Managed WordPress Hosting

Neil Forrester

July 9, 2022
  • Did you know that over 30% of all websites created are built with WordPress. 30% 30%

That amounts to over 455 million websites! Website owners & developers install plugins & themes to WordPress websites to add functionality and customise design. 

One such plugin is WooCommerce. WooCommerce transforms your WordPress website into an ecommerce store and accounts for 29% of all ecommerce sales online.

Thanks to its versatility, WordPress is now the most popular CMS (Content Management System) hosted across the world and is available in 60 languages. A CMS aka Content Management System is an application system that helps you create a website without needing to write all the code from scratch.

WordPress Hosting

There are many places to host your WordPress site and it can be very confusing for website owners to compare server specifications, service and pricing. In order for your WordPress website to work well your website will need the following.

Disk Space

Disk space is space on the server computer allocated to your WordPress website and includes operating system, files, folders, images, uploads etc. Ideally, if your website takes up 5GB, your disk space should be 10GB so that backup files can be generated, saved offline and then deleted from the server.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is data that travels between the server and your visitors browser. Every time a visitor views a page on your website, all of the page information must be loaded. This includes code, scripts and images. Optimising code and images helps to improve faster page load times.

It’s worth noting many web hosting companies (especially shared servers) will limit your monthly bandwidth. This can be an issue if you are running an online promotion and pushing high levels of traffic to your website, or if visitors are downloading large files.

If you go over your monthly bandwidth quota some web hosts restrict your website’s performance or charge you extra to compensate for the extra traffic. For this reason you choose a web host company that provides unlimited bandwidth.

Resources

Web hosting resources include disk space (already discussed), CPU and Memory.

CPU – CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. These are basically the brains of the computer that is your server, and handle the information requests and execute programs. The bigger the CPU capacity, the more information the server can process before losing performance. An ideal amount of CPU for WordPress websites is 4 CPU’s or 400%.

Memory – The server Memory is known as RAM or Random Access Memory. It is a temporary storage device used by the CPU to hold data for a short duration if multiple processes are running simultaneously. So the server Memory is directly linked to the CPU. The more Memory your server has, the better speed and performance. An optimal amount of Memory for an average WordPress website is 4-6GB.

What is Managed WordPress Hosting?

Managed WordPress Hosting is Web Hosting + WordPress Maintenance.

As a professional business owner it is essential that you maintain your WordPress website. Your website is an investment and represents your brand values online. Therefore it is essential your website is protected and maintained. If your website is not maintained it become vulnerable to being hacked.

As a web design agency business owner, I know through experience 99.9 % of business owners do not maintain their website even if they know how! For this reason alone we always provide web hosting and management to our customers.

It’s also worth noting that web hosting on its own is not a maintenance plan. Web hosting companies do not maintain or look after your WordPress website. They only provide web hosting. This is why you need a Managed WordPress Hosting Plan.

There are 5 main reasons hackers like to target WordPress websites.

  1. To spread malware / ransom ware.
  2. Use up bandwidth for Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
  3. Black hat SEO.
  4. Hacktivism.
  5. Just for fun.

No website is safe and if it not maintained. It’s worth knowing that most hackers will gain access to your website via outdated plugins, themes and operating systems.

Updates are release for 2 reasons.

  1. To provide better functionality.
  2. To remove or secure a vulnerability that has been detected in the code.

Applying updates to your WordPress website is fundamental if you want to secure your website.

Prevention is better than cure. Why wait until it’s too late?

It’s not always possible to recover a hacked website, especially if it has been left unattended for a long period and no backup files exist. Our Managed WordPress Hosting solution provides you with peace of mind knowing that your site is protected, updated and backed up. We’ll look after your website like it was our own!

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