Managed WordPress Hosting is specifically designed and optimized for WordPress websites. In other words, it takes care of all the technical aspects of WordPress for you, allowing you to focus on creating and sharing great content. You don’t have to worry about site updates, site speed, up-time, or anything like that.
Many hosting companies use their own CDN and server level caching, so you don’t have to rely on cache plugins such as W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache. This type of hosting is perfect for those who don’t have any technical skills or time to manage the server.
The Pros of Managed Hosting for WordPress
Security – The main aim of premium managed hosting is to provide bulletproof security. They have a very tight layer of security on their servers, so you don’t have to worry about hacking, DoS attacks, malware, or any other security issues.
Expert Support – It wouldn’t be fair to say that shared hosting providers have poor support. In fact, most companies have excellent staff who are well-trained and possess a good knowledge of WordPress. But they can’t assist you with things like performance, site functionality, WordPress errors, etc. With managed hosting support, you will get expert WordPress assistance, always.
Speed – Speed plays a significant role in site rankings and there are a lot of things you can do improve it like implement a caching plugin, use a content delivery network and reduce image sizes.
Most of the managed hosting companies out there enable content caching at the server level, so you don’t have to rely on any external caching plugins.
If you’re going with a normal plan, then you might need to use a content delivery network to improve site speed.
Backups – This package also includes periodic backup of your site including content, data, themes, and plugins, which you can download from the dashboard. viaENS is one of the most innovative Managed WordPress Hosting providers. They provide daily backups even in their introductory plan. This can save your money and time, especially if you are using a paid backup or maintenance service such as Vault Press or Blog Vault.
They also create a restore point. In case something goes wrong, you can easily restore your site to a previous working version with just one click.
Automatic Updates – They will automatically update your WordPress Core files to the latest version, as soon as an update is released. You don’t have to pay someone extra to update your site anymore—your managed hosting provider does it for you.
No Downtime – No matter how much traffic your site gets, it will never go down. That means, if you hit the homepage of Hacker News or Reddit, you site will still be up and running without any issues.
Save Time-You don’t have to spend time on learning how to run word press because everything will be handled by the managed hosting service providers.
The Cons of Managed Hosting for WordPress
A Bit Expensive – Managed WordPress Hosting is bit expensive as in this plan the company manages every technical aspect related to your website and CMS i.e WordPress. but with viaENS, you just need to spend 99 paisa/hour and you will get fully Managed WordPress Services.
Limitations – Basically, any plugin that consumes resources isn’t allowed. They also do not allow any cache plugins including W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache as they have their built-in caching system.
cPanel – If you are moving from shared hosting to Managed hosting, then you will feel quite different as your Cpanel credentials will be delivered on demand. Some things like Caching and Updates will be out of your hands as they will be managed by the service provider then. No worries, You will be having full control over content, designing and presence of your blog; only the technical hecks will be in the hands of technical team.