Managed WordPress Hosting

Manage your project, not your WordPress.

  • New WP Assistant makes getting online easy
  • Fully customizable with themes and plugins
  • Hassle-free updating and less admin
Starting at$1/month
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Managed WordPress

Choose your managed WordPress plan

New & improved Now faster, with more features, and customizable managed update settings.


1 website

25 GB of SSD storage

Automatic updates

1 email address

Free domain

Free SSL


Malware scanning


1 website

50 GB of SSD storage

Automatic updates

5 email addresses

Free domain

Free SSL


Malware scanning

Caching plugin

Jetpack Backup


1 website

75 GB of SSD storage

Automatic updates

10 email addresses

Free domain

Free SSL

SiteAnalytics Plus

Malware scanning & repair

Caching plugin

Jetpack Backup

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Managed WordPress you'll love to call yours

User-friendly setup

User-friendly setup

Start with all the features you need.

Create your site easily with the WP Assistant. Your personal consultant and the 24/7 support team are also here to help.

Fully customizable

Fully customizable

Build your WordPress site your way.

Get a variety of free plugins and themes. You'll find options for just about any use case, business or industry.

Fast and secure

Performance that doesn't cut corners.

Benefit from fast SSD storage, a free caching plugin, plus robust malware and DDoS protection.

Worry-free updates

Fully managed for more peace of mind.

Update all or just parts of your WordPress software with custom­izable managed updates for better security.

Create your managed WP site like a pro

Even if you're not.

Start by answering a few questions Improved

Tell the WP Assistant what you want to do with your site and it'll help find themes and more to create it.

Connect your domain & email

Once your site is set up, connecting your domain and matching email address is super easy. And there's no need to purchase these separately, they're included with all plans.

Migrate an existing WordPress site Coming soon

No need to start from scratch. The new migration tool moves your site and all your content in just a couple of clicks.

Set up your WordPress with one click

Hassle-free managed WordPress

Spend less time worrying about speed, traffic limits, security, and updates with managed WordPress.

Faster page loads Improved

Slow page load speeds can cost you visits. All Managed WordPress plans feature SSD storage, caching, unlimited traffic, and optimized memory for blazing-fast load times.

Daily content backups

Back up your website data with Jetpack. Get 12 months of free daily backups, one-click restores for one website with select plans.

Managed updates for more security Improved

Managed WordPress keeps your core and security software up to date, giving hackers fewer ways to access your site. Choose what you want to update with a click.

99.98% server uptime

Your site's data is backed up daily in multiple data centers so it's always available and your site stays online.

automatic cloud backups

Customize and market your WordPress site

The possibilities are almost endless with easy-to-install plugins, themes and features.

Themes for any project

Find a theme or template that matches your industry and customize it to meet your needs.

Improve and market your site

Collect reservations, schedule events, or even add your own online store with preinstalled plugins. Then use marketing tools to get found and bring in more customers — it's all up to you.

Built-in performance monitoring Improved

Learn about your visitors with built-in analytics tools and adapt your site to make it work better for your visitors.

Enrich your wordpress with countless plugins
Learn more about managed WordPress features

A platform built for speed

Just a few of the features guaranteed to boost your loading times:

  • Free caching plugin (with select plans)
  • OPcache
  • Gzip and http/2
  • SSD storage
  • MariaDB 10 databases
  • Unlimited traffic
optimized for speed

Managed WordPress hosting plans include

Managed WordPress

You'll get one managed WordPress site per plan. You decide if you want us to update all or parts of your website.

Free domain for the first year

With each plan, you'll get one .us, .ca, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .co, or .online domain name. It's free for the first year with a 12-month contract term.

Wildcard SSL certificate

Your domain includes a free Wildcard SSL certificate to protect data transfers through encryption.

Get up to 10 email accounts

Depending on the managed WordPress plan you choose, you'll get up to ten email accounts with 2 GB of storage each. They're great for promoting your website.

Malware protection by Site Scan

Site Scan scans your website for malware, threats, and other vulnerabilities, then recom­mends action if needed. Choose the Boost plan for for automatic vulnerability fixes.

30-day money-back guarantee

Try managed WordPress hosting for up to 30 days risk-free. If you're not satisfied, we'll return your money, no questions asked.

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Build a fully customizable online store with the world's most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress.

Cover free ebook Wordpress for beginners

Free WordPress guide

Download "WordPress for Beginners" to learn more about setting up your site, choosing plugins and themes, embedding videos and more!

Sustainable Hosting

Sustainable hosting

Lower your carbon footprint with our managed WordPress hosting. Our servers are powered solely by renewable energy.

Managed WordPress hosting — FAQs

Managed WordPress hosting is a way to get a WordPress website or blog online. Managed WordPress hosting plans usually include a certain amount of space on a server with the WordPress content management system pre-installed. The web host "manages" or takes over some or all of the admin on your WordPress website. This means they'll do software updates and maintenance on your behalf, saving you time and clicks.

The short answer is — it depends on your skill level. If you're just getting started with WordPress, managed WordPress hosting is the right choice. Why? Since you don't have to worry about admin, it'll give you more time to focus on your content and make it slightly easier for you to learn the ins and outs of WordPress. Choosing Managed WP hosting also means you won't risk forgetting to update your site software, keeping you better protected from malware, viruses, and other threats.

Managed WordPress hosting may not be suitable if you design websites for clients. Many web designers would rather not work with a managed WordPress site, in favor of the design freedom that an unmanaged solution offers.

Yes! Having your managed WordPress host take over updates and maintenance doesn't just save you time, it can also improve your website's security. Why? If you update your WP site yourself, there's a real possibility you'll miss a crucial security update that can protect your website from hackers.

Unlike other providers, managed WordPress doesn't cost any more than regular WordPress hosting. With over 1 million websites websites hosted, you can count on us for reliable infrastructure, maintenance, and updating. You'll also get free features like a domain, an SSL certificate, email, and more with every managed WordPress plan.

Managed WordPress hosting

Managed WordPress solutions can vary considerably from one hosting provider to another, but one thing they all have in common is that the updates are taken care of by a third party. Purchasing a managed WordPress plan means you'll get WordPress core, security, and select software updates done for you. Since you don't have to do the updates manually, this can save you time and improve your website's security. However, if you choose this type of WordPress hosting, you'll be giving up control over your updates. It can also be slightly more expensive than non-managed or shared hosting.

That being said, managed WP is great for beginners and for people who'd rather not devote any time to doing what is essentially a rather routine task.

Unmanaged WordPress

If you go with a non-managed or standard WordPress hosting solution, you'll be solely responsible for updating your site yourself. This results in two main advantages:

  1. You'll get more control over your site. Professionals and website designers tend to prefer shared (unmanaged) WordPress hosting for this very reason.
  2. Unmanaged WordPress is typically less expensive than managed WordPress.
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