Starting a web page is easy. You go to a free online website that offers dozens and dozens of options on how your site can look beautiful and gorgeous, choose the template that you think perfectly matches you, and then, yahoo (sorry, pun intended), it’s done.
Well, honestly, you’re not wrong. It can really be that easy. However, have you ever thought about what happens to your website after you’ve got the design down pat? Read on.
Wikipedia’s first line about WordPress is this—“WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.” To put it simply, WordPress (or simply WP) is a website-creating website that is, uhm, web-based.
To put it simpler, if you wanted to start a web page for your personal needs or for your startup business, there is a big probability you would use WordPress.
In fact, it is so popular and very widely used that of the top 10 million websites in the world (based on latest 2018 data), 30% of them use WP. In fact, you could make a case that WordPress is the most used platform for bloggers and the most popular website management systems.
Don’t believe me? Try asking the 60 million websites that use it, they’ll tell you.
Managed WordPress Hosting
Great, so now you already have a website. After a not-so-few back-and-forth conversation/debate with your graphic artist concerning the look and feel of your latest web page, you finally got what you wanted. Now, what’s next?
Well, if you want people to respond to your website, you need a service provider who will handle the maintenance, security, and uptime of your website.
This is where managed hosting comes in. They provide all the technical competence that you could ever need or want, at a cost. While the cheaper shared hosting providers have basic maintenance features like backups and malware scanning in place, managed WordPress hosts go a step further and usually custom build scripts and systems to make security bullet-proof and maximise the performance of WordPress in general. Examples of managed WordPress hosting providers are WP Engine and Pressidium.
Jayson Davis is a passionate WordPress user, developer, and web hosting expert. Even in his spare time, he checks out new WP themes, or takes yet another web host for a test ride, always on the lookout for the perfect cost to value ratio!
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