Managed WordPress hosting without year long contract?

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

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I used to be with Siteground and I want to return to managing a WordPress website. They offer an excellent plan for $7.99 per month, but it requires committing to a one-year contract.


The managed WordPress hosting plan for $8 seems inexpensive, but I have concerns about the quality of their support. It's likely that at this price point, they won't have many experienced engineers available to handle issues with updates and other technical problems.

However, if you're okay with managing backups on your own and don't require much assistance, it could be a good option for you. It's worth questioning how involved their management of the software really is for such a low monthly fee, especially when compared to other managed WordPress providers who charge significantly more


I'm sorry, but I don't believe that so-called 'Managed WordPress Hosting' plans are any different from hosting WordPress on cPanel, Plesk, or DirectAdmin platforms for similar pricing. The quality of support provided is essentially the same, and none of these providers will address complex issues related to CMS core, themes, or plugins. They may provide some basic support, but this is typically limited to offering suggestions for resolving problems.

If there is an issue with a theme or plugin, the provider will likely ask you to ensure that you're using the latest version. If the issue persists and cannot be easily resolved, they may suggest that you contact the developer of the theme or plugin directly. This is true even if you're paying for a 'Managed WordPress Hosting' plan.


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 offers the lowest hosting price at $1.99 per month for a single shared hosting plan, but you must sign a 48-month contract to receive this price. Despite this hurdle, four years of Single Shared hosting with Hostinger will cost less than one year with most other providers. Other low-budget hosting plans from competitors are still two to four times more expensive, and introductory rates can dramatically increase when it's time for renewal.

DreamHost offers a similar discount without requiring a long-term contract. DreamHost Shared Starter only costs $1.99 per month for a single site, making it the lowest monthly price available without obligation. This option can be especially beneficial for startups with limited funds, as it provides a predictable monthly hosting cost instead of a large upfront cost.

HostGator provides free website migration, including cPanel, email accounts, files, DBs, scripts, and one free domain registration transfer. This offer is valid with any of HostGator's shared hosting plans, including Hatchling, which starts at $2.65/month on a 3-year contract.