Have you noticed a sudden increase in the number of hosting companies offering managed WordPress hosting service?
Last week, I was approached by two of my good friends asking me to recommend a reliable WordPress hosting company. Since they were just getting started, I recommended BlueHost to them as a good option for beginners.
However, these people seem to have done their homework before talking to me. So, they asked, “How about going for managed WordPress hosting offered by BlueHost?”
Now, that got my attention because if these people were allocating their budget for managed WordPress hosting service, I better take them seriously. If my company is offering managed WordPress hosting service, why should my friends think of somebody else, right?
So, I compared features that Krishna World Wide Hosting offers with other managed WordPress hosting offers by companies like BlueHost, GoDaddy, DreamHost etc. and then I compared their prices with that of ours.
Once I knew what my customers get versus what other people get when they go to these large companies, I felt very proud of the service offering by Krishna World Wide hosting team.
Managed Doesn’t Necessarily Imply Fully Managed
When I looked at some of the top shared hosting providers and their managed WordPress hosting offers, it was clear that they want to capitalize on this popular term.
For example, here is how BlueHost offers their hosting packages (screenshot from their website.)
A lot of people will think that managed WordPress hosting with BlueHost means that they will take care of everything, from backup to security, to automatic plugin updates, to malware cleaning and so on. Unfortunately, once I look at the details, it doesn’t seem like quite that deal.
To me, who is a technical person, it feels like getting a VPS account where I still need to personally take care of many things and use their 24/7 support, when I know what I want.
Pretty much the same deal is also being sold by other giants. However, none of these services can match what some of the premium service providers offer.
Our Krishna World Wide hosting service offering compares to that of WP Engine. They are way better than us and we strive to match their level of service and reliability to our customers with more flexibility while keeping the cost as low as possible.
On the other hand, while managed WordPress hosting offerings by shared hosting service providers has way less features, their charges are pretty high.
Fully Managed WordPress Hosting Should Offer Peace Of Mind
If you are going to pay $30 a month for a company to manage your WordPress installations for performance and security, you should know what you are going to get. Why throw away money?
Our mission, at Krishna World Wide, is to provide total peace of mind to our clients. We take care of every technical aspect of WordPress management in our hands. For example:
- Our clients don’t need to worry if their server is running out of memory or not.
- They don’t need to worry if their website got infected for any reason.
- They don’t need to worry about updating their plugins, themes or WordPress itself. We treat every website we host as our own.
- We take care of performance optimization of every website we host, whether or not our customers even think about it.
- We perform database maintenance tasks, cleaning activities, and security monitoring automatically for all websites we host.
In addition, our goal is to make our clients feel safe, feel secure and know that we have their back 24/7, every day of the year.
That’s the level of service we provide as we take responsibility to host someone’s websites on our servers.
If you are technically strong and you would like to do some development work, make some changes, get some new themes, play with CSS, we can give you a free of cost STAGING area to do your stuff while your live site remains unaffected.
All of this comes to our clients at a price which they would pay to these big companies anyway and yet not receive the level of service we offer. More importantly, they experience the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their websites are managed by qualified WordPress experts.
VPS Hosting Or Managed WordPress Hosting?
Some people ask me if they should go for VPS hosting, or for managed hosting for their WordPress powered websites.
The answer to the question is actually not very difficult. VPS hosting, or dedicated server hosting, is like buying your own new home. Yes, it is big, it gives you way more control. However, furnishing it is your responsibility. Buying insurance, paying for utilities, fixing things from time to time – is all your responsibility.
VPS hosting is just like that. You get a new server. Yes, you get dedicated RAM (whatever you pay for,) dedicated hard disk etc. But, configuring your server for optimal performance, is your responsibility. If you don’t know about performance optimization, which is the case with most people, you don’t utilize the potential of your own server.
On the other hand, managed WordPress hosting is like renting a fully furnished studio. More or less, you spend the same amount of money as you would for VPS hosting. However, configuring the server, patching the server and all the WordPress created maintenance tasks are out of your way. You have an expert team dedicated to taking care of those things.
It is a matter of personal choice, logical analysis and business needs.
Managed hosting is good for people who don’t like to spend time and energy in figuring out technological aspects of their WordPress, their site or the server where they host. They want to focus on their business and not sweat over technical stuff.
VPS hosting is useful to those who like to play with server configuration. It is for people who know a little bit about customizing servers for better performance or who want to use some special third-party services.
Do Your Homework Before You Make Your Decision
Do not be influenced by other people’s opinions. There are a lot of people out there who recommend going for VPS hosting or dedicated hosting for optimal performance and peace of mind.
