Hey guys Alica here with another quick review. Today I’m going to go over the best managed WordPress hosting from own personal experiences, so let’s Dive In.
So before we dive into my three picks for the best managed WordPress hosting I wanted to go over what it is really quick.
First up, in the world of web hosting the term managed WordPress hosting has been used and abused for so long now, it really has no real meaning to what it is anymore.
Unless you know EXACTLY what they will manage and what is yours to manage it makes it pretty hard.
Without that information, ‘Managed WordPress Hosting’ is just marketing fluff often meant to sucker newbies into getting something different from what they thought they were getting.
It’s like shared hosting and dedicated WordPress hosting. Many companies say they do dedicate WordPress hosting but just flogging off normal shared hosting.
So in generally managed WordPress hosting is a service where all technical aspects of running WordPress are managed by the host.
This includes things like security, speed, WordPress updates, daily backups, website uptime, and scalability.
So there are some more included in other cases, but that is generally what it includes when you think of managed WordPress hosting.
Here’s how I’ve decided on which three are the best.
I broke them down into four main categories and I’ve tested almost twenty different web hosting companies before narrowing it down to these three.
There’s a lot of people out there that like to cover 10, 20 different companies and I really just think it’s a waste people’s time when you watch those videos.
To be able to test every single web host on the market will be virtually impossible.
And here is something for you… I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
Most web hosting platforms are owned by one single company Endurance Internation Group(EIG).
So many companies like Hostgator, Bluehost, Fatcow and dozens more of the most popular hostings are owned by them.
Why I’ve mentioned this, is no matter which provider you go with the only difference you’re going to get is the pricing.
Rest assured the 3 I recommend are privately own and not under their umbrella.
So I really just wanted to narrow it down to the three best managed WordPress hosting companies out there.
The four categories I use for my picks are:
These are probably the four most important things to most people out there so that’s why I went with them.
Righto, let’s get into the results…
Best Managed WordPress Hosting
So right here we have speed and you can see the first place was WPX Hosting then Greengeeks was second and Siteground was third.
These are the three that I went with.
When we go over to support we see that WPX Hosting was also first then Siteground followed by Greengeeks.
Now I should say that all of these have great speed great support.
The cost, I’ll talk a little bit more about the cost in just a moment, and the uptime has been great as well.
So I pick these 3 out of 20 other hosts for a reason.
They’re all awesome options.
So if we look at costs you can see that Greengeeks is the most affordable followed by Siteground.
WPX Hosting is pretty far in a distant third in terms of cost.
For uptime, you can see in the image each of these that I’m showing here are actually their uptime guarantee that’s on their website.
So there’s 99.9% for Siteground and Greengeeks and WPX Hosting has the highest guarantee at 99.95%.
Now, I’ve had all three of these hosts for quite a while now and I’ve actually had perfect uptime of 100% at the time of writing this for the past 45 days on all three of them.
So I really just use this to gauge and show you that it is a little bit different in terms of the guarantee that each of them offers on their website.
The thing that I wanted to get across here is that people start in different levels?
So you need to choose the best host-based on your situation.
If you don’t have a lot of money and you’re just starting out something like Greengeeks is the perfect option.
Or Siteground but over the past several months their support is starting to lack whereas Greengeeks has excelled in this department.
If you’re looking at better cost Greengeeks might be the better option.
In terms of WPX Hosting, I should say that they are the most expensive out of these three and I wouldn’t be truthful if I didn’t tell you.
If you are brand new to all this WPX Hosting wouldn’t be your best choice here as a new site. Even tho they are the best for speed, support, and voted #1 on Trustpilot and G2 Crowd.
It would be a waste of your money to have such a powerful host right off the bat.
When you’re first starting out, in reality, most sites take six months to a year to start getting good traffic to their website.
So if you sign up with Siteground or Greengeeks for one year and then moved over to WPX after that year that might be a good option.
If you’re getting a lot of traffic, say over 500 visitors a day or you are in a super high competitive niche and every millisecond of load time matters, then go with WPX.
Sometimes it might take you longer and you might want to just take advantage of the lower cost that you’re going to get with Greengeeks.
If you sign up with a three-year deal with them you’re going to get a very affordable plan the same goes for Siteground, but the renewals might be higher on these plans.
So it really depends on your scenario and what you value but in my opinion, these are the three best managed WordPress hosting options for regular people.
Especially for those who are just getting started Greengeeks and Siteground make a lot of sense to start with them.
So to sum things up, I really think that you should just choose the best option for you.
Choosing a web hosting is a personal choice and relies on your goals and preferences, however, I personally recommend WPX Hosting for all your money sites for it’s faster load times and lightening support.