Managed WordPress Hosting

Managed WordPress hosting companies are popular within the WordPress community. These companies optimise their servers specifically for the WordPress platform and offer a level of WordPress support that many other hosting companies will not provide.

In my experience, it is mostly new website owners who use WordPress hosting servers. Their plans are catered towards those who do not want, or need, to spend time tweaking hosting settings. High quality support for WordPress related issues is also provided.

Check out my article “Is Managed WordPress Hosting Right for You?” for more thoughts on whether a managed WordPress hosting solution fits your needs.

Managed WordPress Hosting Providers

CloudWays

CloudWays

CloudWays are a popular hosting company within the cloud hosting market. They also have a managed WordPress hosting service.

Their cheapest plan retails at only $5 per month for 512MB of RAM, 20GB of storage, and 1TB of bandwidth. This makes them one of the cheapest hosting solutions in the WordPress hosting market.

Check out my full review of Cloudways to learn more.

Convesio

Convesio

Convesio is a managed cloud hosting platform for WordPress that lets you easily scale up your operations. It utilises a a load balancer and multiple MySQL servers to distribute traffic quickly and reliably.

No caching plugin is necessary as caching is handled by Convesio. They provide free SSL certificates through LetsEncrypt too.

The company allows you to set up a hosting container free of charge. This can be used to develop and test a website before it launches. Once you are ready, you can host your live websites from as little as $15 per month for 10,000 monthly visitors. This entry level package gives you 5GB of SSD storage and one virtual CPU.

To learn more, check out my full review of Convesio.

Flywheel

Flywheel

Flywheel are a managed WordPress hosting service that offers a lot of great features. Designers will love the collaboration tools available that helps them talk to others about a particular website or project. They also allow you to set up hosting for clients and then transfer ownership to customers at the click of a button.

Website staging is available and you only pay for website hosting once the website in question goes live. With everything being handled through one central dashboard, it is easy to see why Flywheel has become a popular service with designers and developers.

Flywheel charge on either a per website basis or on a bulk basis. Their cheapest per website option costs $15 for 5,000 monthly unique visits, 5GB of storage, and 250GB of bandwidth. A content delivery network can be accessed for an additional $10 per month.

Their freelancer bulk plan costs $100 per month and allows up to 150,000 monthly visits over ten websites. 40GB of storage and 2TB of bandwidth are provided with this plan.

GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks are a Californian based hosting company that aims to eliminate the carbon footprint that is created by their company. They sell shared hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated hosting plans.

They also have a good managed hosting service that features great features such as automatic updates, account isolation, malware scanning, and brute force and DDoS protection. Use of PHP Caching and a content delivery network will help your website load quickly.

Their basic WordPress hosting plan costs only $3.96 per month.

InMotion Hosting

InMotion Hosting

InMotion Hosting are a Californian website hosting company that offer everything from shared hosting to dedicated hosting solutions.

Their WordPress hosting packages retail from $5.99 per month. All websites are hosted on solid state drives and WordPress comes pre-installed. Free website backups are included with the plan.

All Kevin Muldoon readers will receive a 25% discount off of WordPress hosting packages.

Kinsta Managed WordPress Hosting

Kinsta

Kinsta are a respected managed WordPress hosting company that use the Google Cloud Platform to host websites. They place a high emphasis on speed and security. Features include free website migration, website staging, and automatic backups.

Their starter plan retails at $30 and is suitable for one website. Up to 20,000 monthly visits are provided in this plan and they provide a generous 3GB of storage.

Be sure to check out my original review of Kinsta and my follow up article which explained its new features.

Lightning Base

Lightning Base

Lightning Base are an affordable managed WordPress hosting company that offers SSD Raid-10 storage and a global content delivery network. Their services features automatic website backups, multisite support, and security measures such as firewalls.

Their personal plan retails at only $9.95 per month. This grants you up to 10,000 monthly pageviews, 1GB of storage, 10GB of bandwidth, and 20GB of CDN bandwidth. Increasing to their medium plan at $49.95 per month gives ten times that allowance.

LiquidWeb

LiquidWeb

Unlike the vast majority of managed WordPress hosting services, LiquidWeb fully own their servers and have an onsite support team available 24/7. They also provide 24/7 phone support, chat support, and helpdesk support.

Their managed WordPress hosting plans retail from $89 per month 100GB of SSD storage and up to ten websites. There is no limit to the amount of traffic your websites receive.

Features of their managed WordPress hosting plans include SSL certificates, free website migrations, automatic core and plugin updates, automatic backups, a content delivery network to improve website performance, and support for WordPress Multisite.