Well, if VPS hosting or dedicated server was the best deal in town, why would Neil Patel choose managed WordPress hosting with WP Engine for quicksprout.com? I am sure it costs him way more than having his own dedicated server. And he could hire an administrator to do everything for him. But, he prefers to give the responsibility to somebody who really knows WordPress and who can take care of his website while focusing on his business.
Those of you who know my story, I used to host with WP Engine as well. I moved out because my websites, themes etc. where not compatible with their environment. I did not have any desire to make changes on my websites to comply with their environment. So, their infrastructure limitations helped me not only move out but to start the Krishna World Wide managed WordPress hosting service.
You need to know your priorities. You need to know if your goal is to deal with technology and have self-control on every aspect of your website hosting.
If yes, more power to you. Go for VPS or dedicated server hosting. If not, don’t waste time on shared hosting or worry about renting servers. Go for a fully managed WordPress hosting service provider of your choice (although I highly encourage you to check out our services.)
Do your homework and compare different service providers. Make sure that you get value for your money.
Your Turn To Share – Share Your Thoughts
When you think of managed WordPress hosting, what comes to your mind? If you have been hosting websites for a while, what are some of the most important services that should be covered by a good managed hosting service provider?
What kind of hosting services do you have at present for your websites? Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below and add value.
Thank you kindly!
Informative post indeed 🙂
Yes, when you for a good hosting service, you do look for all that you mentioned. Foremost, it has to be good customer service and literally being present if you face any problems.
I know Donna speaks so highly of your hosting services and I am sure it’s going to reach greater heights as well. Also, as your blog grows it becomes tough to stay with your present state and that’s when you need to go in for better options, so I am surely keeping that in mind. One hears so many problems people face with all the hosting services that it becomes tough to make out which one is really good as such. I guess you need to try and test the waters before taking a dip finally.
Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend 🙂
As our business grows and grows our infrastructure needs, we all need some additional hands to help. I am sure I will be adding more resources and more manpower to my company as my hosting service grows.
What puzzles me, however, is the way so many companies are claiming to provide managed hosting service while they actually put only a few basic functions on automatic schedule and put the burden of managing all your technical stuff by yourself.
I mean think about this. What does 2GB RAM means to an average blogger with your technical knowledge as to what it means in terms of bandwidth or the source usage? And then, with that amount of RAM, will a server that gets 1TB of bandwidth usage survive? I doubt that.
Companies are using all these buzzwords to confuse nontechnical entrepreneurs into buying into the idea of managed hosting service and pay more to still have the same problems.
At Krishna world wide team, our goal is to ensure that our customers have peace of mind knowing that their websites are up and running just like our own websites. We don’t sell buzzwords. We strive to sell true service.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your valuable thoughts. Whenever your business breaks out beyond shared hosting infrastructure capabilities, I will certainly love to work with you to provide a custom solution that will suite your particular needs. 🙂
I have to say that since I have been with your managed hosing at Krishna World Wide, I am so grateful. You contact David and I when you see something going wrong with one of our sites. Who does that? No one!
I get an email, a text, even a telephone call from you keeping me up to date on my sites. Now a large hosting company won’t do that. I know, been there and done that!
Now I have no time to fiddle around with technology tools and plugins. Just the other day you had noticed something on our site and got in contact with us. We had no idea…but you are always watching out for your customers.
You deliver what you promise and it doesn’t get better than that! In turn, I feel safe with using you as my full managed host. You not only deliver with your promise, but go above and beyond. This is why when some of my blogging buddies have trouble with their blogs, and go into a tizzy of frustration I tell them to check out Krishna WW Team.
If one takes their business seriously, especially marketing their products, isn’t it a wise decision to go with Krishna fully managed hosting? To me it’s a no brainer. I can’t stop my business, and try to fool around with support tickets, no calls back, and all the other problems that come from other companies.
I have to focus on producing, and not take the time to stop what I’m doing to start fooling around with my blog. It is cost effective in the long run!
I am blessed that I have met you Kumar and the service you provide for me.
First of all thank you so much for the love. I really appreciate your kind words of appreciation and I also feel so blessed to have a customer like you.
When I started Krishna World Wide Hosting, my goal was not to start another hosting company. The idea was to create a platform where people who don’t know and don’t care about the technical aspects of running a websites, can have their websites hosted and it achieve optimum performance, face the least challenges, encounter the least downtime and focused on their core business knowing that they could always turn to their support team if they have any questions, issues or enhancements to be made.
I wanted to create a one-stop solution for small business owners who did not have time or energy to run and around to multiple people to find solutions for different aspects of their websites.
