Managed WordPress Hosting

Our triple-redundant 100% NVMe SSD platform has been designed specifically for WordPress to deliver speeds up to 2 times faster than the leading competition.

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Application level HA

Application level HA

With our shared storage architecture, load balanced LXC containers and site data replication, Application-Level High Availability is provided as standard across all Onyx plans. All sites run from at least two containers so should one fail, you’ll always have another online.



The Onyx platform ensures WordPress sites are served ultra-fast by utilising enhanced caching technologies. We use NGINX edge caching for your files and a Redis memory cache for database queries.

NVMe SSD Storage

NVMe SSD Storage

Our triple-redundant 100% NVMe SSD based Onyx servers are fully optimised for WordPress to deliver speeds faster than standard web hosts.



Our CDN service ensures your content is delivered rapidly, wherever your visitors are in the world. A CDN moves your content closer to your clients - so they receive most of your sites content from a server local to them.


Security Included

1,000Gbps of DDoS protection and hardware firewalling is provided as standard to ensure your WordPress sites are secure.

Free staging

Staging environments

Use staging clones to see what your WordPress site looks like when making changes before putting them live.

Setup Time

Instant Setup

Watch your WordPress site created before your eyes in less than 30 seconds!

24/7 UK support

24/7 Priority UK support

All our packages include FREE chat, ticket, email & phone support from our own in-house skilled UK team. Experience the best customer service around.

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Finally... Managed WordPress done right

WordPress hosting for those who want the best

Free staging

Developed in the UK

Onyx was developed and built in the UK and has been designed to offer premium performance for WordPress hosting. It's also supported by a fully UK based team.

Free staging

Advanced technology

Onyx was built to deliver a significantly better solution than standard hosting platforms. Onyx gives you high availability (HA) and both file & database caching as standard.

Free staging

We’re always listening

We’re active in WordPress communities and events such as WordCamp where we meet and engage with developers, content creators and designers. We are always listening and value your feedback to continue to improve Wordpress on Onyx.

Free staging

Developer friendly

Staging clones (two per live site). WP-CLI command line management available. SSH, SFTP and File Manager within the Onyx GUI and SSH provided as standard allows you to push/pull Git repos and deploy using the command line or a third party tool.

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Developer Friendly

Onyx has been developed to be the platform of choice for developers who are looking for flexibility and performance

Git Integration

Git Integration

SSH provided as standard allows you to push/pull Git repos and deploy using the command line or a third party tool.



CLI control of your site for simplified management.

SSH, SFTP and File Manager

SSH, SFTP and File Manager

Get full control over your files and how you access them.

Staging Sites

Staging Sites

Use staging to see what your WordPress site looks like when making changes before putting them live.

Manage your account anywhere

Our Onyx control panel makes it easy to manage your website across any device.

Keep in control

Onyx control panel puts everything you need to manage your sites at your fingertips.

Works across all devices

From desktop to mobile Onyx control panel is fully responsive and works well across all devices.

Make changes on the go

Access the Onyx control panel anytime to quickly make changes to any of your sites.

Onyx FAQs

We’ve designed Onyx to be intuitive and easy to use, but we also appreciate you may have some questions. Please take a look at the FAQs below as we may well have it covered already. If your question isn’t answered please do hop on chat, or drop us a support ticket.

Onyx is a managed high-availability platform. We monitor the servers and ensure that your site is always available and online. We monitor the resources sites are using and can scale the containers if required to add more capacity.

Wordpress is configured to auto-install updates by default.

Yes. There are plugins that allow you to configure what is any updates happen automatically (Wordpress core, minor/security updates, plug-in, theme & translation).

You can also add the following to your wp-config.php file - which will disable core updates. define( 'AUTOMATIC_UPDATER_DISABLED', true );

However, we strongly recommend not disabling automatic updates. If the sites software versions become out of date you may be exposed to security risks.

Memory: All plans 1Gb of memory

CPU: All plans 1 CPU Core


  • Personal - 2Gb
  • Pro - 10Gb
  • Business - 50Gb
  • Agency - 200Gb
  • Nginx Helper & Redis Object Cache Plugins:
    These are the two default plugins we install to manage the caching of your site - they help to make it fast.
  • CDN:
    This plugin adds Content Delivery Network functionality - this distributes some static files from your site to servers closer to your clients - so the load is spread out from your main server and files are delivered quickly.
  • WP101 tutorials:
    This plugin adds the WP101 Wordpress tutorials to your dashboard. If you are proficient and familiar with Wordpress you can freely deactivate and/or remove this plugin.
From your Wordpress dashboard, Plugins >> Add New - you can then either search the Wordpress repository for the plugin, or upload a plugin zip file.

There are no specifically banned plugins - but we would draw your attention to the Onyx Terms & Conditions regarding abuse.

We strongly recommend not using other caching plugins - the default plugins installed should ensure your site works well and caches appropriately. You may wish to use a plugin to minify or combine your javascript and/or CSS - if this is not handled directly by your theme.

Your package includes backups, but we understand you may wish to take your own additional backups. We encourage this, but please ensure you use a plugin that saves your backups off-site. Your Onyx plan is for web hosted files only - it is not for backup or other file storage.

See Onyx T&C's regarding abuse.

You can run live sites up to the number of sites your package allows. For each live site you can have to two simultaneous staging sites.

Onyx is a dedicated performance Content Management System (CMS) hosting platform.

We recognise that email is important and as such we have a per domain email add-on that gives 10Gb of space with unlimited mailboxes & forwarders. Email is hosted on separate servers to the Onyx platform and includes SpamExperts filtering.

The email add-on and number of domains can be selected in the Onyx cart during checkout and also directly through the Onyx Portal.

SSL can forced within the domains section of the Onyx Portal. We've written a guide explaining how to do this.

We set the Wordpress and PHP memory limits to 512Mb by default. These should handle pretty much all instances of Wordpress quite happily. If you feel you need these limits increasing for a specific site or reason please log a support ticket.
Both the web server and PHP error logs are available to view via ‘Stats & Analytics’ from the left hand site menu by selecting ‘Error Log’.
From your Wordpress dashboard, Appearance >> Themes >> Click ‘Add New’. Please ensure your theme is directly inside the zip file you upload - sometimes themes are double-zipped and you will need to unpack and re-zip just the theme directory.

Onyx currently supports the following PHP versions: 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2

PHP memory limit 512Mb

Most standard PHP modules are installed.

Should you wish to alter any PHP limits or settings you can do so by modifying the .user.ini file.

If you have an issue that you believe may be caused by a setting, limit or missing/not supported module please log a support ticket.

All PHP limits are set sufficiently high that all sites should work as expected. If you have an issue that you believe may be caused by a PHP setting or limit please log a support ticket.
We’ve currently put in place soft limits for visitor count. We will send you a message to let you know you are hitting your plan limit and that you should consider upgrading to a plan with a higher visitor limit. We don’t charge ‘overages’.
We have a migrator called KARMA (Krystal Assisted Retrieval and Migration Assistant) - that will allow you to migrate any existing Wordpress site to Onyx.
Yes it does. A FREE SSL certificate can be applied to every domain hosted under your cloud hosting plan; enables you to use https:// on all your websites at no extra cost.