Managed WordPress Web Hosts
Choosing a WordPress web hosts from the hundreds of thousands of web hosts (including resellers) can be difficult. The vast majority of web hosts meet the minimum requirements to run WordPress installations. But WordPress works best in a rich hosting environment.
Managed WordPress hosting plans are more expensive than self-hosted shared environment plans. Don’t expect to pay typical shared hosting rates and receive managed WordPress hosting. Remember, nothing is 100% secure or 100% fail proof. Servers crash and hackers can compromise even the most secured WordPress installation; but having a staff of expert on hand helps minimize these risks.
AIC Preferred WordPress Managed Hosting Partner
SiteGround has tools that make managing WordPress sites easy: one-click install, managed updates, WP-Cli, WordPress staging and git integration. A very fast support team with advanced WordPress expertise is available 24/7. Recommended by WordPress.org! From $14.95 per month for the GoGeek account with staging area!
WP Engine provides a 100% managed WordPress hosting platform designed from the ground up for WordPress. Every aspect of our technology stack from caching to server software is 100% optimized and maintained to help make WordPress fast, stable, and secure. Starting at $29 per month for one WordPress installation.
Powering over 2 million websites, Bluehost offers the ultimate WordPress platform. Tuned for WordPress, we offer WordPress-centric dashboards and tools along with 1-click installation, a FREE domain name, email, FTP, and more. Easily scalable and backed by legendary 24/7 support by in-house WordPress experts. Simply visit the site and look for WordPress Hosting! Recommended by WordPress.org! Offerings from $24.99 per month!
Dreamhost offers DreamPress, fully managed WordPress hosting so you can focus on your content and they worry about the rest. 5 times faster than shared hosting. Pre-configured so you can get up and running right away. Scales to handle traffic spikes with no bandwidth caps. Recommended by WordPress.org! From $16.95 per month!
The HostGator managed WordPress platform handles your WordPress site administration. They automatically update the software and all installed plugins, and apply the latest security patches and feature upgrades. Their managed hosting solution includes everything you need to optimize WordPress. Does not include a staging area! Plans from $14.95 per month.
Flywheel is a WordPress platform aimed at designers, developers and digital agencies. They make it a breeze to create and develop WordPress sites, handle web hosting, hand-off billing and scale your business. Recommended by WordPress.org! From $16.95 per month!
WordPress Managed Hosting FAQ
Shared Hosting vs Managed WordPress Hosting
Managed WordPress web host plans provide a higher level of service, but are probably on shared infrastructure except at the very highest levels of service.
With managed WordPress, the provider will take care of things like updates for the core WordPress application, and possibly themes and plugins also. Many provide an additional layer of WordPress specific security and might also provide a built in content distribution network (CDN) to help with the performance of the site. The entire infrastructure of managed WordPress web hosts hare tuned to run WordPress fast and stable environment.
We DO NOT provide WordPress services on shared hosting!
Benefits of Managed WordPress Hosting
Until recently, anyone who found themselves having trouble with a WordPress site had limited options for assistance. WordPress.org provides an extensive forum and support knowlegebase, but that’s targeted more at WordPress pros. The only real option was to hire a WordPress consultant; and that could get expensive fast.
The explosion in popularity of WordPress caused a number of providers began offering managed WordPress hosting packages. WordPress professionals handle compatibility issues, security and tasks like upgrades as part of the managed WordPress hosting plan. This was to allow site owners the freedom to focus on content.
Performance Benefits of Managed WP Hosting
Managed WordPress hosting plans build their infrastructure and configure their WordPress installs to load pages and posts fast. Their servers are built specifically to host WordPress so the hardware itself is configured to provide an optimal environment for a WordPress powered site.
Managed WordPress hosts are protected by additional security solutions that sit in front of the servers and hosting infrastructure. Web application firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention devices are often employed to protect customer sites from some of the more sophisticated attacks that websites encounter.
Practical Benefits of Managed WP Hosting
Managed WordPress hosting companies are ready in case something goes seriously wrong. A hacker, a corrupted file or anything out of the ordinary may break the site. The backup and recovery process in place will have the site restored and up in running in a short amount of time.
The best managed WordPress hosts provide site owners with a dedicated staging environment. A staging environment is basically a mirror of your live site where you can test changes to the site prior to exposing them on the live site. You can tweak your design and content as much as you wish, and once it is ready you can deploy the changes to the live site quite easily.
Managed WordPress Hosting
We offer concierge managed WordPress web hosting! That is, you only need to be concerned about your content.
- IDX Broker Setup Fee Waived ($100 Value)
- Install and configure WordPress & staging area
- Site built on the Divi platform ($89/yr value)
- Unlimited Visitors
- SSD Storage
- SSL Included
- WP Core Updates
- WP Plugin Updates
- WP Theme Updates
SiteGround manages our WordPress servers and takes care of updating the servers and the core WordPress installation!
SiteGround owns their data centers and infrastructure, so they’re able to optimize for performance at every level. Their data centers are built for speed and servers run high performance technologies like PHP 5.6 & 7.0, HipHop VM, and Memcached.
And they didn’t forget about security. They’ve built-in security at every level, from your WordPress install to the physical security of their data centers. They include Globalsign® SSL certificates as a standard feature.
100% network and power uptime, 30 minute hardware replacement time!