You’re ready to take the leap and launch your new website, but you keep hearing that you need to choose a hosting service first. So why do you need hosting for WordPress? Quite simply, because your site can’t function without it.
Who you choose to host your site is as important as why you need a host. This post explains the different types of web hosting and why you need a host with WordPress.
Why Do You Need Hosting for WordPress?
WordPress is software. It runs additional software to bring your content, images, and products to the browser.
WordPress stores your content in a database. The application server queries the database and formats your content, then pushes it to a visitor’s browser. The person can then read and interact with your content from their mobile device or desktop computer.
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That’s a semi-technical way of saying that you need a service to hold the software and your content to get it online. You need a company to connect your WordPress to the internet pipes. The service listens to calls for your site’s domain from anywhere in the world and delivers the website to the visitor’s browser.
The solution to making all of those steps happen is a WordPress host. There are many forms of hosting. They come at different price points, offering various levels of services and competencies.
With all the pieces mentioned above, you can imagine multiple points of potential failure and hundreds of ways things can go wrong. Making sure your website works properly for your customers is why you need managed WordPress hosting.
Advantages of Managed WordPress Hosting
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Arthur C. Clarke, British science fiction writer.
You could rely on magic or work with a managed WordPress hosting company. A managed hosting company makes the internet magic happen for you.
With fully managed WordPress hosting from Nexcess, you have the advantage of:
- Speed. Your site is guaranteed to load quickly for visitors.
- Scalability. You can build out your site’s features as much as you desire. You also can have as many visitors as you want. Neither will slow your site down.
- Security. You don’t have to worry about hacks or anyone stealing your customer’s private information.
- Support. We don’t just launch your site, then leave you. We’re here to help whenever you need it.
With other shared hosting services, you get what you pay for. You might encounter slow site performance, which is detrimental to the success of your website. You might have to deal with an underpowered system, resulting in connection errors.
The support technicians might not be WordPress experts and can’t help you when problems arise. You’ll end up asking yourself when it’s time to leave shared hosting and upgrade to managed WordPress.
It’s better to start in the right place from the beginning and save yourself the hassle.
Features of Nexcess Fully Managed WordPress Hosting
You can count on various features with fully managed WordPress hosting that you don’t get with shared hosting services. These features make the internet magic happen without you needing to think more about it.
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As a result, you can focus on building your business instead of worrying about why your website isn’t functioning.
Nexcess Fully Managed WordPress Hosting includes the following features.
What if you have a special discount sale or you offer something for Cyber Monday or Black Friday? You’ll have a short period with more traffic, more orders, and therefore a need for more server power.
Nexcess WordPress hosting provides you with a seamless, scalable server configuration. It expands and subtracts according to your site’s traffic and bypasses the capacity limits. In other words, your site won’t crash because of increased traffic.
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Nexcess’s security services are essential for the safety of your business and your customers’ information. They provide you with ongoing malware monitoring, automatics SSL, PHP optimization, and automatic plugin updates.
In addition, instant backups secure your work and keep your data from getting lost or corrupted. In other words, Nexcess protects you and your customers from hacks.
Google considers the speed at which visitors receive your content when determining whether your site ranks for a good user experience. Core Web Vitals are now ranking factors for search engine results.
With a multi-layered caching service built on the latest PHP version, and server caching with Varnish, Nexcess answers powerfully to your need for speed. It integrates with the content delivery network across its owned data centers and with premium image compression. Nexcess optimizes your site for fast delivery.
It’s a fancy way of saying that visitors won’t have to wait for your site to load. And Google rewards you for having a fast site.
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Nexcess provides tools that help with an optimized rollout and configuration of the servers. They provide you with separate staging and production servers. These servers allow you to test new features or a new layout on the staging server.
This server means the trial is out of sight from the public and doesn’t interrupt the existing site’s business. You can use the staging server with the one-click staging or cloning of your site. You can test your new tool or design using all the data from your live site.
With Nexcess hosting, you have access to a team of WordPress experts who have experience working with thousands of sites. Put simply; you aren’t alone. We’re always here to help.
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Choose Fully Managed Hosting from Nexcess
Your website contributes to your business’s bottom line, so signing up for managed WordPress hosting is a prudent decision. It optimizes your site’s visibility on the net. It’s kept secure from hacking and corrupted data. And, when something goes wrong, you have a team of experts at your fingertips.
To learn more about Nexcess fully managed hosting or to host your site with us, contact us today. Or check out our fully managed WordPress hosting plans.