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Managed WordPress Hosting – The Comparison Of The Best Offerings

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So, you have been thinking about taking your business to the next level and dedicate a site / store online that your potential clients can visit. You are good at what you do but now you need to start at the bottom of WordPress hosting to make your site stand out. Or you need to hire a good system administrator who would do all this for you for a pretty hefty salary. But what if we told you that you can get an army of WordPress experts at your beck and call without having to pay an individual’s salary? Welcome to the world of Managed WordPress Hosting that frees you from the hassle of getting into the technical details of your website management.

Managed WordPress Hosting is a service provided by major hosting companies so that all the technical aspects of your website are managed by them for a small fee. This fee frees you from having to think about website backups, security issues, site speeds and all the nitty-gritty of web hosting so that you can concentrate on your content and your visitors. There are a wide variety of options available in the market when it comes to Managed WordPress Hosting. So, here’s a comparison of the best offerings, their features and their advantages to help you decide which Managed WordPress Hosting to go for.

DreamHost’s DreamPress

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Key Features

  • Fully managed WordPress hosting
  • Over 5 times faster than shared hosting
  • Preconfigured so you can get up and running right away
  • Scales to handle traffic spikes with no bandwidth caps
  • Dual VPS Servers
  • 30GB SSD
  • Auto-Scaling RAM
  • Multi-layer Caching
  • PHP 5.6 With OPCache
  • Optional PHP7 or HHVM
  • WP-CLI comes pre-installed
  • Excellent 24/7 WordPress Support

More Info | Price – $19.95 per month and $16.95 per month (on annual billing)



Key Features

  • Offers VIP WordPress hosting
  • Fast and robust servers that can handle anything
  • Automatic security updates
  • Daily backups
  • One-click restore points
  • Automatic Caching
  • Top-tier security

More Info | Price – Starts from $29 per month



Key Features

  • Provide unique in-house WordPress speed and security solutions
  • Offers 24/7 support in the industry
  • Automatic upgrades
  • Built-in WP caching, CDN
  • One-click staging and GIT version control

More Info | Price – Starts from $3.95 per month

Media Temple

Media Temple

Key Features

  • Offers quick setup wizard
  • Automated daily backups and WordPress updates
  • DDoS protection
  • Staging sites
  • Git integration
  • 24/7 uptime monitoring
  • Combine with expert support

More Info | Price – Starts from $20 per month



Key Features

  • Powered by Amazon Cloud
  • Offers best-in-class performance, redundancy, and scalability
  • Automatic updates
  • PressArmor security
  • Daily backups
  • Expert Technical Support
  • Developer Friendly Tools
  • SSL Acceleration

More Info | Price – Starts from $99 per month

Reviewed: Page.ly Managed Hosting


Earlier I reviewed about WPEngine Manage Hosting Service, but ever since a lot of readers asked me to review Page.ly also, another managed hosting service. So here I am, figuring it out that whether the service is good or not and if good, how it is good and if it is not, then where the service lacks.


Page.ly started in 2006 and get in real action by 2009 with introducing friendly looking website is one of the largest and most trusted WordPress hosting providers. What appreciated is that the service is run by husband-wife duo, Joshua Strebel and Sally Strebel.

The service offers managed WordPress hosting service for those who are looking for tension free site running environment, means one start by signing up once over the service and have never worry about upgrading things like plugins or core install. Page.ly get its fuel by Codeigniter as its framework.

Features & Pricing


  • Automatic Upgrades: WordPress Core & Plugin Upgrades
  • PRESSARMOR WordPress Security: Custom WordPress security configuration that keeps the bad guys out and your site safe.
  • Nightly Backups: Fully managed, 14 day retention
  • Enterprise Network Security: Real Time Malware scanning and removal. Redundant Firewalls and DDoS protection
  • Superior Speed: Advanced Varnish caching layer for millisecond load times
  • Extendable: Use Nearly any Plugin or Theme
  • File Access: FTPs Access Available for a 1x $5 upgrade
  • Enterprise DNS
  • FREE Migration Assistance
  • Dedicated IP(s) Available
  • WordPress Multisite
  • Private VPS
  • Load Balancing Available
  • Scale as needed with +Cores/Ram
  • Shell Access
  • Secure VPN
  • Direct Database Access


You can start by opting for personal plan, which cost $24 a month and includes ~25,000 visitors, 10GB bandwidth and 5GB storage. The Business plan cost $64 a month and includes ~200,000 visitors, 50GB bandwidth and 15GB storage. The Professional plan cost $149 a month and includes ~750,000 visitors, 100GB bandwidth and 35GB storage while for Enterprise plan, you can ask the Page.ly team for a quote.


  • Personal – $24 a month, ~25,000 visitors, 10GB bandwidth, 5GB storage
  • Business – $64 a month, ~200,000 visitors, 50GB bandwidth, 15GB storage
  • Professional – $149 a month, ~750,000 visitors, 100GB bandwidth, 35GB storage
  • Enterprise – request a quote, millions of visitors, $0.17GB bandwidth, $2.5GB storage

Advantages & Disadvantages


  • Awesome fast.
  • Offers automatic WordPress core and plugin upgrades.


  • You don’t get the control of the backend system directly.
  • Support is only available during Pacific Standard Time.

Summary & Reviews

Just like any other service, Page.ly too not meant for all. It’s for those who are looking for managed solution for their WordPress websites. It is good for those who are having sites with growing traffic and need scalability with hassle-free security and reliability on board.


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