About WP NET

WP NET is a 100% dedicated WordPress web host, founded by developers with years of experience and passion for the platform.

WP NET’s mission is clear: provide the best WordPress hosting in New Zealand.

WP NET is not like other hosting companies — we monitor, maintain and update your WordPress website for you, and when you contact us, you’re dealing directly with an experienced WordPress user or developer.

Our managed hosting technology is built upon state-of-the-art cloud server technology. All our servers are optimised to run WordPress — and nothing else.

Protect your investment in your WordPress business and ensure that security, performance and support are managed by professionals who understand your hosting technology and your CMS. Choose WP NET.


Our servers are located in New Zealand — housed in state-of-the-art, high-security data centres with high performance connectivity and redundancy.

Our mission: help WordPress users in New Zealand get the hosting and support services they need to succeed online.

Our Story

WP NET (formerly Stomp Box) started as Gavin’s freelance web development business in Sydney, Australia in 2001. A growing client base fed demand for reselling hosting services, and so he began operating his own servers in 2005.

In 2008 Gavin relocated back to New Zealand, and in 2011 began offering Managed WordPress hosting and support. In early 2014 Stomp Box re-branded to become WP NET and focus exclusively on the hosting and support business. At this time we launched our NZ-based cloud hosting services, becoming NZ’s first dedicated Managed WordPress web host.

  • More and more WordPress businesses were coming to us disappointed with their NZ-based hosting — poor performance, unresponsive support and lack of WordPress expertise were common gripes. After running our Managed WordPress hosting from the US for a few years — we decided it was time to bring it home to New Zealand. We’re proud to be NZ’s first Managed WordPress hosting business.

    Gavin Botica – Founder WP NET
    Gavin Botica – Founder WP NET

Our Team

WP NET is not affiliated with the WordPress Foundation or Automattic, Inc.