Managed WordPress hosting and support in a single, affordable package is hard to come by. There are many companies offering fully managed WordPress hosting, and many others offering WordPress technical support – but few combine the two.
Really this makes no sense: websites need hosting and websites need maintenance – it’s just a fact of the digital world. But WordPress website owners have to shop around to find the best managed WP hosting company for their needs. Then most owners simply try to manage the regular maintenance themselves, without having any training or expertise in WordPress management.
And there are several disadvantages to these approaches:
1.Not All Website Hosting Is Created Equal
The size of a website dictates the amount of webspace it requires. Around 1Gb is fine for small sites with modest website traffic, but the bigger the site, the more webspace it requires – those huge, complicated sites with 1000s of visitors plus per day, are going to need to have hosting with unlimited webspace.
It’s not easy to predict the amount of webspace you will need for your site and consequently makes it hard to find the right hosting package for you.
Hosting can be shared or on a private server – again the best choice depends on the anticipated website traffic. General shared hosting, as offered by companies such as GoDaddy, Bluehost and 123 Reg, means your site will share the server with other company websites. Consequently this type of hosting can be adequate for small sites where uptime and site speed are not critical, but far from ideal for sites with large volumes of traffic. In the latter case, website speed may be slow and if you have too much traffic, the site is likely to crash
Private server hosting means you have resources that are not shared by others. This provides more power and flexibility than being on a shared account, but costs more.
For a WordPress website, it makes sense to choose WordPress specific hosting. It may be slightly more expensive than general hosting but is optimised for WP and ensures the website runs faster and can be more easily maintained. But many of the “big names” in website hosting don’t offer this option.
In short finding the right hosting package for your WordPress website can be tricky if you don’t know the right questions to ask.
2. WordPress Maintenance Isn’t All Plain Sailing
In theory, WordPress is a free platform available for all to use. The reality is that it is hard to maintain a WP site securely if you’ve taught yourself everything you know about the platform.
Many business owners don’t even appreciate the need to regularly maintain their website: it needs to be backed up regularly, to be monitored for malware, and plugin and core updates need to be done in a timely manner.
Even those who do realise regular maintenance is essential, don’t have all the skills they need to carry it out effectively. Or alternatively they get so caught up in the demands of their business, that the website maintenance gets overlooked all together.
The result? At some point or other the website is going to have problems. And at that point, WordPress support is needed – again another hassle for the business owner who has to try to find a company to help them as soon as possible.
For all of these reasons, we have created a Managed WordPress Hosting and Support package which offers reliable, WP specific hosting and expert support delivered by trained WP specialists. We work with a modest number of clients, enabling us to provide a truly personal service for each one (quite different to the likes of Godaddy and Bluehost who manage hundreds of thousands of customers).
If you’re fed up with your unhelpful WP hosting company, who tend to blame the WordPress platform itself for any problems you report, and you want quality support from friendly, WP experts then consider our managed WordPress hosting and support package.