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Why Choose Managed WordPress Hosting over shared hosting?

Are you a WordPress beginner who is wondering what is managed WordPress hosting?

During your research, you probably came across numerous web hosting providers and found that prices of managed WordPress hosting is quite higher than the average shared hosting which you can get for as low as $3.95 per month (Go Daddy, BlueHost, etc…)

Why is there such a big price difference? Is it really that much better? Do I need managed WordPress hosting for my site?

Of course we’re biased. We think Managed WordPress hosting is the bees knees. Compared to budget solutions it makes sense. Yet it’s not always easy to see the benefits at first glance. Why shouldn’t you just go for the cheapest option available?

Regardless of better security, speed and expertise, it boils down to one thing. You get what you pay for. If you pay a few dollars, expect the same value back in your service.  You’re paying a premium to keep your online real estate secure. You’re ensuring it performs at its best. And you don’t want to do all the work yourself.

Comparing Standard Hosting with Managed Hosting

Let’s take a moment to examine some of the differences between these two options. Plus, why we think a managed host is a smart choice for any serious WordPress user.

It’s Hassle Free

Whatever needs doing, we’ll take care of it. From migrations and upgrades to backups and optimization. We ensure everything’s running like clock-work behind the scenes. Standard hosts leave this up to you. This takes you away from what you love doing and uses up your valuable time.

Managed hosting gives that time back to you. We deal with the complex technical stuff, so you can carry on creating.

Security Is A Priority

If you’re on a shared host, think about the time you spend backing everything up. Things like managing security plugins and worrying about the latest hack attack. It’s a headache and a disaster when your site is eventually compromised.

In comparison, there’s a slim chance this would happen on a managed WordPress host. We’re always scanning for security breaches, blocking them before they manifest. If on the off-chance you do get compromised, we’ll take care of it. Free of charge.

It’s Much, Much Faster

While cheap hosts cram site after site onto one server, we’re providing state-of-the-art technology. This gives you plenty of room to grow and expand.

Our partner, WP Engine has fine-tuned their servers to WordPress and use load balancing, distributed solid state storage, grid computing, database clustering and multi-layer adaptive caching, a combination of technologies to improve performance. This means no more caching plugins with confusing settings, and for larger sites, no need for complex database plugins either.  You’ll experience much faster speeds, resulting in a better pagerank. Because let’s face it, Google loves a fast website.

We’re Easy to Reach

When was the last time you called your host because you had a problem or your site was down? What kind of experience did you have? Regular hosts always seem to be super busy. If you’re not waiting on hold, you’re talking to a machine instead of a human being. Then there’s the hoops you have to jump through to finally get some answers.

Managed hosting is nothing like that. We’re always on the end of a phone, email,  or live-chat. We’re WordPress experts and are always around to help, regardless of the problem.  Your first step will be to reach out to us at    If we are unavailable, you will also have a direct line to WP-Engine’s 24/7 technical support.