Managed WordPress hosting is a common term in the WordPress community. Yet, many users find it difficult to differentiate between shared hosting, dedicated hosting, and managed WordPress hosting.
But why is it important to know the difference between these hosting types?
Because you should know why you’re paying extra bucks for managed WordPress hosting instead of just going for a cheaper alternative in shared hosting.
Managed WordPress hosting is a solution that manages all the technicalities of running a WordPress website that includes updating WordPress versions, launching a new WordPress application, updating WordPress plugins, installing SSL certificates and more. In short, it simplifies managing a WordPress website by taking care of all the tedious tasks that might come in your way of running a business.
Managed Hosting vs Shared/Dedicated/Unmanaged Hosting
Shared & Dedicated Hosting
Shared hosting is most popular among users who are tight on budget and are running low traffic websites.
Some shared hosting providers include HostGator, Bluehost, GoDaddy, and Namecheap. Their plans can range from $2/month to $25/month. In this price, you are allocated a share of the resources of a server that’s also being shared by other users as well.
On the other spectrum of shared hosting is dedicated hosting. Dedicated hosting is expensive, though, because you get a dedicated server that you’re not sharing with anyone else. That is also what makes it more secure than shared hosting.
Keep in mind, though, that many providers like Bluehost and Namecheap offer both shared & dedicated hosting servers.
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Both these hosting solutions are usually operated on cPanel, a web hosting control panel that lets you manage a web hosting server.
Unmanaged or DIY Hosting
The third type of hosting is unmanaged or DIY hosting. If you’re really tech-savvy and have developer instincts, then you can purchase a server directly from hosting providers like Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform.
As stated above, though, you really need to know what you’re doing with DIY hosting. On top of that, it requires a lot of time and effort to maintain hosting purchased from services like AWS or GCP.
Most companies, big or small, either don’t have the expertise to deal with unmanaged hosting or don’t want to invest in maintaining such a service.
What do they do then? They opt for Managed WordPress hosting.
Which, as we like to say, is the best WordPress hosting solution for everyone!
Managed WordPress Hosting
Managed WordPress hosting basically takes away all the hosting burdens from your shoulders so that you can focus on running your business. This is just one of the many differentiating factors (which we will discuss later) that makes it ideal for businesses.
Reasons to Choose
This article was written by Moeez and originally published on WPblog.