Managed WordPress Hosting is an optimized hosting plan for the building and management of WordPress sites. Simply put, managed WordPress simplifies the set up and maintenance of websites built on WordPress. The configuration of the Managed WordPress Hosting environment is designed in a way to help sites run faster and be more secure overall.
The term “managed” means that the web host (such as GoDaddy) handles basic administrative tasks for customers using a managed WordPress hosting plan. These tasks include items such as automatic installation of WordPress, automated daily backups, along with automated WordPress core updates. Server-level caching is also something that is taken care of on behalf of the customer.
Managed WordPress Hosting services
The services that are handled on behalf of the customer include:
- The latest and most secure version of WordPress is automatically installed during initial setup.
- WordPress core is automatically updated anytime a newer version is released.
- Website caching for enhanced performance.
- High-level security through the use of restricted file access.
- Secure user access to website files and database via sFTP and phpMyAdmin.
- Automated daily website backups that are stored for 30 days.
- SSL certificate installation that remains valid as long as the hosting plan is active.
- A simple one-click migration tool for easily moving an existing WordPress site to GoDaddy automatically.
Why use GoDaddy for Managed WordPress?
Along with the convenient features that simplify the management of WordPress sites while reducing the hassle of manual updates, there are several other reasons why using GoDaddy for managed WordPress makes sense.
For one, all plans are backed by a 99.99% guaranteed uptime. In addition, load-balanced servers within a clustered environment ensure that your website constantly performs at a high level.
Users also have the option to upgrade to advanced security options with GoDaddy’s Ultimate and Ecommerce plans, ensuring that hosted WordPress sites are well-protected against malware and other online threats.
One-click staging for site testing
With one-click staging, setting up a test environment for a WordPress site is simple. There is no need for complex setup or configuration in order to test updates before pushing live.
With GoDaddy’s Deluxe, Ultimate, and Ecommerce managed WordPress plans, this feature comes included. This allows users to easily test plugins, themes, or PHP updates before making any live changes to their website.
Automated Web Security and SSL
Another key benefit are the included web security features. Each plan comes with a free SSL certificate that is automatically installed during set up. This allows the website to be served over a secure connection. The SSL certificate remains valid for the life of the Managed WordPress subscription.
Since WordPress core updates are handled automatically, this also helps protect users WordPress sites from vulnerabilities in outdated versions of WordPress and plugins.
With GoDaddy’s Ultimate and Ecommerce plans, a malware scanning and removal feature is also included. This feature handles critical website security to better protect users though file integrity checks and monitoring. The user is then notified with an alert if ever a security issue requires attention.
Managed WordPress Hosting plans can easily be upgraded as business begins to scale and grow. There are no waiting periods if at any point customers need to make changes to their existing plans. With GoDaddy’s Ultimate and Ecommerce WordPress Hosting plans, users have access to unlimited disk space to handle higher traffic.
Additionally, customers can just as easily downgrade their existing plans if they need or decide to.
In addition to these plans, GoDaddy also offers Pro Managed WordPress Hosting plans for users who need the ability to host 5 or more websites under a single plan.
Managed WordPress hosting features by plan
Here is a comparison of the plan tiers offered by GoDaddy.
|Number of websites||1||1||1||1|
|Number of website visits per month||Up to 25K||Up to 100K||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Free SSL certificate||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Disk space||30 GB||75 GB||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Automatic WordPress software updates||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Website backup protection with 1-click restore||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Automatic daily malware scans||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|One-click staging site||X||✔||✔||✔|
|Unlimited malware removal and hack repair||X||X||✔||✔|
|Automatic installation of WooCommerce||X||X||X||✔|
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