Pressable Review, Rating & Secret Unveiled 2016

our editors
5 votes 2.00 of 5
Not Recommended
Pressable came into being in 2013, relaunching from ZippyKid, a managed WordPress hosting provider founded in 2009. Based in San Antonio, TX, Pressable is dedicated to offering fast hosting for businesses and WordPress developers.

The company states proudly on the official website that they are rated #1 in customer satisfaction, but this seems ironic because there are more negative comments than praises on the web, according to our investigation. Reliability and technical support are the 2 aspects under the fiercest criticism.

Though having been in the market for 5 years, Pressable does not maintain a large team to serve customers' support needs. The company only had 5 staff at the beginning of this year, and now the number has increased to 9 (including the founder himself).

We don't think Pressable is recommendable, especially in the case that you are looking for a reliable managed hosting platform to host multiple business sites for clients. Detailed reasons are given in below.
Editorial Review

Pressable Speed Review 3.00 of 5

Pressable uses multiple data centers in different locations of the US, including Chicago and Dallas, but they do not own or operate any of them. All the servers used to host customers' websites are optimized by Pressable professionals for high performance. So you can expect fast speed in normal times except for occasional data center outages or network connectivity issues.

Besides utilizing reliable hardware, Pressable also offers the following technologies to deliver fast speed and good user experience.
  • Premium CDN powered by MaxCDN, which ensures much faster page loads and is free to use.
  • Built-in caching, which relieves you from caching plugins and configurations.
According to our careful monitoring, Pressable servers can make quick responses to requests although there are some spikes. Below are the records of the past 24 hours.

Pressable Server Response Speed

Pressable Reliability Review 2.00 of 5

Pressable users experienced constant terrible downtimes during July 2015 to Jan 2015. In January of this year, there was a serious attack which caused nearly two weeks of downtime for some customers who had not been moved to the new Pressable infrastructure.

Support requests and angry tweets flooded to Pressable, while the company failed to make a quick fix or sincere apologies due to a lack of staff, which disappointed and irritated many users. This incident harmed the company's reputation and forced a large number of users to move away.

Now Pressable still have many downtime issues which are complained much by its customers, but if you are lucky enough, 99.9% uptime can be achieved in some months. Below is our site's uptime in the past 30 days.

Pressable Uptime

Pressable Technical Support Review 1.50 of 5

The technical support offered by Pressable is somewhat bad. It's undeniable that the representatives are professional and know how to resolve the issues related to WordPress, but the shortage of hands has brought about much inconvenience and low efficiency.

When stuck into trouble, you can submit a support ticket, or have a chat in Pressable chat room on Also, there are more than 50 articles in the knowledgebase which can help address most common issues.

However, there are many limitations of Pressable support. Some of them are listed in below.
  • Live chat and phone support are not available, so there is no quick way to get in touch with Pressable where there is an emergency.
  • Technical support is limited on holidays like Memorial Day. Non-emergency support requests will not receive any reply due to a reduction of support staff.
  • It's not possible to get a reply in a serious downtime which affects a large number of users.

Pressable WordPress Hosting Plans & Pricing 3.00 of 5

Pressable offers 3 plans for developers, startups and medium-sized businesses. All plans include unlimited disk space, which is quite good as most other managed WordPress hosting providers set strict limitation to the usage. Other features and price are presented in below.
  • $25/mo for up to 5 sites and 15,000 page views per month.
  • $45/mo for up to 10 sites and 50,000 page views per month.
  • $90/mo for up to 20 sites and 100,000 page views per month.
Pressable supports both monthly and annual billing. If you choose to pay the bill annually, you can enjoy 2-month free.

Judging from the number of sites allowed on one account, the plans are affordable. However, you should also pay attention to some additional fees you may need to pay under certain circumstances.
  • SSL support: $10/mo. SSL certificate is not included.
  • Website migration: $250 one-time fee.
If you want some more powerful plans, Pressable can also meet your needs by offering private and dedicated WordPress hosting solutions such as a private cloud.

Pros of Pressable WordPress Hosting 3.00 of 5

Managed security

With Pressable, you can rest assured that your websites are secure as the company utilizes many methods to keep the hosted sites away from vulnerabilities and data corruption.
  • WordPress core and security patches are updated timely by the technical team.
  • Daily backups are performed automatically, and for free.
  • Pressable offers nightly malware scanning and removal.
  • The brute force attack detection system blocks malicious login attempts.
  • You can upload your files securely using SFTP.
Development tools

Pressable provides a 1-click cloning tool with which it is more than easy to create a staging site for testing changes and applications. After confirming the changes, you can either take the staging site to a live site or only making the changes available on your existing live site.

In addition, the company offers collaboration tools to make it easy for teamwork. You can give collaborator access to others working on the same project without sharing your username and billing information. Once the access is revoked, the person would no longer be able to make any change.

Cons of Pressable WordPress Hosting 0.50 of 5

All the common restrictions of managed WordPress hosting

Typically, when using managed WordPress hosting, you are not allowed to make any change to the wp-config.php file, and cannot install any caching, backup, security or site management plugin. You must sacrifice some freedom to get your server managed by Pressable.

Multisite is not supported

Pressable does not allow installing multisite on any of the standard plans, and the company does not support domain mapping. This is unreasonable because we have not seen such a rule with other providers. If you do want to use multisite with Pressable, you will need to buy a custom plan which might cost several hundreds of USD per month.

Pressable does not host your emails

Like many of its competitors, Pressable does not offer email hosting. Your emails should be hosted with a third-party email service like Google Apps and GoDaddy Email. Combining those emails with your hosting account requires some additional configurations in the web hosting control panel.

Pressable does not register domains for you

You cannot register a domain with Pressable as the company has stopped offering domain registration options. Therefore, to build a site, you must register a domain somewhere else and then add it to your Pressable account.

No refund guarantee

Pressable does not offer any refund guarantee, which makes it risky to choose the annual billing term. So we'd suggest you to pay monthly if you really need to go with Pressable.