How To Host Multiple WordPress website

Given our experience using WordPress, we have perfected a reliable, secure, and scalable cloud that allows WordPress website of all sizes have the availability that they need for their target audience.

From small mom and pop websites to large 30,000 unique visitors a day websites, we host almost every type of customer you can imagine.  There is no WordPress install that is two large (or small) for our platform.

Our packages are also very affordable:

If you’re just getting started with your first WordPress website, go with our Basic.  It even comes with a free domain name to help you keep your costs low.

If you’re looking to host multiple WordPress websites, that require their own cPanel (highly recommended for security), then go with our Reseller.  Even if you don’t plan on reselling web hosting, this is a great way to keep all of your own WordPress websites secure and organized.

If you already have a popular WordPress website (over 2,000+ Unique a day) you should go with our Managed Servers.  They have been designed to give you the most flexibility in terms of dedicated RAM and CPU processing power.

Regardless of the package you choose, we can automatically upgrade you at any time, without downtime.  Simply submit a ticket and our techs will see that you have a pleasant upgrade experience.

With all of this said, we’ve put together a detailed video on How To Host Multiple WordPress Websites:

The Managed EzzyTech VPS has been built specifically for WordPress and we’re certain you’re going to love your experience with us.  If you have any questions please feel free to comment below or reach out to our team for a detailed answer.

We look forward to serving all of your WordPress Hosting needs!

 

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An Introduction To Web Host Manager (WHM)

Web Host Manager

If you’ve ever purchased web hosting in the past, it’s likely you’re already familiar with cPanel.  This is one of the most-widely used web-based control panels in the hosting industry today.  Companies that don’t use this often find themselves at a tremendous disadvantage as a lot of customers are already familiar with it.

Back in the late nineties/early 2000s, it became the “cool thing” to develop your own control panel.  Web Hosting companies invested millions hiring researchers, developers, and project managers to develop the most “user-friendly” control panel.  Unfortunately, while they dumped all their resources into this, other companies began to quickly implement cPanel and Web Host Manager.

This led to those companies being able to spend their extra profits on more marketing and advertising, taking over the industry as a whole.  Therefore once the “other” companies were finished with their fancy control panels, they found themselves without a lot of their original customers.

I would say that 9 out of every 10 customers that come to us here at EzzyTech Networks are already somewhat familiar with cPanel.  We even have lots of migration requests each week to help customers move from not-cPanel web hosts.  They want the flexibility it offers, they like the interface, and it has become a “must have” tool in this industry.

While most everyone is familiar with cPanel, some are not familiar with Web Host Manager:

 

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Basically, you should look at Web Host Manager like cPanel’s father.  A website cannot have its own cPanel unless it’s the first setup through Web Host Manager.  Web Host Manager is the “master control panel” that provisions and sets up all the “sub-control panels” or cPanels.

When you purchase a reseller hosting account from us here at EzzyTech, you automatically receive a “master” Web Host Manager account that is unique to your business.

You will use this tool to setup all of your customers, and if you want to automate your billing, you will use automated billing software such as WHMCS to set this up for you.

How Your Hosting Affects Your Website’s Traffic, Engagement, and Profitability

Hosting Affects

Choosing a hosting provider is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. No matter how good your site, a poor choice of host can come back to bite you – and while switching provider is possible, it can also be quite a chore.

It’s not just about the hosting plan you choose either, since a provider’s sales blurb could be missing information on key metrics that end up having a big impact on site performance. To really make an informed decision, you need to fully understand how your choice of hosting affects your site’s traffic, engagement, and profitability.

In this post, we will explore five key criteria for you to bear in mind. By the time we’re done, you’ll know exactly what to look for when shopping for a provider.
Let’s get cracking!

