With the massive growth of CMS like WordPress, Managed WordPress hosting has become very popular in the WordPress community. Managed WordPress hosting is a special hosting solution, built on fine-tuned hardware and software specifically for WordPress and optimized for quality performance, speed and security.
If you want the best performance, speed and security for your WordPress site and have the budget for it, WP Engine will probably be a good choice. I, however, don’t have an established site yet. And like many WordPress users, I’m just happy with hosting it on a plan that’s better than shared hosting.
Cheap Managed WordPress Hosting
Most hosting providers are now offering Managed WordPress hosting plans for a good price. But it’s not always easy to compare and find the best value plan. In order to make things easier for users I have created a table that compares the lowest price of different hosting providers.
|Lite (A2 Hosting)||StartUp (SiteGround)||Starter (HostGator)||Launch (Inmotion)|
|Number of websites||1||1||1||2|
|Average monthly traffic||Not specified||10,000||25,000||Not specified|
|Web space||0.5 GB||10 GB||50 GB||Unlimited|
|Free automatic daily backup||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Free Content Delivery Network (CDN)||Yes (CloudFlare)||Yes (CloudFlare)||No||No|
|Free site migration||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Global CDN for faster access||Yes (servers located in USA, Europe and Asia)||Yes (servers located in USA, Europe and Asia)||Yes||You can choose data center location|
|Automatic malware removal||No||No||Yes||No|
|Free solid state drives (SSD)||Yes||Yes||Not specified||Yes|
|Page speed||6x faster||Not specified||2.5x faster||Not specified|
|Optimized caching||No||Yes (static content cache)||Yes (Varnish & WordPress caching)||Not specified|
|WordPress auto updater||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Free SSL certificate||No||Yes (first year)||No||No|
|See plan details||See plan details||See plan details||See plan details|
I haven’t included things like unlimited bandwidth, email accounts, databases or transfers as all web hosts seem to list them. I only listed important features that actually differentiate one web host from another.
Am I using Managed WordPress Hosting?
Yes. I’m currently using the HostGator blog plan. I also wrote an article on how I moved from wordpress.com to a self-hosted WordPress site.
Managed WordPress Hosting Experience
Everything seems good so far. But you will be able to tell better. Feel free to browse my site and see how it performs in terms of speed. I believe it’s already performing better than shared hosting and the cost is not too high. You can also find more details in my HostGator vs Bluehost comparison.
How about you? Are you using any Managed WordPress hosting? If so which one is it and what do you like about them? Please share with me in the comments.