Vip VIP is reserved for the clients that spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on hosting annually. Though it is an advertised service, the vast majority of people looking to host their blogs on with VIP service will not qualify for the service. This decision as to who qualifies for VIP service lies exclusively with Automattic and there is no real formula. Generally speaking, a VIP candidate has tons of traffic and is high profile.

VIP customers have some of the access to their blogs that they would have on other servers. They can modify their themes, include JavaScript, and do more of the things that are generally not allowed with standard users. The key benefit to using VIP hosting is that Automattic is already doing the heavy lifting of providing a robust and secure WordPress infrastructure, including servers and network.

Some VIP customers include, the GigaOM Network, the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital, Fox News, and more.

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