Are you looking to move to managed WordPress hosting? If you've been using shared hosting but find it no longer powerful enough for you site, this post is for you. I've talked before about how shared hosting is best for a new blog. But as your blog traffic grows, you need to think about upgrading your hosting. Shared hosts can't handle really high traffic sites, which means you'll have to move up. All the way back in 2008, I started ShoutMeLoud on cheap shared DreamHost hosting. But as ShoutMeLoud grew, I knew I needed to upgrade my blog's hosting to keep everything running smoothly. That's why I eventually made the switch to managed WordPress hosting. I moved through a few managed hosts until I found Kinsta, which is where I currently host ShoutMeLoud. Kinsta is definitely one of the best managed WordPress hosts, but I'll also list some other good ones at the end of this post. If you're a newbie, I still think you can go with a cheap WordPress host. If your blog is … [Read more...] about Best Managed WordPress Hosting Providers for 2017
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.. Want to evaluate & understand the good & bad side of Managed WP Hosting? Well, let me share what I have learned after spending almost $6500 in last three years by hosting ShoutMeLoud on various managed WordPress hosting. If you are new to this not so new form of hosting, start by learning what is managed WordPress hosting. You will also learn about features and advantages you will get with them. Now, as we all know there are two sides of coins and same goes with managed WP hosting. However, there is no as such limitations or bad thing about Managed WP hosting, but there is few downside, especially for tech-savvy people that you should know. Personally, I feel for any professional WordPress blog & Business WordPress Website should be hosted only on managed WordPress hosting. If you are asking why? Read on to find the answer. At the end, I have also updated some of the most popular managed WordPress hosting of 2016. The Pros of Managed Hosting for WordPress As the name … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Managed WordPress hosting
When it comes to hosting, we have various options regarding hosting packages and companies. Common hosting types are: But one thing which is common to all of these hosting types and companies, is that they will let you host any type of website. You can host: WordPress is memory-hogging software and it’s not uncommon to face downtime and site slowness at times. The main reason for this is that most of the hosting companies are not optimized for running WordPress. Either you can become a WordPress server optimization expert or hire someone to do it for you. But this sounds like a solution for 2013. In 2016, people are getting smarter & we all understand the importance of a fast-loading website. Moreover, downtime can mean a missed opportunity. But now, we have Managed WordPress Hosting. In the past several years, I have used numerous Managed WordPress Hosts including WPEngine, HostGator, Page.ly, and now, ShoutMeLoud is hosted on Kinsta. From my experiences (some bad & … [Read more...] about Managed WordPress Hosting: A Beginner’s Guide
We have talked a lot about shared hosting in the past, but after your blog starts getting decent traffic, shared hosting is not ideal. You need to increase your blog's hosting infrastructure, and the next step is to go for managed VPS web hosting. Note: There are unmanaged VPS hosts too, which are cheaper, but if you are one of those people who doesn't like getting their hands dirty with shell commands, managed hosting is what you want. I work on the WordPress platform, and a managed VPS is specifically geared towards WordPress blogs. You've probably heard me talk a lot about HostGator and Bluehost. Though I don't have any issue with my shared hosting accounts, if my traffic starts increasing, I'll need to move to a dedicated server or a VPS. For some of my smaller sites, shared hosting is ideal, but for a big site like ShoutMeLoud, shared hosting is not practical. Dedicated web hosting is expensive, so a VPS is really the best option. From Wikipedia: A virtual private … [Read more...] about What is VPS Web Hosting & What is the Best Managed VPS Host?
So you started blogging on WordPress our of passion & like million others you started your journey with entry-level shared hosting. Now your blog is getting great traffic & it’s becoming a source of your bread butter, just like mine. One fine day, your existing hosting company emails you to “Buzz off” as they can’t handle your website load. In most of the cases, a non-technical blogger would feel dishearten, dissatisfied & helpless. I had been that situation when ShoutMeLoud traffic grew from hundred of page views a day to 10k+ pageviews a day. Have you ever felt the similar situation? If your answer is “No”, then you are probably already on a hosting company that can handle high traffic site or you are yet to experience the sweet taste of millions of page views. This guide or call it your resource for hosting selection will help you to pick the hosting for your growing or overgrown site. Another aspect that limits the growth of a … [Read more...] about Which is Best Managed WordPress Hosting for High Traffic Sites?