Kinsta offers customers a lot more than just high-end hosting. We want your business to succeed, and a lot of that starts with turning your site into a well-oiled machine. Let us handle your hosting, and you can focus on building your business. Read more below about what services are included with our Managed WordPress Hosting.
Managed WordPress Hosting Services Included
Our Managed WordPress Hosting includes Google’s Premium Tier network, automatic updates of OS-level security patches, daily backups (both files and database with a minimum 14-day retention), and our Security Pledge.
We keep your site safe from the infrastructure side with free hack fixes through our Security Pledge and cloud-based 1st layer defense through our Cloudflare integration on all Managed WordPress sites hosted at Kinsta. Our Cloudflare integration helps to protect against code and SQL injection, Layer 7 DDoS attacks, and generic malware/vulnerability scanners.
You will still be responsible for making sure all of the application stack of your site is secure, including keeping plugins and themes updated.
In addition, we’re responsible for uptime, including infrastructure and OS-level configurations. We monitor the uptime of your site and respond to any issues causing the site not to load. You can also enable site monitoring notifications to receive an email for critical errors that can affect your site’s uptime.
Automatic MySQL Database Optimizations
Though it can be an important factor in ensuring fast performance and long-term health of a WordPress site, optimizing the database often gets neglected.
To help combat database performance woes, we have a service that automatically fine-tunes your MySQL database settings based on the needs of your WordPress site. This optimization runs every minute and ensures better MariaDB performance.
While we’re proud of this awesome new feature, it doesn’t mean you can ignore best practices though, such as:
- Uninstalling plugins the right way to remove left-behind database tables.
- Regularly checking your wp_options table for autoloaded data or using a plugin like WP Rocket to clean up left-behind revisions, transients, etc.
With Kinsta’s WordPress Hosting, you choose the WordPress Hosting Plan that best suits your site, and you can easily upgrade or switch your plan at any time if required. Our WordPress services use a pay-forward method of billing where you pay for your usage in advance of your bill.
If you reach your plan’s resource limits, we keep your sites running but charge a fee for any overages. Overage notifications are enabled in MyKinsta by default, so you’ll be notified in advance about any overages.
What We Don’t Do
The things we don’t include are custom design or programming, which are best left to your developer. That means we don’t take on the task of writing PHP code, creating or editing custom functions for plugins/themes, integrating or fixing external services, fixing issues related to bad themes or plugins, or website content updates. Please read our Managed WordPress scope of support for more details.
If you need an agency specializing in WordPress, check out our Agency Directory out. You can search and filter results based on your budget, service needed, and geographical location. In summary, you still need a web developer and designer, but we take some of the burden off of them, and you no longer need a system administrator.