I am delivering a 2 day training on how to build your own Wordpress site. This training is for young people aged 16-29 and are wanting to develop digital skills. These courses run throughout the year for different groups in the UK.
We are looking for a hosting solution whereby students can sign up and manage their own WordPress hosting, use a free subdomain or pay for a domain name if they want to. They need the freedom to deal with this independently from us. At the end of the 2 day course, they can choose to continue hosting the site they’ve built or close it down.
I’m interested in your free hosting solution to provide the student with their own self-managed hosting.
However when testing your free package, I have found that there are a lot of restrictions. After 15 minutes or so of usage, basic functionality in Wordpress was capped by your server frequently which meant I had to make multiple attempts and things were breaking. Also there seems to be a caching mechanism which could not be cleared. This meant that changes made to the site could not always be seen on the front-end. This would be quite hindering during a training session.
As this is purely for education and training purposes, I was wondering if you could offer a way for my students to create a free account on a more performant hosting (better than the free) with no caps. At the end of each course, students would be encouraged to keep their website and maintain it. This could potentially bring you more customers.
If you wish to discuss this further, I am happy to chat about the specifics.