Before I tell you the benefits of managed WordPress hosting, let’s take a look at shared hosting vs. managed hosting.
Shared hosting is the cheapest means of hosting a website. It lumps the most common needs of a huge variety of websites for a low price – these websites can be powered by WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.
On the other hand, WordPress hosting is an expert form of hosting in almost every way. Managed WP hosting caters to a specific market by offering highly-tuned WordPress optimized servers and advanced services.
1. Everything is taken care of for you
Managed WP hosting is a service that takes care of everything related to WordPress. From upgrades to migrations… you name it, they take care of it. In the long run, you end up saving time, money and resources!
With Infini Managed WordPress Hosting, you get a variety of services including:
- InfiniSites Builder
- WP Maintenance
- Plugin Maintenance
- 24/7 Monitoring
- Daily Backups
- SSL Certificate
- Malware Protection & Removal
- Full Service Content Updates (optional)
2. Your site gets its own dedicated resources
Simply put, shared hosting is just a shared server where dozens of users are put on the same server. That means your site’s performance and your business can be impacted by another website on that same server! With managed hosting, your website is on a dedicated VPS (virtual private server), so your website is being “managed” behind the scenes in order to maintain consistent high performance.
3. Managed hosting is really, really fast
Though your site may be responsive, scalable and well-backed up, slow loading times can undermine all of this. Shared hosts cram as many sites as they can into one server. The speed with which a website loads is very important. Did you know that websites managed on WP hosting can reduce a websites loading speed by 1-2 seconds? Studies have shown that a 1-second delay in website loading times may potentially cost companies like Amazon $1.6 billion every year!
4. Top-notch security
A crucial component of online business (or any other site for that matter) is security. There are more than 1.86 billion websites on the internet. Around 1% of these – something like 18,500,000 – are infected with malware at any given time; while the average website is attacked 44 times every day (securityweek.com). With shared hosting, you only get the most basic security sweeps. Managed WP hosting takes security to a new level by making sure your site is backed up, protected from the latest malware and hacking attempts, blocking threats whenever they possibly can, and keeping you informed.
5. They’ve got your back(up)
The biggest problem with shared hosting support is… it’s VERY unlikely they are WordPress experts. Managed WP hosts will know what version of WordPress you’re running and what plugins you have. They will be able to fix your problem much more quickly and solve issues that shared hosts won’t. Having a safety net in the form of dedicated experts means more complex issues can be resolved quickly. They take a daily backup of your site including content, data, themes, and plugins. If something goes wrong, you can easily restore your site to a previously working version with one click.
6. It’s easy for you to stay involved
Managed WP hosting creates an optimized workflow between designers/developers and the client. Your designer/developer can easily upgrade, monitor and update your site as needed.