Managed WordPress Hosting

Manage your project, not your WordPress

  • New WP Assistant for fast setup
  • Full customisation with themes and plugins
  • Hassle-free updates and less admin
From£1/monthexcl. VAT£1.20/monthincl. VAT
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Managed WordPress

Managed WordPress for your brand or business

User-friendly setup

Start with all the features you need.

Create your site easily with the WP Assistant. Your personal consultant and the 24/7 support team are also here to help.

Fully customisable

Build a WP site that's all yours.

Get a variety of free plugins and themes. You'll find options for just about any use case, business or industry.

Fast and secure

Performance that doesn't cut corners.

Benefit from fast SSD storage, a free caching plugin, plus robust malware and DDoS protection.

Worry-free updates

Fully managed for more peace of mind.

Update all or just parts of your WordPress software with custom­isable managed updates for better security.

Create your managed WP site like a pro

Go from start to WordPress in no time.

Start by answering a few questions Improved

Tell the WP Assistant what you want to do with your site and it'll help find themes and more to create it.

Connect your domain and email

Once your site is set up, connecting your domain and matching email address is easy. And there's no need to purchase these separately – they're included with all packages.

Migrate an existing WordPress site Coming soon

Already using WordPress? The new migration tool moves your site and all your content in just a couple of clicks.

Set up your WordPress with one click

Hassle-free managed WordPress

Have your Wordpress Hosting managed to save time on updates.

Faster page loads Improved

Slow page loads can cost you visits. All Managed WordPress packages feature SSD storage, caching, unlimited traffic and optimised memory for blazing-fast load times.

Daily content backups

Back up your website data with Jetpack. Get 12 months of free daily backups, one-click restores for one website with select packages.

Managed updates for more security Improved

Managed WordPress keeps your core and security software up to date, giving hackers fewer ways to access your site. Choose what you want to update with a click.

99.98% server uptime

Your site's data is backed up daily in multiple data centres so it's always available and your site stays online.

automatic cloud backups

Customise and market your WordPress site

The possibilities are almost endless with easy-to-install plugins, themes and features.

Themes for any project

Find a theme or template that matches your industry and customise it to meet your needs.

Improve and market your site

Collect reservations, schedule events, or even add your own online store with preinstalled plugins. Then use marketing tools to get found and bring in more customers.

Built-in performance monitoring Improved

Learn about your visitors with built-in analytics tools and adapt your site to make it work better for them.

Enrich your wordpress with countless plugins

Choose your managed WordPress package

New product Now with faster loading, caching, and other great added features!


1 website

25 GB of SSD storage

Automatic updates

1 email address

Free domain

Free SSL


Malware scanning


1 website

50 GB of SSD storage

Automatic updates

5 email addresses

Free domain

Free SSL


Malware scanning

Caching plugin

Jetpack Backup


1 website

75 GB of SSD storage

Automatic updates

10 email addresses

Free domain

Free SSL

SiteAnalytics Plus

Malware scanning & repair

Caching plugin

Jetpack Backup

 All prices exclude VAT charged at 20%. VAT may be subject to change depending on your country of residence. Terms and conditions apply.

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General features and functions

Optimised for WordPress

Websites included




Platform technology

Shared Linux hosting (isolated, managed

Shared Linux hosting (isolated, managed)

Shared Linux hosting (isolated, managed)

Storage space

25 GB

50 GB

75 GB

Database type




Database size

Standard (2 GB, 18 user limit)

Standard (2 GB, 18 user limit)

Standard (2 GB, 18 user limit)

Automatic updates

Storage technology




PHP versions








Free domain for 1 year








Wildcard SSL certificates included

1 SSL (DV)

1 SSL (DV)

1 SSL (DV)

Email accounts (2 GB each)




Site analytics




WordPress Assistant


Performance Level

Performance Level 3

Performance Level 4

Performance Level 5

PHP memory limit




PHP with OPCache

Caching plugin




Up to 9 GB (shared)

Up to 15 GB (shared)

Up to 20 GB (shared)


Malware protection



Scan & Repair

DDoS protection

Georedundant data centres

Daily backups

Jetpack Backup Daily

12 months free

12 months free

Anti-phishing and anti-spam filters

For developers

Unlimited SFTP accounts




Domain API


iPv6 ready


Customer service

24/7 support

Help Centre

30-day money-back guarantee

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Optimised WordPress hosting

Learn more about the features you'll get.

