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Hosting Survival Guide – Ricky Blacker

Hosting is essential to every web site in the world, and getting the right fit for your needs can be daunting with all the options available out there.

In this presentation, Ricky will take you through how hosting has changed over time, what is available now to help with your WordPress site, and what you should be looking for in choosing the right provider.

About our guest speaker

Ricky is a self taught web professional who found and fell in love with WordPress, and the community behind it while looking for a CMS platform to build websites for clients.

Ricky works for WP Engine, one of the worlds leading WordPress hosting specialist as a Pre Sales Engineer.

He is a Co-Organizer for the Sunshine Coast & Brisbane WordPress Meetup Groups, as well as the Brisbane Web Design Meetup group, and was one of the amazing team who put together the Sunshine Coast WordCamp in 2016 and WordCamp Brisbane in 2017.



6:45pm – Doors Open, pre-talk networking time

7:00pm – WordPress 101 session for people new to WordPress (optional)

7:30pm – Main Presentation – Hosting WordPress

8:00pm – Pizza time! more socialising/networking time

8:30-9:00pm – Event finishes (time depending on how long people hang around)


The costs of this meetup are currently covered by Frame Creative ( ).

Frame is a branding & creative agency with a large digital team, and a wealth of experience in modern WordPress development for Government, Enterprise and Business clients.