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When it comes to hosting your WordPress website, you have many options available to you. One of the most popular options is ‘managed WordPress hosting’. But what exactly is it? And, what are the benefits of choosing it? Keep reading and you’ll find the answers to these questions and more… 👇👇👇

What is managed WordPress hosting?

So, what is managed WordPress hosting exactly? 🤔⁉️

Managed WordPress hosting is a form of hosting where, in addition to hosting your website, you benefit from a number of additional features and services. 🤗

These features and services vary from provider to provider, but the key point is this; managed WordPress hosting is supposed to offer you additional benefits and features above and beyond the basic hosting itself. 👍

Here at upHost our managed WordPress hosting services include features and benefits such as:

  • Free website migration.
  • upHost portal access.
  • Free daily backups.
  • Free SSL certificate.
  • UK-based servers.
  • UK-based support.

In addition to extra features, a quality managed WordPress hosting service will also include an easy-to-use control panel, so it’s easier for you to make your own changes to your website’s hosting. 🖥️⌨️

The benefits of managed WordPress hosting

What are the specific reasons you should choose managed WordPress hosting over any other type of hosting?

We’ve listed the top benefits of managed WordPress hosting below.

Expert support on WordPress hosting

Arguably the number one benefit of choosing managed WordPress hosting is that you’ll have access to expert support on WordPress. 🤓🤓

Unlike more generic hosting providers, WordPress specific hosting providers will have an intimate knowledge of WordPress. They’ll know those platform-specific problems that can arise, and will know how to get your website back up and running quickly. 🎯👌

For example, a managed WordPress hosting provider will know the difference between a potential plugin issue, an awkward theme or a server-level problem. They’ll be adept at looking ‘under the hood’ 🔥🔥 of WordPress websites.

A more generic provider on the other hand, won’t be able to provide with this level of detailed support.

WordPress security best practice

Nobody wants their website to be hacked. It costs time, money, can affect your SEO and Google rankings and can even result in reputational damage to you and your business. 🔓

So, it makes sense to choose a hosting service that is both familiar with, and actively implements, WordPress security best practices. 🔒💻🔒

And, that’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose managed WordPress hosting.

With a dedicated managed WordPress hosting provider such as upHost, you’ll benefit from things like free daily backups – so you can easily restore your site should something go wrong – and server optimisations for WordPress security, to prevent any problems occuring in the first place. 😊👍

Quality managed hosting providers also include other security features such as strong password enforcement, two-factor authentication for logins and limited login attempts. 💪💪💪

All of these are things that you won’t necessarily get with a generic hosting provider.

Improved website performance and speed

When you’re only dealing with a single website platform – in this case WordPress – it becomes far easier to optimise your tech stack to provide great website performance, speed and uptime. 🏃💨

That’s one of the core benefits of choosing a WordPress-specific managed hosting provider.

Their servers and all of the associated hardware and software will be tailored specifically for WordPress, meaning that if you host your WordPress with them you’ll benefit from faster load times, improved site stability, fewer faults and easier ways to make changes to your settings. 💯🔥😎

If you choose a generic hosting solution, then it’s much less likely that you’ll reap these rewards for your website.

In fact, if you want to optimise your WordPress website with a generic hosting solution, you’ll often have to do much of the work yourself. 🥵


Have you got big growth plans for your business? Then you need to make sure that your hosting is able to accommodate those plans. ⬆️⬆️⬆️

Many cheaper hosting solutions such as shared hosting have significant limits on the amount of traffic that your site can handle.

If you breach these limits, then your site will crash.

For businesses that are growing, or which experience seasonal peaks in traffic (such as eCommerce stores), such an eventuality would be a nightmare – imagine if your website crashed on Black Friday or Digital Monday! 😱😱😱

With a managed hosting solution on the other hand, you can work with the host to ensure that you have enough server resources available at any given time.

Many managed WordPress hosting providers, like upHost, offer different levels of hosting, meaning you can scale up and down your server resources as required. 🎚️🔈

Sure, you can always migrate your hosting from shared hosting to a managed hosting provider, but migrating a website can be time consuming and stressful.

Better to choose a quality managed WordPress hosting provider from day one.


If you’re a smaller business, or if you don’t relish the thought of having to undertake website maintenance tasks, then choose managed hosting.


Because managed WordPress hosting providers like upHost will help maintain your website on your behalf. 🔧⚙️🧰

This includes tasks such as:

  • Keeping your website updated with the latest WordPress and plugin updates.
  • Protecting your site against common spam and malware attacks.
  • Supporting you in fixing bugs and common WordPress issues.
  • Regular security checkups and advice.
  • Support with common WooCommerce issues and questions.

If you choose cheaper shared hosting, you’ll be completely on your own and will have to undertake all of these tasks yourself.


Managed WordPress hosting will also provide you with detailed, actionable insights that other types of hosting do not. 🔍🕵️

At upHost the website insights we offer include:

  • Website performance – see important metrics such as speed performance, caching details and more.
  • Uptime status – reliable monitoring which warns you before any major issues.
  • Website insights – get real-time data on website traffic, active users, session duration and much more.

With all of these insights on hand, you’ll be able to make solid, data-led decisions that’ll help you grow your business. 🙋👔

Happy hosting from upHost

If you’ve read this far and decided that managed WordPress hosting is the right hosting solution for your business’ website, then choose upHost. 👈👈👈

With 100+ websites under our belt, best in class 99% uptime, a 60-day satisfaction guarantee and a range of hosting packages available, there’s no better place to host your website than upHost – the home of happy hosting!

Get started with managed WordPress hosting today

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