Presenting Gold Sponsor: Oderland

We have the pleasure of having Oderland being a Gold sponsor to WordCamp Norrköping. We’ve talked with Jack Oderland at Oderland a bit about their participation and their love for WordPress.

Hey Jack, Could you introduce yourself in a few words?

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Jack Oderland

Founder and CEO of ODERLAND Hosting Services, tech geek and father of four.

Could you tell us more what Oderland does?

ODERLANDs core business is hosting and consulting. We’re enabling site owners by offering the latest and greatest in web hosting software with a strong mix of security, performance and awesome in-house support.
We’ve been around since 1998 helping, teaching and supporting individuals and organisations about web applications, email usage and general internet security.

How does WordPress contribute to what you do?

WordPress powers about 24% of the websites out there today. It’s the most used CMS system in the world today. We’ve been advocating the use of WordPress for ages now and we’ve got a one-click installer/updater/backup in our customer’s control panel for it.

We’ve also developed a WordPress Migration tool, which helps customers to switch from another web host to us.

How will WordPress fit in your future business?

WordPress is constantly evolving, growing in feature sets and plugins which might slow down your page speed. In our shared hosting environments we’re adding components like WP-CLI, Redis Cache, Memcache and the latest in PHP versions with opcache support (even the latest Alpha release of PHP 7) to give our customers WordPress applications the best performance they can get. Our customers are asking for WordPress, we deliver and we’ll continue doing so in the future.

What are your hopes for the WordPress community?

“With great power comes great responsibility” 🙂 We’re hoping there will be a way to tag plugins as “code reviewed” to help people chose plugins where the source has been checked for vulnerabilities at least by another party.

What opportunities are you hoping for at this WordCamp?

We’re hoping to meet many interesting people at WordCamp, attend presentations and discuss both WordPress and hosting issues, limitations and how to overcome them.