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Over the years, we have helped thousands of users and have heard every hosting related question imaginable. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about managed WordPress hosting.
Great post, thanks for sharing. I’m familiar with BlueHost and Hostgator, must admit I have never had any difficulty with these hosting providers. Also use Go Daddy, and will be checking out the other alternatives. Thanks again for a great post.
One of the reasons Bluehost have been a long time favorite in WordPress community is that they make it very easy to signup. Provisioning is instant 24/7 and they have partnered with Mojo Marketplace to make installation generally painless. Though we do agree with other reviewers that Mojo can be confusing compared to the usual Cpanel installers.
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In addition to this, WP Engine has built-in caching, a built-in CDN (content delivery network), automated daily backups, and much more – to prevent you having to run lots of WordPress plugins that would cause bloat.
Make sure, however, that your host allows you to choose which datacenter hosts your website. There are some providers with datacenters around the world, but unless you can choose to host your site in a specific location, this feature is of little use to you.
Hey, I was reading the WordPress thread on Reddit and they were talking about how it is best to use Nginx rather than Apache which is apparently what most shared hosts use. Does it really make a difference and if so is there a host you can recommend that uses Nginx?
The drawback of shared hosting is that if the hosting company shares too few servers between too many clients, then your site could become dramatically slow. This can be acceptable to some level if your primary concern is price (see our cheap hosting page). However, studies have shown that if your home page takes more than 10 seconds to load, visitors will start to abandon your site. On this top 10, we restricted our selection to companies capable of delivering professional speed & quality hosting services.
Managed WordPress builds upon optimized WordPress hosting in a few key areas. Your website will be assigned customer support squad that isn’t just super-knowledgeable in all things WordPress, but also ensures that you don’t have to ever worry about going into your site’s back end to do anything more than create content. Managed WordPress hosts typically offer site-staging for posts and pages so that you can test them before they go live, automatic malware detection and removal, and enhanced security, too.
Once you decide what pages you will have, comes the part that stumps most people, content. The best way to tackle content is to collect information and collateral you already have and assign it to pages.
Bluehost has been on the official WordPress hosting page for many years and offer some pretty specialized options for the platform these days and include support for the handy site management tool ManageWP. Their managed WordPress hosting packages range from $24.99 to $169.99 per month depending on traffic and number of sites hosted.
DreamHost’s performance results were a little worse in our latest round of Load Impact testing (but better on the Pingdom testing as below). The average user load time for our DreamHost review site stayed consistent around the average of 1.12s for the duration of the test while the number of concurrent users increased to 100, but this is higher than our previous test. They are not the fastest, but they are still amongst the best and most consistently well performing. This month (October 2017) we saw no server request failures throughout the test run.