1. Site Speed

Almost 50% of visitors expect websites to load within two seconds or less, and approximately 40% will bail if it takes over three seconds. Underestimating the impact of long loading times could result in a very costly lesson, especially for e-commerce sites. A few years ago, an Amazon internal study determined that a mere increase of 100ms in their page loading times directly led to a 1% drop in sales.
Assuming your site is properly optimized, your loading times should be blazingly fast, unless your host is dropping the ball. If things aren’t as you expect, it could be due to a lack of investment in server infrastructure, or an overload of shared servers – which should never occur unless your provider is severely neglecting their responsibilities.

So what exactly can you do to avoid being stuck with a slow as molasses hosting provider? Your best bet is to do a quick search around the web for independent reviews, including speed tests. There’s a huge community of professionals out there who take the time to review these kinds of services, and they’re usually quite thorough.

For example, a recent review of our services calculated that sites hosted on our platform loaded in 203ms on average during a test in May. Pretty good, even if we do say so ourselves!

2. Uptime

The importance of uptime from a site owner’s perspective is pretty simple to grasp. For every minute your site spends offline, you’ll be losing out on new traffic, repeat visitors, and (most importantly) sales.

According to a study conducted by IHS, which polled 400 mid to large clients, most businesses face an average of five network downtimes per month. Needless to say, downtimes are serious for any sized business.

There are many reasons that downtimes occur, such as:

  • Failure of network devices
  • Lack of constant supervision by system administrators
  • Power outages
  • Poorly implemented configuration changes
  • DDoS attacks

While it’s impossible for any provider to offer 100% uptime, the best ones work incredibly hard to get as close as possible to that figure. How close to 100% can you expect to get if you sign up with a stable provider? A Hosting Facts comparison of 27 different services ended with the top provider – ourselves, incidentally – scoring an impressive 99.98% uptime over a period of 12 months.

3. Support

Picture the following: you sit down at your desk with a fresh mug of coffee, crack your fingers, and navigate to your website’s back end to check your analytics and stats – only to be greeted by a 504 error:

instant support

Before hurling your mug at the screen, you check for any messages from your hosting provider regarding scheduled downtimes, or if there’s any mention on their social media accounts. Nothing. The next step is to send an email to their support desk to double-check you didn’t break anything on your end, then play the waiting game.

A day later – during which you lost out on traffic and potential sales – you finally get an answer, and it turns out that a couple of servers needed to be rebooted. The whole issue could’ve been solved in minutes if your host had system administrators on call, or bothered to check their messages promptly.

The moral of this story is that when reading reviews, you should always consider a provider’s reputation when it comes to their level of support. If they’re known for slacking off, you should take your business elsewhere.

4. Security

Attackers are constantly on the lookout for exploitable vulnerabilities to gain access to both your servers, and any valuable information stored therein – and if your hosting provider isn’t on the ball, then you could pay the price for it.

Examples of shoddy security practices include using outdated versions of admin panels (such as cPanel) and database management tools, and storing passwords without hashing them.

These kind of issues can be hard to identify unless you’re an expert or they’re included in reviews, so before you commit to any provider, we recommend carrying out a simple Google search to see if you can find any previous instances of big security breaches.

5. Scalability

The final criterion we’ve chosen to include in this list is by far the simplest – scalability. Whether you’re running an online store or a personal blog, site growth (and ultimately prosperity) should be the overall aim.

A good host will provide you with a wide variety of plans, designed to suit multiple budgets and sites that demand varying resources. If you’re starting on the lowest tier, they’ll make sure you have the necessary resources to help your projects run seamlessly. They’ll also let you know when it’s time to upgrade to a higher tier, offering you more resources catered to your specific needs.

Conclusion

While the building itself (that’d be your site!) is important, your web hosting provider represents the foundation. A good host can enable your sites to reach their full potential simply by providing stability and a helping hand when you need it.

When you’re looking for a host for your next project (or reconsidering your existing provider), remember to keep an eye out for the criteria we mentioned earlier:

  1. Good site speeds to encourage low bounce rates.
  2. Uptimes as close to 100% as humanly possible.
  3. An excellent support service to back you up if difficulties arise.
  4. Solid security practices to ensure the safety of your sites and your visitor’s data.
  5. Enough room for your projects to flourish!

What do you consider to be the most important criteria to look for in a hosting service? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

security vulnerability detected- WordPress SEO by Yoast

One of the most popular WordPress plugins is having critical security vulnerability making every WordPress website using the plugin potentially insecure.

The vulnerability in WordPress SEO by Yoast has been discovered by the developer of the WordPress vulnerability scanner “WPScan” – Ryan Dewhurst. It has been marked as critical because every website using the plugin is vulnerable to Blind SQL Injection which could provide third party users with access to your MySQL database.

The vulnerability has been detected in most versions of the “WordPress SEO by Yoast” which according to the official WordPress plugin repository has been downloaded by more than 14 Million times.

In one of the latest blog posts the developers of the plugin announced that they have already released new version of the plugin where they have patched the security vulnerability. The latest version of the plugin is labeled as (1.7.4) and can be downloaded directly from the official WordPress plugin repository of from the website of it’s developers:

Developers site: https://yoast.com/wordpress/plugins/seo/

Official WordPress plugin repository: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

Last but not least we strongly recommend to all of our customers using the “WordPress SEO by Yoast” plugin to make sure it is properly upgraded to it’s latest version in order to prevent such issues with their website.

Free Blogging Platform vs. Self hosted Blog

If you are a blogger, you have most probably wondered whether to choose a free or a self hosted blog platform. Being in the web hosting industry for several years now, we have noticed that many new bloggers are running into that question and decided to explain in short why hosting your blog on a self-hosted platform is the better option.

The Limitations of the free platforms

The good side of the free platforms is that they do not cost anything but at the same time they set a lot of limitations.

  1. Unprofessional look – Using a free service will make you look unprofessional because your domain URL will contain the domain name of the free platform you are using.
  2. Themes – You will be restricted to use the free themes that the platform offers, which might not be suitable or good enough for your content.
  3. No Ads – In order to use the free service you have to agree to its terms and conditions. In 90% of the cases, you will not be able to place ads on your blog or will be allowed to use their ads only. That way, you will be restricted from making money out of your blog.
  4. Limited Control – the free platforms offer limited resources (bandwidth , space, and video time) as well as a few capabilities. You will not be able to optimize your website, extend its functionalities, download plugins, etc.
  5. No SEO features – one really big setback of the free blogging platform is that they do not allow you to optimise your website for search engines, which is a serious obstacle for driving more traffic to it.

Now let us see how the self-hosted service will make your blog look more professional and why your readers will take you seriously.

The advantages of a self-hosted blog

  1. Professional domain  – The short and clean URL shows your readers that you are doing a real business and blogging is not just your hobby.
  2. SEO Optimization – Owning your website will provide you with limitless capabilities to optimize it for search engines, which will result into attracting more readers to your blog.
  3. Wide variety of themes– You will no longer be restricted to use templates that are not suitable for your content. You will be able to build and design your website the way you want by choosing from the vast array of beautiful and stylish themes over the Web.
  4. Functionalities – Another reason for self-hosting your blog is the extra functionality features you will be provided with.
  5. Ads – With the self-hosted blog you will have a full control of your content and will let you monetize it.

Our conclusion, based on these arguments, is that if you want to run a professional blog, have full control over your content, and make profit out of it, you should go for a self-hosted blog.

Domain Name Server (DNS) Configuration and Administration

At my place of employment, we are using Linux as a Domain Name Server(DNS). It performs exceptionally well. This section will address configuration of Domain Name Server(DNS) tables for these services using the BIND 8.x package which comes standard with the Red Hat distribution.

Note: Note: Red Hat versions 5.1 and earlier used the BIND 4.x package, which used a slightly different format for its configuration file. BIND 8.x offers more functionality over that offered by BIND 4.x, and as 4.x is no longer being developed, you should probably consider upgrading your BIND package to the latest version. Simply install the BIND RPM package (see Using the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) for details on using the RPM utility), then convert your configuration file to the new format.

