What is Foundry Anvil?

Anvil is a plugin that's available to all Performance Foundry hosting clients. It appears in your site's WordPress Dashboard, and performs operations behind the scenes to make your site faster and more secure.

Currently, Anvil has up to four sets of options:

  • General 
  • Security
  • Images (Publisher Plus or Thumbor add-on clients only)
  • Recommended Plugins

We've done our best to ensure that each option has plain-text descriptions, but if you're unsure of what settings are best, do ask! 

What are the benefits of Anvil? 

We learn a lot through the questions that we're asked, the technical research that we do, and the problems we solve. Anvil gives us a way to consolidate those solutions and pass them on to all our clients! 

Anvil is tested specifically against our hosting environment, and designed for use there. By leveraging various technologies available specifically to our stack, you can take advantage of accelerated WordPress performance and higher levels of website security. 

While there's some functional overlap with other performance and security plugins, the testing and tuning of Anvil mean that there's no cruft, no poorly-performing functions, and no upgrade risks. 

How do I get Anvil?

Anvil is available for free for all Performance Foundry's hosted clients: join other site owners experiencing great WordPress hosting.

If you are currently a hosting client, and can't see the Foundry Anvil menu in your WordPress Dashboard sidebar, please email us on support@performancefoundry.com to let us know.

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