The great folks at WP101 really do a great job of explaining why managed WordPress hosting is better. It’s all broken down… speed, security, backups, etc.
Managed WordPress hosting is awesome. It really is. As someone hiring a web designer, you don’t know what hosting they’re using behind the scenes, but it makes a big difference.
BTW, if you’re not sold on WordPress for small business websites, you really should be, read more here.
This post does a great job of explaining why managed WordPress hosting is better:
Fast sites convert traffic to revenue more effectively and rank higher in search engines. Speedy sites deliver better experiences to visitors, which in turn, leads to happier, more engaged visitors.
Every minute, silent armies of robots are crawling the web, looking for sites to break into and bend to their own nefarious purposes. They try passwords, look for outdated themes, plugins, and core code, and pore through thousands of sites every hour.
And if you do get hacked, some of them (like WP Engine) will fix it for you for free, and restore your site back to its former glory.
After months of hard work on your site, there will come a time when it all pays off – you finally get featured on that big media site, make the homepage of Reddit, or rank number one for that keyword. Thousands of visitors come to your site in a matter of minutes. Hooray! Fame and fortune are closer than ever before.
Many hosts support only their own server hardware – so when your site goes down or shows errors, they simply tell you the server is fine, and throw the responsibility back to you. Unless you want to become a systems administrator, this is confusing, frustrating, and flat out irritating.
5. Automatic Updates and Nightly Backups
One of the most popular questions raised by our members is, “How do I back up my site?”
If your site is hosted by a managed WordPress host, you’re already covered. They handle it for you, automatically backing up your site every night. If anything goes wrong, you can simply restore your site from a backup with just a couple of clicks!
All of this happens without any intervention required from you!