A platform built for speed

Just a few of the features guaranteed to boost your loading times:

  • Free caching plugin (with select plans)
  • OPcache
  • Gzip and http/2
  • SSD storage
  • MariaDB 10 databases
  • Unlimited traffic
optimized for speed

Managed WordPress hosting packages include:

Managed WordPress

You'll get one managed WordPress site per package. You decide if you want us to update all or parts of your website.

Free domain and SSL

With each package, you'll get one, .uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .me, .biz, or .online domain name. It's free for the first year with a 12-month contract term.

Wildcard SSL certificate

Your domain includes a free Wildcard SSL certificate to protect data transfers through encryption.

Up to 10 email accounts

Depending on which managed WordPress package you choose, you'll get up to 10 email accounts with 2 GB of storage each. They're great for promoting your website.

Malware protection by Site Scan

Site Scan scans your website for malware, threats, and other vulnerabilities, then recom­mends action if needed. Choose the Boost package for automatic vulnerability fixes.

30-day money-back guarantee

Try managed WordPress hosting for up to 30 days risk-free. If you're not satisfied, you'll get your money back.

WooCommerce logo


Build a fully customisable online store with the world's most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress.

Visual for WordPress eBook

Free WordPress guide

Download WordPress for Beginners to learn more about setting up your site, choosing plugins and themes, embedding videos and more!

Sustainable Hosting

Sustainable hosting

Do your bit for the environment with our managed WordPress hosting. Our servers are powered solely by renewable energy.

Managed WordPress hosting – FAQ

Managed WordPress hosting is a way to get a WordPress website or blog online. Managed WordPress hosting packages usually include a certain amount of space on a server with the WordPress content management system pre-installed. The web host 'manages' or takes over some or all of the admin on your WordPress website. This means they'll do software updates and maintenance on your behalf, saving you time and clicks.

The short answer is – it depends on your skill level. If you're just getting started with WordPress, managed WordPress hosting is the right choice. Why? Since you don't have to worry about admin, it'll give you more time to focus on your content and make it slightly easier for you to learn the ins and outs of WordPress. Choosing Managed WP hosting also means you won't risk forgetting to update your site software, keeping you better protected from malware, viruses, and other threats.

Managed WordPress hosting may not be suitable if you design websites for clients. Many web designers would rather not work with a managed WordPress site, preferring the design freedom that an unmanaged solution offers.

Yes! Having your managed WordPress host take over updates and maintenance doesn't just save you time, it can also improve your website's security. Why? If you update your WP site yourself, there's a real possibility you'll miss a crucial security update that can protect your website from hackers.

Unlike other providers, IONOS doesn't charge more for managed WordPress than regular WordPress hosting. With over 1 million websites websites hosted, you can count on us for reliable infrastructure, maintenance, and updating. You'll also get free features like a domain, an SSL certificate, email, and more with every managed WordPress package.

Managed WordPress hosting

Managed WordPress solutions can vary considerably from one hosting provider to another, but one thing they all have in common is that the updates are taken care of by a third party. Purchasing a managed WordPress package means you'll get WordPress core, security, and select software updates done for you. Since you don't have to do the updates manually, this can save you time and improve your website's security. However, if you choose this type of WordPress hosting, you'll be giving up control over your updates. It can also be slightly more expensive than non-managed or shared hosting.

That being said, managed WP is great for beginners and for people who'd rather not devote any time to doing what is essentially a rather routine task.

Unmanaged WordPress

If you go with a non-managed or standard WordPress hosting solution, you'll be solely responsible for updating your site yourself. This results in two main advantages:

  1. You'll get more control over your site. Professionals and website designers tend to prefer shared (unmanaged) WordPress hosting for this very reason.
  2. Unmanaged WordPress is typically less expensive than managed WordPress.