Cheeky Monkey Hosting Review and Interview
Cheeky Monkey Hosting is a New Zealand-based hosting company that has plenty of “Cheeky” hosting solutions. The company describes itself as NZ’s “best web host” and offers web hosting, WordPress hosting, reseller hosting, cloud hosting and email hosting.
I spoke with Cheeky Monkey Hosting’s founder, Jaron Phillips, to ask him a few questions about the company.
Entering The Hosting Industry
Jaron began his business 14 years ago. From personal experiences, he felt that hosts at the time weren’t up to scratch and couldn’t offer exactly what he needed. Naturally, he figured that many other website owners were having similar problems. Jaron told me more about Cheeky Monkey Hosting’s inception:
“I entered the industry after looking for a web hosting solution for my online maritime school. When looking for New Zealand hosting with excellent uptime and support, I found my options were limited so ended up launching my own internet business. 14-years later I’m still my own web host along with helping hundreds of other happy customers!”
Caring For Customers And Animals
Cheeky Monkey Hosting has an impressive customer support team ready and able to help with all your questions and queries. Additionally, the knowledgebase contains lots of useful information and in-depth tutorials.
Jaron had a lot to say about the company’s customer service:
“Cheeky Monkey Hosting clients immediately notice our support goes a lot deeper than your typical web hosting company. Our standard of service is what gives us a point of difference. We’ve received several industry awards for our high standard of service and professionalism, and for uptime after our hosting was independently monitored. Our web hosting is backed by an uptime guarantee and includes 24/7/365 monitoring giving you that extra peace of mind”.
Furthermore, the Cheeky Monkey Hosting team cares deeply about animals. I asked Jaron what single aspect of his company he is most proud of and he gave me an impressive answer:
“We are 100% New Zealand and proud of it. Our data centre and support team is based in Auckland, New Zealand. And with a crazy name like Cheeky Monkey Hosting, we felt it only right to give back to the animals. Cheeky Monkey Hosting supports the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals by donating 5% of our profits to the SPCA”.
Cheeky Monkey Hosting’s Best-Selling Plan
Cheeky Monkey Hosting caters to small and large businesses alike. With this in mind, I was curious as to what service and plan were most popular amongst its customers. Jaron told me:
“There’s no doubt that our “Cheekier Plan” is our most popular service – largely because we’ve packed so much value into this plan. Not only is a free domain name registration included, but clients can take advantage of a domain for life when hosting is paid annually. Supercharged by Installatron, full MySQL support is included making this the perfect entry level option for client’s requiring WordPress hosting”.
This plan is one of the company’s shared web hosting plans. There are 4 aptly-named web hosting plans altogether; the cheapest plan being just $7.95 per month, and the most expensive being $19.95 per month.
The “Cheekier Plan” that Jaron told me about costs $14.95 per month. It includes 500MB disk space, 5GB traffic, and unlimited subdomains, email accounts, and MySQL databases, making it excellent value for money. Furthermore, customers will benefit from daily backups, 99.9% uptime, and a free SSL certificate for their sites.
Jaron spoke more about Cheeky Monkey Hosting’s web hosting services:
“Our service is absolutely top-notch and we’re super proud of this strength. Most of our clients flock to us simply from word-of-mouth. With a focus on hosting from around the South Pacific, we’re able to provide businesses with professional-grade web hosting using our fast, reliable cloud infrastructure at low prices”.
Meeting Customer Demand
As WordPress is the most popular Content Management System in the world, Jaron has observed the growing need for high-quality, managed WordPress hosting. Even though Cheeky Monkey Hosting offers WordPress hosting solutions, Jaron has created a separate brand that focuses solely on WP. He explained:
“With WordPress now powering almost 40% of the entire internet and accounting for more than 60% of the CMS market, we see a real need for high performance managed WordPress hosting. In response, we’ve launched a new brand called WPhost focusing solely on WordPress. WPhost is New Zealand’s only dedicated managed WordPress hosting provider exclusively offering WordPress VPS hosting backed by the Google Cloud. This new offering compliments Cheeky Monkey Hosting and guarantees our clients will always have the best team of support at their disposal”.
Cheeky Monkey Hosting is an impressive hosting company that provides affordable hosting solutions. The fun and quirky company exceeds in customer care and even donates 5% of its profits to charity. I think that Cheeky Monkey Hosting has done exceptionally well since its inception at identifying and meeting the needs of its customers.
Thank you, Jaron for taking the time to speak with me!