Hyve Limited

Hyve Managed Wordpress Hosting (OFFICIAL)

Hyve provide full Wordpress services, from architecture to deployment, optimisation, implementation and ongoing management. Our dedicated Wordpress servers run on VMware and use HP and Cisco hardware, alongside enterprise-grade networking and software. Hyve run a 'no single point of failure design' and 100% uptime guarantee, ensuring seamless continuity of service.


  • Wordpress Certified implementation and support teams
  • 24*7*365 Support
  • High Performance Hosting
  • Fully Scalable
  • IAAS, PAAS or Hybrid
  • CMS Hosting specialists
  • Free migration
  • Proactive Monitoring
  • Application Support
  • Shopify, Woo Commerce, Hybris, WordPress, Umbraco, Kentico, Magento


  • Wordpress specialist always available
  • Multi-Layered Security Infrastructure
  • DDoS Defense System Included
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Included
  • UK Based Support team, Priority Calls answered in 20 minutes
  • PCI DSS Compliant Host
  • Managed relational Database Services
  • Cyber Essentials Plus Certified
  • ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 9001 Certified Host
  • CISP Member


£279 per server per month

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

G-Cloud 11


Hyve Limited

Neville Louzado

0800 612 2524


Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints None
System requirements Not Applicable

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Priority 1 Tickets - 20 mins Priority 2 Tickets - 1 Hour Priority 3 Tickets - 6 Hours
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility WCAG 2.1 A
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support Web chat
Web chat support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard WCAG 2.1 A
Web chat accessibility testing All web chat services have been fully tested with assistive technology users
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Standard Support :- Support up to the operating system
Full Support :- Operating System and Database Support
Advanced Support :- Support entire system
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Migration is included if applicable. Depending on the complexity of the server, we can put together a project plan to minimise any impact to services. Account Managers are on hand to assist with the transition over to Hyve, and the Technical Support team available for any issues 24/7.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • ODF
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction We can assist customers to migrate data away from Hyve via the method applicable for the type of server that the client has. The contract states that the data is owned by the client and not Hyve.
End-of-contract process The customer is required to give 30 days notice to terminate the contract, otherwise it rolls to another term. Migrations are included.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Using the web interface Each user has a login and can access the interface. Users can create and modify tickets using simple point and click actions, but they cannot delete tickets. Server access is granted on user request with strict security precautions, ie IP restrictions and Two-factor authentication.
Web interface accessibility standard WCAG 2.1 A
Web interface accessibility testing The interface has been fully tested with assistive technology users
What users can and can't do using the API Hyve manage all API's
API automation tools
  • Chef
  • OpenStack
  • SaltStack
  • Terraform
  • Puppet
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats
  • ODF
  • PDF
Command line interface Yes
Command line interface compatibility
  • Linux or Unix
  • Windows
Using the command line interface Every thing is accessible through a command line interface on Linux, Unix or Windows platforms.


Scaling available Yes
Scaling type Manual
Independence of resources Hyve use a VMware based cloud with High Availability built in and DRS, this allows users to scale without interruption to other users.
Usage notifications Yes
Usage reporting
  • SMS
  • Other


Infrastructure or application metrics Yes
Metrics types
  • CPU
  • Disk
  • HTTP request and response status
  • Memory
  • Network
  • Number of active instances
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold Wordpress, VMware, AWS, Azure, Alert Logic, Access Group, loadbalancer.org

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency At least every 6 months
Penetration testing approach In-house
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Scale, obfuscating techniques, or data storage sharding
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Backup and recovery

Backup and recovery
Backup and recovery Yes
What’s backed up
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Servers
  • Databases
  • Files
Backup controls We provide a fully managed service, so all backups are managed as part of the service. It is the same with data recovery. If users require specific data backed up on different days, this can easily be arranged
Datacentre setup Multiple datacentres with disaster recovery
Scheduling backups Users schedule backups through a web interface
Backup recovery Users can recover backups themselves, for example through a web interface

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Bonded fibre optic connections
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Hyve guarantee 99.999% up time, with 100% network and server up time SLA. We offer financial compensation when SLAs are not met, as specified in customer contract.
Approach to resilience Operating in a Tier 3 enhanced data centre with full High Availability and No Single Point of Failure. Further information is available on request.
Outage reporting Hyve use a service status operating dashboard, online ticketing system, and additional monitoring notification system if required.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels By using the POLP, Principle of Least Privileged
Access restriction testing frequency At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
Devices users manage the service through
  • Dedicated device on a segregated network (providers own provision)
  • Dedicated device over multiple services or networks
  • Any device but through a bastion host (a bastion host is a server that provides access to a private network from an external network such as the internet)
  • Directly from any device which may also be used for normal business (for example web browsing or viewing external email)

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for Between 6 months and 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for Between 6 months and 12 months
How long system logs are stored for Between 6 months and 12 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 The Certification Group Limited
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 14/08/2017
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover Nothing
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification Yes
CSA STAR accreditation date 11/09/2018
CSA STAR certification level Level 1: CSA STAR Self-Assessment
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover All parts of the system fall within the certification
PCI certification Yes
Who accredited the PCI DSS certification Security Metrics
PCI DSS accreditation date 15/03/2018
What the PCI DSS doesn’t cover Nothing
Other security certifications Yes
Any other security certifications
  • ISO 27017
  • Cyber Essentials
  • NIS Directive
  • Cyber Essentials Plus

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Other
Other security governance standards ISO 27017, ISO 9001, Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, NIS Directive, PCI DSS
Information security policies and processes Hyve are ISO27001 accredited and are audited annually by an external body. Hyve have a security forum and carry out monthly audits to monitor the effectiveness of the information security management system. Hyve also hold bi-annual security review meetings with top management and the Information Security team.

Any security incident would be immediately flagged to the Information Security Team and remedial action taken. Extensive follow up with corrective and preventative action would take place. Hyve follow several security policies and processes in order to achieve ISO accreditation, and all members of staff are given training on the ISO in their induction phase

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach Hyve follow the strict process laid down in ISO 9001 for change management. We also follow the processes laid down in ISO 27017
Vulnerability management type Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach Regular testing and monitoring is carried out by the Technical Support team and Information Security team. Patch management is offered as an additional service , which is available on request. We liaise closely with partners and vendors to keep up to date with updates to their products and services.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach Hyve carry out regular security audits to ensure that there are not any threats or vulnerabilities. Any threats are dealt with immediately using the appropriate change management process.
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Users can report via e-mail, phone, or ticketing system, to flag the issue.
As the majority of the Hyve platform is monitored, investigations are usually already underway when the user reports it. For common events, the engineers will follow predefined investigation processes. Any incidents will be dealt with in accordance with our SLAs.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Separation between users

Separation between users
Virtualisation technology used to keep applications and users sharing the same infrastructure apart Yes
Who implements virtualisation Supplier
Virtualisation technologies used VMware
How shared infrastructure is kept separate Using VMware's technology, we are able to keep customer's data separate to keep it private and secure. Each client's server is segregated with no loss of performance or availability

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency
Energy-efficient datacentres Yes
Description of energy efficient datacentres Hyve's Data Centres, Equinix have won the EU CoC and were instrumental in assisting the EU actually design the code of conduct


Price £279 per server per month
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available No

Service documents

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