We have not arrived and we are still making progress. But, that is the mission of Krishna world wide and with the love and support of our happy customers like yourself, I am sure that we’re getting there and we’re getting ready to serve more people.
Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your testimonial. I truly appreciate you.
Hello Mr. Kumar
What can I say, but I will ditto what Ms. Donna wrote.
I know that I am not willing to learn all the techie things that is needed to keep our sites going.
Forever I will be grateful to you and your company.
Thank you for being available to help me with my site.
My believe is that you will have many more people inquiring about the services you provide.
Hi Ms Gladys,
Thank you very much for your kind words of appreciation. I am glad that you are also happy with my services. That’s the goal. Everybody who chooses to host their website with the Krishna World Wide hosting, should feel at home, feel relaxed and know that they have somebody backing them up in case of technical challenges.
The analysis here is quite thorough and I must add, intelligent. The great mistake most people make is that they sometimes simply buy the ‘name’ of a company instead of looking at or buying the product or service such a company is offering.
For now, my needs aren’t that enormous yet…when they become, the managed hosting is what I’ll be thinking of – and then, Krishna Worldwide will be my first port of berth.
Make the day great, Kumar – and keep making the difference. One day (in the not too distant future), your company would be reckoned of as a VERY big name in the industry – if not the very BIGGEST!
A lot of people are getting confused about managed WordPress hosting because of the term being used in a very generic manner. Companies that are only offering “automatic” backups are also calling themselves as manged WordPress hosting company. The term is not to be taken seriously until you know exactly what you are going to get managed and if that is cool with you 🙂
Thank you for your kind consideration of Krishna World Wide services. Whenever you are ready, I will work with you 🙂
Hi Kumar, I have a VPS and I don’t know what to do with it. I have around 40 or 50 sites on it. So I’ve 2 questions will you look after me, and will you move my sites over to your hosting? Make that three questions… how much?
Thank you for reaching out. I would definitely be able to move all your 40-50 sites on our servers. However, I would like to ask you a few more questions before we talk about cost. For example:
1. Are all these WordPress websites?
2. Do you want me to manage all of your sites with full service of Krishna World Wide Hosting?
I will probably send you a separate email with my questions and then we can talk about it through email and phone to discuss further.
You will receive an email from me within 24 hours.
Well as you know I’ve had my issues with hosting and had to move again last February due to the lack of support from my second hosting service. I’m glad I moved because they closed down shop and completely vanished from sight shortly after that. People lost their sites if they weren’t backed up which really just ticked me off that they would do that to people. Oh and they ripped me off too, took all my money and ran!
I did go with a VPS service and I’m not saying that what you’re sharing about configuring it and all isn’t true but I didn’t have to do any of that. I’ve always handled my own backing up anyway and optimizing my blog so I guess I’m so use to that I wouldn’t want to give that over to anyone else.
I also need a lot more space than most people’s site and I get more traffic to my blog then your lower package so I think I’ll be staying right where I am. Plus I have Ashvini to call when something is wrong that I don’t understand. He has been my savior as you very well know but I’m glad that you’re having success with your hosting service and I know that there are so many people who just don’t want the headaches that come along with this so they are more than eager to pay for your services.
I wish you the very best as you move forward and the best of luck too.
I am glad to know that your problems ended the day you moved out of your hosting company in time. It would have been disastrous to lose your site’s content along with your money when they ran off. I wonder what happened to them…
Now, think for a moment. You, being familiar with WordPress, being able to do your own thing and in addition, having Ashwini to help you when going gets tough – were able to manage. How many bloggers and entrepreneurs can do that or have the energy and patience to go thorough these things?
My services are designed for people who are not willing to do what you do on a daily basis for your website. If you are able to manage a server of your own and you have help available, you are doing good and probably it’s safe to say you are managing your own hosting 🙂
However, for the rest, we, at Krishna Word Wide Team, come to rescue. That is where we stand to support our clients.
Imagine what happened to all other website owners whose websites were hosted with the company that ran out with their money and data altogether…. They went for a cheap option to save money… and ended up losing everything!
Thank you for dropping by and sharing your story Adrienne! Have a great new week!
Such a great post.
For beginners it’s really important to know best web hosting services.
BlueHost is a good web hosting but the main problem with them is the downtown.
My friend have it for his blog and he is complaining a lot.
I have come to know about Krishna World Wide services from Donna’s blog.
I hope to have an amazing service from them.
Thanks for making me aware about another good web hosting.:)
Have fun this week.:)
A lot of people face longer downtimes with many shared hosts and BlueHost is no exception. When you host so many websites on a single server and you provide so cheap service, obviously, you have to compromise on something. This is how most hosting companies do it.
