Hosting is an important part of any online business, internet based apps should be accessible 24 hours a day, you don’t know when a particular customer might decide to check out something on your website or make use of your web-based app. Staying online is not the only issue posing a threat to online businesses, poor user experience such as slow or lagging apps also drives customers away, and in most cases, the issues are not with the apps but with the environment on which it is hosted. For example, a WordPress website may be fast on a server and slow on another server, and both websites were set up with same copy of WordPress.
Inexperienced website owners (especially CMS users) think since these web building scripts have been optimized, there is no other factor hindering them from achieving their maximum level of performance, so they just find the cheapest hosting services they could get and upload their website. Web hosting providers who offer different hosting plans at different prices know what they are offering for each plan, if you are patient enough to explore the features of each plan, you too will get the scope behind the varying in prices.
There are two popular WordPress hosting options; Shared and Managed. The latter is always expensive than the former, and it is the ideal hosting option for every serious website owner that can afford it. To get a better view of both hosting plans, let’s explain them; on shared hosting, multiple websites are hosted on a server and the server resources are shared among them, the number of websites hosted on a shared server may rise up to thousands. A managed hosting is a type of hosting where a server and its resources are leased for a single client, additional services are also provided on this type of hosting.
Luckily for WordPress users, there is a hosting plan exclusive to WordPress, everything needed to smoothly run a WordPress website comes with this plan. A2 Hosting offers the Managed WordPress Hosting plan that is packaged with the following features:
Website staging: create an independent copy of your website for testing and debugging purpose, this feature favors both beginner and experts; they can both test new waters without the fear of messing the site up or generating WordPress errors.
Automated backup: your website will be automatically backed up on a daily bases and you will get access to restore points in case you decide to revert back to any point of the backups.
JetPack personal License: JetPack is a powerful plugin that has resources to enhance your WordPress website, it has lots of tools to help you design, grow and secure your website. The Managed WordPress Hosting package comes with free a JetPack personal license.
Free website migration: Migrating a WordPress website requires some technical knowledge, A2 Hosting has experts that can help you get it done as soon as possible and at zero cost.
Updates and Patches: With this plan, you need not worry about manually updating your WordPress scripts and its components, once there is a newer version of any of them, it will be automatically updated.
24/7/365 support: With A2 Hosting support, you will get the right help at the right moment i.e. as soon as you requested for help on any WordPress-related issue/error.
Faster load times: A2 Hosting boasts of 20X faster server, and this has been tested and confirmed. Say goodbye to lagging web pages once you purchase this hosting plan.
As you can see, A2 Hosting Managed WordPress plan offer you best and conveniences, you don’t have to worry about the maintenance aspects, you only have to focus on non-technical tasks to be done (such as posting, managing subscribers, emailing, etc.).
If for any reason Managed WordPress Hosting is not for you, they also offer a variety of other services. With services ranging from standard Shared Hosting to Fully Managed VPS Hosting to Dedicated Servers, rest assured they have something for everyone.