Advantages of Managed WordPress Hosting

First, understand what Managed WordPress on optimized hosting really is and what it is not.

Many other providers offer Managed WordPress as tiered levels. They have an entry level that costs about the same as basic hosting. This is because the entry level is not really managed WordPress, it is simply keeping WordPress up to date and possibly maintaining backups. We already do this for many of our WordPress hosted sites at no additional charge. This is a comparison of truly managed and hosted on a server that has been optimized to host specifically WordPress. It is the difference between being hosted on a generic hosting platform and getting updates, or getting hands on care on a server built from the ground up to run WordPress and only WordPress. GoDaddy WPengine SiteGround Flywheel
Price $75.00/mo $19.95/mo $115/mo $34.95/mo $75.00/mo
Updates Yes Core only Yes Yes Yes
Backups Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
Security Yes Yes Yes No Yes
PHP 7.2 Yes ? Yes ? ?
HTTP/2 Enabled Yes ? Yes ? ?
Free SSL Certificate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Lossless Image Optimization Yes No No No No
Reverse Proxy Yes No ? No Yes
Static Content Caching Yes ? Yes ? Yes
Application Caching Yes No ? No ?
Server Level Cache Yes ? Yes Yes Yes
WP-Cron using actual cron Yes No No No No
HeartBeat Control Yes No No No No
WP Post Revision Definition Yes No No No No
Object Level Caching (APCu) Yes No ? ? ?
Speed Very Fast Very Slow Fast Fast Fast