When I first learned about WordPress.com and how it differed from WordPress.org, one of the things I noticed is that WordPress.com hosts all of its sites on Automattic Inc, but what I learned later is that Automattic hosts more than one service on its servers. I’ve compiled a list of 5 website services that Automattic hosts on its servers. If you know of any more or you find an error, let us know in the comments.
Why do I need to know it?
If you’ve been part of the WordPress community for a while and are passionate about WordPress, it might be of interest to you. Another reason could be to improve your general knowledge.
How to verify?
To verify that the services below are hosted on Automattic, open this Domain Name Registration Data Lookup tool then copy and paste the root domain of each URL (without the https://) into the search field in the new tab and press enter. Scroll down to Contact Information. Under that, you’ll find the Registrant then Organization.If it says Automattic, Inc, We know, it’s hosted on Automattic’s servers.
Tumblr is a microblogging service that’s fun and engaging.
WordPress.com is a flavor of WordPress.org hosted by Automattic.
VaultPress is the security and backup solution by Automattic. On a self-hosted WordPress site, you would need to install and configure the VaultPress plugin to use the service.
Simplenote is a simple note-taking application that works in the web browser and mobile phones.
WordPress VIP is the enterprise offering from WordPress.com
WP VIP GO
VIP Go is the newest hosting package from VIP.