As we near WordPress 5.0 some developers are looking for a clean break.
Anytime such big changes are made (such as bringing Gutenberg into the core) some people decide they’ve had enough and its time for a fresh new start.
Over the last two decades working online I’ve seen hundreds of content management systems come and go.
Some awesome, some horrible, some just fair.
However there is one that’s recently caught my eye called Grav.
Grav is a modern open source flat-file content management system (which means it doesn’t have a database to operate).
Grav Hosting Packages
At NameHero we’ve never branded ourselves fully around one single product, as we believe flexibility is what allows the Internet to spread information so freely.
While some companies such as WP-Engine have made millions specializing in just WordPress, what happens when customers want to try something different?
They have to look for a new host!
That’s why all of our high speed cloud web hosting packages have been optimized to work with multiple content management systems, Grav included:
The big thing to note with Grav, is since it’s flat-file content management system, your Inode usage is going to be higher than a WordPress website (since it stores posts/pages in a database).
Both our Starter and Plus Cloud packages allow for up to 250,000 Inodes while our Turbo and Business Cloud packages allow for up to 500,000.
If you’re just getting started with Grav, I’d probably suggest the Plus Cloud and then you can upgrade as you grow (instantly inside our interface).
One Click Grav Installation
At NameHero, we believe installation for all applications should require no more work than the click of a mouse.
How To Install Grav In 2 Minutes
- Login to cPanel
- Click Portals/CMS (under Softaculous Apps Installer)
- Search For Grav
- Click Install Now
- Follow The Instructions As Displayed Above
Our one-click installation includes the admin plugin which allows you to edit/customize your entire site right from your browser.
For more advanced users, you can use your favorite FTP or code editor to develop the site manually.
It’s also important to note all our hosting packages come with free and automatic SSL so you can rest assure your website will be secure.
Blazing Fast Grav Web Hosting
I’ve filmed a video tutorial where I explain Grav in more detail and show you how quick and easy you can get your site up and running:
Grav has a ton of helpful documentation on their website that you may want to read to help you along your way.
I’m personally very impressed with the project and hope they continue to develop and grow the same path they’re on.
As I said above, I’ve seen a lot of projects come and go, so I hope they don’t fall into the later, but they seem to have a pretty strong community behind it.
I’m working on some more Grav tutorials including performance benchmarks vs. WordPress, so make sure to stay tuned to our blog here and subscribe to our YouTube channel!
Ryan Gray is the founder and CEO of NameHero, one of the fastest growing independent web hosts in the United States. Ryan has been working online since 1998 and has over two-decades experience in Internet Entrepreneurship.