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Managed WordPress Hosting- ya or nay?

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webmktco

I've been using HostGator for a while, but just this past week they upgraded their servers.  While I've never really had any issues with their service, this upgrade required that I update all of my clients' DNS.

 

I'm at a point were I don't have time to do things like this.  I've heard about managed WordPress hosting, but don't know if this is a good option- especially for agencies that host 40+ WP sites.  (I should note that my clients' WP sites aren't that big.  Most of them are 10 pages, with a couple new posts each month.  Very little traffic compared to ecomm sites- 100- 1000 visits per month).

 

I just signed up w/ Flywheel, but I don't know much about their service.

 

Any advice?

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Rob

Even if you have small sized sites, because WordPress uses increasingly larger amounts of RAM with each upgrade, as does PL,  I'd suggest going with a managed dedicated server, where you can upgrade resources. These are becoming less expensive every day, and competition is fiercely driving prices down.

 

Why a dedicated server? Well, it gives you expansion capacity; keeps your speed high, and offers greater protections for security. 

 

I moved from a managed VPS to a dedicated server, and have vastly improved my speed and resources, and I host my very large site (250K+ posts, over 10K pages) plus 9 other sites, some of which are large but not that large, on it.  I still have room to grow.


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