Updated: February 2023
As a digital agency, we have firsthand experience with various approaches to setting up and managing WordPress websites for clients.
If you're a small business owner or a beginner looking to set up a WordPress website, managed hosting might be the perfect solution for you.
In this article, we will explain what managed WordPress hosting is and why it is a great option for beginners and small business owners. On top of that, we'll list reliable Managed WordPress hosting providers.
Managed WordPress hosting companies take care of your website's safety, by performing automatic updates, automatic backups, malware detection, security patches, caching, and more. In short, they have additional features and typically handle all the technical aspects of running a WordPress website so you don’t have to worry about it.
Sometimes if you have a standalone site or a client who wants to handle things on their own but does not have the technical team in-house it makes very good sense to use a managed solution where both the control panel and the server itself are managed entirely by the provider.
On the other hand, if you have an agency you might want to consider reading our article on self-hosting WordPress solutions.
It is important to weigh the pros and cons before deciding if it is the right fit for your website. Here are some pros and cons that will help you determine whether is this the right solution for you:
There are a few things to consider when choosing a managed WordPress hosting provider:
One of the most important factors is how well they handle security. Another factor to consider is the speed of their servers. You also want to make sure that the provider offers good customer support in case you run into any issues.
Depending on how technical you are and what needs you have you might want to make yourself a list of requirements to evaluate the different solutions on before making your final decisions. This list is not exhaustive but something you can use as a foundation for evaluation.
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I have personally tried out Kinsta and WP Engine with different clients. I have to say that the Kinsta user interface seems a little faster (which puts a smile on my face).
Here is a short list of Managed WordPress hosting companies:
Managed WordPress hosting is a convenient solution for small business owners and beginners looking to set up a website without worrying about technical tasks.
However, it is important to do your research and consider your specific needs and goals before making a decision.
If you have any questions or feel that we have missed any important points in this article, don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to update the information for the benefit of others.
Stay tuned for future articles where we will explore more specific topics related to WordPress hosting and management.
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