Managed Hosting Services Overview
Managed hosting service providers offer leases to server hardware that is configured, managed and maintained by the host on behalf of the client. These infrastructure services may be used to host websites, private clouds, or managed applications. For increased power and privacy, clients of managed hosting services may prefer a dedicated server. For users constrained by a budget, a virtual private server (VPS), i.e. virtual machine spun up and sold by the host, may present a desirable option for site and service hosting. Managed hosting services therefore include hardware or software-defined infrastructure. They are generally priced according to the general computing power available to clients, and storage space available. Managed hosting providers compete on compute power, pricing, availability, and the reliability of services.
WP Engine is a website hosting service built to host WordPress for companies of any size, with features such as daily backups, firewall,SSL, and proprietary caching technology.
Bluehost, headquartered in Orem, Utah, offers website hosting. Bluehost also offers managed WordPress hosting, with optional SEO and marketing tools for WordPress plans.
Rackspace Managed Hosting is cloud computing company Rackspace's managed IT services and IaaS offering. Its infrastructure options include bare metal servers, virtual single-shared servers, and cloud multi-tenant environments.
SiteGround, a multi-national company headquartered in Bulgaria, offers website hosting, as well as managed WordPress, managed Woo Commerce, fully managed cloud services available to support a variety of services, as well as reselling.
DreamHost is a website hosting service with features such as managed VPS hosting, public cloud computing, and dedicated servers. Managed options include WordPress with the DreamPress upgraded service with staging and coaching, WooCommerce hosting, as well as dedicated server hosting.
Pantheon is a WebOps (web operations) platform for marketers and developers. The vendor states web teams leverage Pantheon to create, iterate, and launch WordPress and Drupal sites, including organizations such as Lyft, Clorox, and the United Nations, who reach billions globally with collaborative w…
InMotion Hosting offers website hosting services.
Liquid Web is a fully managed hosting service, boasting VPS hosting on the Storm Platform, and cloud dedicated hosting on the Storm Platform. Liquid Web supports managed WordPress, managed WooCommerce, VMware Private Cloud, as well as HIPAA and PCI compliant hosting, high availability database hosti…
Cloudways headquartered in Malta offers a range of managed hosting solutions, including managed Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, and others, with a choice of infrastructure providers and media delivery via CloudwaysVPN, and CloudwaysBot notification system.
1&1 IONOS a leading provider of cloud infrastructure, cloud services, and hosting headquartered in Germany, boasting more than eight million customer contracts. They provide individual web services including SSL certificates (provided by GeoTrust True BusinessID) , domain registration services, webs…
Sungard Availability Services Managed Hosting provides IaaS with a variety of managed hosting options such as mainframe services, monitoring services, managed servers, and storage.
Kinsta is a premium managed WordPress host that focuses on high-performance, scalability, and availability. Powered by Google Cloud Platform (20+ global locations) and their premium tier network, Kinsta utilizes orchestrated LXD containers to completely isolate each WordPress site and auto scale for…
NaviSite boasts flexible and scalable managed services that provide 24x7x365 monitoring and support for any environment a business selects—whether it’s on-premises, in the cloud or hybrid. Their managed infrastructure services include managed infrastructure and hosting, data center colocation servic…
CenturyLink Managed Hosting (formerly Savvis) is a suite of infrastructure services (managed servers, managed applications, storage and backup, etc) from CenturyLink.
Hostwinds is a website hosting service with a variety of hosting options, from shared web hosting to a dedicated server, including managed Linux or Windows VPS hosting.
French company Platform.sh offers a platform-as-a-service supporting application development and accessibility, high availability, and guaranteed uptime for applications during peak hours. They also provide managed Drupal hosting.
Contegix headquartered in St. Louis provides cloud, application lifecycle management, and managed services to all markets from start-up to enterprise. The vendor states they specialize in Drupal, WordPress, Atlassian, DevOps tools, & IT admin, and offer FedRAMP, PCI and HIPAA compliant solutions.
eThink Education provides a fully-managed eLearning solution including AWS Advanced Tier cloud hosting, implementation, integration, consultation, and management services for open-source Moodle, Moodle Workplace, and Totara Learn. Managed by its experts, eThink’s solution provides what they describe…
Flywheel is a managed Wordpress hosting specialist headquartered in Omaha, boasting creative and design agency tools, plugins, and white label services for designers who choose Flywheel as their hosting provider.
Acquia offers managed hosting for Drupal sites, including site optimizations, site security, CDN, and related tools.
WPX.net (K Media Tech) headquartered in Bulgaria offers litespeed and CDN backed managed WordPress hosting.
Wordpress VIP, from a team at Automattic, is enterprise WordPress hosting with customer or digital experience features for enterprises.
Pagely from the company of the same name in Tucson offers managed WooCommerce and WordPress options for websites. They compete with WordPress VIP.
Netrepid is a provider of infrastructure hosting services headquartered in Harrisburg, that provides hosted virtual desktop as well as virtual server hosting (Microsoft or Linux VPS).
EasyWP is a managed WordPress site hosting option, from Namecheap.