What types of hosting are there?
What is meant by managed WordPress hosting? And what is the difference with hosting by yourself? At Mediabirds we distinguish three types of hosting, namely WordPress shared hosting, hosting with VPS and managed WP hosting.
Shared hosting packages vary quite a bit. Some parties offer it for as little as a few euros a month. There is of course nothing wrong with this to begin with. However, there are some things people should take into account when choosing the “cheap option”. It doesn’t matter how you calculate, but the parties that offer shared hosting for a few euros are already in the red when you have created just one support ticket. A response time of a few days is therefore not unusual. It is also common for these companies not to have a support desk at all. Think of companies like TransIP, Mijndomein and Hostnet.
VPS WordPress hosting
The next type of hosting is mainly used by people who have more experience in the development of WordPress. This group is also called the do-it-yourselfers, who realize the importance of good hosting. However, this group still tries to save some money. The do-it-yourself approach can save costs, but also means that you are responsible if something breaks down and for optimizing your server for performance.
What is managed WordPress hosting?
The third type of hosting is often used with small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with high traffic on their website. This group of companies realizes that managed WordPress hosting is a good investment because it saves time and manpower. Also, managed WordPress hosting provides better performance because it is better aligned with the Content Management System (CMS). But what does managed hosting cost? The cost of managed WordPress hosting typically ranges between 25 – 150 euros per month or more. Of course, this is entirely dependent on the size of your site and needs. Some popular managed WordPress hosts that you are probably familiar with are Kinsta and WPEngine.
Why choose Managed WordPress hosting?
Yup, managed WordPress hosting costs a bit more, but you really get something in return. For many businesses, it will provide real benefits. It allows you to focus all your efforts on growing your business. We have listed seven reasons for you why managed WP hosting can also work to your advantage:
- Excellent support with short response time
- Test environments with just one click
- Data centers for global reach
- Never lose data again through automatic backups
- Serious security
- Optimized for excellent presentations
- Scalable setup
Curious about the possibilities of managed WordPress hosting? Then feel free to contact us! As a web design agency in Amsterdam we would like to help you out.