Kinsta‘s Singapore managed WordPress solution is perfect for bloggers, marketers, developers, web design agencies, enterprises, and WooCommerce stores. Our Jurong West data center will ensure visitors from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, and all of southeast Asia get lightning fast load times!View Plans
According to worldatlas.com Singapore is the richest economy in all of Southeast Asia. It’s a global commerce, finance, and transport hub. It has been named the “easiest place to do business,” by the World Bank, as well as the “best investment potential,” and “most technologically ready nation.” Such a fast moving and advanced ecosystem requires a WordPress hosting solution that can keep up.
According to Internet World Stats, there are more than 4.8 million internet users in Singapore. With a total population of just over 5.7 million, Singapore has an impressive internet penetration rate of 83.6% (in fact its one of Southeast Asia’s highest). An Akamai Q1 2017 survey shows that Singapore ranks 7th in the world in terms of average internet connection speeds of 20.3 Mb/s.
As reported by Tech in Asia, a whopping 64% of eCommerce traffic in the country came from mobile and grew to 74 percent by Q2 of 2017. Statista estimates that the total number of mobile internet users is excepted to reach over 4 million by 2022. Singapore’s eCommerce revenue will amount to $3.74 billion by the end 2018, and is expected to show annual growth rate of 10.1% resulting in $5.489 billion by 2022.
According to Google, testing shows 51% to 98% reductions in round-trip time (RTT) latency when serving customers in Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok, compared to hosting them in the previous closest locations: Taiwan or Tokyo.
From our speed tests, below is the average website latency (ping times) from the Jurong West data center to nearby regions:
Google is also heavily investing in Asia Pacific infrastructure with it’s new submarine cables. The SJC project opened in 2013 and connects Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The Indigo project, opening in 2019, will connect Singapore, Indonesia, Perth, and Sydney.
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 Singapore based and international visitors with the speed they deserve.
Some of the most popular sites in Singapore run on WordPress, such as onextrapixel.com, maketecheasier.com, alvinology.com, bagaholicboy.com, noobcook.com, pickeringpacific.com, asia361.com, aspirantsg.com, and lesterchan.net.
Singapore has very active local WordPress community and has been gaining a lot of traction in recent years. There are a lot of local Meetups happening on a regular basis. The Singapore WordPress Meetup Group now has over 1,200 members. The first Singapore WordCamp was hosted in 2011 and the most recent in 2017, which featured speakers from Automattic and other WordPress companies such as Human Made.
Singapore also contains many notable and award-winning agencies that offer WordPress design and development services; such as ChillyBin, SMMILE, Ambient, Ranosys Technologies, Our Little Company, and Lemonade IT Solutions.