Fortunately, converting your existing BIND 4.x configuration file to be compliant with BIND 8.x is easy! In the documentation directory provided as part of BIND (for example, “/usr/doc/bind-8.1.2/” for BIND version 8.1.2), there exists a file called “named-bootconf.pl”, which is an executable Perl program. Assuming you have Perl installed on your system, you can use this program to convert your configuration file. To do so, type the following commands (as root):

cd /usr/doc/bind-8.1.2
./named-bootconf.pl < /etc/named.boot > /etc/named.conf
mv /etc/named.boot /etc/named.boot-obsolete

You should now have an “/etc/named.conf” file which should work with BIND 8.x “out-of-the-box”. Your existing DNS tables will work as-is with the new version of BIND, as the format of the tables remains the same.

Configuration of DNS services under Linux involves the following steps:

  1. To enable DNS services, the “/etc/host.conf” file should look like this:

    # Lookup names via /etc/hosts first, then by DNS query order hosts, bind # We don’t have machines with multiple addresses multi on # Check for IP address spoofing nospoof on # Warn us if someone attempts to spoof alert on

    The extra spoof detection adds a bit of a performance hit to DNS lookups (although negligible), so if you’re not too worried about this you may wish to disable the “nospool” and “alert” entries.

  2. Configure the “/etc/hosts” file as needed. Typically there doesn’t need to be much in here, but for improved performance you can add any hosts you access often (such as local servers) to avoid performing DNS lookups on them.
  3. The “/etc/named.conf” file should be configured to point to your DNS tables according to the example below.

    Note: (Note: IP addresses shown are examples only and must be replaced with your own class addresses!):

    options { // DNS tables are located in the /var/named directory directory “/var/named”; // Forward any unresolved requests to our ISP’s name server // (this is an example IP address only — do not use!) forwarders { 123.12.40.17; }; /* * If there is a firewall between you and nameservers you want * to talk to, you might need to uncomment the query-source * directive below. Previous versions of BIND always asked * questions using port 53, but BIND 8.1 uses an unprivileged * port by default. */ // query-source address * port 53; }; // Enable caching and load root server info zone “named.root” { type hint; file “”; }; // All our DNS information is stored in /var/named/mydomain_name.db // (eg. if mydomain.name = foobar.com then use foobar_com.db) zone “mydomain.name” { type master; file “mydomain_name.db”; allow-transfer { 123.12.41.40; }; }; // Reverse lookups for 123.12.41.*, .42.*, .43.*, .44.* class C’s // (these are example Class C’s only — do not use!) zone “12.123.IN-ADDR.ARPA” { type master; file “123_12.rev”; allow-transfer { 123.12.41.40; }; }; // Reverse lookups for 126.27.18.*, .19.*, .20.* class C’s // (these are example Class C’s only — do not use!) zone “27.126.IN-ADDR.ARPA” { type master; file “126_27.rev”; allow-transfer { 123.12.41.40; }; };

    Tip: Tip: Make note of the allow-transfer options above, which restricts DNS zone transfers to a given IP address. In our example, we are allowing the host at 123.12.41.40 (probably a slave DNS server in our domain) to request zone transfers. If you omit this option, anyone on the Internet will be able to request such transfers. As the information provided is often used by spammers and IP spoofers, I strongly recommend you restrict zone transfers except to your slave DNS server(s), or use the loopback address, “127.0.0.1” instead.

  4. Now you can set up your DNS tables in the “var/named/” directory as configured in the “/etc/named.conf” file in step three. Configuring DNS database files for the first time is a major undertaking, and is beyond the scope of this document. There are several guides, online and in printed form that should be referred to. However, several examples are provided below.Sample entries in the “/var/named/mydomain_name.db” forward lookup file:

