Hopefully, your WordPress photo blog will get wildly popular with massive traffic to your site—if that hasn’t happened already! However, when that occurs you may find that you need more power and resources. Also, you may be at a point where you’d prefer to spend less time on WordPress maintenance issues and more time on your photography and creating your content. If that’s the case, then it might be time for you to upgrade to a managed WordPress hosting plan.
Fortunately, with WordPress continuing to grow in popularity, there are an increasing number of options to choose from when shopping for managed WP web hosting. Depending on how much additional power and support you need, the cost of a managed hosting plan will run anywhere from $6.20 mo. up to $29 mo. and more.
A managed WordPress hosting plan will typically provide more powerful servers, increased security, and an expert WP support staff. With the top-tier plans, maintenance tasks such as upgrading WP, plugins, and themes, as well as backups and restores, are also done for you. And, because WordPress isn’t always the fastest website platform, one of the big advantages of using a managed hosting plan is the increased speed and load times you get through faster machines, content delivery networks, and advanced cache technologies.
I recently wrote an article for Web Hosting Cat which highlighted three different managed WordPress hosting plans from WP Engine, DreamHost, and Go Daddy. Each of these packages has its advantages:
WP Engine – Exclusive WordPress web hosting including some of the most comprehensive features.
DreamHost – You have the ability to use any WP theme or plugin you want.
Go Daddy – One of the most economical managed WP solutions.
To read more on the above hosting plans, check out http://webhostingcat.com/wp-engine-vs-dreampress-vs-go-daddy/