Managed WordPress Hosting
Looking for the best Managed WordPress Hosting for your company or agency?
The Best Hosting Solutions Go Beyond Just Hosting a Website.
What is Managed WordPress Hosting?
If you are a business owner, blogger or digital agency, you can understand the importance of having good managed WordPress hosting. If you have experienced having a slow website, poor technical support or have had your website hacked (and possibly banned by Google) then you know even more about the value of having a good host. The easiest and best way to get Peace of Mind when it comes to hosting, is to use a managed host.
Managed hosting services give the website owner the support they need to keep their website up and running, 24/7 without fear of the site being offline, or hacked, or running on out-of-date software. A “Managed WordPress Host” specializes in managing WordPress-based websites. Ideally, this is all they do. As part of the hosting support, the value of a managed service is providing easy WordPress installation fast servers (for quick page load times), higher and more active security and expert knowledge of the WordPress platform.
When considering a hosting comparison of price, managed hosting solutions have a higher price point than standard shared hosting due to the improved level of service and support. When considering price, it is worth considering the overall cost to your company and your peace of mind. An investment in a managed solution will provide many dividends, including faster servers, better security, and easier ongoing maintenance, not to mention, freeing up your time and energy to do as you wish.
Who Should Use Managed WordPress Hosting?
A Managed WordPress hosting plan is an ideal solution for business owners, bloggers and digital agencies. Basically, anyone who wants all the benefits of WordPress while eliminating the trouble of the ongoing technical upkeep of the software and the fear of the website getting hacked.
You have a business to run. Trying to install WordPress and manage your own web server, or even deal with a cheap shared hosting plan with minimal support, can be an endless source of frustration, stress and upkeep.
A cheap solution may even include a money back guarantee or free domain offer to entice you to sign up. With so many hosting options, it can be a confusing experience in who to trust. You understand you need a website. It is an important part of any company’s marketing in this day and age. So important, that it deserves ongoing management.
In serving our clients over the years, we have seen first hand that not all managed solutions are created equal. And that doubly applies to WordPress hosts. Our recommendation is to choose a hosting company that:
- Makes customer service the highest priority with highly responsive support team
- Makes security an equally high priority (preferably with Free SSL certificates)
- Provides multiple support options, including 24/7 live chat
- Has technical expertise in WordPress software
- Is established & experienced
- Has a Worldwide network of datacenters
- Is always innovating & improving their development platform and control panel
These key hosting options are why we initially chose to work with WP Engine as our hosting partner and why we are still with them years later.
BlindDrop has chosen WP Engine as its web hosting partner since 2012. Here are some of the features they include:
- Specifically optimized for WordPress
- Auto-Updates of WP Software
- BulletProof, Real-Time Security
- Fast Server Speed for Quick Page Loading
- Automatic Backups, Every Day
- 24/7 Support including Live Chat
- Flexible & Scalable Platforms
- Multiple Datacenters (Including Canada)
- Free SSL Integration
- CDN (Content Delivery Network)
- Staging Sites for Web Development
- Content Performance Tracking
- A Unique User-Friendly Control Panel
- And much more…
WordPress Hosting, Perfected.
If you would like to host your website directly with WPEngine, please visit their website to view their current plans.
They offer premium managed hosting services at a competitive rate, with top notch 24/7 live chat support.
What Advantages Does Managed Hosting Have Over Standard Hosting?
When making a hosting comparison, it is important to consider these hosting options:
Our support team uses world-class servers ensure that your site is continuously monitored and ongoing anti-hacking measures are implemented as needed.
This stands for Secure File Transfer Protocol, in which files are encrypted during transmission, far safer than regular FTP used by most hosting companies.
Software updates & Daily Backups
We make sure that your WordPress website’s core software is kept up-to-date and that it is backed up daily. You can also create a manual backup that you can download to your own computer. This can be useful before making new additions to your WordPress site or if you’d just like to have an off-site version for further peace of mind.
Our servers and operating systems are optimized and not overloaded like other reseller web hosting services. We also use CDN (Content Delivery Network) to further speed up the delivery of your website files around the world.
How Does Web Hosting Affect Website Rankings & SEO?
Web hosting is an integral part of Search Engine Optimization. SEO is a science unto itself and has become ever more challenging and complex with the advent of database-driven website platforms like WordPress and Joomla. Having a versatile host that adapts to the needs of software updates and SEO techniques ensures that your business can remain competitive year after year.
Today’s SEO revolves around providing the best user experience. Having superior hosting for your site that runs PHP 7.x, has CDN and offers easy SSL integration will help your ranking efforts in a noticeable way. Google now focuses on ranking sites higher that have the best user experience by being quick to load, are secure and mobile friendly. Managed hosting services should take care of these concerns, with WP Engine, it is done seamlessly within their hosting environment.
Server speed and page load time is a critical aspect of SEO as Google prefers to rank faster loading websites above slower ones, as this is an obvious factor in providing a good user experience. Managed Web Hosting wins hands down over regular hosting that leaves a disconnect between your site and the hosting partner; a managed solution provides the strongest connection between your website, the server, the search engines and your target audience.
If you’d like to know more about our Managed WordPress Web Hosting for our Calgary & Area clients, please contact us.
Why Choose BlindDrop as Your Web Partner?
Choose a Calgary Web hosting company you can trust with your WordPress website and blog.
WordPress is the world’s leading website software, but without the right hosting solution to install WordPress and manage update the software properly, it can be prone to errors and hacking incidents that can quickly bring a website down.
We’ve been hosting our client’s sites since 2003. We understand your business needs not only an effective web design, but that your site’s software and database are secure, backed up and continuously upgraded to the latest version of WordPress.
We have partnered with WP Engine since 2012 and have never looked back. BlindDrop is a dedicated WordPress consultant and your local support team for brand development, design and Web site maintenance.
World-Class Managed Hosting
WP Engine provides an unsurpassed hosting platform that allows us to deliver online digital experiences that our clients, and their customers can trust.
Your business website is key to your company’s visibility online and is the hub for your marketing efforts, social media channels, local lead generation and plain old information sharing.
If your site is hacked or not reachable by search engines due to downtime, your business will suffer consequences and lose its level of authority and trust that you have worked hard to establish.
If left unchecked, a hacked site can be dropped completely from Google’s search results, so your company becomes invisibile online. Not good.
Peace of Mind
You are busy enough running your business than having to worry about constant upgrades to the WordPress software, impending hacking attempts and wondering if your site is safe and secure.
We offer Managed WordPress Hosting, which is quickly becoming the “go-to” hosting solution for WordPress website owners who want a solution that doesn’t leave them feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and uncertain about the health of their website.
Beyond Managed Hosting
Go Beyond the Best Managed WordPress Hosting with BlindDrop
Our premium managed hosting services are dedicated exclusively to our Web Design clients.
If you’re ready to get started, please request a free quote or contact us to discuss your project.