Bill used to have similar issues with his website. He used to be on call with customer service for hours every couple of weeks since his website used to go down so aften. Then he decided to bite the bullet and chose to switch to hosting with my company. I don’t remember when was the last time in last year or so when his website went down 🙂
You get what you pay for. Cheap is cheap. Premium is premium 🙂
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
You’re definitely the hosting expert. When it comes to hosting right now I have shared hosting because it’s OK for the moment, but I will definitely upgrade to something more in the future and I will definitely keep you in mind then.
I am not a technical person at all and I do not like to even learn technical stuff, it’s just not me 🙂 so I need someone whom I can trust, and it’s so nice to know you can be that person.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise with us.
It is definitely not fun to be on a phone call for hours figuring out why my website is down. It is even more painful and you want to add a feature to a plug-in or so and your web host isn’t willing to support because it is not the responsibility.
I have been in those situations and thankfully I am an IT person. So, I was able to figure things out and finally decided that if I get into this a space and fill the gap, there are so many people looking for such a service.
Thank you for your kind consideration of my hosting services and I look forward to working with you and you decide to make that move.
You have a wonderful weekend ahead.
Now a days,there are so many Web-Hosting Service provider in the market. So, it is a bit difficult to choose right one.
I have just stepped into this blogging field and presently I am using Shared WordPress managed by Godaddy. I can say that it is very convenient to use for the beginners.
But I have no doubt that Bluehost can give you the perfect start for your blog as it comes with a several useful features. Thanks to you for explaining us about the advantages of Managed WordPress Hosting. I definitely want to shift to Managed WordPress Service to avail the more features and I will do it near future.
Thanks Kumar for sharing this article and A Very Happy Independence Day To You……………
Happy Independence Day to you too! Wow! What an incredible speech by Narendra Modi from Red Fort, right? I was spellbound with his ability to connect and deliver such an emotion high talk packed with things we did not expect to come out on that occasion. The best part was, Pakistan did not get even a mention 🙂 That was just incredible!
Anyways, I also had started my journey with GoDaddy just you and later on, as my blog grew, I needed to change and eventually I ended up starting my own hosting company.
I am sure you will also need to graduate from GoDadddy once your blog grows a bit more and I hope that you have that growth fast, right? 🙂
One of the most difficult things when starting a site is to go through the maze of web hosting, email marketing and website design. There are so many choices with no really clear differentiation between many of them. I wish I had found you when I first began.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge here. I will be back to clarify questions in the future
Thank you for dropping by and sharing your appreciation 🙂
Well, I am glad we met now. It’s better late than never you see! I will be visiting your blog as well.
The tips which you have shared in this post are just awesome. These tips are really helpful to me and I think it should must helpful to others. I really like the style of writing this article. Your articles are always helps me a lot. Thanks for sharing this wonderful article with us. 😀
It is so wonderful to hear from you. I am glad that you found the article useful and informative. And of course, thank you for your kind appreciation 🙂
I hope you are having a great time over this weekend as I look forward to your next posts.
There’s so much to be done when you are just getting started. Your article can help make the decision of where to put your site.
Thanks for stopping by Beth. Glad you liked it.
I will be looking for web hosting in the upcoming months. This article highlighted a number of things to consider. Thanks for the information.
Great Donna! I am glad I was able to help.
You have no idea…well you probably do…the server issues that I have been plagued with these last 2 weeks. Fact is, I really don’t want to know all this stuff! There’s not enough room in my brain to know the things I want to, given that I now have to know all this too:) LOL My opinion is to try and find a competent person who you can TRUST! And then let them handle the namservers, DNS issues and what points to what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That’s true Jacqeline. I did realize that your website has been down for a while. Well, let me know if I can be of any help.
This stuff is so over my head. When I looked for a host company, I wanted someone who could just take care of everything, be trustworthy, i.e. not rip me off, and be there when I needed them. So far, so good. You list some great tips for finding that person!
Awesome Laurie! Thank you for stopping by. I am glad you found this information helpful in your pursuit for good hosting.
I used to use Bluehost and had so many problems with them. The loading time was ridiculously long. After changing web hosts, I have had great results. I’m still fairly new to the whole self-hosting thing so time will tell on my new host. Anyway, thanks for covering this. Great topic and I wish you the best of luck.
Hi Kumar – a lot of the information is still beyond me but I am learning more each day and I am bookmarking this site to refer to later. I think I’m with Bluehost but not even sure on that. Anyway, you will probably be hearing from me some time in the near future.
