Choosing a managed WordPress hosting service, instead of a shared host or small VPS is an big step.
The initial lure of WordPress shared hosting plans is usually cost based and it can be advantageous to start like this. However in the longer term the cheaper plans can end up being unsuited to your needs.
The support you get with shared is minimal and the money that cheaper WP hosts make is often to do with upsell opportunities. Not the support you may imagine.
A small DIY VPS WordPress Hosting solution puts you in control. Whilst this approach can cut costs, it means you are responsible if something breaks, and for optimizing your server for performance, i.e. keeping it in tip top shape.
It's important to be able to ask yourself, what happens when my site goes down? Who do I call? When was my last backup? What am I doing to prevent my site from being hacked.
We're able to help with a managed hosting approach for your site from £25 - £150 per month which can benefit your site:
Automated Backups (don't lose your content)
One-click staging environments
Developer-friendly (SSH, Git, WP-CLI)
Good DNS (reliable and faster lookup)