In this episode of The Private Practice Elevation Podcast, we’re going to unpack everything you need to know about Managed WordPress hosting.
If you have a therapy website built on WordPress, or you’re looking to create one, you probably know that website hosting is something that’s needed to make that happen.
Website hosting is what allows you to make your website accessible on the Internet.
A hosting service provides the technologies and support needed for the website to be viewed on the Internet. It’s where you store your website files so the world can see it.
But if you’ve had a WordPress website for a few years, you’ve probably already seen that not all hosting is created equal.
When they’re just starting out with their first website, most folks will choose a hosting provider based on price alone.
You may think that hosting is just a place to stick your website files, so the cheapest one should be fine, but that’s not the case.
And after working with therapists for many years, I’ve heard some fairly horrific tales about how certain hosting providers couldn’t give clear answers to support questions, tried to upsell additional services when running into issues, or kept their clients on hold for hours on end during support calls.
So, in order to make sure you’re getting the most out of your hosting, and help you find a quality service that will serve your private practice for years to come, let’s unpack the hosting options available to you.
Typically you have two options for hosting: shared hosting and managed WordPress hosting.
And managed WordPress hosting is my recommendation for your private practice website.
Managed hosting can bring a whole host of benefits to your website, including lightning-fast performance, top-notch security, and rock-solid reliability. And, unlike traditional hosting, managed hosting takes care of all the techy stuff for you, so you can focus on what you do best – running your practice.
If you’re planning on building a WordPress website or have a current hosting provider you haven’t quite enjoyed, this episode will help you understand your options and find a trustworthy place to host your website.
In This Episode, You’ll Learn:
- The difference between shared hosting and Managed WordPress hosting
- What is Shared Website hosting
- What is Managed WordPress hosting?
- The benefits of Managed WordPress hosting
- My recommendation for Managed WordPress hosting and why
This Episode Is Brought To You By
I consider them an absolute asset in my own business and I can’t say enough great things about their support, as well as the great service they provide.
While they mainly focus on website agencies and their clients, you can easily use Flywheel to host your own therapy website, on one of their “tiny” plans.
Plans start at just $15/mo and in my opinion, their support team is worth that alone. Not to mention the great performance your website will enjoy.
The website you’re reading this on right now is hosted with Flywheel.
Click here to learn more about Flywheel. (affiliate link)
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Blog Post: The Ultimate Guide to Managed WordPress Hosting For Your Private Practice
- Flywheel Managed WordPress hosting (affiliate link)
- WordPress Website Care Plans
Subscribe & Review in Apple Podcasts
If you’re not yet subscribed to the podcast I want to encourage you to do that today. This is the best way to make sure you don’t miss an episode! Click here to subscribe on iTunes.
And if you’re feeling extra generous, I’d love to hear what you think about the podcast. Reviews help others find the podcast plus I’d really love to hear what you think! Click here to leave a review. Just click on “Ratings & Reviews” then “Write a review.” Let me know what you like best about the podcast. Thank you!