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What is WordPress hosting : Shared and Managed WordPress Hosting

What is WordPress Hosting?

WordPress is one of the most popular website platforms in the world, and roughly 30% of the top 10 million sites across the web are based on WordPress. WordPress Hosting (also known as Managed WordPress Hosting), optimized specifically for WordPress, to better meet WordPress’ performance and security needs and where the hosting company assumes many of the routine maintenance tasks.

There are two main types are –

  • Shared WordPress Hosting and
  • Managed WordPress Hosting.

I’ll discuss each in more detail below.

What is Shared WordPress Hosting?

It’s almost always the cheaper of the two options. With shared WordPress hosting, your site will “share” a server with other websites.

In addition to the performance tweaks, you’ll also get access to some type of a one-click WordPress installer. Honestly, this isn’t a huge draw because cPanel (available on most hosts) already includes a one-click WordPress installer. However, some shared WordPress hosts will go a step further and give you the option of pre-installing WordPress.

What Happens When You Choose Shared Hosting?

  • You need to do updates manually with most hosts.
  • Backups and speed optimizations only available through third-party plugins.
  • General security mechanisms are available, for extra security you will have to use third party plugins.
  • No additional database optimization is available with shared hosting.
  • It usually limited to a set number of visits.

What is Managed WordPress Hosting?

If shared WordPress hosting is a clean 3-star hotel, managed WordPress hosting is a 5-star resort with beachfront views.

Managed WordPress hosting involved plans that are already setup and tuned for WordPress.  The goal of managed WordPress hosting is to simplify as many technical issues as possible on an ongoing basis.

Benefit of Managed WordPress Hosting


 Maintenance – automated backups, automated upgrades.
 Speed Optimization – configured cache, integrated CDN services.
 Security – configured permissions, plugin checking, malware scanning.
 Support – technical support staffed by dedicated WordPress experts.


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