    ; This is the Start of Authority (SOA) record. Contains contact ; & other information about the name server. The serial number ; must be changed whenever the file is updated (to inform secondary ; servers that zone information has changed). @ IN SOA mydomain.name. postmaster.mydomain.name. ( 19990811 ; Serial number 3600 ; 1 hour refresh 300 ; 5 minutes retry 172800 ; 2 days expiry 43200 ) ; 12 hours minimum ; List the name servers in use. Unresolved (entries in other zones) ; will go to our ISP’s name server isp.domain.name.com IN NS mydomain.name. IN NS isp.domain.name.com. ; This is the mail-exchanger. You can list more than one (if ; applicable), with the integer field indicating priority (lowest ; being a higher priority) IN MX mail.mydomain.name. ; Provides optional information on the machine type & operating system ; used for the server IN HINFO Pentium/350 LINUX ; A list of machine names & addresses spock.mydomain.name. IN A 123.12.41.40 ; OpenVMS Alpha mail.mydomain.name. IN A 123.12.41.41 ; Linux (main server) kirk.mydomain.name. IN A 123.12.41.42 ; Windows NT (blech!) ; Including any in our other class C’s twixel.mydomain.name. IN A 126.27.18.161 ; Linux test machine foxone.mydomain.name. IN A 126.27.18.162 ; Linux devel. kernel ; Alias (canonical) names gopher IN CNAME mail.mydomain.name. ftp IN CNAME mail.mydomain.name. www IN CNAME mail.mydomain.name.

    Sample entries in the “/var/named/123_12.rev” reverse lookup file:

    ; This is the Start of Authority record. Same as in forward lookup table. @ IN SOA mydomain.name. postmaster.mydomain.name. ( 19990811 ; Serial number 3600 ; 1 hour refresh 300 ; 5 minutes retry 172800 ; 2 days expiry 43200 ) ; 12 hours minimum ; Name servers listed as in forward lookup table IN NS mail.mydomain.name. IN NS isp.domain.name.com. ; A list of machine names & addresses, in reverse. We are mapping ; more than one class C here, so we need to list the class B portion ; as well. 40.41 IN PTR spock.mydomain.name. 41.41 IN PTR mail.mydomain.name. 42.41 IN PTR kirk.mydomain.name. ; As you can see, we can map our other class C’s as long as they are ; under the 123.12.* class B addresses 24.42 IN PTR tsingtao.mydomain.name. 250.42 IN PTR redstripe.mydomain.name. 24.43 IN PTR kirin.mydomain.name. 66.44 IN PTR sapporo.mydomain.name. ; No alias (canonical) names should be listed in the reverse lookup ; file (for obvious reasons).

    Any other reverse lookup files needed to map addresses in a different class B (such as 126.27.*) can be created, and would look much the same as the example reverse lookup file above.

  5. Make sure the named daemon is running. This daemon is usually started from the “/etc/rc.d/init.d/named” file upon system boot. You can also start and stop the daemon manually; type “named start” and “named stop”, respectively.
  6. Whenever changes are made to the DNS tables, the DNS server should be restarted by typing “/etc/rc.d/init.d/named restart”. You may then wish to test your changes by using a tool such as nslookup to query the machine you have added or changed.

Using the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM)

Red Hat Package Manager:

The Red Hat distribution of Linux, including kernel, libraries, and applications are provided as RPM files. An RPM file, also known as a “package” is a way of distributing software so that it can be easily installed, upgraded, queried, and deleted. RPM files contain information on the package’s name, version, other file dependency information (if applicable), platform (such as Intel or Alpha, etc.), as well as default file install locations.

The RPM utility was first developed by Red Hat Package Manager and provided as an Open Source product as is common in the Linux community. Other developers picked it up and added extra functionality. The Red Hat Package Manager method of packaging files has become popular and is used not only on Red Hat’s but on some other distributions as well.

Popular Linux applications are almost always released as Red Hat Package Manager files, usually in fairly short order. However, in the Unix world, the defacto-standard for package distribution continues to be by way of so-called “tarballs”. Tarballs are simply files that are readable with the “tar” utility. Installing from tar is usually significantly more tedious than using RPM. So why would people choose to do so? Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a few weeks for developers to get the latest version of a package converted to RPM (many developers first release them as tarballs).

