Running a website is not about creating quality content. If you think so, it will be a nightmare for you. In fact, you need to set up the server, optimize system parameters, upgrade the software. In short, the problem is complicated.
The managed WordPress hosting is not so troublesome. You only need to bind the domain name, and then follow the options to open the WordPress website in a few steps. As for the server settings related chores, you don’t have to worry about it.
What is a Managed WordPress hosting?
In the past, servers sold online were remote, Linux-based hosts. These things required you to have certain server architecture capabilities. You need to install a variety of server-related software and set up. If you can not open the website, then sorry, this is your own problem. Managed WordPress hosts are generally referred to as a type of virtual hosting. They are designed to run specific programs. You don’t have to do any complicated setup operations. You need to buy and follow the steps to tie them up. You can turn it on when you wait.
The price of such a hosting is generally expensive, but your acquisition is a predictable outcome-oriented product. This means that not only can most of the work be saved, but if there is a problem, the service provider is also obliged to help you.
So what are the advantages of a hosted server?
1. Speed Advantage:
If the site doesn’t open for a few seconds, many people will choose to click the back button or close the tab. Search engines such as Google Baidu are well aware of this behavior. So, the opening speed of the website is included in the ranking factor when ranking. So if your website is not fast enough, the chances of success are low. The team that manages the managed WordPress hosting has a deeper understanding of WordPress than most people. They are very clear about how to optimize the server so that WordPress performance can maximize the performance of the server. Some WordPress images even come with a cache or optimization plugin, which saves a lot of trouble. Besides, many WordPress hosting providers come with CDN support, which can make your images and other multimedia resources load faster.
Speed is not only the fast opening of the website can bring you a lot of SEO benefits, but also you can save the time to configure the entire server. Allowing you to enter the content editing state faster. Of course, even if you choose a loaded WordPress image, there are actually many vendors (including lightweight application servers). The entire server is also controllable and you can install the software and write code.
At the beginning of the establishment of the station, especially for the individual webmaster, you may choose a cheap shared host, which is a common resource with other websites. And with the consumption of server resources and the rise of visitors, you will start to need a more powerful host. Otherwise, your website will only be browsed until the offline.
Even if you don’t encounter sporadic traffic spikes, you should also expect future plans ahead. If you install a website on a virtual host, porting is not an easy task.
Many of the hosted models support one-click upgrade configuration, which is relatively convenient. Even some hosts support temporary traffic response policies, with temporary large bandwidth and high performance to load short-term explosions.
3. One-click SSL deployment:
If you use a managed hosting, installing an SSL certificate makes it very easy for your site to support Https. Some hosts don’t even need you to configure the domain name on the site but help you get everything done.
Foreign fully managed services such as WP Engine, even support one-click purchase + upload + deploy SSL certificate, true fast SSL.
Nowadays, if the website does not support Https, it is very bad. Most search engines have already adopted the standard of whether to support SSL in the website ranking.
4. Backup Strategy:
This thing on the website is probably inexplicably broken. The software/plug-in/support library caused by the automatic upgrade is not compatible. The database structure is damaged due to database interpolation error. The rendering caused by the compression policy update is not normal, and the code conflict caused by a plug-in is activated. The good website is still working well today. It is very common to not open tomorrow.
At this point, you need a reasonable backup strategy. Of course, this is not supported by all managed servers, but if your server can’t support it, you probably won’t feel anything, and once it’s a problem, it’s a fatal level.
In general, if you don’t have enough energy or ability and want to have your own WordPress site, a managed hosting is the best for you.