If you currently run your own WordPress server, and are wondering if it makes sense to go for managed wordpress hosting instead, you are probably considering if the benefits are worth paying for.
In fact, not only are the benefits well worth paying for with managed WordPress hosting, you may just find, when you get them, you wonder how on earth you have lived without them.
A faster site and better performance — When you decide to get managed WordPress hosting, your server and your site will be managed by a team of technicians. These technicians monitor your server, optimize it for the fastest performance and then make changes as the traffic to your site increases.
Exceptional support — Unlike with a shared server where, if there is a problem, you may have to wait 24 hours to get help from support, managed WordPress hosting gives you access to support 24 hours a day. That means whenever your site crashes, it is under attack from a malicious bot or the server malfunctions, you do not have to wait a long time to get it fixed.
In fact, with managed WordPress hosting, an alarm immediately informs your tech team if there are any problems so they can immediately fix them.
Daily automatic backups — The worst thing that can happen to a website is if it crashes and becomes corrupted, and you have not done a recent backup of the site. When that happens, you can often lose weeks’ worth of work and, in some extreme cases, lose your website entirely.
With managed WordPress hosting, however, a daily automatic backup is included in the monthly fee you pay. That eliminates any need for you to ever remember to backup your site, as it is already being done for you.
Better security — One reason many people use managed WordPress hosting is because the security for their site is usually so much better than any they have had before. This usually means your site is constantly being monitored for any kind of malicious behavior then, if any occurs, the technicians on your management team will deal with it.
This can prevent malicious bots crashing your site, as well as save your site from attacks by malware. It also means you do not have to worry about it yourself, especially as dealing with malicious attacks can be very time-consuming.
Site crashes fixed immediately — If you are running your website by yourself, you will often not know when something happens to the server and your site crashes. That means it can be hours before you know your site is down.
With managed WordPress hosting, as soon as your server crashes, the techs on your team will be notified and can immediately get started on fixing the problem.