If you start installing or upgrading your system or applications with tar, your Red Hat Package Manager database will become out-of-date and inconsistent. This isn’t really a big deal (when I used Slackware, I used tar exclusively — there was no other choice — without too much discomfort), but wherever possible I try to be patient and wait until an RPM becomes available, or perhaps send a polite request to the developer of the package. (You can also build your own RPM files and distribute them to others, which is sometimes helpful to developers who don’t have the ability or time to produce such files themselves.)

To query a package, use “rpm -q pkg-name” (eg. “rpm -q pine”). RPM will either tell you what version of the package is already installed, or that the package is not installed.

Assuming the package is installed already and is an earlier version than the update package you downloaded (which it should be), then you should be able to apply the update with “rpm -Uvh pkg-name”. If all goes well, the package will be automatically installed and immediately ready for use. If not, RPM will give you a pretty good reason (for example, perhaps a supporting package needs to be upgraded first). This may require a bit of thinking, but problems such as these are very straightforward to figure out.

If, on the other hand, the package is not yet installed, and you decide you wish to install it, type “rpm -ivh pkg-name”. If there are any supporting packages that are required, RPM will tell you.

Sometimes, you will want to install a Red Hat Package Manager that is only available in source format. In fact, unless you are installing packages from a trusted source (such as the Red Hat FTP site), you probably should install from the source in case the binaries contain a trojan horse or other nasty thing (of course, a source RPM could also contain such a thing, but they are unlikely to because they would probably be exposed in short order by another developer).

The way to install a package from the source is to specify the “rebuild” switch to the RPM utility. For example:

rpm -ivh --rebuild foo.src.rpm

The above command would configure and compile the “foo” package, producing a binary RPM file in the “/usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/” directory (assuming you are using Linux on the Intel platform). You can then install the package as you normally would.

Finally, if you are having problems getting a source package to compile (perhaps you need to modify a makefile, or change a configuration option, etc.) you can use the following steps (again, illustrating our fictitious “foo” package example) to compile the source, build a new binary package, and then install from the binary package:

rpm -ivh foo.src.rpm
cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
pico -w foo.spec

Make whatever changes you feel are needed to the “.spec” file, and then type:

rpm -ba foo.spec

This will rebuild Red Hat Package Manager package using whatever changes you have made to the “.spec” file. As above, the resultant binary RPM file will be located in “/usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/”, and can be installed as you normally would.

You should look at the Red Hat documentation for more information on RPM. It is an extremely powerful tool that is worth learning in finer detail.

Link Building | Develop Your Business with 6 SEO Link Building Strategies That works in 2016

Link building is the most effective way to create a brand, get more new customers and convert them to repeat customers.

 

New or existing business? Get your brand known by potential customers with search engines result pages (SERP). Paying search engines for being found in SERP is not the only way to reach the target customers. One effective way for the small and medium business is building proper links.

 

Lttle bit confused about how will you start building quality links?? Here are 6 awesome strategies about getting started right now.

 

So why tomorrow and not today?

 

1.      Deal with local partnerships

This is the best strategy for small businesses which have partnerships with local organizations in the same or particular town, city or state. Go for a deal with those partners and see if can provide a link back to your website. Their upcoming events or conferences can be sponsored by your organization so that you can get a link from the event’s sponsorship website. This is how you can get recognized as well as receive a backlink.

2.      Contribution to blogs.

Keep contributions to the local blogs that and they can place a link to your website in their blog. If you can find some local news portals and other community blogs, It can be a great source of clients. Even they can recommend your products / services which will help a lot to build a brand in an easy way.

3.      Use the Skyscraper technique.

Brian Dean from Backlinko has invented this technique to make the link building process easier for everyone. All you have to do is search for top-performing content within your niche, create a version that’s way better than what you’ve found, and reach out to influencers and websites to help promote your content. It may take time to complete the in-depth and quality version of the content but when your blogger outreach efforts become successful, you’ll see the results of your effort and hard work. You’ll get quality backlinks to your site, traffic, and customers. You can get the help of a reputable SEO expert to complete this tedious task for you and reap the rewards all the same.

