Rita Ramonez has written a post at InfoTales on 5 Reasons why you should use WordPress Managed Hosting. It’s a good article, and I encourage you to read it.
In short summary, she lists
- Proper tech support
- Automatic and on-time updates of WordPress software
- Enhanced security
- Constant and continuing site maintenance
- Value for money
I’d like to touch on Value for Money – most people I’ve talked to about Managed WordPress Hosting always mention what they see as a high price. Yes, $30 a month is more than $3 a month. But the question is, is that additional $27 a month worth the peace of mind, stability, security, and time savings you get? I’d say yes.
I’d also say there’s a major point missed – SPEED! Managed hosting makes your site faster. Curious how fast (or slow) your site is? Check out Pingdom’s speed tool.