WordPress is a powerful website-building tool that many people use. With hundreds of themes and plugins, WordPress helps the design process of any website run smoothly. Managed WordPress plans help with everything else. Designing a website and managing one are two completely different beasts, and you need different skill sets to wrangle them. By having a web hosting service manage your WordPress site, you can focus on the design and running of your business. Here’s how to get started with a managed WordPress plan.
Create a WordPress Account
You’ll need to have a WordPress account and site ready to go before your hosting service can provide management for it. If you already have an account, you’re ready to move to the next step. If you don’t, you can create a free account through WordPress. WordPress also offers premium and business accounts if you want additional themes and plugins to help with the design of your site. Managed plans can work with any level of WordPress plan, so choose which one you’ll need for your design purposes.
Choosing From Managed WordPress Plans
There are different levels of managed plans you can choose from. Which one you pick will mainly depend on how much traffic you anticipate and what kind of upload speeds you need. All WordPress managed plans come with:
– Thousands of additional free themes and plugins to aid in the design
– Advanced security and speed features tailored for WordPress platforms
– High-quality 24/7 support
– A free domain (.ca, .com, .net) available with yearly subscriptions
– SpamExpert powered email and spam filters
– Automatic backups
– Automatic updates for WordPress and security features
– Free and easy migration
No matter what plan you choose, you’ll have access to all these amazing features. Here’s how the plans differ from each other, offering more resources and services at higher plan levels.
With the personal plan, you get access to all the great managed plan features for one website at 25,000 visits.
With the business plan, you can host two websites at 200,000 visits, and you get additional spam filtering and advanced caching.
With the corporate plan, you get the same bonuses as the business plan and can host five websites at 300,000 visits.
The dedicated plan gives you the most power and resources needed to run a large website business. You can host five websites at 500,000 visits using SSD drives. The dedicated plan also includes double restoration points for your weekly backups, an additional accelerator for greater speed, scalable options for your dedicated resources, and the ability to add additional websites as you continue to grow.
Choosing a managed WordPress plan can be intimidating at first. But all of the plans are fully customizable, and you can move up or down at any point if you find yourself needing more or fewer resources. With a managed plan, you can grow your business and enhance your website designs without needing to worry about updates, backups, and other management tools.
Dedicated Managed WordPress Plans
If you choose the dedicated hosting plan, you’re opening yourself and your company to a host of new and advanced hosting services. If you want to have ultimate control over your websites and environment without having to worry about the actual management process, a dedicated managed hosting plan is perfect for you. With a dedicated WordPress management plan, you get access to the latest in hosting technology:
– Dedicated Cloud Virtual Machine resources
– Cutting-edge secure network and hardware
– Redundant power, connectivity and storage provided by the built-in redundancy
– An environment you can fully manage
– Quick and easy restoration and recovery process
With these hosting features, you can power up your WordPress sites and keep them fully managed, safe, and operable.
Migrating Your Site
Now that you have a WordPress account and have chosen a managed plan, you can link the accounts together to migrate your site to your hosting service. This process is quick and easy, and the estimated downtimes are minimal. With 24/7 quality customer support, if anything does go wrong during the process, technicians will be readily available to solve the problems. However, most migrations transfer smoothly without any trouble, and you’ll see your site improving soon.
Designing Your WordPress Site
With everything set up, you can focus on designing the perfect WordPress site for you and your business. Whether you’re blogging, running an eCommerce store, or letting potential clients know about the services you offer, WordPress is a great website-building tool you can use. And with a managed WordPress plan, you can get access to additional themes and plugins that make the design of your website pop. A managed plan offers additional security and backup features that will make running your website a breeze so you can focus on the other aspects of your site and company.
If at any point you find that your current plan doesn’t work for your WordPress site’s needs, you can easily upgrade. All plans can be customized and scaled to fit your growing needs. As your business expands, your website will see more traffic and will need additional resources to support it. You may even wish to add additional websites. With a managed WordPress site, you can easily adjust your hosting plan to fit your website’s needs.
WordPress with Cirrus Hosting
At Cirrus Hosting, we offer the next generation of managed WordPress plans. Whether you need an affordable personal plan or a larger dedicated plan, we can help you enhance and manage your WordPress site. You can browse our managed plans on our website or give us a call at 1-877-624-7787 for further information on our WordPress hosting plans.