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Pros & Cons of Managed WordPress Hosting

May 20, 2016

Are you planning to shift your WordPress site to managed WordPress hosting and Want to evaluate & understand the good & bad side of Managed WP Hosting?

As we all know there are two sides of coins and same goes with managed WP hosting. However, there is no as such limitations or bad thing about Managed WP hosting, but there is few downside, especially for developers that you should know.

The Pros of Managed Hosting for WordPress

As the name implies, it’s a service which takes care of everything related to WordPress. We all know that managing WordPress platform isn’t easy. The plugins, themes and more have to be kept updated.

  1. Being up-to-date
    There are a lot of updates that are released to improve the WordPress experience. By paying for this management service, you can be sure that everything will be up-to-date as soon as an update is released. Even the plugins will be updated, and the service providers will test them before they make an upgrade. This means that they will test the compatibility of the plugin before they make the update.
  2. Speed Optimization
    The speed with which a website loads is very important. Visitors hate slow loading sites, and you can lose a lot of traffic because of this. The service providers will make sure that your site loads as fast as it can. There are a lot of things they will do to ensure less loading time. They can implement the most-recent caching plugins, developments in speed optimization, content delivery networks and more to make the site load faster.
  3. Backups
    If the site is running on a bad host, then there’s no doubt that you will lose everything if something unfortunate occurs. However, using Managed WordPress hosting provides you with the surety that your data will be safe through their daily backup service.
  4. Support
    If a technical issue arises, then a standard shared hosting support team might not help you in a proper manner because the support service doesn’t completely understand that platform. By paying for managed WordPress hosting, you know that the service providers understand the platform, and that’s why they will be able to help you in the proper manner and take care of the technical problems your WordPress site is facing.
  5. Security
    Your data will be kept safe because with these service providers; you don’t have to worry about malware or other security issues. These service providers do what they can to keep your site safe.

The Cons of Managed WordPress Webhosting

Some of the things which beginners might not like are:

  1. Price (Managed WP hosting is not for everybody)
    As I mentioned above, managed WordPress hosting is for business WordPress sites, professional or serious bloggers like you & me. Managed WordPress hosting will cost you money.It can start from $30 per month to some hundreds of dollars a month. It depends on how much management you need.  You will also have to pay extra if your post goes viral.
  2. Less Control
    You won’t have full control because the technical things will be taken care of by the management service providers, and they will decide what needs to be updated. It doesn’t mean you can’t add new stuff or do anything on your dashboard; you will be doing everything like usual but for many things like Cache plugins, updating WordPress will be taken care by the service provider.We can clearly see that there are no as such disadvantage apart from the price factor on managed WordPress hosting, but when it comes to peace of mind and having a complete hassle-free WordPress blog, managed hosting is indeed a good pick. If you think that you can pay for the services in a comfortable manner, then going for Managed WordPress hosting is a good option for you.


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