What Makes Kinsta the Best WordPress Multisite Hosting Provider?

If you’re looking for the best WordPress Multisite hosting solution, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you are hosting client sites, running a business site, or managing a community network for a college or university, Kinsta is the right solution for your needs.

Powered exclusively by the Google Cloud Platform and supported by WordPress experts, Kinsta offers innovative solutions for setting up and managing a WordPress Multisite network as simply as possible.

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Multisite networks come with a unique set of challenges and obstacles that make scalability and uptime especially critical. If you’re using a shared, cheap, or unreliable hosting provider, the chances that your whole network will go down and become unreachable skyrocket.

The hosting provider you choose also influences how easy it is to set up and manage your WordPress sites. Every day we hear from clients who are curious to learn about what makes Kinsta unique, and are looking for a reliable, all-in-one solution for their WordPress Multisite setups.

That’s what we’ll answer here. We’ll discuss what distinguishes Kinsta from other WordPress hosting providers, and explore the benefits of using Kinsta as your Multisite hosting solution.

The Kinsta platform is built for performance, speed, and scalability

Unique infrastructure

Unlike other hosting providers, Kinsta doesn’t fall into any of the categories of traditional hosting, such as shared, VPS, or dedicated. Kinsta’s unique, powerful infrastructure was built from scratch to enable us to deliver unparalleled performance. Our platform is backed by the innovative technology and resources needed to support WordPress Multisite networks.

C2 machines from $60

Starting at just $60 per month, Kinsta Pro plans (and higher) include all the technical elements needed to seamlessly run and manage a WordPress Multisite network. Our latest generation C2 compute-optimized Google Cloud VMs enable our customers to see significant improvements in average response times.

Built around containers

We also use LXD-managed hosts and LXC software containers for every site hosted on our platform. This means that your entire network will have its own isolated container equipped with all the necessary resources, including MySQL, PHP, Linux, and Nginx.

Seamless site management

This is important because, unlike with traditional shared hosts, you won’t have to worry about sharing resources or your network being compromised. You can also launch a new WordPress Multisite quickly and directly from MyKinsta dashboard, which is our custom, intuitive portal designed for easy site management.

Incredible site performance

Our custom-compiled Linux packages and Nginx rulesets enable us to maximize the performance of your WordPress sites, as well as more than 30 different software packages and PHP extensions. Plus, our scalable infrastructure enables you to upgrade or downgrade with ease.

Data centers where you need them

For your Multisite network, you can choose from any of our 29 global data centers. This means you can strategically select any of our locations worldwide for your Multisite network to reduce network latency and ensure lightning-fast loading times.

Another way we can help optimize the speed and performance of your Multisite network is through our unique caching system. We use a variety of caching solutions to eliminate the need for external plugins or add-ons. This is particularly helpful when you’re managing multiple WordPress sites. To reduce server load and accelerate response times, we use Bytecode, Query cache, Page, and CDN cache, as well as support for Object cache if needed.

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It's as though the folks at Kinsta tried every other hosting company and then thought to themselves "hmmm... what could we do better"? Everything about the product experience, the around the clock customer support and the useful content they produce makes for the best possible hosting experience.

But by far, the best thing is their infrastructure for managing the websites as well as how it is layered on top of the biggest and baddest ass hosting platform in the world, Google Cloud.

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MyKinsta Dashboard

MyKinsta: A dashboard for better WordPress Multisite management

At Kinsta, our mission is to make managing your WordPress Multisite network as simple as possible. One of the ways we do that is with our custom user portal.

Built specifically for WordPress site management, the MyKinsta dashboard is packed with powerful features and developer-friendly tools that make managing and maintaining your sites quick and easy. This includes:

  • Quick phpMyAdmin access.
  • One-click staging environments and an option to restore backups to production or staging.
  • Site labeling and renaming tools for easy filtering and categorization of your sites.
  • Simple redirect management.
  • Detailed analytics and insights for all your sites, including bandwidth and visitor data, performance analysis data, CDN usage and insights, and cache HIT and MISS ratio.
  • Five different types of backups: automatic/daily, optional hourly, manual, system generated, and downloadable.
  • Premium Amazon Route 53 DNS to manage your DNS records directly in the dashboard.
  • Search and replace tool for easy bulk updates.
  • One-click PHP version switching and the option to restart PHP.
  • Dashboard tool to purge site cache.
  • The ability to use custom setups such as Bedrock and Trellis.
  • One-click CDN setup.
  • Ability to quickly and easily block IP addresses via the IP Deny tool.
  • New Relic integration.
  • Free automatic Cloudflare SSL certificates with support for wildcard domains, and the option to import your own SSL.
  • WordPress debugging tool.
  • Option to strengthen login security by adding your SSH keys to the dashboard.
  • Multilingual dashboard that’s available in 10 languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, and Dutch.
  • Unrestricted access to your site’s critical files and access to Git, WP-CLI, and SSH included with every plan.
  • A Redis add-on for quicker database performance.
  • A free performance monitoring and debugging tool with Kinsta APM.

One-click migration

We understand how important cloning and staging environments are for testing plugins, themes, and core updates, to ensure that they won’t break your websites before pushing them live. That’s why we offer one-click staging.

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Environment cloning

You have the option of cloning an existing environment, or creating a new subdirectory or subdomain staging site to test features before pushing them live within your network. Plus, you can do it all directly from your MyKinsta dashboard! You can even restore backups to a production or staging site.

We don't need to worry about hosting and downtime anymore. Before moving to Kinsta we needed to think about speed, efficiency and how we are going to deploy our stuff. But not anymore, Kinsta does everything for us.

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Multisite domain mapping, site labeling, and multi-user management

With Kinsta as your host, you can configure WordPress Multisite from your MyKinsta dashboard with just one click. When you use our auto-installer for WordPress, you’re presented with the option to activate Multisite at the same time simply by checking a box. You can choose between subdomains and subdirectories, and set up domain mapping.

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Categories and tags

Similar to how you can organize your WordPress content using categories and tags, our site labeling tool lets you assign custom labels to your sites for easy filtering and categorization. You can arrange the site lists by name, total number of visits, bandwidth usage, and disk usage.

Rename sites

Additionally, you can rename sites within MyKinsta to change the display name of your sites. Whether you recently changed your domain name, are rebranding, or have another motivation to modify the title of your site, the MyKinsta renaming tool lets you do it in a few simple clicks.

Multi-user feature

Kinsta also offers a multi-user feature that lets you add unlimited users and configure their access levels. For example, you can grant them access to all of your sites or just the billing area, or you can add them as developers and administrators to a subset of sites. You can also define MyKinsta user roles at the company and site levels.

I love everyone behind Kinsta's amazing Support team... They are my Super Heroes. In 15 years I developed thousands of WP websites hosted over hundreds of hosting providers. 4 years ago I discover Kinsta and it was love from "prima vista".

Dedicated security features to keep your network safe

At Kinsta, we take security seriously. This is why we implement both active and passive measures to safeguard your sites and network from intruders and malicious activity.

Our core security features include:

  • Premium uptime monitoring every two minutes for all WordPress sites, via an in-house developed monitoring system
  • Free Cloudflare integration, which includes a secure firewall, DDoS protection, HTTP/3 support, and free SSL certificates.
  • Strict software-based restrictions
  • Detecting DDoS attacks as they happen, and stopping malicious code from entering our network
  • Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) support
  • IP Geolocation blocking
  • Automated backups for all plans
  • Free Cloudflare SSL certificates with wildcard domain support.
  • Isolated LXC containers
  • Only support for encrypted SFTP and SSH connections (no FTP)

If we are notified of an issue with your Multisite network, we’ll reach out immediately to discuss the next steps. We also offer a 100% hack-fix guarantee, meaning that if one of your sites is hacked or infected with malware, we’ll fix or remove it for free.

From your MyKinsta dashboard, you’ll also be able to view your log files. This gives you a quick way to troubleshoot problems without having to go through your SFTP client.

