Following on the heels (and success) of companies like Pressable and WPEngine who offer Managed WordPress Hosting services that we use and recommend ourselves.  Two more traditional hosting companies are moving to help WordPress users optimize and speedup their WordPress experiences through Managed WordPress Hosting.  This is a premium hosting service generally targeted at 1-5 sites at a time typically and for a monthly fee that is definitely a premium compared to generic hosting services.  The benefit comes in the speed, reliability, backups, optimization of page load times and the reduced hassle from having to track down CPU hogging plug in or theme issues.
It’s no surprise that more traditional hosting companies are starting to do this.  Their delay and the delay of their competitors is the actual surprise.  Generic hosts have been slow to answer the growing number of complaints from their users as WordPress grows in popularity but the server configurations and support for WordPress optimization lags.
I expect many more traditional, generic hosting companies will step to the plate this year.

GoDaddy Expands WordPress Offerings With Managed Hosting

(January 16, 2014) – GoDaddy, the world’s largest Web hosting provider, is launching a new Web hosting platform dedicated to optimizing WordPress, the most popular content-management system. Live tomorrow, the new WordPress experience enables customers to focus on content creation, while GoDaddy handles the technical details of managing a Web hosting account including server set up, security, daily backups and performance optimization. GoDaddy Managed WordPress automatically updates accounts to the latest version of WordPress and ensures that a website’s plug-ins aren’t vulnerable to security attacks or wasting resources, causing a website to perform poorly. GoDaddy Expands WordPress Offerings With Managed Hosting

Media Temple Launches Managed WordPress Hosting Service

Love it or hate it, but there’s no denying that WordPress continues to be the de facto solution for building content-driven websites. The company is pricing its hosting solution at a very competitive $29/month for up to three WordPress installs. There are no bandwidth limits at this rate and users should be able to handle millions of pageviews per month at this price. Via


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