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Managed WordPress website hosting: whats included and how much do they cost?

April 7, 2024

Pricing for managed WordPress website hosting at mid-level web agency level can vary significantly based on several factors.

Factors include the extent of management services provided, the quality of customer support, server resources, the inclusion of premium features, and the agency’s market positioning. However, to give you a rough idea consider the following:

When choosing a managed WordPress website hosting provider, it’s crucial to consider not just the price but the value of the services provided.

A good middle-level agency should offer a balance between cost and the comprehensive management of your WordPress site, ensuring performance, security, and technical support that matches your business needs. Always clarify what is included in the package and consider any potential growth in your website’s needs to ensure the hosting service can scale with you.

Basic to Standard Managed WordPress Hosting

Typically, for a mid-level web agency, prices for managed WordPress website hosting might start from around £50 to £150 per month. This tier would generally cater to small to medium-sized websites with moderate traffic levels and would include core services such as software updates (WordPress core, themes, and plugins), daily backups, security checks, and basic customer support.

Advanced Managed WordPress Hosting
For more extensive management services, including higher performance options, enhanced security measures, premium plugin licenses, dedicated hosting environments, and more personalised support, prices can range from £150 to £500 or more per month. This tier is aimed at businesses with higher traffic, more complex website needs, or those requiring bespoke services.
Factors Influencing Pricing

Server Resources: Bandwidth, storage space, and processing power dedicated to your site.Level of Support: 24/7 support, response times, and access to WordPress experts can affect pricing.

Security Features: Advanced firewalls, malware scanning, and removal, SSL certificates, and DDoS protection.

Performance Enhancements: CDN services, caching, and optimisations for speed.

Backup and Restoration Services: Frequency of backups, off-site storage, and ease of site restoration.

Development Environments
Staging areas and development environments for testing.

Email Hosting: Whether email services are included or require an additional fee.

Additional Services
SEO tools, marketing tools, premium theme/plugins licenses, and customisation options.

So whats the verdict. Depending on the size and scale or your business and audience may mean its a good idea first to shop around for inhouse solutions or use a service which is more DIY than a managed provider. If you are a small business with low traffic volumes each month and the overall business need is less important to you then look at low cost hosts first. If you don’t have the time or expertise and want peace of mind then a managed WordPress website hosting could be for you.

We offer manage WordPress website hosting which are both competitively priced each month and also flexible, tailored to your needs. If you would like to discuss anything or simply need some guidance getting started, feel free to drop a message.


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