4.      Link Building through your images.

This worthwhile strategy can be done simply by finding the websites which have used the images you own and have published on your business website by doing a reverse image search. You may have employee headshots, product photos, logos, branded graphics, and other images floating around the web without being attributed to your small business. Once you identify these sites, reach out to them for an attribution link.

5.      Search for business mentions.

Search the web for mentions of your small business or references to your brand, products, and services through a free tool like Google Alerts, or a paid tool like BrandMentions. You can narrow down the search further by using relevant keywords. After you’ve uncovered the backlink opportunities, reach out to the site owners through email. Request that they include a link to your site as attribution.

6.      Create a number of premium content.

Premium content stand a higher chance of being linked to by influencers than a regular blog post. There are different types of premium content but those which doesn’t require much time to be created include infographics and co-created guest posts. Others that will require much thought and time to finish include white papers, e-books, in-depth blog posts, podcasts, and case studies. Find which kind of premium content is it that will suit your small business, your time, and your budget then work on it. Don’t forget to include relevant tags for search engine optimization purposes.

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Managed WordPress Hosting Solutions | Is Managed WordPress Hosting Worth The Extra Cost

If you have thought of upgrading your WordPress-powered blog or site from a traditional shared hosting server to VPS, you will be familiar with managed WordPress hosting solutions. As some of you might know, such solutions do blend the performance of a Virtual Private Server with your WordPress installation in a fruitful way and the provider itself does manage your server. Altogether, once you have upgraded to a managed WordPress hosting solution, you can refocus your attention to the management of your WordPress blog rather than worrying about technicalities of web server.

Yet, it has to be noted that managed WordPress hosting solutions are quite expensive than traditional hosting plans, and some of you might be wondering whether managed WordPress hosting is worth what you pay! There is nothing sort of wrong in being dubious when you pay around $20 instead of $5 to have a managed WordPress server, and we are here to help you solve that doubt.

In this post, we shall check out the advantages & disadvantages of managed WordPress hosting, and compare traditional hosting and managed WordPress hosting from popular web hosts in the industry; so, we hope you would be able to determine the real worth of managed WordPress hosting solutions. First, we shall have a look on the noticeable advantages of going for a managed WordPress hosting service.

Advantages of Managed WordPress Hosting Solutions (When Compared)

Improved Speed

Since you have hosted your WordPress site in a web server that has been optimized for the popular CMS, you will be able to feel a tremendous change in terms of speed. Using a variety of methods including in-built caching, integrated Content Delivery Network, selection of suitable data center, etc, your web host tries its best to minimize the loading time of your WordPress site; when it comes to companies like Pagely, which completely focuses on WordPress hosting, its methods are a bit more technical as in the use of 64-bit OS. So, regardless of the method managed WordPress hosting does make your site load quickly.

Automated Upgrades and Backup

It is not your duty to keep track of WordPress version upgrades and install those upgrades when released! Well, yes! In the managed WordPress hosting solution, your web host itself will take care of WordPress upgrading section and you can be sure of that section! Similarly, most managed WordPress hosting solutions offer automated backup options, which helps you get rid of technical failures or other issues.

Top-Notch Security

When compared to traditional hosting servers, VPSs have an advantage of privacy and security! Managed WordPress hosting solutions make use of this advantage in maximum level by strengthening the security side of your server through a number of methods: frequent scanning for malware and other harmful files and installation of security upgrades!

Premium Support

Premium support is one of the best features you can get while upgrading to managed WordPress server. Since your web host itself has taken charge of server management, you can clear your doubts and seek support when you face any sort of issue while managing your WordPress site. More often than not, multiple methods are made available for customer support.

Disadvantages of Managed WordPress Hosting

  • Since your web host manages the server, your access to ‘technical’ aspect of server is limited.
  • Obviously, managed WordPress hosting is not that affordable when compared to shared hosting.

