WordPress Hosting Survey

Last week in the Make WordPress #hosting SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel (direct link to post here), Matt shared that he would “like to have recommended hosts on the main .org page and all the language subdomains that most align with our values and contribute the most back.” 

As a first step, he requested feedback on a WordPress hosting survey he shared here

Some years ago, the HostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. team was involved in a similar effort and prepared a report at that time, which can be found here.

Those who regularly attend the weekly Hosting team meetings are already familiar with the Hosting team’s recent “Project Bedrock,” which was an updated version of the original report and proposed to create a democratized directory of all hosts that meet a series of predefined requirements.

After reviewing the newer document, Matt challenged us to distill the most salient questions given how many differences there are between the survey he shared and the questions in Bedrock.

Courtney Robertson from the Training team, building off the application, drafted a rubric for scoring potential hosts for inclusion. 

A number of other ideas and notes have been posted by individuals as well, and those of us on the team are thrilled to see a renewed interest in the project and page as a whole. 

It has been proposed that this be a topic for discussion at the Community Summit next month, as well as at the Hosting table during Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/..

However, we encourage anyone interested in offering feedback or desiring to participate in the discussion to please do so by leaving a comment on this post.

Whether you’re able to attend in person or not, we want to make sure your thoughts and positions are represented as this discussion continues.