Who offers managed Wordpress hosting without year long contract?

Started by nick_sinigamy, Jun 24, 2022, 11:19 AM

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I was with Siteground and need to get back to running a WP site. They still have a great plan at $7.99/month but requires signing for a year.


$8 is pretty cheap for managed Wordpress hosting, but I do wonder how good the levels of support would be. I suspect for that price you won't get access to many senior engineers to troubleshoot issues with updates etc.

But if your happy doing backups yourself and don't need much support then it would be a good deal.
In fact I would probably question how much actual management of the software they would be doing for $7.99 considering most managed Wordpress providers charge significantly more per month.


Sorry, but those so-called 'Managed WordPress Hosting' don't seem to be any different than when hosting WordPress on cPanel, Plesk and DirectAdmin platforms for around the same prices -- support is pretty much the same. None of them are going to go in and troubleshoot complex CMS core, theme or plugin issues. Well, maybe CMS core (uncustomised), but not themes and plugins. They will offer best-effort support for problems only.

Usually, if there is an issue with the theme or plugin, they'll ask you to make sure it's using the latest version, and if the newest version is active and the issue cannot be found with a quick Google search, they'll likely ask you to contact the developer of the theme or plugin even if 'Managed WordPress Hosting'.


I would recommend to accumulate funds and buy a subscription for one year. 8 dollars a month is ridiculous money, especially since Wordpress is not a sad company, but a serious company.


If you have a long-term project and plan to develop your site in the future, then a yearly subscription is not a problem. On the contrary, many hosting companies offer additional discounts when paying at once for a year. So, in my opinion, it is even beneficial. If it is more convenient for you to pay for hosting every month, then you can choose another provider.


Hostinger has the lowest hosting price at $1.99 per month for a single shared hosting plan. So what's the catch?
You have to sign a contract for 48 months, which sounds a bit complicated. But bear with me.
Four years of Single Shared will cost less than one year of hosting from most other providers.

Seriously, other low budget hosting plans are still two to four times more expensive. Also, the introductory rates you get with competitors can skyrocket when you have to renew. When the honeymoon period ends, you may receive $11 or more each month.

DreamHost offers similar discounts if you want to sign up, but if you don't, DreamHost's monthly price is the lowest.
DreamHost Shared Starter only costs $1.99 per month for a single site. No contract needed.

There really is no way to get a lower price without obligation. This can be really important for money-constrained startups that are betting on growth. Instead of a large upfront cost, they can bring a predictable monthly hosting cost into the equation.

They say freedom isn't free, and that's especially true of hosting provider. Many young companies have found themselves locked in long-term contracts with no way out. Now they are spending money on a service they don't like, while every dollar counts.

HostGator will help you migrate your old website for free. This includes cPanel, email accounts, files, DBs, scripts, etc. They also include one free domain registration transfer that also saves a few dollars.

All you need to do is complete the transfer form within 30 days of registration. HostGator will do the rest.
You get a free migration with any of HostGator's shared hosting plans, including Hatchling, which starts at $2.65/month on a 3-year contract.