We no longer provide support for or recommend using ClassicPress.
Updated May 18th, 2021.
Web242 Media is pleased to announce we are officially supporting ClassicPress hosting!
ClassicPress (CP for short) is a community-led fork of WordPress 4.9, that is Gutenberg free, and preserves the classic TinyMCE editor as the default option. For those who are not impressed with the new block editor, going back to WP 4.9 with the familiar TinyMCE editor is welcomed. We also feel ClassicPress is now stable and established.
Our Starter and Pro-Level hosting plans fully support ClassicPress.
As seen from our demo site, running on our basic Starter Plan, ClassicPress runs fast!
Why Host With Us?
As a web development company, we found the large hosting providers counterproductive to supporting our clients. We deployed our own server with Liquid Web in late 2015, and host many of our clients in-house. As a result, we can offer free SSL certificates (AutoSSL), and provide higher resources and RAM . We also provide dedicated support in a scalable, secured, and resilient hosting environment.
Although our hosting is a shared environment, each site is within a CloudLinux container. That means that even if one site becomes problematic, it won’t affect other sites on the server. Here are the main reasons why hosting your ClassicPress site with Web242 may be the right choice:
- Full cPanel with FTP and SFTP
- Free SSL Certificates (AutoSSL)
- High RAM and resource limits
- Daily server and cPanel backups
- Free ClassicPress installs
- Free website transfers
- Responsive support (7-days per week)
Please note that our hosting is manually provisioned during office hours and on weekends (9 am to 9 pm Pacific Time).
Installing ClassicPress: Auto-Installers
As of January 2020, ClassicPress is now supported by Softaculous. We have also added Installatron. Clients can easily install ClassicPress right from their cPanel dashboard with either of these auto-installers (pic below). Though Softaculous is standard, we prefer Installatron, and think it is much easier to use:
Installing ClassicPress: Manual Install
The ClassicPress install package can be directly downloaded from their site. For the technically savvy, its the same as installing a WordPress site. We’ll run a tutorial on manually installing ClassicPress soon!
We are also pleased to support ClassicPress and will install for our clients upon request. We do not charge for this service.
Once logged in, clients can also access the install form directly from their My Account dashboard.
Transferring Your ClassicPress Site
If you are with another web host, and want to transfer your ClassicPress site to Web242, there is no need to install CP. We will transfer your site for free!
We are pleased to help support the ClassicPress community! We will donate a portion of our CP hosting profits back to ClassicPress.
If you would like more information or want to get in touch, please feel free to contact us.
- ClassicPress for including us under their Hosting Providers forum group.
- WP Web Design wpdesign.ie for mentioning us in your post ClassicPress Hosting.
- Niall Flynn for the awesome mentions throughout your ClassicPress test site, CP Developer.
- For lots of great info on ClassicPress, be sure to check out Classic Press Club.