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Managed WordPress Hosting Explained

When we tell clients that we offer managed WordPress hosting as a service, most of the time we are met with blank stares. But this service isn’t as complex as it sounds – well your business’ role isn’t very complex at least.

For your business to succeed online, you have to juggle many different elements. From marketing to content creation, to social media, all of these pieces can become overwhelming. And when it comes to delegating these tasks our team at Voyager Marketing can help take some of these responsibilities off of your plate, including managed WordPress hosting.

What is Managed WordPress Hosting?

For your business to succeed online, you have to juggle many different elements. From marketing to content creation, to social media, all of these pieces can become overwhelming. And when it comes to delegating these tasks our team at Voyager Marketing can help take some of these responsibilities off of your plate, including managed WordPress hosting.

1. Shared WordPress Hosting

The first hosting scenario involves people who choose low cost WordPress hosting. This includes hosts like GoDaddy, OVH, or Media Temple and the people who choose this hosting are usually:

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These types of hosting services are usually between $3 to $25 a month, and when you are starting out this can be great, however, you’ve heard the phrase “you get what you pay for,” well this rings true with shared hosting. With shared hosting, it is common for hosts to overcrowd their servers which means that performance issues are common which will impact your ability to rank highly in SEO.

2. DIY VPS WordPress Hosting

The next form of hosting is DIY VPS hosting. This category of hosting mainly consists of startups and people that have a little more experience with development. These people are usually still trying to save money but they are also concerned with performance because they know it is important to the success of their business. This approach can be great but it can also backfire if you aren’t careful. We know your time is worth money and you should spend your time focusing on growing your business versus optimizing your server for maximum performance.

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3. Managed WordPress Hosting

The last group of people is typically small to medium sized business, companies looking for specialized managed WordPress hosting, and high traffic blogs. These businesses have the understanding that a managed WordPress hosting platform is a great investment for their business because it saves them time, manpower, and offers them the best web performance.

To put it simply, managed WordPress hosting services are a plan where a provider manages your site and servers for you, ensuring that your site is working at its very best and is protected from potential invaders. This also means that key tasks like updating your site are taken care of so that you don’t have to.

The Pros of Managed WordPress Hosting

The primary benefit of managed hosting is that it is hands off for you and your business. Our team at Voyager helps you keep your website in tip top shape so you are able to focus on other tasks in your business that only you can do. Some of the benefits of managed WordPress hosting services include:

Another benefit of managed WordPress hosting is that your host will know the platform inside and out. So if you are new to WordPress and don’t know much about optimizing your site for the best results this is extremely valuable.

Deciding if you Need Managed WordPress Hosting

While our answer is always yes, we understand that moving forward with a new service and putting your trust in someone else can be difficult. So when deciding if a managed hosting service is right for you there are two things that you should take into consideration.  Your budget and your business’ needs. 

Once you figure those two things out you will most likely fall into one of two categories:

  1. If you don’t know much about WordPress, the servers needed to run a website and all of the other technical aspects involved with running a website, managed WordPress hosting services are going to be a lifesaver. It will safe you time, headaches, and will leave you with a site that is safer and high performing. In addition you will have access to help whenever you need it
  2. On the flip side, you may decide that an unmanaged hosting option is better for your website if you have the technical ability to maintain your site on your own. Remember your sites overall performance is a large factor in SEO. 

Managed WordPress Hosting is something that we strongly encourage for all of our clients, because of all the benefits that come with it. Our team at Voyager is able to protect your site from potential invaders, fix problems and make edits whenever you need, and is readily available to help. For more information about our hosting services give us a call! We would love to help keep your site fast, updated, and protected. 

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