So, now, you have an idea about both advantages and disadvantages of managed WordPress hosting solutions! Well, it is now our time to check out how these plans are different from typical shared hosting ones.

It’s Time to Compare

Despite the fact that most of managed WordPress hosting providers focus only on managed hosting, there are a few web hosts that offer both traditional shared hosting and managed WordPress hosting. Now, we shall have a look on a few of them to understand the real difference between shared hosting plans and managed WordPress hosting.

VernalWeb

Besides Shared Hosting, VernalWeb offers Managed WordPress Hosting which is very much popular. We are popular for customer support and affordability

  • 100% FREE Migration
  • Instant Activation
  • Regular Backup
  • 99% Uptime Guarantee
  • Money-Back Guarantee!
  • 24/7 Technical Support

Choose your WordPress Hosting plan for just $2.70/month.

DreamHost

DreamPress is the managed WordPress hosting package from DreamHost, one of the popular web hosting providers! DreamHost is known for its affordability when compared to other providers of managed WP hosting and noticeable information about DreamPress is as follows.

  • Starts from a monthly fee of $19.95 (Single Plan)
  • Automated daily backups, WordPress installation and updates
  • Support through Live Chat, Twitter and Email
  • Unlimited Storage and Bandwidth

Now, we will move on to Shared hosting section of DreamHost. An outline of its basic plan is give below.

  • Starts from $8.95, with free domain name
  • Unlimited Storage and Bandwidth
  • One-click WordPress Installation
  • Live Support — Chat, Email and Twitter

Bluehost

Bluehost, one of the prominent players in web hosting industry, offers a dedicated hosting plan that is optimized for hassle-free functioning of your WordPress site. Notable details of the plan are:

  • Basic plan starts from $12.49 (as first month payment)
  • Free domain name
  • Automated Backup (Basic plan lacks this feature)
  • 24*7 support via different methods

And, the shared hosting section of Bluehost offers:

  • Starts from $3.95 per month
  • Free domain name
  • One-Click CMS installation
  • All-the-time Support

HostGator

In addition to their shared and VPS hosting, they also offer managed WordPress hosting service.  HostGator is a worth-noting name when you want to find best shared hosting solutions. Managed WordPress hosting plan of HostGator includes the following features:

  • 100% FREE Migration
  • Global CDN Included
  • Automatic Malware Removal
  • Unlimited Storage Space
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • $100 Google AdWords Credit

How BIG BROTHERS Charge

To understand the real business, we need to have a look at, how big brothers in managed WordPress hosting world do charge. Now, we will list out popular providers and pricing of their less expensive plan.

  • WP Engine offers its most basic plan at a monthly rate of $29 and the company is a pioneer in managed WP hosting.
  • Pressable wants you to pay $25 per month for its basic managed WordPress hosting plan.
  • MediaTemple has also set the monthly price to $29 for the basic plan.

It has to be noted, however, that these pricing plans are of basic plans and features will be limited. For instance, you can see that none of these plans lets you host more than five WordPress sites. Similarly, you might be aware of such limitations.

And, it’s Time to Decide

We hope you have gone through the comparison of managed WordPress hosting and typical shared hosting! Despite having a powerful VPS server and other kinds of security services, a budget-caring web-based professional would have enough reasons to prefer shared hosting to Managed WordPress hosting. It is so because most shared hosting plans do offer support for WordPress along with quick installation scripts. In addition, when we consider the case of both DreamHost and Bluehost, you get a free domain, which is a big deal.

Having that said, you might have enough reasons for a shift towards managed WordPress hosting. If you think traffic of your website/blog is increasing day by day and the server is not able to tolerate the increased consumption, you’ll have to think of shifting. On the other hand, if you would love getting additional security features and premium care from your web host, in fixing issues and solving doubts, managed WordPress hosting is indeed a great choice. On the other hand, if you have a negative answer for all these questions, stay happy because shared hosting is sufficient for you! More importantly, there is nothing sort of showing off by purchasing managed WordPress hosting instead of the traditional one — so, mind your requirement.