Managed WordPress Hosting is near enough essential to users of WordPress as it is an exclusive hosting account, with an optimised server that is tailor-made for the WordPress CMS.
What would we do without optimal WordPress performance nowadays?
As one of the most popular and powerful Content Management Systems (CMS) around, it’s been a Godsend to so many businesses launching websites.
What are the benefits of Managed WP Hosting?
Although it may seem like a limitation that Managed WordPress Hosting can only run WordPress, tailor-made hardware results in the best performance for your website. A fast server results earns a faster web experience and higher customer satisfaction levels, as well as a Google ranking boost. Page load speed, a key SEO factor, is reduced and allows more traffic to come through with less issues. Here are some key benefits of managed WordPress hosting:
More than just website hosting
As well as website hosting, this option provides WordPress expertise right on your doorstep. Problems are solved quickly and efficiently by a specialist team.
On a technical level, someone outside your business will manage your website’s server, but website management is often a time consuming activity anyway. The first class support you receive from experts — and the straightforward hosting control — makes it all worthwhile.
WordPress Web Developers are very quick to diagnose frailties in a website. If there is a security-related problem with your website, whether that’s a missing SSL or something a little more complex, identifying the problem needs to be fast. At Logic Design, our developers have experience with spotting plug-ins that need to be removed, for example, and regularly create bespoke alternatives.
Hosting reliability and responsibility
It is true that some Managed WordPress Hosting companies share servers. This has advantages and disadvantes, though. Usually, these shared servers have fewer websites on them, meaning the risk of potential downtime is decreased. With that said; one poorly managed website can lead to a server-wide security problem. Therefore, it is up to the hosting company to ensure that every website is managed to the absolute best level.
With independent hosting companies, migrations are very easy (and often free), so moving to specialist Managed WordPress Hosting is hassle-free. The website’s wellbeing also benefits from better, increased security protocols.
The hands-on approach
Regular malware scans and bug fixes should ensure that your website is constantly running to the best of its ability. With the right hosting companies, you’ll also get daily backups and automatic WordPress updates.
Daily backups allow a safety blanket if there is ever a serious problem on site (security related or human error related.) “One-click restores” allow backups to be found, seperately stored and therefore undamaged in case of emergency. However, with standard shared hosting, this is more difficult to achieve.
Managed WordPress Hosting with the right company is proactive. Updates to PHP and software are made on a whole-server-basis, as well as WordPress itself. This makes certain that the latest and most secure versions are securing every aspect of your website.
Go big or go home
Managed WordPress Hosting sounds like the perfect package deal, but with bigger benefits comes a bigger price tag. You really get what you pay for, though.
Comparing WordPress hosting to Shared hosting deals, Managed WordPress Hosting often comes at a higher price. This may not suit a small non-profit website, but a growing company with a huge potential for increased traffic will need this service.
When a business reaches this stage of growth, Managed WordPress Hosting becomes cheaper than hiring an individual to do the jobs this service supplies.
At the end of the day, the aim of this specialised hosting and server provider is to make you happy, so it is definitely worth the extra pennies. We always suggest being wary of ill-minded WordPress Hosting companies. Some limit the number of visitors (traffic) allowed on your website before charging an additional fee. Make sure you’re fully aware of all specifications before you say “yes”!