Does SiteGround Managed WordPress Hosting Has Any Advantages?

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I’m planning on switching over to SiteGround Shared Hosting. Looking over their “WORDPRESS” hosting vs. regular hosting, the plans seems basically the same. Tech specs and pricing are all the same. Is there any advantage to the WordPress hosting plans?

My main domain is a WordPress site, however I do host a few other add-on domains, some are WordPress and some are just static sites, so I’m leaning towards the regular hosting plans. Any insight is much appreciated, thanks!

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Ehdsbd2016 1 year 2 Answers 0

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  1. In many cases managed WordPress hosting means that the stack is fully optimized for WP, such as the removal of a standard cPanel setup in place for something much more scalable. In Siteground‘s case, both their shared and WP offerings are all standard cPanel – as others have mentioned, its mostly just marketing.

  2. It’s all marketing. Their shared hosting is “semi-managed” meaning that they do modify a few WordPress settings. They try to force automatic updates, but you can disable them. They add server-side caching by default, but this can also be disabled. They do not limit you like some managed hosts do as far as plugins and themes. They’re a little pricey, their support is middle of the road.

    WordPress Marketing.

    All you have to do is say managed in your title and you are super cool and more people will buy from you…
    Alternately, you can save a buck if you don’t care about your website self-destructing from auto-updates (which of course only happens when you are on vacation with the wife and kids in Cozumel).

    wp-config.php

    Add me:

    # Enables all core updates, including minor and major:
    define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', true );


    # Enables all plugin and theme auto-updates:
    add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' );
    add_filter( 'auto_update_theme', '__return_true' );

    I would never do this, but hey, you like to save a buck. There you go… You can now call yourself a Managed WordPress host.

     

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