Managed WordPress Hosting vs. Other Site Builders
To stay competitive with the vast array of drag-and-drop website builders now available to users, managed WordPress hosting came about to meet this growing demand, head-on. Killing two birds with one stone, their offering was simple and enticing: we’ll take care of the WordPress technicalities so you can build the website you intended.
And while website builders such as Wix or Squarespace might claim speed as their USP (meaning your website gets up and running fast), there are many limitations regarding their functionality, design options, scalability, and expert support. Think of how they operate as a walled garden, making it very difficult to move your website and its contents to a different product or platform in future, if you choose to do so.
As luck would have it, the setup for managed WordPress is just as fast. And, unlike Wix and Squarespace's customization limits, WordPress offers thousands of themes that you can easily customize yourself. Many of these themes and plugins are free through WordPress.org while third-party developers tend to offer many more premium options.
It’s absolutely worth investing your time into familiarizing yourself with WordPress – especially if you expect more out of your website, i.e. e-commerce or mailing lists. But by using managed WordPress, such as Namecheap’s EasyWP, you aren’t also spending your time learning how hosting works or solving the headaches that often come from it. Instead, you’re using the time to build, market, grow, and evolve your web presence.
As a free, open-source software, WordPress is known for constantly undergoing updates, by volunteers from all over the world. Always evolving to meet new design and functionality requirements, WordPress paves the way for mobile-friendly design, social media connectivity, and more.