If you are looking to read the best Templ.io Review, then you are in the right place.
Templ.io is a white-glove Managed Google Cloud WordPress hosting company founded in 2016.
Templ.io comes with a new-age innovative control panel that helps you to launch a WordPress/WooCommerce website in seconds, all powered by the rock-solid Google Cloud platform.
After using their trial for 10 days, I converted into their paid customer and now hosting my Amazon affiliate sites with them.
All I can say, Templ can be good alternative hosting when you plan to move away from WordPress shared hosts.
In this Templ.io WordPress Hosting Review, you'll learn
- The performance (uptime/speed) of my website hosted on Templ
- Inside look of Templ Control Panel
- List of technologies used at Templ Servers.
- Overall Pros and Cons.
To fasten up things, you can also sign up for Templ and enjoy ten days free trial, no credit card required.
Templ.io WordPress Hosting Summary
|Pricing||Starts from $29/month|
|Free Site Transfer||Yes|
Pros of Templ
1. Industry Best Performance
Hosted on Google servers, you don't need to worry about performance, as their data centers are equipped with latest hardware and high-speed connectivity for fast data transfer.
How does Templ utilized the best resources?
My WordPress site reported 100% uptime till now and response time on an average of 300ms.
Being a young company, they go the extra mile to satisfy users. I used their free site transfer and the Templ team not only moved my sites but also did WordPress speed optimization and also shared a lot more optimization ideas.
It's their tradition to show before and after results of website load time.
You can see how obsessed Templ.io team toward these services. When it comes to performance you won't be disappointed.
2. Google Compute Engine + CDN + DNS
You are sold.
As far as I know, Templ is the only WordPress host to offer Google Compute Engine + CDN + DNS on all its plans.
If you ask me what's so special, Google CDN is the most expensive CDN service and also the fastest one according to CDNPerf.
WP Engine, Kinsta, Cloudways are some other Google managed WP hosts but they don't offer Google CDN. They choose other CDNs for cost-cutting and now, imagine the value for money, Templ offers through its services.
3. Innovative Control Panel
Like every managed WordPress hosts, Templ too comes with their own control panel that is simple yet provides easy navigation to perform quick tasks.
It's easy to launch a WordPress site in three clicks and then an additional click to request for site transfer.
At one click, you can
- Chat with a support agent
- Check usage details
- Download backups
- Get FTP access details, etc.
The panel will be a huge time saver when you come from cPanel based hosts.
There is also an account sharing option through which you can give create sub accounts for other members in your team.
4. Tech Stacks
Even if you have the very best server, only the hosting architecture defines the performance.
Likewise, Templ adds most advanced tech stacks like
- Ngnix web server (faster than Apache)
- Php 7.4
- Brotli (better than Gzip compression)
- Quic (a great alternative to HTTP/2)
- Redis database Cache
You might come across above tech stacks among most hosts but Quic was unique and Templ becomes one of the first managed WordPress host companies to deploy it on their servers.
Quic was initially developed by Google which is an transport layer which helps you to reduce latency compared to HTTP/2.
5. Best Customer Support
Templ WordPress customer support is powered by Intercom which is available inside the panel.
As said earlier, Templ take complete care of your website, 100% matches with what they say “Managed WordPress Hosting”
List of jobs Templ does for you are
- Free site migration
- Debugging your site for optimization
- Malware checking and Removal
- CDN/SSL setup
- Speed optimization.
Here is another screenshot to prove why Templ is great WordPress host to get started.
Through speed optimization service, they do multiple things to make sure your websites 100% fits with Templ. Some of them are
- Optimal WordPress Configuration
- Themes & Plugin audit
- Database optimization & Troubleshooting
- Image Optimization & server log checks
- Proper Caching implementation.
June 2020 update: I moved another site and this time too, I got impressed as they changed my database Engine, optimized images, and reduced the database size from 337MB to 64MB. The TTFB has been reduced from 245ms to 100ms which is the best thing of all as it greatly helps to improve LCP in WordPress.
6. Most Common Features
I don't feel explaining this features in details, as they got so common on hosting companies. Here are few to talk about.
- SSL certificate
- SSD & CDN
- Daily Automatic backups
- Staging sites
- WordPress expertise support.
The backups are stored in remote servers and won't be calculated from your plan disk space.
You can also share your account with other users by inviting via email.
This is another interesting section where you can find a bunch of tools to improve your security and performance.
Cons of Templ
1.Add on Sites
Templ got four plans that range from $29 to $149 and at each plan, they allow only one WordPress website.
But there's a catch.
You can host any number of additional sites even on $29/month plan by paying $10/month for each sites.
At first when I saw, single website on all plan, I felt its going to be pricey.
Then I checked the resources and found I can host 2-3 sites in starter plan within $50/month while it would have costed around $75/month on other managed WP hosts.
Likewise, you can do a calculation and see whether Templ suits you or not.
There are four plans to get started.
- $29/month small plan comes with 10 GB Storage and 10 GB Bandwidth.
- $54/month Small plus plan got 18 GB storage and 18GB bandwidth.
- $79/month medium plan offers 25GB Storage and Bandwidth.
- $149/month Large plan got 50GB storage and 100GB Bandwidth.
All the Templ plan comes with Free (SSL, CDN, Site Transfer & optimization). Keep an eye on our Templ.io Review and I'll updating more techniques on how to improve the speed and comparison with other managed hosts.
On a whole, Templ offers best value for money when it comes to performance, support and technology resources.
I don't know whether the pricing will be same in coming years, but this is the best time to get started with Templ for better speed and conversions.