Old 22nd March 2018, 09:41   #1
LaxmiSharma
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Managed WordPress Hosting Vs. Shared Hosting

What are the benefits of managed WordPress Hosting over shared hosting? What made me ponder over this topic was - after surfing the web I understood that both come under the shared hosting category. Still what is the benefit of choosing managed WordPress hosting?
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Old 19th May 2018, 12:13   #2
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If you know anything about Linux administration, would a VPS be an option?

- Managed WordPress hosting means the hosting provider sets up the software themselves. You need to make sure the service meets your needs.

- Shared hosting means you upload the PHP code to your account, and one should note not all shared hosts support HTTPS protection, so your password could be at risk like it is in this forum. Shared hosting means you are sharing resources with other users, so performance can be potentially quite slow if the service is too much oversold.

- VPS hosting means you have a virtual machine to host on, with a dedicated IP address. You are responsible for all the software on it, keeping it up to date, etc. That said, you have a choice in web server software (Apache, Nginx, etc.), and thanks to Let's Encrypt you are guaranteed to be able to get free HTTPS. To set up WordPress on one of these systems you need PHP (7.0 or higher recommended) and an SQL server like MySQL or MariaDB. If you are concerned about performance you want to avoid those cut-rate OpenVZ services, they are often oversold and part of the RAM allotment (known as burstable RAM) is shared with other customers and the host can kill processes to ensure customers get their guaranteed RAM.
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Old 22nd May 2018, 17:53   #3
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If you've got a small website then shared hosting shouldn't be a problem at all, if you've got a larger site then i'd probably recommend a VPS so it gives you more resources.
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Old 28th May 2018, 12:05   #4
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Depends on the use case shared hosting as the name suggests is shared by a number of websites and will have the disadvantages that you could think of as arising from such a set up . But mind you for most mundane use cases it'll suffice
Managed is more professional and gives you exclusive(at least to an extent) access to wordpress optimized servers, however, it is considerably expensive than shared.
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