My name is Andrei Chira.
I live in Romania (Europe). I’m a WordPress power user, online entrepreneur & WordCamp speaker.
I’ve been working online since 2001 and started my own company in 2007.
At first, I tried to sell physical goods, I had a graphic t-shirts store, but as I discovered & fell in love with WordPress in 2009, I realized I was better at tech stuff than at designing & selling t-shirts.
I started to provide WordPress related services like building & optimizing websites and also launched different publishing projects using WordPress.
In 2012 I launched a WordPress hosting company in Romania, and since then it is my full-time job – I don’t consider myself a CEO, though. I’m just tech support.
We are mostly hosting small & medium independent publishers, and our objective is to offer better shared hosting and help them grow. We are quite small; we have about 850 clients who host with us around 3700 domains. But we’re still growing, slow and steady.
In 2014 I attended WordCamp Romania as a speaker. My presentation was about how WordPress changed my life and how I’ve built my business on WordPress.
Over the years, I have optimized hundreds of WordPress websites so I decided to start fasterWP.com and publish as much information as I can. One of my regrets is that I haven’t documented more of what I did so this website is a way to start sharing more of my personal experience as a WordPress support technician.
In my spare time, I like doing creative stuff, so I make child themes for Genesis Framework. I’m not a developer; I just play around with different colors and font combinations on top of the Genesis Sample theme. The resulting child themes are free to download here.
Some people ask me about the theme names, the explanation behind them is pretty simple – I like Japanese words for some reason, so I just used Japanese baby names I got from this website when naming the themes.
Another question I get is why are the themes free. Well, free doesn’t mean poor quality, I give them for free because if I would take money for them, making themes would start to feel like work, and I don’t want that, I want to enjoy and relax designing in my spare time.
We are also considering the option to offer managed WordPress hosting, so if you have any ideas or requests about what your specific needs, please let us know.
Company: Hiperstore srl
Adress: Str 22 Decembrie 3/B/16 Bacău, Romania
VAT id: RO22199266
Bank: ING Bank Bacau