Nestify

Nestify

Launched in 2014, Nestify are a managed WordPress hosting company that offer free website migrations, an integrated content delivery network, security scans, website staging and daily website backups.

Their entry level personal plan costs $19.99 per month. That gives you 10GB of SSD storage and is suitable for 50,000 visitors per month.

Nexcess

Nexcess

Nexcess are a USA based website hosting company that focuses on WordPress, Magento, ExpressionEngine, and vBulletin hosting.

They offer shared and dedicated hosting plans to WordPress users. Their starter WordPress plan retails from $11.95 per month. This will give you 10GB of storage, 150GB of bandwidth, and access to 24GB of RAM. Daily backups are made using R1Soft.

Dedicated hosting plans for WordPress users start from $494.45.

Pagely

Pagely

Pagely use the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure for their hosting. Their network boasts many great features such as network edge and load balancers.

All of their plans feature a content delivery network, automatic backups to Amazon S3, automatic WordPress core and plugin updates, and advanced network security.

Their plans start from $64 per month and go as high as $1,799 per month.

Pressable

Pressable

Formerly known as ZippyKid, Pressable is a managed WordPress hosting solution that offers dedicated WordPress support, an in-built content delivery network, website staging, and security features such as malware scanning.

Their starter plan retails from $20.83 per month and allows up to 15,000 monthly page views.

Pressidium

Pressidium

Launched in 2004 by John Andriopoulos, Filip Slavik, Giannis Zachariadis and Andrew Georges, Pressidium is a managed hosting service that has servers based in North America, Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.

They offer a long sixty day money back guarantee, free website migrations, and the ability to deploy your website in only forty-five seconds. Features include a network that support scalability, automated website backups, staging sites, and managed automatic updates. 24/7 ticket and email support is provided to all customers.

Their plans retail from $24.90. This plan permits three WordPress websites to be installed, up to 30,000 monthly visits, 10GB of SSD storage, SSL certificate, and provision of a content delivery network.

SiteGround

SiteGround

SiteGround are an established website hosting company that offers shared hosting, reseller hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated hosting plans. Over the last few years they have also made a name for themselves within the managed WordPress hosting market.

Their WordPress hosting plans start from only €3.95 per month for 10GB of storage and 10,000 monthly visits. Features include automatic updates, server protection, daily website backups, WordPress caching, a content delivery network with thirty-four locations across the world, and 24/7 support.

Be sure to read my full review of SiteGround to learn more.

Synthesis

Synthesis

Owned by CopyBlogger, Synthesis aims to provide fast and secure hosting solutions for WordPress users. Their plans also come with access to a range of content marketing and SEO tools.

Plans start from $49 per month for a managed VPS. This grants you access to 1GB of RAM, 20GB of storage, and 2TB of monthly bandwidth.

Themecloud

Themecloud

Themecloud have created a fantastic managed WordPress hosting service from the ground up. They offer a scalable hosting environment that allows you to easily manage multiple WordPress websites.

Features include managed updates, Google PageSpeed optimisation, daily website backups, one-click restores, a web application firewall, DDoS protection, and a dashboard that allows you to control everything.

ThemeCloud have a trial plan that lets you test their hosting service for fifteen days free of charge. It comes with a a healthy 1GB of storage.

Their personal plan retails at $10 per month per website and allows up to 5,000 monthly visits. $30 increases this total to 25,000 monthly visits and $80 allows up to 100,000 monthly visitors.

Wetopi

Wetopi

Wetopi are a Barcelona based company that offer managed WordPress hosting. They use solid state drives for storage and allow you to deploy and clone websites in the control panel.

Their monthly hosting plans start from only 9 euros per month and include unlimited bandwidth and daily backups.

Check out my review of Wetopi to learn about what they do.

WP Engine

WP Engine

One of the leading providers of managed hosting within the WordPress niche. They offer useful features such as website staging, transferable installations, and external backups.

Their personal plan retails at $29 per month and provides 10GB of storage for one website with traffic up to 25,000 monthly visitors.

Be sure to check out my WP Engine review to find out more about their service.

WPMU Dev

WPMU Dev

For only $49 per month, a WPMU Dev membership will give you access to premium WordPress support and dozens of website management, optimisation, and security tools. You also gain access to WPMU Dev's extensive WordPress plugin library.

If that is not enough, WPMU Dev allow you to host three WordPress websites up to 20,000 visitors. Larger WordPress hosting plans can be purchased for those that need it. For example, for $50 per month you get 8GB of RAM, four CPU cores, 50GB of SSD storage, and 10TB of bandwidth.

Check out my full review of WPMU Dev's hosting packages to get a better understanding of what they offer.