I started hosting company to help people who either don’t understand these technical jargons or do not want to get into these things ignoring their core business. My team’s goal is to make sure our website’s don’t go offline and they don’t load in 20-30 seconds. The websites I host, load in 1 second or 2 second based on their size. Our goal is to protect sites we host so that our clients don’t have to go through the back breaking pain of cleaning an infected website.
Whenever you are ready to upgrade your website to the next level, you know how to get in touch with me 🙂 I will be glad to help you just like I help many other people who seem to be happy with our hosting so far 🙂
Kumar- When I decided to do a blog site using wordpress I was going to get separate hosting services. I decided to make it another page of my website, so Rackspace hosts my site. I have a dedicated server but it is because my main site is so big.
If you have engaged Rackspace, obviously you are at advance level and you know what you are doing and most of what I am talking about here 🙂
However, there are a lot of bloggers who go ahead and buy a VPS or a dedicated server not knowing what they will do with it. They do not because their website needs it. They do so because they don’t know anything better and someone told them that it will solve all their problems. This is especially true in WordPress world.
Thank you for sharing your story.
Thanks for sharing the tips for choosing a managed wordpress hosting. Great tips. Glad to share it with other blogger friends on Google
Thanks Bindhurani. Appreciate that!
Very timely article Kumar as I have a friend who is just starting out and is travelling down the road of web hosting. I am sharing this post with her so she will have a better understanding.
I’m glad to hear from you today.
Speaking of shared hosting versus managed WordPress hosting, and I shared my story there is a lot of confusion and more and more companies are vaguely using these terms to confuse consumers even more.
That is exactly why I chose to shed some light on this topic. If you are willing to spend $30-$40 a month because you think that the company you are paying that money will take care of all your technical challenges, you should also be willing to find out if it is just an assumption or are you really going to get all that you expecting.
That was my objective behind this post and I am glad to know that you thought your friend will benefit from this. Thank you for sharing this with others.
I will be the first to admit I know little about all this stuff. That’s why I hired someone whom I trust to help with my site and making better decisions. All that said, this is very timely for me because we are in the process of making a decision about changing to a new hosting service. I have forwarded your post on to my web guy to help with our discussion this week. Thank you for that. 🙂
I am glad that you founds post timely and useful. I hope it helps you and your webmaster to make a better decision for hosting.
If I can be of any help or if you or your webmaster has any questions, please let me know and I will be glad to provide any help.
I recently upgraded my BlueHost package after getting fed-up with the shared hosting package. Time will tell if my site performs better, but I certainly hope so. I was truly impressed with the customer service I received. I know just enough to cause myself headaches when it comes to trying to make the right decisions for my website, but can’t really warrant too many added expenses at this point.
Thanks for breaking all this down in such an easy way to understand. When it comes to choosing providers for just about everything customer service is at the top of my list. Good customer service provides me peace of mind and whether I am purchasing a web based or home based service that is something I value tremendously.
Kumar, I really appreciated your information as I wasn’t quite sure what a managed WP hosting service even meant! While I have a self-hosted blog with Bluehost, I don’t have the needs at this time to pay for managed WP hosting. But I am happy to have read this post as I appreciate the education!
You are so right, Kumar. Managed doesn’t mean completely managed. After much research, I chose a WordPress hosting service earlier this month. Purchasing their best package apparently means that I am a technical genius who is entitled to as little customer support as possible. It has been quite a lesson. At least things are functional now–after three weeks. Thanks for the helpful information.
Great post indeed.
I have a question about hosting.
I have 2 website. 1 is 3 month old and other is 1 year old. currently i am getting about 5k visitor/ day from 1 year old website. currently I am using shared hosting on both sites. you can also check my website speed.
Please suggest me Now my visitor are increasing. which hosting is best for my both sites. Please suggest me. Thanks in advance.
Personally, I think the use of the word “managed” by most hosting companies is a tad misleading, considering they do not really do much managing. It’s perfectly fine if that is the scope of service they are offering, as long as their customers do not assume otherwise. Unfortunately, most people do end up assuming, which leads to a score of different problems later on.
very helpful article Gauraw..very thanx for sharing this…
Thanks kumar for sharing this information lot of people do mistake while choosing hosting actually they dont look at how much space does the hosting provides how much bandwidth hosting has and mainly site uptime ration. Choosing out cheap hosting would be bad for business because many of the hosting provider who provide hosting with cheap rates their hosting panel has several lots of problems. There site is down for hours it is my personal experience i have choosen cheap hosting the site was down 4 to 5 hours down in 24 hours i immediately changed my hosting service provider i have paid three time much money but my site doesnt face any hosting issues.