If you are looking for a robust and reliable managed WordPress hosting solution for your website or business, I’m sure you must have come across at least a dozen names claiming to be the best in the industry.
While they have their own basis for claiming the “best” title, ideally, not everyone can hold the top position.
Some hosting companies don’t even have a 100% managed hosting plan, yet they label it as a “managed WordPress hosting plan”. Ending up buying such a plan without proper insight can lead you to square one.
To dodge all that nuisance, first, you need to understand managed WordPress hosting and later see which hosting provider fits your needs for the best price available.
In this article, I’ll first do an introduction to managed WordPress hosting and weigh its pros and cons to give you a better understanding. Then, I’ll list and explore our top 5 picks for the best WordPress hosting providers and help you decide which one to go for.
Let’s dive in!
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What is Managed WordPress Hosting?
Web hosting is a big industry and attracts all sorts of customers. From novice bloggers to backed developers and website builders, everyone needs a host to run their website.
While setting up a website might be a cakewalk for advanced users, it can be a bit tricky if you are not technically savvy and know your way around a website’s backend.
To cater to the user base who’d prefer focusing on what they are good at rather than regularly keeping up with updates and security patches, hosting companies started offering managed WordPress hosting plans.
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Basically, in managed WordPress hosting, the host does all the “heavy lifting” on the server-side while users can focus on their business, blog, or website.
This means that the website host takes care of the basic and regular hosting admin tasks such as setting up WordPress, website security, managing updates, daily backups, uptime, performance, speed, etc.
Another important aspect of managed WordPress hosting is its WordPress-focused optimized servers. Setting up a host isn’t easy at its core. You may figure out and set up a host after spending a day or two on it, but its performance will significantly differ from a host built with a focus on speed and performance.
Due to this reason, even many web development agencies and professional developers choose to go with managed hosting for their clients because they can rely on the server architecture while delivering high-performing websites to their clients.
To put a cherry on the top, managed WordPress hosting comes with a team of highly experienced support staff. Since they are experienced in working on fully managed WordPress websites, you can expect them to know their way around the technical caverns
This article was written by Yashwardhan Rana and originally published on Learn WordPress with WPLift.