A managed WordPress hosting package is actually very similar to getting a website from WordPress.com, which itself can be considered a managed WordPress host. In this case, the server’s entire architecture is tuned to work with WordPress as efficiently as possible.
This makes your website a lot faster and more secure as well. Automatic updates, server-level caching and truly professional WordPress-specific support are just some of the benefits of managed WordPress hosting. Below is the list of things you don’t have to worry about if you’re on a managed WordPress hosting plan:
- Automatic site/WordPress updates.
- Automatic daily/weekly backups.
- Built-in speed optimization through caching and CDN networks.
- Built-in security mechanisms optimized for WordPress.
- Built-in database optimization for WordPress.
- Scalability optimizations (servers capable of handling more traffic if need be).
- Server settings optimized specifically for WordPress software.
The downside is a minor loss of flexibility. You can’t install any other platforms on these systems, and some plugins might be disabled by the host, usually for reasons of security or optimization. In short, you have less leg room than with a VPS. Again, if you’re new to websites, you do not need to worry much about this.
WordPress hosts are becoming increasingly popular. The best-known and best-rated ones are these: