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Darren Kerr

Managed WordPress Hosting

Darren Kerr is a Product Owner at xneelo, South Africa's leading hosting service provider. Darren coordinated the launch of xneelo's user-centred Managed WordPress Hosting offering.

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A former website developer and business owner himself, Darren Kerr knows all too well the types of tools and support that South African entrepreneurs need. In his current role as product owner of Managed WordPress Hosting at xneelo, he puts that experience to good use in service of SMEs through the Managed WordPress Hosting product.

Having worked with WordPress for 17 years, he knows the platform inside out and uses that knowledge to help develop a true value-for-money product to satisfy the needs of the SME market.

Darren is also part of the team behind Athletic, xneelo’s e-commerce Managed WordPress Hosting Starter Site, powered by WordPress and WooCommerce.


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About This Recipe

One of the most important lessons an entrepreneur can internalise is to not do everything from scratch and by yourself. Learn from others and find the shortcuts should be your mantra. Luckily, shortcuts are what this recipe is all about.

Darren Kerr, Product Owner at xneelo, discusses how Managed WordPress Hosting simplifies the process of getting a website up and running, and how the Athletic Starter Site will have you e-commercing like a boss in no time at all.

Darren’s mission in life is to not let technology be a barrier to business success in the online space. With Managed WordPress Hosting and Athletic, he and the team at xneelo are turning this goal into reality, one startup website at a time.

What You'll Learn

In this recipe you will learn:

  • Who and what xneelo is.
  • What Managed WordPress Hosting and Athletic are, and how to get started on both.
  • What the benefits are of using Managed WordPress Hosting and WooCommerce platform.
  • How backups and staging sites unlock creativity and experimentation.
  • Why cookie-cutter websites are a turn-off for customers.
  • What entrepreneurial problems Managed WordPress Hosting and Athletic Starter Site are solving.


Learn from someone who speaks from a position of real authority, perspective and experience.


Implement practical tips and techniques learned in the trenches - doing, rather than talking.


Join a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs in our growing community and share your learnings as you go.

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This entrepreneurial micro-course will take you only a few minutes per day (or you can binge if you want to). Feel free to skip around and please let us know what you think. 

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