Premium 24/7 support from WordPress experts

At Kinsta, our support team considers every customer a mission-critical priority, which is why we don’t offer tiered support. Our WordPress experts and Linux engineers offer premium support 24/7 on all plans, and are always ready to provide quick, knowledgeable advice and answers to your questions and concerns.

We use the Intercom customer messaging platform to make our customer support as quick and convenient as possible. We also provide an impressive initial ticket response time of under two minutes! In addition to offering multilingual support, our resources are available in over 10 languages.

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Great performance and excellent, responsive support. As a managed WordPress provider, a lot of the performance tuning that you would be trying to implement on your own in the case of a lower-end provider is taken care of here. The ability to clone a site back and forth between a staging environment, to make multiple changes before pushing them live in one go, is great.

Leverage Kinsta’s global footprint and premium CDN

Kinsta has a massive global footprint that includes over 29 data center locations spanning five continents. This makes it easy for you to pick a different data center for each of the websites in your WordPress Multisite network, with no extra fees or hidden charges!

Our locations include:

  • Changhua County, Taiwan
  • Hong Kong
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Mumbai, India
  • Delhi, India
  • Jurong West, Singapore
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Hamina, Finland
  • St. Ghislain, Belgium
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Eemshaven, Netherlands
  • Zurich, Switzerland,
  • Montréal, Canada
  • Toronto, Canada
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
  • Moncks Corner, South Carolina, USA
  • Ashburn, Virginia, USA
  • The Dalles, Oregon, USA
  • Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Free CDN with every plan

In addition to free bandwidth, all Kinsta plans include a free CDN, which you can quickly and easily enable for your sites through the MyKinsta dashboard.

Our content delivery architecture, powered by Cloudflare's global network, is built specifically for high throughput and low latency. Your content will be delivered and cached from our CDN’s 200+ POPs across the globe.

Premium Google infrastructure only

Kinsta is the first host to be powered exclusively by the Google Cloud Platform. In addition to using GCP's fastest C2 virtual machines, we also use the GCP Premium Tier network to maximize the speed, security, and performance of each site hosted on our platform.

To recap, some of the advantages of Kinsta’s WordPress hosting include:

We have a fantastic experience dealing with Kinsta for our hosting solutions! The quality of the hosting is simply top-notch.

That's just the great product. But even better, is the amazing customer experience which we get from Kinsta!
Our own company has been in business for 50 years & all these years we prided ourselves right from the very beginning to have understood that the businesses revolve around satisfied customers & we thought we were doing a great job of it - till we met Kinsta.

The Kinsta support team is so spontaneous, (believe me, when they say we usually respond in a few minutes, they mean seconds!).

Each & every single support person we came across in these 14 months had one common thing - they were eager to resolve our issues (almost all of them were not really connected to the hosting & should have been resolved by us) yet they do it with cheerfulness & a readiness to solve the problem which I have not come across in my 40 years of business experience.

So much that we have now started emulating this friendliness in our support staff. Our contact page now actually says "we usually respond in a few minutes (during business hours)"

Kinsta does it 365 days! Selling a great product is easy - keeping the customer happy is the most difficult aspect of the business cycle. Kinsta zooms ahead in this space amazingly!

Free website migrations

If you’re interested in moving your site to the Kinsta WordPress hosting platform, we’re now offering unlimited free migrations!

One of the things that makes Kinsta the best WordPress Multisite hosting provider out there is that we offer quick and seamless migrations. Whether you want to move one site or 100, our experts handle the entire migration process for you. You won’t have to deal with any complex or confusing technology, or the risk of losing critical data on any of the sites within your network.

To get started, all you have to do is fill out our site migration request form. One of our team members will be in touch to figure out the most convenient time to schedule the migration. You’ll also be able to track the migration’s status directly from your MyKinsta dashboard.

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Kinsta has been the backbone of our online presence. Hosting with Kinsta means being in safe hands with an infrastructure that looks after our every need. Excellent speed, service and quality. 5 Star web hosting as it should be done!

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