1. What is Managed WordPress hosting?
However, from what I see today, the term has loosened and grown to generally include web hosting which has extensive WordPress-specific features.
2. What are the Benefits of Managed WordPress Hosting?
This depends on the host you sign up with and can range from automated WordPress installations all the way to complete WordPress site management and service (including security audits, optimization and so on).
To summarize in a single phrase, I can say that it’s mainly for those who know that they will be using (and sticking to) the WordPress platform.
3. What are the Drawbacks of Managed WordPress Hosting?
Price. Almost without exception, Manged WordPress hosting sells at a premium above standard shared hosting service. The discrepancy might be as little as a few dollars to even ten times as much. Exactly how much the difference is depends on to what extent the WordPress service you sign up for is different.
4. Who would Benefit from Using Managed WordPress Hosting?
This is a broad and subjective question, but I would say for sure; small businesses, large volume sites, multi-site users.
All of these will benefit from manged WordPress hosting.
However, I would also say to a lesser extent, even regular WordPress users can reap the advantages, as long as they’re willing to put up with the price.
5. Can I Still Self-Install and Update Plugins and Themes?
Of course! Managed WordPress hosting is to help you in your process, not interfere with it. You can for sure install the stuff you want no matter which managed WordPress host you go with.
6. Must I run WordPress on my Managed WordPress Hosting?
Yes. Managed WordPress hosting’s entire purpose is to support and streamline the operations of WordPress sites specifically. While some features may benefit other types of applications, the overall intent is to focus on WordPress.
7. Is Managed WordPress Hosting Secure?
In general, there have been some concerns about the security of WordPress but that’s simply because it’s an application that is in such widespread use.
A managed WordPress hosting environment will in general help keep your WordPress up to date and hence, more secure. In many cases, the hosting provider will also help you monitor your tools and plugins for greater security as well.
8. Will my site be Faster?
Site speed depends on various factors, but in general, Manged WordPress accounts are optimized for running this application. As such it is likely to be faster than the average comparable WordPress site. To what extent, depends on individual optimizations of web hosts.