WordPress web hosting is a type of hosting which has been optimized by providing additional features to run WordPress.”

Additional features provided depend on your plan. Generally, it’ll be equipped with features like one-click-install, so you can quickly install WordPress on your site, or automatic updates to the WordPress core. WordPress hosting is generally used when you have to frequently upload blogs on your website.

One thing you have to note that WordPress hosting is not necessary if you want to run WordPress. WordPress requirements are minimal so that you can install WordPress on any hosting as the requirements of your site. But A WordPress hosting definitely improves the performance of your WordPress website. So It’s highly recommended using WordPress hosting for WordPress website.

What are types of WordPress Hosting?

There are different options available for WordPress Hosting:

1. Shared WordPress Hosting:

Shared hosting is a type of hosting Service where your site “shares” resources with other sites on the same server. It is also called regular cheapest WordPress hosting.

2. Managed WordPress Hosting:

Managed WordPress hosting is a type of hosting where the set of added services and performance improvements compared to regular hosting.

Main Benefits:

1. Extremely Fast Speed: This type of hosting provides extremely fast speed, so the loading time of your website significantly decreases.

2. High levels of security: WordPress hosting provide you a secure hosting environment in an order to protect your website against WordPress-specific attacks.

3.Up to date server: Your site will always up to date with automated updates your site remains fast and secure without any extra burden at your end.

4. Peak Operating Time: Your website must be operable any time user visits it, otherwise you will be lag behind. A WordPress host can prevent this from happening.

You can compare Managed WordPress hosting, same as a Guardian for your website, whereas regular shared hosting gives off much work to you such as to take backups, WordPress optimization, and many such tasks.

When you say shared hosting, it is considered as a cheapest hosting option.

 Some WordPress hosting providers automatically upgrade your WordPress software, plugins, themes from their plan. Keeping your WordPress site updated is essential according to the security point of view.

Shared or Managed WordPress Hosting. Which one is best for you?

If you have a small website, having a limited budget and time to manage your site, then you can go for Shared WP hosting plan. Whereas, If you have a big website, a good budget, little or no time to manage it, then I will recommend choosing managed WP hosting.

In comparison, managed WordPress hosting will give you the highest levels of performance, security, and features, but if you’re on a budget, then using shared WordPress hosting will still offer your site a lot. 


We understood that  WordPress hosting is any form of hosting that’s been optimized to run WordPress. The most common types are fully managed and shared WordPress hosting.

Hostdens India offers a fully managed hosting plan starts from Rs.65/month only, which is affordable as well as the reliable hosting plan you can choose for your business website.

Vishwajit Kale

Vishwajit Kale blazed onto the digital marketing scene back in 2015 and is the digital marketing strategist of Hostdens, a company that aims to provide reliable web hosting solutions. Vishwajit is experienced in digital and content marketing along with SEO. He's fond of writing technology blogs, traveling and reading.