp Hamburg

Germany also contains many notable and award-winning agencies that offer WordPress design and development services; such as Inpsyde, bleech, Soho Creative Group, WP Munich, Mefa Medienfabrik, and Ape Unit.

How to achieve the best performance

Cutting-edge technology on the hardware and software side of hosting

Our developer and system administrator team have been working with WordPress for over eight years. We know it inside out, have written several plugins and custom themes for this great CMS in the past years and we’ve been actively involved in hosting WordPress on our machines for years.

We only use the latest versions of each software that we work with ensuring that you and your visitors can enjoy the best user experience and the fastest page load times in the industry.

For the tech-savvy, here’s our current stack: Nginx, LXD containers, MariaDB, and PHP 7. We also offer HTTP/2 support, SSH, WP-CLI and Git support for our accounts. We use SSD-only machines and our full-page caches are stored in memory to be able to deliver them in just a few milliseconds!

PHP 7
LXD
Google Cloud Platform

Turbocharge content delivery with Frankfurt CDN

Kinsta has partnered up with KeyCDN, a premium HTTP/2 content delivery network (CDN), to turbocharge your content around the globe. We include free bandwidth across all of our plans. When enabled, your content will be delivered and cached from their 34 POPs, this includes all regions: North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia!

The network features a POP in Frankfurt, as well as 10 other POPs strategically placed across Europe. These provide high throughput and low latency throughout all of Europe, as well as surrounding regions.

Comply with data privacy regulations

Kinsta takes data privacy seriously and utilizes Google Cloud Platform's encryption at rest. We allow you and your clients to comply with privacy regulations that require data reside in a specific country or region. Rest assured, if you choose the Frankfurt data center, no data is ever hosted outside of the Germany. By design, any add-ons or features that do transmit data outside of the country are optional and not enabled by default.

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